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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

Thieves steal £44,000 worth of bikes in raid on Killearn cycle shop

Thieves stole almost £44,000 worth of high-end bikes during a 60- second early-morning raid at a Killearn cycle shop.

Crooks forced entry to the Country Cycles store, in Main Street, in the early hours of Monday, January 11, and made off with five top-of-the-range e-bikes.

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.

 

‘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.

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.

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.

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