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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Latest Activity

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October CREATE at St. Modans High School.

October 15, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm
October CREATE event for young people aged P6+. This years event has a Halowwen theme so come along and join in with the activities for some spooky fun. See More
Oct 3
George Frame commented on andrew carberry ferrie morrison's status
"Hi Andy, I am staying at the Trossachs Holiday Park and have a UK mobile Number 07931013824. would call you myself tonight but it's after 10.00pm and not sure if it might be a bit late. Would love to catch up with you and Tom and any of…"
Oct 2
andrew carberry ferrie morrison and Douge Ure are now friends
Oct 2
andrew carberry ferrie morrison posted a status
"George. Having trouble sending you a message. Give me a call 07982841913. Andy"
Oct 1
andrew carberry ferrie morrison posted a status
"George. Hope to see you soon."
Oct 1
William Douglas posted a blog post
Sep 28
William Douglas posted a blog post

Design-a-Sign for Balfron

This weekend the Community Council is launching a Design-a-Sign competition to replace our somewhat knackered 'Greek Thomson' roadsigns. Flyers with the details will be distributed round the village by the Scouts and available from the schools, library and various shops. The competition is open to all who live, work and study in Balfron. Feel free to share this widely, and get creative!See More
Sep 23
William Douglas posted a blog post

Referendum results timetable

Council AreaLikely declaration timeregistered votersProportion of electorate Inverclyde2:00am62,4821.46% Western Isles2:00am22,9080.50% Perth and Kinross2:00am120,0152.80% Orkney Islands2:00am17,5150.41% North Lanarkshire2:00am268,6976.27% Moray2:00am75,1701.75% East Lothian2:00am81,9311.90% Clackmannanshire2:30am39,9700.93% Aberdeenshire3:00am206,4874.82% Dumfries and Galloway3:00am124,9562.92% East Renfrewshire3:00am72,9941.70% Stirling3:00am69,0291.61% Falkirk3:00am122,4532.86% South…See More
Sep 18
William Douglas posted a status
"Vote for Scotland's tree of the year - The Clachan Oak! http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/news/latest/scotland-toty-shortlist/"
Sep 8
Pat Thomson and George Frame are now friends
Sep 3
William Douglas posted an event

Auction of Promises at McLintock Hall

October 4, 2014 from 6:30pm to 10pm
St. Anthony's Auction of PromisesSaturday 4th October 2014McLintock Hall, BalfronViewing from 6.30pmAuction starts at 7.30pmBYOB and NibblesENTRY FREESee More
Sep 1
William Douglas posted a blog post

After-school activity buses

After-school activities are increasingly popular with High School pupils, and this will only increase when rehearsals for the school musical get under way.There are only three suitable buses for out-of-village- pupils to return home:1 To Glasgow (B12, which turns into the 10)Departs from the school at 16.48pm.Pupils should be outside no later than 16.43pm. 2 To Stirling (no. 12)Departs from the bus shelter on Cotton Street at 17.12pmPupils should be there no later than 17.07pm. 3 To Drymen…See More
Sep 1
George Frame left a comment for gordon james kidd
"Hi Gordon, Well it looks like we have just missed each other, I am going "HOME" for a wee visit from 23rd September until 8th October it would have been real nice to have caught up. I have been very busy for the last year building a new…"
Sep 1
George Frame left a comment for andrew carberry ferrie morrison
"Hi Andy Morrison, Just thought I would let you know I am coming "HOME" for a wee visit from September 23d until October 8th and hoping to catch up with as many old friends as possible. Am planning on staying somewhere local so if you can…"
Sep 1
George Frame left a comment for tom yuill
"Hi Tom, well it's exactly a year since I joined this forum, but have been very busy building a new house and only recently moved in. I am however finally coming home for a visit for three weeks in September and hope to catch up with as many old…"
Sep 1
William Douglas posted a blog post

Changes to conservation area.

Stirling Council have announced changes to the Balfron North Conservation Area.Under terms of the Scottish Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act, the council has given notice that 18 existing Conservation Areas have been cancelled, and simultaneously re-designated with altered boundaries, among them the area known as…See More
Aug 29
Pat Thomson posted an event
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Balfron2014 Finale Concert at Balfron Campus Theatre

October 3, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR of SCOTLAND - STIRLING SENIOR CHOIR will close Balfron's Homecoming celebrations. Refreshments and time for a chat afterwards.Tickets £7 : Family ticket (for up to 2 adults + 2 children) £15 from Balfron Library. (PLEASE NOTE THAT BALFRON LIBRARY DOES NOT HAVE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD FACILITIES. If not calling in person, please send SAE and cheque payable to Balfron 2014 to Balfron 2014, Balfron Library, Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TW.)See More
Aug 23
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Car Boot Sale for Malawi Partnership at Balfron High School

September 6, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Car Boot Sale at Balfron High School to support their Malawi Partnership. Saturday 6th September from 10am - 2pm (open from 9am for stall/pitch holders to set up). Time extended by popular demand!Only £10 for indoor stalls or outdoor pitches. Free entry for bargain hunters! Contact douglasn01s@stirling.gov.uk to guarantee a pitch or stall.See More
Aug 19
William Smith and andrew carberry ferrie morrison are now friends
Aug 19
William Douglas posted a blog post

Business Directory, 1893-1894.

BALFRON is a manufacturing village in the parish of its name, 19 miles north from Glasgow (its post town), the like distance north-west from Stirling, and 16 north-east from Dumbarton, agreeably situated on the declivity of a hill.Auctioneer and Land Valuer. Brown, Robert, BalfronBakers and Confectioners, Lockhart, Wm, & Sons,Balfron M'Arthur, Colin, Balfron MacKinnon, David, BalfronBoot and Shoe Maker. Malcolm, John, BalfronDrapers — see Grocers.Farmers — see end of Directory.Fle-shers.…See More
Jul 30

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NYCOS concert

Posted by William Douglas on September 28, 2014 at 22:52 0 Comments

Design-a-Sign for Balfron

Posted by William Douglas on September 23, 2014 at 20:00 0 Comments

This weekend the Community Council is launching a Design-a-Sign competition to replace our somewhat knackered 'Greek Thomson' roadsigns. Flyers with the details will be distributed round the village by the Scouts and available from the schools, library and various shops. The competition is open to all who live, work and study in Balfron. Feel free to share this widely, and get creative!…
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Referendum results timetable

Posted by William Douglas on September 18, 2014 at 9:37 0 Comments

Council Area Likely declaration time registered voters Proportion of electorate…





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After-school activity buses

Posted by William Douglas on September 1, 2014 at 18:52 0 Comments

After-school activities are increasingly popular with High School pupils, and this will only increase when rehearsals for the school musical get under way.

There are only three suitable buses for out-of-village- pupils to return home:

1 To Glasgow (B12, which turns into the 10)
Departs from the school at 16.48pm.
Pupils should be outside no later than 16.43pm.
 
2 To Stirling (no. 12)
Departs from the bus shelter on…
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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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