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“Outrage” over garden proposal

Killearn Community Council has failed in a bid to prevent a piece of land in a village housing estate being turned into a private garden.

Applicant Karen Lindsay had submitted application to Stirling Council planners for change of use and erection of a boundary fence next to 16 Rowan Crescent, which was discussed before Stirling Council’s planning panel at a hearing on Tuesday.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Grit grumblings from rural residents

FED-UP residents in rural Stirlingshire say the council’s winter gritting policy is rubbing salt into their wounds.

Denis Noblett, who lives at the remote Hillhead Retreat on Cowie’s Carnock Road, has been camped inside his house for almost two weeks.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/12/10/grit-grumblings-from-rural-residents-51226-27798371/

Bus driver’s eye damaged by laser beam

A BUS driver sustained damage to his eye after a thug shone a laser-pen beam into the cab of his vehicle as he passed through Killearn.

The C10 First Bus from Glasgow to Balfron, which had passengers on board at the time, was making its way along Killearn’s Main Street when the driver became aware of a light in his cab.

Anyone who has information on the incident is asked to contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: http://www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/11/26/bus-driver-s-eye-damaged-by-laser-beam-51226-27718103/

Bid for “grotesque mansion” binned

A LUXURY home proposed for a picturesque area near Killearn has been rejected after it was described as “grotesque” by the chair of Stirling Council’s planning panel.

Sir Archibald Edmonstone submitted an application to demolish existing Lettre House and replace it with another.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/11/19/bid-for-grotesque-mansion-binned-51226-27675215/

Killearn ladies raise thousands for vital research

A LUNCH held by a group of ladies from Killearn has raised £2400 for leukaemia research.

Killearn’s Rena Smith, herself a leukaemia patient, felt that she had benefited so much from research into the illness over the years that she wanted to show her appreciation to the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre. The centre, at the Beatson in Glasgow, is named after leukaemia patient Paul O’Gorman, who died aged just 14 back in 1986.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/11/12/killearn-ladies-raise-thousands-for-vital-research-51226-27642665/

Killearn show is recording breaking

Killearn Cottagers’ Horticultural Society had a record-breaking show on Saturday.

Good weather prior to the show saw exhibitors from far and wide – Stirling to Milngavie and Kirkintilloch with most villages in rural west Stirlingshire represented – resulting in a record-breaking 815 entries with 229 entries in the fruit and vegetable section alone.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/09/03/killearn-show-is-recording-breaking-51226-27193886/

Gala Day return for Killearn Hoolie

Killearn is set to come to life over the next few days with a week’s celebration of community spirit and enterprise – including the village’s first gala day in seven years.

The Killearn Hoolie week will launch with the Killearn Fun Run 10k and 5k races on Sunday – plus a 2k jog for children – from the village centre out along the water pipeline towards Strathblane.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/06/04/gala-day-return-for-killearn-hoolie-51226-26581936/

Turbines bid could impact on Stirling

A CLOSE eye is being kept on the potential impact of a proposed windfarm.

Lomond Energy Ltd is proposing to develop a 14-turbine windfarm on Hill of Standing Stones between Merkins Muir and Auchenreoch Muir, on the north-west slopes of the Kilpatrick Hills.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/05/07/turbines-bid-could-impact-on-stirling-51226-26391668/

Drinking ban extension

OUTDOOR drinking could be banned in a wider area of Loch Lomond.

Buchanan Community Council wants to have the byelaws extended to cover the east side of the loch.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/04/30/drinking-ban-extension-51226-26344622/

Strathblane man claimed crashed car had been stolen

A MOTORIST who crashed his car after a night out and then told police it had been stolen has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service.

James Ogilvie (20) was caught when tests found his blood on the activated airbag.

Read the full news article on Stirling Observer website: www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news/local-news-stirling/news-stirling/2010/04/02/strathblane-man-claimed-crashed-car-had-been-stolen-51226-26156377/

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