Balfron, Stirlingshire

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About Balfron

Balfron, is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. It is situated near Endrick Water on the A875 road, 18 miles (29 km) west of Stirling and 16 miles (26 km) north of Glasgow. Although a rural settlement, it lies within commuting distance of Glasgow, and serves as a dormitory town.

Balfron is blessed with police station, Ambulance Station and a Fire Station. We have a library, post office and a bank.

The main store is a Co-op, but there us also a butcher, baker and a greengrocer. Additionally, we have a chemist, an ironmonger, a newsagent and a gift shop. The is also a cafe.

There are two hairdressers.

There is a health centre, a dentist, an optician, chiropractor and a chiropodist. The vet is in nearby Killearn.

There is a High School, Primary School and a Nursery.

In addition to leisure facilities available on Balfron Campus, there is a bowling green and an 18 hole golf course.

A map, showing many of the locations, can be found here>>>

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William Douglas posted an event

The BalfRonde' Mini-Stage-Race at Balfron Parish

April 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
A one day stage cycle race, featuring three short stages, all based around the Stirlingshire village of Balfron. Hence the name, it's based in Balfron & it kind of goes round it. The World famous 'De Ronde van Vlaanderen' is seeped in cycling legend, so we've borrowed a part of it's name, in the hope that we can create a tiny bit of legend too.See More
2 hours ago
Jean (MacKenzie) Hendry left a comment for alison musumeci
"Hi Alison good to hear from you are well. We need to organise something next year let me know what suits you? Cheers"
yesterday
alison musumeci left a comment for Jean (MacKenzie) Hendry
"Hi Jean , how are you, its alison here, gosh its so long since I have seen you, have met Anne a few times, hope you and the family is well. "
Saturday
art4you Scotland posted an event
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Watercolour Calss - every Tuesday 2-4pm at art4you Scotland Studio, Ballochruin Farm

January 6, 2015 at 2pm to February 3, 2015 at 4pm
Our watercolour classes will help you to acquire a range of useful technical skills to develop your passion about watercolour. You will have the opportunity to use the medium in a traditional way or in a very loose and impressionistic approach. You will learn how to stretch paper, apply colour washes, learn about colours, how to bring out the full translucent quality of the watercolour medium and much more. Watercolour is one of the most versatile mediums to work in and we will help you to…See More
Dec 11
Sandra Brittain McBain ms Wilkie left a comment for Janice Rankin
"Hi Janice, thanks so much for contacting me, and for the updates very sad about Joyce, Yes My Granny Effie, and Aunty Jessie were sisters, I loved the time I stayed in Balfron with Uncle Walter, Auntie Margaret and Norma, in Lomond Terrace,…"
Dec 8
William Douglas liked Colin Cameron's blog post Winner of Design-a-Sign Competition announced
Dec 7
William Douglas commented on Colin Cameron's blog post Winner of Design-a-Sign Competition announced
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Dec 7
William Douglas posted a blog post

Watercolour classes in Balfron

NEW Watercolour classes in 2015 - great Christmas presentWe are very delighted to welcome artist Frances Douglas to our team. Frances is joining us to teach our NEW watercolour classes starting Tuesday 6th January 2015, 2-4pm. Frances has broad experience in teaching art. Her passion for water colour is reflected in her translucent and vibrant paintings. She uses the medium in traditional and contemporary ways. We are all excited about this new course.To book a place contact us via facebook,…See More
Dec 7
Colin Cameron posted a blog post

Winner of Design-a-Sign Competition announced

Balfron Community Council is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Design-a-Sign competition to replace the existing roadsigns is Louise Craig, a resident of Balfron all her life. Louise’s design is a simple timbered column incorporating woodcut pictures that tell the story of the past, present and future of Balfron. We would like to congratulate her on the elegance of her design, which stuck closely to the original brief.There were a total of 55 entries to the competition,…See More
Dec 5
Norman McConchie posted a status
Dec 4
William Douglas posted a blog post

John McLintock Trust - Revised arrangements

Following a review by the Trustees of the John McLintock Trust, new arrangements have been agreed for the fulfilment of the aims and objectives of the Trust. Details here>>>John McLintock was born in Balfron and lived at the foot of the village in Abbotsford with his wife Betsy and two children, Polly and Jenny.As well as financing the building of the Hall, he also established the bowling green at the bottom…See More
Dec 4
Anne Lee posted an event

