Former Killearn hospital staff honoured with street names on new development

Community councillors have confirmed that former staff of the old Killearn Hospital are to be remembered via new housing on the site.

Last August, the Observer reported that Stirling Council planners were considering suggestions for names of new roads in the Cala Homes development – with the names of former staff of the old hospital among those under consideration.

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Police called in as men in balaclavas spark fear in rural Stirling village

Police have launched an investigation after balaclava- clad men were seen targeting properties in Killearn.

Cops are appealing for witnesses to come forward after receiving multiple reports of “suspicious activity” at houses in the village.

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Devil’s Pulpit development opportunity comes to market

A potential development opportunity has come to the market at Finnich Glen, commonly known as the Devil’s Pulpit, around 15 miles from Glasgow.

Graham + Sibbald is marketing the 23-acre site on the banks of the gorge, with planning permission for a visitor centre, restaurant, café, shop and events area, as well as a car park for 150 vehicles.

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Deal on former Killearn Hospital gives green light for housing development

A housing developer has successfully completed the purchase of the Killearn Hospital site and its surrounding grounds.

Cala Homes (West) say it is a step towards creating a new community offering 89 high-quality homes, expansive landscaped green spaces and connectivity links to the local Killearn village.

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Man was knocked uconscious after yob hit him on head with beer bottle at village pub

A man lost consciousness after being hit with a beer bottle in a West Stirlingshire pub at closing time.

Accused Scott McCallion, of Balfron, had admitted assaulting another man to his injury at Killearn’s Old Mill Inn on Sunday, April 10 this year.

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Scots villagers pay tribute after death of legendary Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane

Villagers have paid tribute to legendary Scots actor and Killearn resident Robbie Coltrane after he died last week aged 72.

Mr Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, confirmed his passing on Friday and thanked medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital for their “care and diplomacy”.

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Skies over Stirling lit up as residents report sightings of “massive meteor”

The skies above Stirling were lit up this week by a meteor passing overhead.

The eye-catching phenomenon was visible across Scotland on Wednesday evening.

Sightings were reported in Stirling, Dunblane, Kippen, Killearn and Strathblane.

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The four Scottish villages named among the ‘poshest’ places to live in UK

A luxury British estate agents has just named the poshest villages in the UK. Savills’ research, which it has shared with The Telegraph, named the most desirable villages to live in 54 counties across England, Wales and Scotland.

The extensive list contains four locations in Scotland, including villages in Fife, East Lothian, Perthsire and Stirling. With one village chosen per region, “based on the combination of highest house prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and chocolate-box appeal”, the Telegraph says.

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Scotland’s Home of the Year is on the market with an eye-watering price tag

The stunning home in Killearn, Stirlingshire, is on the market for offers over a whopping £1,350,000.

Ever dreamed of owning Scotland’s most sought after property? Well now you can… for a pretty penny.

The winning property of Scotland’s Home of the Year 2021 is now on the market with an eye-watering price tag.

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Killearn former athletics chief talks sport after being given MBE honour

Ian Beattie has been involved with athletics in both a competitive and voluntary environment.

An athletics and business chief who lives in Killearn talked sport with the Princess Royal as she presented him with his MBE.

Ian Beattie, the chief operating officer of leading Scottish legal firm Lindsays, was awarded the honour for services to athletics.

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