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Mrs Brown’s Boy Gary Hollywood’s John Hartson charity gig in Killearn

Mrs Brown’s Boys’ actor Gary Hollywood and rock’n’roll bagpipers the Red Hot Chilli Pipers star at a fundraiser in Killearn for ex-Celtic player John Hartson’s charity next month.

Gary – who has just finished filming the movie version of the hit comedy – is hosting the annual Big Shindig, held in memory of Balfron woman Lisa Morrison who lost her battle to cervical cancer in February 2012.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Killearn Cottagers’ annual show

The Killearn Cottagers’ Horticultural Society Annual Show will be held on Saturday, August 31 in the spectacular newly extended and renovated village hall and in the church hall.

They are expecting a good turn out both from growers and viewers and hoping for a plentiful crop of horticultural exhibits as well as the work of artists, photographers, crafts people and bakers.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Roadworks misery as A81 closed through Strathblane

Drivers faced a 12 -mile detour after the A81 Glasgow Road through Strathblane was closed for five days for resurfacing work this week.

The closure meant that anyone wanting to drive from one end of the village to the other had to travel through Milngavie and back.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

New Killearn Village Hall opens its doors for first time

The community was thrilled to see inside the newly transformed village hall in Killearn when it opened last weekend.

Ownership of the dilapidated old town hall was transferred from Stirling Council to Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) at the end of 2012 and building work started in May the same year after they secured a £1.5 million grant plus £500,000 in donations and other grants.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Killearn coffee morning and gardeners’ market

Killearn Horticultural Society and Friends of Guiding are holding a coffee morning and gardeners’ market

Go along to Killearn Church Hall this Saturday, May 18 to buy your summer bedding and locally grown herbaceous plants.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Shopping and theatre trip for Strathendrick Pals

STRATHENDRICK Pals meet for their first day out of the year when they undertake a shopping and theatre visit to Callander.

The show on Saturday, March 23 is the musical Anything Goes at Callander Park School.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Killearn Town Hall to be transformed

AN EXCITING project to transform a dilapidated old town hall in a rural village into a state-of-the-art facility is well underway.

The former Stirling council building in Balfron Road, Killearn, is undergoing a miraculous transformation which is due to be completed by May this year.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

 

Beatson transport service for Killearn and Balfron

CANCER sufferers from Killearn and Balfron are going to benefit from a new free transport service to hospital appointments for radiotherapy treatment.

The ‘Rotarun’ scheme was introduced by the Rotary Club of Strathendrick after they discovered that many patients who need radiotherapy treatments at the Beatson Hospital or elsewhere have experienced difficulty with transport.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Witnesses being asked to come forward for accident at Glengoyne Distillery

Central Scotland Police are appealing for information about a car and driver that hit a woman outside Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, near Killearn.

The incident happened on Sunday, January 6 at around 5.55pm on the A81 Blanesmithy to Blanefield Road.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

 

MBE honour for Kilearn businessman

A Killearn businessman was awarded an MBE last week for his services to the business community and charity work spanning 20 years.

John Fortune-Fraser (80) was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list and presented with the award by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace last week.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

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