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!


Apr 132015

This week we’re taking a pleasant, circular three-mile walk from Killearn, which crosses the River Endrick through the Carbeth Estate.

It is important to mention that the walk also crosses an awkward small tributary, which flows into the Endrick, and can be difficult to negotiate – especially in the rainy season.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.


Jan 162015

Killearn Village Hall management committee has firmly denied an accusation this week that local people can no longer afford to rent the hall.

The hall is run and managed by not-for-profit Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) after ownership was transferred to them from Stirling Council at the end of 2012.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald 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

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.