Rural Stirling areas see improvement in high-speed fibre broadband network

Rural areas have seen an extension in the high-speed fibre broadband network, it was claimed this week.

Premises in Blanefield, Stirling, Balfron, Drymen and Killearn are among the latest to be reached by the project, extending existing coverage in these areas.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Arthur star tells of being ‘excited’ about Highlands scenes

The star of new movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has told of being “very excited” when told scenes were to be shot in the Scottish Highlands.

Locations for the Guy Ritchie-directed movie included near the Bealach na Bà, a pass in Applecross, and Devil’s Pulpit, near Killearn.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Hoping to reconnect with childhood friends after more 50 years

A woman who left New Stevenston more than 50 years ago to pursue a nursing career is trying to reconnect with some childhood friends.

Betty Astle moved from Newarthill to Wrangholm Drive during third year at Dalziel High and became good friends with Theresa McDaid and Ray Reid before beginning her training at Killearn Hospital in 1962.

Read it on the Motherwell Times website.

Outlander fans heading to beauty spot leads to parking problems

Traffic problems have been reported at a beauty spot made more popular after featuring in a television blockbuster.

Issues involving dangerous and illegal parking at the Devil’s Pulpit, off the A809, near Killearn, were raised at the village’s community council.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Villagers object to former Black Bull being knocked down

Over 50 people don’t want the historic former Black Bull Hotel in Killearn to be bulldozed to make way for flats.

A total of 57, out of 61, are opposed to a planning application for 17 flats on the site.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Stirlingshire family call in experts to try and find beloved dog

A heartbroken Stirlingshire family have consulted dog behaviour experts in desperate bid find their missing pet.

The McArthur family’s two-year-old working cocker spaniel Maisie disappeared on her walk at the end of March, having last been seen in a field between Killearn Glen and Drumbeg Loan.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Family go the extra mile to find beloved missing pet

A distraught family are looking for help to find their beloved pet dog Maisie, who has been missing for three weeks.

The McArthur family’s working cocker disappeared on her walk in Killearn on a sunny Monday morning at the end of March.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

If you have any information go to the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/findmissingmaisie/.

King Arthur film views inspire magic Scottish tourism drive

The campaign comes in the run-up to the release of the Guy Ritchie film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in May.

Scenes from Scotland in the movie include the Devil’s Pulpit, near Killearn, and The Bealach at Applecross.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Scottish car firm founder Sir Arnold Clark dies

Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of Britain’s biggest independent group of car dealerships, has died at the age of 89.

The billionaire was born in Glasgow, where he set up his first showroom in 1954 after leaving the RAF.

Read it on the BBC News website.

More of Killearn now has fibre broadband!

Great news even more parts of Killearn now have fibre broadband. Find out if you can get it, by checking your phone number at dslchecker.bt.com.

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