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.

Aug 142014
 

People in two rural communities face a long drive to the bank because their local branches are set to close.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is closing its branches in Drymen and Blanefield on October 21 and 23 respectively.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Let’s just hope that Bank of Scotland does not follow and closes it’s branch in Killearn.

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.

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.

Jul 272013
 

The community was thrilled to see inside the newly transformed village hall in Killearn when it opened last weekend.

Ownership of the dilapidated old town hall was transferred from Stirling Council to Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) at the end of 2012 and building work started in May the same year after they secured a £1.5 million grant plus £500,000 in donations and other grants.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

May 142013
 

Killearn Horticultural Society and Friends of Guiding are holding a coffee morning and gardeners’ market

Go along to Killearn Church Hall this Saturday, May 18 to buy your summer bedding and locally grown herbaceous plants.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Mar 052013
 

STRATHENDRICK Pals meet for their first day out of the year when they undertake a shopping and theatre visit to Callander.

The show on Saturday, March 23 is the musical Anything Goes at Callander Park School.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Mar 042013
 

AN EXCITING project to transform a dilapidated old town hall in a rural village into a state-of-the-art facility is well underway.

The former Stirling council building in Balfron Road, Killearn, is undergoing a miraculous transformation which is due to be completed by May this year.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

 

Jan 262013
 

CANCER sufferers from Killearn and Balfron are going to benefit from a new free transport service to hospital appointments for radiotherapy treatment.

The ‘Rotarun’ scheme was introduced by the Rotary Club of Strathendrick after they discovered that many patients who need radiotherapy treatments at the Beatson Hospital or elsewhere have experienced difficulty with transport.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.