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.

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.

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 112013

Central Scotland Police are appealing for information about a car and driver that hit a woman outside Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, near Killearn.

The incident happened on Sunday, January 6 at around 5.55pm on the A81 Blanesmithy to Blanefield Road.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.


Dec 192012

A Killearn businessman was awarded an MBE last week for his services to the business community and charity work spanning 20 years.

John Fortune-Fraser (80) was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and presented with the award by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace last week.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Oct 232012

The police slammed parents for being ‘niave’ after they had to ‘babysit’ over 100 teenagers who met in Killearn for a drunken party.

Children aged 13 to 14 from nearby Stirlingshire villages met up in the posh village on Saturday, October 13 after telling parents they were going for a sleepovers with pals.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Oct 202012

The next meeting of Killearn Community Council will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 8pm in Killearn Primary School.

The first item on the agenda will be a presentation by Murray Cook, Stirling Council’s archaeologist, on his recent work in the area.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Oct 192012

More than 100 kids gathered for a drunken party in a posh village after telling parents they were going to a sleepover with pals.

And police yesterday slammed parents as naive after revealing they were forced to “babysit” drunk 13 and 14-year-olds.

About 30 litres of booze were confiscated from kids at the party in Killearn, Stirlingshire, which was organised via Facebook.

Read it on the Daily Record website.