Balfron, Stirlingshire

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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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Corner of Dunmore Street

"Mrs Beddie's Shop"
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Jan 31
William Douglas posted an event

Race Night at Balfron High School theatre

February 26, 2016 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Tickets; £5 includes raffle ticket.Horses available to purchase for £10.See More
Jan 31
Ron Muir left a comment for Kenny Reynolds
"Hi Kenny: it has indeed been a long time, since I left for Canada in 1961. I've been very fortunate that my parents decided to come to Canada, since I think this is likely one of best places in world to live. I am now retired after 45 years in…"
Jan 22
John Hey and Pat Thomson are now friends
Jan 21
John Hey commented on William Douglas's group Genealogy
"Hello Balfron, thank-you for letting me join this website. I am interested in family history. My Grandfather ,who was born in 1899, but lived to be 90. Told a tale of being taken to see an old lady when he was a little boy. She was sat up in bed and…"
Jan 21
John Hey joined William Douglas's group


Seeking your roots? Did a family member come from Balfron? Here you can post a message seeking help, or just tell us your family history.See More
Jan 21
John Hey is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jan 21
Brian Fyfe is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jan 13
William Douglas posted a photo

Ballindalloch Hotel

Located at the southern end of Buchanan Street, the Ballindaloch Hotel, owned by Robert Dunkeld, in the bowler hat, with his name above the door.(This replaces an earlier image of poorer quality)Colonel John Robert Dunkeld was born in 1898 in India,…
Jan 10
Kenny Reynolds left a comment for Ron Muir
"Well Ronald I never,lovely to hear from you,how are things??? John Morrison still stays in the village last spoke to him a couple of years ago Gordon is in Australia hav'nt seen him since the mid 80's and I'm in Livingston about 15…"
Jan 7
Norman McConchie left a comment for Ron Muir
"Hi Ron you mentioned Gordon Kidd he is in Brisbane Australia, Kenneth Reynolds is on the other Balfron group on Facebook> it is run by the same admintrators as this so find it on FB then apply to join"
Jan 7
tom yuill left a comment for Ron Muir
"Hi Ron, Great to hear from you and learn that you have not forgotten your roots! The old place has changed a bit but there are still some of your mates around. Regards ty"
Jan 3
Ron Muir is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jan 2
Janice Russell Nee Fraser is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Dec 26, 2015
francis mccann posted a discussion


Are there any hill walkers in the area of hillwalking groups that like to get up the mountains.See More
Dec 24, 2015

Blog Posts

Retained Firefighter Positions Balfron

Posted by Brian Fyfe on February 2, 2016 at 17:30 0 Comments

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are recruiting for

Firefighters Retained Duty System (RDS)


Vacancies now exist for Firefighters (RDS) at…


Balfron Campus police officer

Posted by William Douglas on December 21, 2015 at 18:14 0 Comments

Message from PC Diamond:

I have recently taken up post as a school based officer working with McLaren High School and Balfron High School. I will be based at both schools giving each a couple of days a week so please do not be alarmed by my presence. This is a new role in this area however it has been very successful to date in Stirling so has been rolled out further. This is a positive role and to…


Christmas in Balfron Church

Posted by William Douglas on December 21, 2015 at 11:39 0 Comments

Due to a small fire in Balfron Church's belltower which has affected the electrics in the whole building, there is a revised list of services:

December 24th Watchnight Service Fintry Church 11.30 pm
December 25th Christmas Day Service McLintock Hall 10:30 am
December 27th Balfron High School 11.15am
January 3rd Balfron High School 11.15am



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

Ballikinrain School

Started by Elizabeth Damaschka. Last reply by Liz Damaschka Jun 27, 2015. 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


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