Month: April 2013

Parks suffer in jubilee status bid

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.


Join in a wheely fun event

Keen cyclists are being urged to sign up for a wheely special charity cycle run this June to raise cash for Glasgow University Cancer Trust.

Participants will set off from Drymen on Saturday, June 23 continue to Balmaha and then they will travel by ferry to Luss.

The event is sponsored by The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha, Killearn Garage, Pottery Tearoom, Drymen and Strathendrick Cycle Group.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Football: Forth and Endrick season begins

Summer football is back with us – at least in the shape of the Forth and Endrick League which will start this weekend.

Eleven teams will take part this season. Thornhill have retained their membership of the association but unfortunately have not yet been able to find the personnel to let them resume in the competitions.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Stirling Council backs internet improvement plans

Stirling Council has approved plans to improve access to and the quality of the area’s internet connections.

The council’s finance and economy committee backed moves to enhance local access to fibre-optic broadband.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Let’s just hope this only the start and it gets rolled out to all the towns and villages in the Stirling Council area.