Tag: Stirling Observer

£25k boost for Killearn to Balfron path plans

Plans for a path to link two rural villages have taken a step forward after a funding boost.

Killearn Community Futures Company is planning to build a footpath between Killearn and Balfron to ensure that walkers can travel between the two areas safely.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Big day as Killearn Village Hall opens its doors

After years in the planning the wraps come off the new state of the art Killearn Village Hall this weekend.

A development group was formed way back in 2008 to look at the possibilities of a revamp with considerable resaerch undertaken over a two year period including visits to other halls and youth clubs across Scotland and meetings and presentations within the village itself.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Parks suffer in jubilee status bid

Poor marketing has been blamed for Killearn’s public park being the only one in the Stirling Council to be nominated for national recognition as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Eleven local parks were put forward by the council for the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge, which seeks to retain and protect 2012 playing fields and parks across the UK, including 214 in Scotland.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.


Football: Forth and Endrick season begins

Summer football is back with us – at least in the shape of the Forth and Endrick League which will start this weekend.

Eleven teams will take part this season. Thornhill have retained their membership of the association but unfortunately have not yet been able to find the personnel to let them resume in the competitions.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

New bid to revitalise Killearn Hospital site

Developers are embarking on a new bid to transform the former Killearn Hospital site.

The site has been considered an eyesore by many for decades, with several ideas for redeveloping the site failing to come to fruition.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

“Turnip field” bungalows approved in Killearn

Bungalows for the elderly and disabled have finally been approved for a site in Killearn following months of discussion.

Stirling Council are building three pairs of semi-detached bungalows on land – known locally as the “turnip field” – north east of the telephone exchange and 22 Birch Road.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Elderly urged to be on alert to guard against bogus callers

Three elderly people have been the victims of theft in rural Stirlingshire within the last month.

Community constable Campbell Dunn said the cases happened at homes in Blanefield and Killearn.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Search for Killearn RAF war hero

AN RAF base in Oxfordshire is trying to trace a local family with links to a Second World War hero.

Staff at RAF Benson are trying to trace Karen MacDonald whose father Flt Lt Duncan McCuaig DFC from Killearn was killed over Germany on September 28, 1944.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Enterprise event comes to Killearn

Stirling Enterprise (STEP) will be offering its services to the West Stirlingshire community at a special event at the Black Bull Hotel in Killearn.

The information day, which takes place on Wednesday from 10am until 4pm, is free to attend and will offer advice on everything from learning new skills to starting or expanding your business.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Killearn fire-starter sentence delayed

A FIRE-STARTER who torched three classic cars at a garage in Killearn had his sentence further deferred earlier this week.

Nathan Mowat (25), pictured, caused thousands of pounds worth of damage when he started the blaze in the building in the grounds of the Old Killearn Hospital, by the A81, back in January 2009.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.