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.

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.

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.

 

Apr 262013
 

Poor marketing has been blamed for Killearn’s public park being the only one in the Stirling Council to be nominated for national recognition as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Eleven local parks were put forward by the council for the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge, which seeks to retain and protect 2012 playing fields and parks across the UK, including 214 in Scotland.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.