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£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.

Scotland’s best place to live revealed in UK-wide competition

Dundee has been named the best place to live in Scotland months after the opening of its long-awaited V&A museum.

The city has been named ahead of Leith and Stockbridge, in Edinburgh, and Finnieston in Glasgow, in the annual Best Places to Live in the UK survey.

Killearn also made it into this list.

Read it on the Scotsman website.

“Much needed” affordable homes completed in Killearn

A new £1.5 million affordable housing development in the village of Killearn by Rural Stirling Housing Association has seen all twelve homes handed over to tenants.

The homes, built by Mactaggart and Mickel, comprise a mix of one, two and three-bed properties and form part of a larger private development. Planning conditions required that a third of all properties in the development had to be affordable homes for rent.

Read it on the Project Scotland website.

New homes for Killearn village

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford officially opened a new Rural Stirling Housing Association site in Killearn.

The site includes 12 new homes – 8 houses and 4 cottage flats.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Killearn road works spark fury as business owners hit out

Killearn business owners this week hit out at the village’s community council after road works disrupted their businesses.

Works are underway in the village to provide a traffic island in Station Road, with the aim of easing pedestrian access.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Stirling to London trains to be reinstated

London North Eastern Railway has announced that the direct Stirling to London train is to be reinstated from 9 December, following a temporary suspension over the summer.

Over the summer, the train operator took the decision to withdraw the train service to improve its’ reliability after damage from the infamous ‘beast from the east’ storm last winter.

Read it on the Rail Advent website.

Thieves steal cash, stamps and safe in raid on Killearn garden centre

Thieves stole cash and stamps, worth more than £13,000 when they raided a family business.

The Post Office at Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn, was targeted in the early hours of last Monday (September 24).

Read it on the Daily Record website.

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