Sep 302011
 

POLICE in rural Stirlingshire have again issued advice to locals worried about telephone fraud.

They have issued a string of alerts in recent weeks, urging locals to be on the look-out for cold call scams involving bank details, computer software and shoddy workmanship.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Aug 262011
 

Confusion over legal rights to Killearn Village Hall is being ironed out to pave the way for a £1.6 million redevelopment by locals.

At a meeting of Stirling Council this week officers outlined the problems.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

 

Aug 052011
 

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build bungalows on a field in Killearn are being withdrawn – but only temporarily.

Stirling Council’s housing service had submitted an application to build six semi-detached bungalows for the elderly on an area referred to as the turnip field.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Jul 152011
 

Glengoyne Distillery has joined the green revolution with the opening of a wetlands area to process distillery waste.

The Killearn plant has invested £170,000 in the facility.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Jul 012011
 

A SHORTLIST of 10 local parks and playing fields has been drawn up for the chance to become protected against future development.

The nominations are for the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge, which seeks to retain and protect 2012 public playing fields and parks across the UK, including 214 in Scotland, which are seen as important community resources for local residents.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Jun 252011
 

Children have lodged a petition in a bid to stop a field in Killearn from being developed by Stirling Council.

The council’s housing service wants to build six semi-detached bungalows for the elderly on an area known as the turnip field.

The application, currently under consideration by the council’s planners, is supported by the local community council.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Jun 032011
 

No games were played on Drymen Show Saturday and when the league programme resumed on Tuesday Killearn, Balfron and Gartocharn all returned handsome wins.

ABERFOYLE were the latest to test the champions at KILLEARN on Tuesday. They led for much of the first half but their defence could not match the sharpness of the Killearn attack.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Apr 222011
 

EMOTIONAL tributes were this week paid to a Stirlingshire cyclist who passed away after an accident during a race in Perthshire.

John Yates (50), of Lampson Road, Killearn, fell when travelling with a group of about 20 other biking enthusiasts at around 11.50am on Sunday, April 17.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Mar 302011
 

GREEN projects in the Stirling area have been awarded more than £620,000 from the Scottish Government’s £8 million Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

Going Carbon Neutral Stirling (GCNS), the programme administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, along with projects in Broomridge, Bannockburn, Doune, Strathblane, 7th Beechwood Scouts, Callander and Killearn, have all received grants to carry out energy efficiency and generation projects, food growing schemes and active travel plans.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Mar 252011
 

AN INTREPID teenager and his friends are about to walk almost 200 miles as a thank you to the hospital which is treating his father for a brain tumour.

Seventeen-year-old Struan Scott and friends Alistair Eddie (18) and Matthew Heron (17) are preparing to set out on Monday on a two-way trek of the West Highland Way.

Donate online at www.justgiving.com/up-n-doon-agin.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

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