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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Mike Hildrey

The Balfron Bullet...and author
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Ceilidh at McLintock Hall

October 1, 2016 at 7:30pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Sep 24
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Buchanan Street looking north

Buchanan Street looking north
Sep 23
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Ballindalloch Mill

This card depicting Ballindallock Mill (sic) was painted by Susan Robson and was commissioned by Balfron 700.Balfron 700 was the celebration of the signing of a charter of Inchaffray Abbey on 3rd October 1303.Balfron (Buthbren) is mentioned for the…
Sep 10
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Jimmy Boyle marries Sarah Trevelyan

On 31 January 1980, whilst still a prisoner, Jimmy Boyle married Dr. Sarah Treveleyan, a psychiatrist, in the Balfron Registrar's Office in a 20 minute ceremony. The marriage lasted 20 years and they had two children.In 1967, he was sentenced to…
Sep 2
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The Printers Row from Endrickside

"William, A fine postcard and an interesting narrative. However I understood that William Thomson was employed as a bookkeeper. Did he perhaps do a bit of moonlighting as a bookie? Keep up the good work.  Regards ty"
Sep 2
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The Printers Row from Endrickside

"Endrick Cottage, in Printers Row is listed at category B in recognition of its historical and cultural significance as the birthplace of Alexander Thomson, who has been heralded as Glasgow's greatest mid 19th century architect. Although…"
Aug 26
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Printers Row

Printers Row in the 1920sEndrick Cottage, in Printers Row (not shown) is listed at category B in recognition of its historical and cultural significance as the birthplace of Alexander Thomson, who has been heralded as Glasgow's greatest mid 19th…
Aug 26
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Balfron Surgery

Closure details
Aug 25
peter stanford is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Aug 19
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""The surgery is closing for refurbishment in September. Details here when known."
Aug 17
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"The post office is closing for refurbishment. Last day of trading is Thursday, 13th October: Opens again on Monday, 7th November."
Aug 17
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Balfron High School new timetable

Balfron High School has a new timetable for the new 2016-2017 session.Tuesday is the longer day and lessons start at 8:45am. As the first day back for Balfron High School pupils is a Tuesday, it is worth reminding all of the young people of the change! The new S1 should go straight to the theatre for a short assembly and from there they will be taken to their form class. Usually there is no form class on a Tuesday morning but to help with a smooth transition into the new term, all S2-6 pupils…See More
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Alison Summers is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
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Balfron High School new timetable

Posted by William Douglas on August 15, 2016 at 17:30 0 Comments

Balfron High School has a new timetable for the new 2016-2017 session.

Tuesday is the longer day and lessons start at 8:45am. As the first day back for Balfron High School pupils is a Tuesday, it is worth reminding all of the young people of the change! The new S1 should go straight to the theatre for a short assembly and from there they will be taken to their form class. Usually there is no form class on a Tuesday morning but to help with a smooth…

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Balfron High School partial closure

Posted by William Douglas on May 6, 2016 at 18:25 0 Comments

Two issues with walls in the stairwell and the small gym were previously identified. As a result of further investigations by engineers, additional issues in the atrium have been identified.

Further surveys are now being carried out that will continue through the weekend and into next week. Unfortunately the school cannot continue as normal for BHS young people. A significant part of the school will have restricted access due to ongoing work. The following contingency plans are being…

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Village clean up

Posted by William Douglas on March 9, 2016 at 22:18 0 Comments

Balfron Development Trust Pathways and Greenspaces Groups

Spring clean/tidy up of areas

1. Cammoqhill Core Path: Saturday 12th March 

Clearing overgrown parts of path. Meeting at Balfron cemetery end of path at 10.00am . Bring strong gloves and secateurs/loppers.

2. Dunkeld Woods : Saturday 19th March.

Clean up woodland area, removing litter and clearing around young trees.

Meet at Fire station car park at 10,00 a.m . Bring…

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Balfron Tower

Started by James Lander Apr 20. 0 Replies

Hello Balfron Village!I am a PhD student at the University of the Arts London. My research subject is Balfron Tower in Poplar, London and my research project involves interviews and photography. I'm interested in learning about connections as well…Continue

Hillwalking

Started by francis mccann Dec 24, 2015. 0 Replies

Are there any hill walkers in the area of hillwalking groups that like to get up the mountains.Continue

Metal detector

Started by francis mccann Dec 10, 2015. 0 Replies

Are there any metal detectorists in the local area or local detectorist groups.looking for members can anyone help.Continue

Metal detector

Started by francis mccann Nov 22, 2015. 0 Replies

Does anyone have info on local farms and field's i have a metal dectector  and would love to get the chance to use it.I'm not to sure of local farms or what doors to chap, so if anyone has any info that could help me that would be great.Continue

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1 Autumn Fayre

Autumn Fayre

October 29, 2016 from 10am to 2pm at Balfron High School Atrium

Organized By: Miss Vickers

2 Touch of Tartan Ceilidh

Touch of Tartan Ceilidh

February 4, 2017 at 8pm to February 5, 2017 at 12pm at McLintock Hall

Organized By: Fiona Douglas

3 Mike Hildrey

Mike Hildrey

Added by William Douglas on September 25, 2016

4 Buchanan St, looking north

Buchanan St, looking north

Added by William Douglas on September 26, 2016

5 White Yett Glen

White Yett Glen

Added by William Douglas on September 26, 2016

 
 
 

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