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

Colin Cameron commented on William Douglas's blog post Balfron 10k gets record numbers - but will the charities get their money?
"I'm delighted to say that following an intervention by Balfron Community Council, Stirling Council has agreed a compromise position with Balfron 10k for 2014, and held out the possibility of finding a long-term solution.  So the schools…"
Thursday
james robb ( jim ) left a comment for jessie allan
"thanks for you quick answer Jessie....was just that a Dave Allen was my Dads best man when he got married and I wondered.   awrabest"
Apr 10
jessie allan left a comment for james robb ( jim )
"Sorry wrong spelling but no one"
Apr 9
gordon james kidd left a comment for james robb ( jim )
"JIM, Great pleasure to hear from you.I certainly remember old Mr and Mrs Robb at number 21. I would have been a wee boy when they were around,but i think that i remember them with some chooks in the back garden.I am 66 now,so gettin a bit dotery…"
Apr 9
gordon james kidd and james robb ( jim ) are now friends
Apr 9
Norman McConchie left a comment for William Hill
"HI James William Hill Passed away last year, also did you know Gordon Sutherland who join Toronto pd at that time"
Apr 8
james robb ( jim ) left a comment for William Hill
"Hi William...you said you were in Glasgow Police until 1966..were you by chance in the Marine Div...I was from 58 - 62 then into Traffic until 66 then came to Canada then joined Toronto PD."
Apr 8
james robb ( jim ) left a comment for jessie allan
"Hi Jessie...I wonder if way back when ( 30 - 40 - 50 s ) if you had a relative in Balfron called Dave Allen"
Apr 8
William Douglas posted an event

Charity Psychic Night at McLintock Hall

May 3, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm
In aid of CHASMore details here:http://goo.gl/00kKqZSee More
Apr 7
Colin Cameron posted a blog post

Balfron 10k Marshals

I'm looking for a few more volunteer marshals for the Balfron 10k on Sunday 27 April. It's a great day out and the marshals play an important part in creating the atmosphere of the event and ensuring the safety of the runners. It doesn't require any specialist knowledge, just a bit of common sense! If you're interested contact me at cc@balfron10k.org.uk. Full details of the race at www.balfron10k.org.uk.See More
Apr 6
William Douglas posted a blog post

The Battle of Balfron,

On this day (5th April) in 1820 a group of striking weavers was intercepted on the way to the Carron Ironworks, after being infiltrated by government agents.The men, who were protesting following a period of economic hardship and unrest, were ambushed by an armed force outside the village of Bonnybridge. In the ensuing struggle, at least four of the weavers and a lieutenant and sergeant were badly wounded. Three of the rebel leaders - Andrew Hardie, James Wilson and John Baird were arrested and…See More
Apr 5
Athena Mclellan is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Apr 4
William Douglas posted an event

Candlelit classics at High School Atrium

June 6, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Balfron Primary School Parent council are once again putting on "Candlelit classics" High School Atrium at 7.30pm on 6th June. Please come along to this wonderful evening with musicians from the RSNO (and a few surprises!) tickets £10 inc a glass of fizz, canapes on sale at Wonderland and the library or directly from me 07899 802 548See More
Apr 4
William Douglas posted a blog post

House sales still slow

Despite estate agents talking up the property market, it seems that house sales in Balfron continue to be slow.Just one house went through the Land Registry and Registers of Scotland database in March, with two in Fintry and one in Drymen.  Meanwhile, 14 Balfron properties are listed on the Prime Location website with amny more…See More
Apr 2
Colin Cameron posted a status
"Community Council Meeting tomorrow night, Thursday 3 April, 1930 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the High School. All welcome as ever."
Apr 2
Fiona MacKinnon replied to Fiona MacKinnon's discussion Sound recordings of Balfron residents 1982
"Thanks Pat, really appreciate you getting in touch. Fiona "
Mar 31
gordon james kidd left a comment for Catherine Dinnie
"Catherine. My wife and i are going home for a visit in August for the "homecoming".Hope you can make it. Kiddy"
Mar 31
Fiona MacKinnon and gordon james kidd are now friends
Mar 31
gordon james kidd left a comment for John skinner (big chic)
"Big Chic.happy 66th for the other week. Kiddy. Couldnae remember if you were the 10th and wee Ronald Muir was the 13th,or the other way round,Big Cuddles Buchanan was today,if he is still alive"
Mar 31
Pat Thomson replied to Fiona MacKinnon's discussion Sound recordings of Balfron residents 1982
"Hi Fiona I sent you a private email with information yesterday. I now have more information on Margaret MacAllister so if you like to get in touch I will reply. Pat"
Mar 30

Blog Posts

Balfron 10k Marshals

Posted by Colin Cameron on April 6, 2014 at 11:06 0 Comments

I'm looking for a few more volunteer marshals for the Balfron 10k on Sunday 27 April. It's a great day out and the marshals play an important part in creating the atmosphere of the event and ensuring the safety of the runners. It doesn't require any specialist knowledge, just a bit of common sense! If you're interested contact me at cc@balfron10k.org.uk. Full details of the race at www.balfron10k.org.uk.

The Battle of Balfron,

Posted by William Douglas on April 5, 2014 at 13:01 0 Comments

On this day (5th April) in 1820 a group of striking weavers was intercepted on the way to the Carron Ironworks, after being infiltrated by government agents.

The men, who were protesting following a period of economic hardship and unrest, were ambushed by an armed force outside the village of Bonnybridge. In the ensuing struggle, at least four of the weavers and a lieutenant and sergeant were badly wounded. Three of the rebel leaders - Andrew Hardie, James Wilson and John Baird were…

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House sales still slow

Posted by William Douglas on April 2, 2014 at 21:42 0 Comments

Despite estate agents talking up the property market, it seems that house sales in Balfron continue to be slow.

Just one house went through the Land Registry and Registers of Scotland database in March, with two in Fintry and one in Drymen.  Meanwhile, 14 Balfron properties are listed on the Prime Location…

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Balfron 10k gets record numbers - but will the charities get their money?

Posted by William Douglas on March 9, 2014 at 0:03 1 Comment



First run in 2007 (as the Co-operative Balfron 10k), the Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k race has proved extremely popular with runners of all abilities.  The officially measured course, chip-timing, winners prizes and professional organisation appeal to the most serious runners, whilst the friendly…

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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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