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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Community Council Meeting - 3rd September 2015

At the Balfron Community Council meeting on Thursday (3 Sept), Stephen Chambers from Digital Scotland will be talking about the plans for superfast broadband in Balfron. 7.30pm at the High School.If you're intending to come it would be great if you could let us know either through FB or hello@balfroncc.org.uk so we have an idea of numbers.Hope to see you there.See More
Aug 28
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Grant's shirt factory

The building with the big black door housed A.B. Grant's shirt factory, in about 1900
Aug 28
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Jumble Sale at Mclintock Hall

September 19, 2015 from 12am to 3pm
Admission 50pSee More
Aug 25
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Tontine Hotel

"The ruined building might be the shirt factory?"
Aug 22
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Tontine Hotel

"Mrs Veneables is related to me in someway on my mothers side of the family I managed to obtain a couple of pictures of her which I passed to Pat Thomson for her WW1 project.My mother was sent from Glasgow during WW2 to stay with them that's how…"
Aug 22
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Balfron Station

"Parcels are being unloaded from the single Gresley brake composite non-corridor suburban coach."
Aug 19
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Road closure

Station Road, Balfron will be closed from 7th to 11th September to allow for road resurfacing. The road will be closed from the junction with the A875 to the junction with the C54 Ballochruin Road from 0800 hours until 1700 hours, although the actual location of the work is between the junction with the A875 to a point adjacent to number 10 Station Road.See More
Aug 19
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Aug 18
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Tontine Corner 1865

" The Tontine Hotel is the dark building (not the ruin) in about 1900, possibly when James Gray held the licence.When Balfron went 'dry' it became a temperance hotel."
Aug 18
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Aug 18
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Ballindalloch Hotel

"Colonel John Robert Dunkeld was born in 1898 in India, the son of Robert John Kerr Dunkeld (presumably of the Ballindaloch Hotel) and Mary Dunkeld He had a sister, Janie Chrissie Alice Dunkeld. He married Ada Maud Bruce and had two sons, Robert John…"
Aug 14
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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.
Aug 14
K Simpson is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Aug 11
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Balfron and the Campsies

Looking down Buchanan Street
Aug 8
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Mcleans Wine & Spirit Store

"I passed this picture to my father as him and his family stayed in this building at this time but were re-housed after the fire,he thinks the woman holding the baby is his mother Mary Reynolds the baby is his brother James and the young girl could…"
Aug 8
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RBS mobile bank

The RBS mobile branch makes 20-minute stops every Friday at G63 villages – Croftamie (10–10.20am), Killearn (10.50am – car park opposite Co-op), Balfron (11.30am – car park opposite Co-op) and Fintry (12.20pm – parking area at sports ground).See More
Aug 7
Katie Anderson is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Aug 7
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Aug 4
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Jul 28
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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
Jul 24

Blog Posts

Community Council Meeting - 3rd September 2015

Posted by William Douglas on August 28, 2015 at 15:38 0 Comments

At the Balfron Community Council meeting on Thursday (3 Sept), Stephen Chambers from Digital Scotland will be talking about the plans for superfast broadband in Balfron. 7.30pm at the High School.

If you're intending to come it would be great if you could let us know either through FB or hello@balfroncc.org.uk so we have an idea of numbers.

Hope…

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Road closure

Posted by William Douglas on August 19, 2015 at 14:48 0 Comments

Station Road, Balfron will be closed from 7th to 11th September to allow for road resurfacing. The road will be closed from the junction with the A875 to the junction with the C54 Ballochruin Road from 0800 hours until 1700 hours, although the actual location of the work is between the junction with the A875 to a point adjacent to number 10 Station Road.

RBS mobile bank

Posted by William Douglas on August 7, 2015 at 18:33 0 Comments

The RBS mobile branch makes 20-minute stops every Friday at G63 villages – Croftamie (10–10.20am), Killearn (10.50am – car park opposite Co-op), Balfron (11.30am – car park opposite Co-op) and Fintry (12.20pm – parking area at sports ground).

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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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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