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.

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William Douglas posted a blog post

Changes to conservation area.

Stirling Council have announced changes to the Balfron North Conservation Area.Under terms of the Scottish Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act, the council has given notice that 18 existing Conservation Areas have been cancelled, and simultaneously re-designated with altered boundaries, among them the area known as…See More
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Balfron2014 Finale Concert at Balfron Campus Theatre

October 3, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
The NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR of SCOTLAND - STIRLING SENIOR CHOIR will close Balfron's Homecoming celebrations. Refreshments and time for a chat afterwards.Tickets £7 : Family ticket (for up to 2 adults + 2 children) £15 from Balfron Library. (PLEASE NOTE THAT BALFRON LIBRARY DOES NOT HAVE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD FACILITIES. If not calling in person, please send SAE and cheque payable to Balfron 2014 to Balfron 2014, Balfron Library, Buchanan Street, Balfron G63 0TW.)See More
Aug 23
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Car Boot Sale for Malawi Partnership at Balfron High School

September 6, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Car Boot Sale at Balfron High School to support their Malawi Partnership. Saturday 6th September from 10am - 2pm (open from 9am for stall/pitch holders to set up). Time extended by popular demand!Only £10 for indoor stalls or outdoor pitches. Free entry for bargain hunters! Contact douglasn01s@stirling.gov.uk to guarantee a pitch or stall.See More
Aug 19
William Smith and andrew carberry ferrie morrison are now friends
Aug 19
William Douglas posted a blog post

Business Directory, 1893-1894.

BALFRON is a manufacturing village in the parish of its name, 19 miles north from Glasgow (its post town), the like distance north-west from Stirling, and 16 north-east from Dumbarton, agreeably situated on the declivity of a hill.Auctioneer and Land Valuer. Brown, Robert, BalfronBakers and Confectioners, Lockhart, Wm, & Sons,Balfron M'Arthur, Colin, Balfron MacKinnon, David, BalfronBoot and Shoe Maker. Malcolm, John, BalfronDrapers — see Grocers.Farmers — see end of Directory.Fle-shers.…See More
Jul 30
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World War 1 Commemoration at St Anthony's Church

August 3, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
The event will be a mix of poetry, music and songs associated with the war and the parish of Balfron.We hope to project film footage onto the wall. Tea and coffee will be providedEntry: Free, but by ticket only, which are now sold out. See More
Jul 25
Jennifer Bremner is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jul 25
William Douglas posted a blog post

Ross Murdoch wins gold

Congratulations to Balfron High School former pupil Ross Murdoch who won gold in the 200m breaststroke in the Commonwealth Games.See More
Jul 25
Elisabeth Garton is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jul 22
Jenny Potter is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jul 8
Catherine Dinnie left a comment for gordon james kidd
"Hi Gordon Thanks for the message. Yes, the triangles, used to flee around them on my bike. I'm so sorry to hear about Alan, that's so sad, he was great. Last time I spoke to him was in the Bank a few years ago. I always walk around the…"
Jul 7
Douge Ure left a comment for gordon james kidd
"Hiya kiddy, hope you are well, cant wait for the footie season to begin, wont be long. Was just thinking about you taking me and Podge Harvey to my first Celtic game, versus St Johnstone, it finished up 2 2, seems like yesterday, but it will be my…"
Jul 5
gordon james kidd left a comment for Catherine Dinnie
"Catherine, Will be home in about 5 weeks.Staying with Alex Fraser's widow who is related to my wife.Have got some golf and football organised already and a few pints also.Lot going on with the village,so should be good.Have spoken to James…"
Jul 2
gordon james kidd left a comment for tom yuill
"Tom, Coming home for the month of August.so hope to see you and of course the Rovers. Let me know of any fixtures in August. Cheers Kiddy"
Jul 2
gordon james kidd left a comment for Douge Ure
"Dougie, See you are retired--half yer luck.Kenny is the same.I am still working away but like my job so thats ok.John Collins was aguid player so hope he does ok wae Ronnie.Hope big Virgil stays but if not hope we ask for 10 mil for him.Bet Hooper…"
Jul 2
gordon james kidd left a comment for Willie McKay
"You are a bad man Willie.Thank you very much indeed for your generosity.What a great surprise.Will take it to gowf at the weekend and show the Pro and my pals fae Aberdeen. They are looking forward tae the Scottish Open at Aberdeen,as the dad was a…"
Jul 2
Douge Ure left a comment for Kenny Reynolds
"Aye none of us is getting any younger.  John Collins will certainly liven things up at the club, still their  are  some of the players needing that kick up the bum and not just going through the motions week after week, say what you…"
Jun 29
Kenny Reynolds left a comment for gordon james kidd
"Hi Gordon, Your right about all the strangers and how things have changed,still that's the way of the world now nothing stands still.You will be surprised when you come home at the new private scheme next to the chapel in Dunmore Street.Still…"
Jun 29
Kenny Reynolds left a comment for Douge Ure
"You did well with the council 42 years god thats a life time,like you I took early retirement it will be 5 years this December I stopped working hit the big 60 and thought thats enough,like you the best thing I ever did.My time now unfortunately is…"
Jun 29
William Douglas posted a status
"The Queen's Commonwealth Games baton will be passing through Balfron on Sunday 6th july http://j.mp/1mzurJs"
Jun 26

Blog Posts

Changes to conservation area.

Posted by William Douglas on August 29, 2014 at 12:14 0 Comments



Stirling Council have announced changes to the Balfron North Conservation Area.

Under terms of the Scottish Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act, the council has given notice that 18 existing Conservation Areas have been cancelled, and simultaneously re-designated with altered boundaries,…

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Business Directory, 1893-1894.

Posted by William Douglas on July 30, 2014 at 21:30 0 Comments

BALFRON is a manufacturing village in the parish of its name, 19 miles north from Glasgow (its post town), the like distance north-west from Stirling, and 16 north-east from Dumbarton, agreeably situated on the declivity of a hill.

Auctioneer and Land Valuer. 

Brown, Robert, Balfron

Bakers and Confectioners,

Lockhart, Wm, & Sons,

Balfron

M'Arthur, