Balfron, Stirlingshire

The village community website

This is the local website for local news, events and details of clubs and organisations in the Stirlingshire village of Balfron.

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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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Balfron Businesses

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Site closing

This site will be closing in July. Ning has confirmed that this site will still be active through June and into July.

A service is being provided at www.balfron.org.uk . This now up and running, but some background work continues - captioning photographs, importing material from the this site, and a mix of other bits and pieces.

Latest Activity

William Douglas liked Linda O'Brien's photo
May 15
Linda O'Brien posted a photo

Andrew Fairweather

Tomorrow it will be 100 years since the death in France of Andrew Fairweather. RIP
May 14
William Douglas left a comment for Linda O'Brien
"Linda, this site closes at the beginning of June. The new website will be at www.balfron.org.uk ;"
May 14
Linda O'Brien is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
May 14
Rosemary Montgomerie left a comment for William Douglas
"Thank you William."
May 12
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's photo
May 12
William Douglas left a comment for Rosemary Montgomerie
""Rosemary, this site closes at the beginning of June. The new website wil be at www.balfron.org.uk"
May 11
Rosemary Montgomerie is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
May 10
Liz Damaschka commented on William Douglas's photo
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Jimmy Boyle marries Sarah Trevelyan

"I remember this day very well."
May 4
Shona Marshall is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
May 1
William Douglas commented on Norman McConchie's photo
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Who recognizes this Scene

"Added information from Norman: This painting was painted by Sam Gilliland of 2 Strathview Terrace I was brought up at number 5, his only son was killed in WW2 who`es name is on the war memorial. Sam was a master plumber and had a front garden…"
Apr 30
Karen Devine posted an event

Balfron gets set for CALA's Easte Egg Hunt at Endrick Meadows

March 31, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Ten local businesses in Balfron are gearing up to take part in CALA Homes (West) inaugural Easter Egg Hunt. Children across Stirlingshire are encouraged to complete the hunt in Balfron and will be rewarded with a free Easter chocolate treat courtesy of the luxury homebuilder with each completed search. CALA Homes (West) has teamed up with local businesses in Balfron to launch the fun-filled event which runs throughout the school holidays and Easter weekend. Special numbered eggs will be hidden…See More
Mar 31
Karen Devine is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Mar 30
William Douglas posted events
Mar 28
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's event 'Balfron Bicentenary Community Choir Concert'
"Finale Concert for the Festival including the premiere of Daniel McDermott's pipe tune Alexander Greek Thomson commissioned for the Bicentenary by Jim Thomson. Tickets £4/£2 from McFARLANE'S Balfron, Balfron Library (01360…"
Mar 28
William Douglas posted an event

Prayer Room at McLintock Hall

March 27, 2017 from 10am to 10pm
Mar 26
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's photo
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Balfron Station 1958

"Jimmy McGregor is the wee boy looking at the camera on the left; Ally Brown is holding his sisters hand to Jimmy's left."
Mar 10
William Douglas posted an event

St. Anthony's 150th Anniversary Ceilidh at McLintock Hall

March 17, 2017 from 7:30pm to 11:45pm
Mar 10
William Douglas posted a status
Mar 10
William Douglas posted a photo

Balfron Station 1958

Photograph by R H Robin, on May 3rd, 1958 ex NBR 0-6-0 65315 stopped for water on a special when working back to Glasgow (St.Enoch) via Dumgoyne, Strathblane, Kirkintilloch and Cowlairs.
Mar 8

Blog Posts

Re:Collections comes to Balfron

Posted by William Douglas on January 7, 2017 at 19:10 0 Comments

Would you like to help preserve the memories of your community? Do you enjoy local history and talking to people? If you do, you may be able to help with this exciting new project.

Stirling Council are working to preserve the recollections of our community to provide a resource for local and family…

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Christmas fayre

Posted by William Douglas on November 7, 2016 at 11:04 0 Comments

Coffee Morning

Posted by William Douglas on October 31, 2016 at 16:01 0 Comments

Development Trust meeting

Posted by William Douglas on October 31, 2016 at 11:42 0 Comments

Events

Forum

Balfron Tower

Started by James Lander Apr 20, 2016. 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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