Dec 012015
 

Channel 5 logo - 2011Just to remind everyone that “Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild” is on Channel 5 tonight at 8:00pm.

It’s a documentary series about the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. The winter is mild and wet, which is good news for some but bad news for others. Red deer are forced to higher ground, salmon have gone six months without food, mountain hares turn a conspicuous white, and squirrels kick their own young out of the nest.

Nov 242015
 

Channel 5 logo - 2011Just to remind everyone that “Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild” is on Channel 5 tonight at 8:00pm.

It’s a documentary series featuring the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. Autumn is when stags compete to breed, osprey chicks begin a 3000-mile migration to West Africa, salmon return to the rivers where they were born and adders give birth to live young.

Nov 212015
 

Channel 5 logo - 2011Series links and recordings of Channel 5 shows on Sky are set to be affected by technical changes.

The changes follow the removal of Channel 5’s advertising regions earlier this year. Although there has been just one national version of Channel 5 since 1st August 2015, individual data streams linked to the old regions have remained.

More information can be found @ http://www.a516digital.com/2015/11/tech-changes-to-channel-5-on-satellite.html.

Nov 172015
 

Channel 5 logo - 2011Just to remind everyone that “Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild” is on Channel 5 tonight at 8:00pm.

It’s a documentary series featuring the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. It is now June, and the park is bathed in 17 hours of daylight. With the warm temperatures come rich pickings, but for the newborn the summer months are crucial as they learn to fight, find food and avoid predators. Will an orphaned hen harrier chick, young red squirrels, Eurasian beaver kits and two rare osprey chicks make it through to the autumn?

Nov 142015
 

Three sisters taking the food world by storm have celebrated the first anniversary of their arrival in Killearn.

Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith – otherwise known as Three Sisters Bake – held a swish cake and cocktails fundraiser in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity last night (Thursday) to mark a successful year at Killearn Village Hall.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Nov 102015
 

As some of you may know Stirling Council are considering reducing or possibly cutting the evening bus service (number 10) which runs between Balfron, Killearn, Strathblane, Milngavie and Glasgow.

Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey — www.surveymonkey.com/r/supportedpublictransport. And pass the word around, not everyone is on this site so share among your other village friends!

Nov 102015
 

Channel 5 logo - 2011Just to remind everyone that “Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild” starts tonight Channel 5 at 8:00pm.

It’s a documentary series featuring the wildlife of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland, filmed across one year. It is spring, and migrating ospreys return to the park. Pregnant red deer come down from the mountain tops to the lowlands to calve. On a mountainside, two big cocks fight for the right to mate in a spectacle called a lek.

Sep 252015
 

A new direct train service is to be launched linking Stirling with London.

Virgin Trains has started selling tickets for the new return service, which commences from 14 December.

The service includes an early train leaving Stirling at 05:26, arriving at London King’s Cross at 10:52.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Aug 032015
 

Looks like the Killearn phone exchange, has been upgraded! Sure, before we could only get ADSL Max, so speeds of up to 8 Mbps. Now it also lists WBC ADSL 2+, with speeds of up to 17 Mbps…

It’s not fibre broadband, which give you speeds of up to 76 Mbps, but it’s a good start!

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