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Deal on former Killearn Hospital gives green light for housing development

A housing developer has successfully completed the purchase of the Killearn Hospital site and its surrounding grounds.

Cala Homes (West) say it is a step towards creating a new community offering 89 high-quality homes, expansive landscaped green spaces and connectivity links to the local Killearn village.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Man was knocked uconscious after yob hit him on head with beer bottle at village pub

A man lost consciousness after being hit with a beer bottle in a West Stirlingshire pub at closing time.

Accused Scott McCallion, of Balfron, had admitted assaulting another man to his injury at Killearn’s Old Mill Inn on Sunday, April 10 this year.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Scots villagers pay tribute after death of legendary Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane

Villagers have paid tribute to legendary Scots actor and Killearn resident Robbie Coltrane after he died last week aged 72.

Mr Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, confirmed his passing on Friday and thanked medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital for their “care and diplomacy”.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Skies over Stirling lit up as residents report sightings of “massive meteor”

The skies above Stirling were lit up this week by a meteor passing overhead.

The eye-catching phenomenon was visible across Scotland on Wednesday evening.

Sightings were reported in Stirling, Dunblane, Kippen, Killearn and Strathblane.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

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.