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Dozens of Spar stores to end Post Office service

Dozens of Spar stores across Scotland are to close their Post Office counters over the next six months.

Operator CJ Lang & Son said it was “constantly reviewing” provision in its shops around the country.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Georgian home in Glasgow and Clyde Valley category named Scotland’s Home of the Year

A stunning Glasgow and Clyde Valley home has been crowned the winner of 2021’s Scotland’s Home of the Year in the grand finale of the hit series.

The Moss – a beautiful Georgian renovation in rural Killearn – fought off stiff competition to take first place in the BBC Scotland show.

Read it on the Glasgow Live website.

New Killearn community route allows chance to explore village’s history

A major new community initiative in a west Stirlingshire village is leading the way.

Picturesque Killearn has just launched an enterprising new attraction showcasing its rich history – the culmination of a three-year community project.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Visit the KHT website at www.killearnheritage.org.uk

Historic rural hotel looks set to be completely demolished

A landmark former hotel in Killearn looks set to be completely demolished despite hopes at least part of the 18th century building could be saved.

The Killearn Hotel – also known as the Black Bull – sits at 2 The Square in the village Conservation Area.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

 

Iconic red phone boxes in rural Stirling offered to communities due to drop in usage

Iconic red phone boxes in Stirling’s rural areas are being offered to communities and individuals.

The local boxes include: Main Street, Killearn; Main Street, Fintry; Rowardennan; Camp Place, Callander; Keltie Bridge, Callander; Station Road, Gartmore; and Kinlochard.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

First look: Scottish builder’s plans for former Killearn Hospital

A SCOTTISH housebuilder has released a taster of what house-buyers can expect from its development plans for the grounds of the former Killearn Hospital.

CALA Homes (West) has submitted a planning application to Stirling Council to build 89 homes of varying size on the site. It released a computer-generated image today (pictured) that it says reveals how it will transform the derelict location into a “vibrant community that incorporates plentiful green space and complements its rural location”.

Read it on The Herald website.

 

£5m Milngavie investment is platform for rail improvement

Milngavie railway stationNetwork Rail will shortly begin a programme of work at Milngavie station to extend the platforms in an investment that will deliver greater operational flexibility on the line.

The work represents an investment of over £5m in the infrastructure, which will help improve performance.

Both platforms at the the station will be extended from 141m each in length to 205m by reintroducing 39m of unused platform and adding 25m of new platform at the south side of the station.

The platform work is not to operate longer trains to/from Milngavie station. Adding additional length to the platforms is crucial to enable the ‘stabling’ of trains and to allow some trains to have more time between arrival and departure. This helps to maintain the timetable and offer a more efficient and better performing service.

Read more on the Network Rail website.

‘People risking lives’ at Devil’s Pulpit beauty spot

Public access to a beauty spot has been temporarily blocked amid safety concerns.

Finnich Glen – also known as the Devil’s Pulpit – has been used for scenes in TV series Outlander and The Nest, and the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Read it on the BBC News website.

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Outlander beauty spot set for £2million development as visitor numbers soar

A plan to transform a Stirling area beauty spot – which has become a magnet for fans of the hit TV series Outlander – was unveiled yesterday (Thursday).

Detailed proposals have been submitted to Stirling Council for a 150-space car park plus visitor centre and restaurant, and a network of paths, bridges and viewing platforms at the Devil’s Pulpit, in Finnich Glen, near Killearn

Read it on the Daily Record website.

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