Balfron Community Singers Christmas Concert at Balfron Church

December 20, 2014 from 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Our Christmas Concert is once again in Balfron Church with a lovely programme from all three groups - Tiddlers, Middlers and Bigglers- including something for everyone. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served afterwards in the church rooms. Tickets are available from McFarlane's, the Library, choir members or just come along on the night and join us for a festive feast. Merry Christmas to all.
Dec 3
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Dec 3
Colin Cameron posted a blog post

Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concerts

We're singing a lovely programme this year at both Gartmore Village Hall (this Sunday 7th at 7pm), and at Killearn Kirk on Friday 12th at 7.30pm. If you would like tickets for either then email me at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk. We're also singing carols at Killearn Country Market on Saturday morning, so come along for some festive goodies, great presents, and joyful music.…See More
Dec 3
Catherine Ferrie Davidson commented on William Douglas's video
Dec 2
Catherine Ferrie Davidson shared William Douglas's video on Facebook
Dec 2
Catherine Ferrie Davidson posted a status
"Hi to everyone in Balfron from Canada. I wish you all a happy Christmas and New Year. I was married to John Ferrie from Balfron."
Dec 2
William Douglas posted an event

Informal discussion - Intra-Christian secrarianism at McLintock hall

December 6, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
An informal discussion led by Stirling's young people - with free coffee and cake!See More
Dec 2
Lisa Holland posted a blog post
Dec 2
Janice Rankin liked Sandra Brittain McBain ms Wilkie's discussion Wilkie, Brittain, Rankin Family
Dec 2

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Watercolour classes in Balfron

Posted by William Douglas on December 7, 2014 at 11:25 0 Comments

NEW Watercolour classes in 2015 - great Christmas present



We are very delighted to welcome artist Frances Douglas to our team. Frances is joining us to teach our NEW watercolour classes starting Tuesday 6th January 2015, 2-4pm. 

Frances has broad experience in teaching art. Her passion for water colour is reflected in her translucent and vibrant paintings. She uses the medium in…

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Winner of Design-a-Sign Competition announced

Posted by Colin Cameron on December 5, 2014 at 10:54 1 Comment

Balfron Community Council is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Design-a-Sign competition to replace the existing roadsigns is Louise Craig, a resident of Balfron all her life. Louise’s design is a simple timbered column incorporating woodcut pictures that tell the story of the past, present and future of Balfron. We would like to congratulate her on the elegance of her design, which stuck closely to the original brief.

There were a total of 55 entries to the competition,…

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John McLintock Trust - Revised arrangements

Posted by William Douglas on December 4, 2014 at 11:05 0 Comments

Following a review by the Trustees of the John McLintock Trust, new arrangements have been agreed for the fulfilment of the aims and objectives of the Trust. Details here>>>

John McLintock was born in Balfron and lived at the foot of the village in Abbotsford with his wife Betsy and two children, Polly and Jenny.

As well as financing the building of the…

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Strathendrick Singers Christmas Concerts

Posted by Colin Cameron on December 3, 2014 at 10:27 0 Comments

We're singing a lovely programme this year at both Gartmore Village Hall (this Sunday 7th at 7pm), and at Killearn Kirk on Friday 12th at 7.30pm. If you would like tickets for either then email me at media@strathendricksingers.org.uk. We're also singing carols at Killearn Country Market on Saturday morning, so come along for some festive goodies, great presents, and joyful music.…

Continue

Forum

Sound recordings of Balfron residents 1982

Started by Fiona MacKinnon. Last reply by Fiona MacKinnon Mar 31. 2 Replies

I'm writing from the Kist o Riches project: www.kistoriches.co.ukWe are making recordings from the sound archive of the School of Scottish studies available online on the above website. …Continue

Priority Based Budgeting Public Meeting - (Young People)

Started by Fraser McMurdo. Last reply by William Douglas Dec 2, 2013. 1 Reply

I would like to encourage all of the young people living within the Balfron High School catchment area to attend this meeting which will be held in the Balfron Campus on the 2nd December. As many young people as possible should attend this meeting…Continue

New build in Balfron

Started by Willie McKay. Last reply by Willie McKay Aug 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Can anyone tell me who is building in Balfron.Continue

looking for somebody

Started by Eddie Tait Jul 30, 2013. 0 Replies

Have not been in Balfron for a long time, can anyone tell me if Ian Macloud still lives there ?Continue

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