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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Trossachs Summer Festival 2015 at McLaren Community Leisure Centre

August 1, 2015 all day
A Community fete for Callander and the Trossachs held at McLaren Community Leisure CentreStalls, Games and activities for all ages including junior highland games. Parade displays, competitions and tug of war. Fun come and try sessions for local sports clubs, a food court and evening ceilidh!Prizes for competitions kindly donated by : briarlandsfarm, …See More
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William Douglas posted a blog post

Buchanan Street shops to rent

Particulars of the office/shop units in Buchanan Street are now available on the Council website: …See More
Jul 22
William Douglas posted a photo

Balfron station

Balfron station photo taken on 3rd May 1958 of a Glasgow University Department of Extra-Mural Studies excursion train from Glasgow to Aberfoyle via Kilsyth. This was the second last passenger train to visit the station.
Jul 7
Jan Macdonald is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jul 5
William Douglas posted an event

Holiday Club at Balfron Church Rooms

August 10, 2015 at 10:30am to August 12, 2015 at 12:30pm
Jul 5
Rosemary Montgomerie is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jul 1
Norman McConchie commented on William Douglas's photo
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Dunmore Street

"The horse is going into John Taylors smiddy and he lived in the house next door"
Jun 29
Luci Anderson / Rooney liked William Douglas's photo
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Luci Anderson / Rooney liked William Douglas's photo
Jun 29
William Douglas left a comment for Rona Simpson
"Welcome to our Group, Rona. If you need assistance, you will find a link to the Help Desk on the Notes tab. Yours aye, William"
Jun 29
Rona Simpson is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jun 29
William Douglas posted a photo

Manse Brae, Balfron

An old postcard, published by John R Jamieson, Balfron.Is that him standing in the doorway?
Jun 29
Liz Damaschka replied to Elizabeth Damaschka's discussion Ballikinrain School
"I was working at Ballikinrain from 1978 until 182 as well!!  Douglas Davies has passed away, about 2 years ago.  David Denholm, you are right took charge.  Doug Wylie I remember well, also Mr Mitchell and your description is so…"
Jun 27
scott replied to Elizabeth Damaschka's discussion Ballikinrain School
"Hi Elizabeth I was a Ballikinrain boy from 78 til 82. I can't remember a lot of staff names but here goes... Dougie Davies was head but if I remember right David Denholm (or Denham) took charge sometime before I left, I remember Doug Wylie VERY…"
Jun 27
William Douglas posted a photo

Croft House and Balfron School

Croft House, (left) was built by the headmaster of Balfron School (right)
Jun 12
William Douglas replied to francis mccann's discussion public path
"The planning map on this document shows the route up Moor Road, but not the route across: http://goo.gl/7ZwYcx ;"
Jun 6
William Douglas replied to francis mccann's discussion public path
"You can see the Core Paths here: http://www.stirling.gov.uk/__documents/transport/rights-of-way/core-paths-plan/cpp-2009-book-index.pdf - but not the link to Buchlyvie. There is no path shown on the Ordnance Survey map, however if you go up Moor…"
Jun 6
francis mccann posted a discussion

public path

Does anyone know where the public path to buchlyvie starts at the the balfron end,and is it still in use.See More
Jun 5

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Buchanan Street shops to rent

Posted by William Douglas on July 22, 2015 at 10:30 0 Comments

Particulars of the office/shop units in Buchanan Street are now available on the Council website: …

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New Balfron Community Council website launched

Posted by William Douglas on May 30, 2015 at 18:50 0 Comments

The new Balfron Community Council website,http://balfroncc.org.uk is now live. A huge thank you to Derek Townsend of…

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Road Closures

Posted by William Douglas on May 8, 2015 at 17:15 0 Comments

1.  The Buchlyvie closure is from the junction of the B835 to junction of A873 (Kepculloch) and is from 11/5/2015 - 18/5/2015 from 0930-1630 each day.

 The road will be passable for the school buses arriving before 9 am.

Any pupils who have exams starting later in the day should remember that all vehicles will be diverted down Station Road in Buchlyvie, to the Aberfoyle road and so the journey will take much longer.

 School buses will run on the return…

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CLD Survey

Posted by Fraser McMurdo on March 24, 2015 at 10:42 0 Comments

I have pasted a link below that will take you to a Community Learning & Development Survey being carried out by Stirling Council. If you would like to shape the way that CLD is carried out within your community then please complete the survey.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XTDR278

 

If anyone prefer a paper version of the survey then please e-mail me at…

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Events

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Ballikinrain School

Started by Elizabeth Damaschka. Last reply by Liz Damaschka Jun 27. 4 Replies

Is there anybody out there with connections to Ballikinrain School where I worked as part time School Secretary?  I would love to hear news of past members of staff and particularly the boys.  I was there 1978 - 1982 when Douglas Davies was…Continue

public path

Started by francis mccann. Last reply by William Douglas Jun 6. 2 Replies

Does anyone know where the public path to buchlyvie starts at the the balfron end,and is it still in use.Continue

Sound recordings of Balfron residents 1982

Started by Fiona MacKinnon. Last reply by Fiona MacKinnon Mar 31, 2014. 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

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