Dec 092013
 

The BBC has announced that it will launch five new subscription-free HD channels, tomorrow (Tuesday 10th December 2013).

The new channels: BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD will be available on Freeview HD, Freesat HD, YouView and Sky HD. Viewers will also be able to catch-up on HD programmes from these channels on BBC iPlayer.

But only BBC Three HD and CBBC HD will be available to viewers in Killearn with Freeview and YouView. To watch BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, and CBeebies HD you will need to have Freesat HD or Sky HD.

For more information check out www.a516digital.com/2013/12/bbc-confirms-launch-date-for-new-hd-channels.html.

Dec 092013
 

Tomorrow will see the BBC launch both CBBC amd BBC Three in HD on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and YouView.

These two extra HD channels will be broadcast from both the local transmitter at Craighat and the Darvel transmitter. Meaning that anyone in Killearn and local area that can currently watch BBC One Scotland HD, will get these new channels.

CBBC HD will be on channel number 73. BBC Three HD will be on channel number 105 on both Freeview and YouView.

Dec 062013
 

Winds of up to 100mph battered Stirlingshire yesterday (Thursday).

More than 20 schools in the Stirling area were closed and the gusts brought down trees causing blocked roads and widespread power cuts.

Residents in Dunblane, Callander and Killearn suffered power cuts and many commuters were forced to stay at home because of blocked roads and suspension of trains across the entire rail network in Scotland.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

 

Dec 022013
 

The BBC is restoring access to several radio stations on Freeview in Scotland, which for the past 2 1/2 years have gone off-air every afternoon and evening.

In June 2011, the BBC launched BBC Alba on Freeview channel 8 in Scotland. The capacity to broadcast this extra TV channel came at the expense of BBC National Radio on Freeview.

BBC Radio 4, 4extra, 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio Scotland (MW version) are being restored. BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and BBC Radio nan Gaidhael as well as the World Service will continue to be absent on Freeview in the evenings.

More information about this can be found at www.a516digital.com/2013/12/bbc-radio-on-freeview-in-scotland.html.

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 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.