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 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.

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
Jan 262014
 

Mrs Brown’s Boys’ actor Gary Hollywood and rock’n’roll bagpipers the Red Hot Chilli Pipers star at a fundraiser in Killearn for ex-Celtic player John Hartson’s charity next month.

Gary – who has just finished filming the movie version of the hit comedy – is hosting the annual Big Shindig, held in memory of Balfron woman Lisa Morrison who lost her battle to cervical cancer in February 2012.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

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.

 

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.