Nov 292013
 

A pensioner has been awarded £12,000 in compensation after an accident at the Glengoyne Distillery by Killearn.

Margaret Buttle (82) from Somerset was touring the Trossachs on a coach tour when she and her party paid a visit to the distillery in September 2010

She caught her foot on a piece of wood sticking out from some stairs during the tour and fell, suffering a fracture of her ankle.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Aug 302013
 

Plans for a path to link two rural villages have taken a step forward after a funding boost.

Killearn Community Futures Company is planning to build a footpath between Killearn and Balfron to ensure that walkers can travel between the two areas safely.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Aug 172013
 

The Killearn Cottagers’ Horticultural Society Annual Show will be held on Saturday, August 31 in the spectacular newly extended and renovated village hall and in the church hall.

They are expecting a good turn out both from growers and viewers and hoping for a plentiful crop of horticultural exhibits as well as the work of artists, photographers, crafts people and bakers.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Aug 152013
 

Drivers faced a 12 -mile detour after the A81 Glasgow Road through Strathblane was closed for five days for resurfacing work this week.

The closure meant that anyone wanting to drive from one end of the village to the other had to travel through Milngavie and back.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Aug 132013
 

FURIOUS motorists have slammed a road ­closure that takes ­drivers on a 12-mile ­detour.

The A81 Glasgow Road, which runs through Strathblane, on the outskirts of Glasgow, is closed for five days for resurfacing.

But the closure means that anyone wishing to drive from one end of the village to the other must travel through Milngavie and back.

Read it on the Evening Times website.

Jul 282013
 

VOLUNTEERS who run Killearn Village Hall have pulled off a coup by persuading one of Scotland’s top chefs to take over the catering there.

Simon Whitley has just left his job as executive chef at the Hilton Worldwide in Glasgow to run the coffee shop and a ‘pop-up’ restaurant at the recently-refurbished hall.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Jul 272013
 

The community was thrilled to see inside the newly transformed village hall in Killearn when it opened last weekend.

Ownership of the dilapidated old town hall was transferred from Stirling Council to Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) at the end of 2012 and building work started in May the same year after they secured a £1.5 million grant plus £500,000 in donations and other grants.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Jul 192013
 

After years in the planning the wraps come off the new state of the art Killearn Village Hall this weekend.

A development group was formed way back in 2008 to look at the possibilities of a revamp with considerable resaerch undertaken over a two year period including visits to other halls and youth clubs across Scotland and meetings and presentations within the village itself.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Jul 122013
 

IT’S a fair swap. The Killers will bring the sunshine and we’ll give them our whisky.

OK, so the last week has been lovely and hot anyway but just to be sure, drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr has vowed to pocket the Las Vegas sunshine, “divide it into my hand luggage and bring it to Scotland. That’s a fair trade”.

All he wants in return is whisky.

And he’s not even asking for a freebie. Instead he’s planning to go to the Glengoyne Distillery, near Killearn, Stirlingshire, on Monday.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Jun 212013
 

Killearn Primary School has Scotland’s highest ranked Lacrosse team in twenty years.

The seven strong primary school team were runners up in the Plate Play Off at the British National Pop Lacrosse Championships held in Hatfield, London on Sunday, June 16.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.