Nov 072014
 

Magician Ryan Davidson will perform an exclusive show in Killearn this weekend to raise cash for ex-Celtic player John Hartson’s cancer charity.

The 28-year-old has put together the one-off event called ‘An Evening of Magic and Mind Reading’ especially for the John Hartson Foundation.

It will be held on Saturday, November 8 – and it promises to be an entertaining evening with a few surprises.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Nov 052014
 

The Three Sisters Bake food company is to open its latest cafe outlet today and create around 15 new jobs.

The company, run by Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith, has agreed a five-year lease on a 50-seat venue at Killearn Village Hall in Stirlingshire and invested around £25,000 in fitting the premises out.

Read it on The Herald website.

 

Sep 292014
 

A crime prevention scheme in which property is invisibly marked by householders is being rolled out across Scotland.

Around 4500 homes will be given a security pack containing the special liquid.

Read it on the STV website.

Sep 032014
 

tree_id_walkKillearn Glen is a delightful spot on the edge of the village that has been in existence as a wood for many years, with a varied mix of native & non-native trees for us to identify. Our guide for the afternoon is Paul of Green Aspirations Scotland, and he will talk us through the woods’ history (it dates back to the earliest maps), the relationship between natural and designed landscape, whilst highlighting uses of the different tree species. There is no charge, but please use the booking form (here) to confirm your place.

Meet at 2pm (Tuesday 9th September 2014) at the entrance to Killearn Glen on Beech Drive. Street parking available, or use car parking in the centre of village.

Aug 292014
 

A Stirling Council social housing project has finally been completed – two years after work started.

The troublesome development of six semi-detached bungalows for the elderly or disabled, in Birch Road, Killearn, should have been finished in March last year.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Aug 192014
 

Just read this on their facebook page (www.facebook.com/whitleysinthevillage)

Good morning everybody. We are very sad to have to let you know that Whitleys’ in the Village Coffee Shop is now closed. We would like to thank you all for your support over the past year.

This is very sad news indeed. Guess they, did not get the support they needed from the village…

 

Aug 192014
 

A voluntary group in Killearn has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Sevice – the equivalent of an MBE for a group.

Volunteers at Friends of Abbeyfield Killearn have been recognised for their efforts in providing care and support for elderly people in the local community.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Aug 142014
 

People in two rural communities face a long drive to the bank because their local branches are set to close.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is closing its branches in Drymen and Blanefield on October 21 and 23 respectively.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Let’s just hope that Bank of Scotland does not follow and closes it’s branch in Killearn.

Jul 052014
 

Tomorrow (Sunday 6th July 2014) the Queens Baton Relay is in Killearn and the local area!

Below are the estimated times:-

  • 0745hrs – Stirling Castle Esplanade
  • 0837hrs – Drip Road, Raploch
  • 0920hrs – Thornhill
  • 0959hrs – Aberfoyle
  • 1128hrs – Drymen
  • 1152hrs – Killearn
  • 1307hrs – Balfron
  • 1354hrs – Buchlyvie
  • 1435hrs – Kippen
  • 1524hrs – Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • 1640hrs – Bannockburn
  • 1749hrs – St Ninian’s Road, Stirling
  • 1845hrs – The Peak, Stirling
May 202014
 

Great news for people that can already receive Freeview HD channels 101-105 and can receive services from the Darvel transmitter will gain access to BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD, BBC News HD and Al Jazeera English HD as well as standard definition Al Jazeera Arabic.

To get the extra channels, viewers with a Freeview HD or YouView device should retune on the 17th June 2014.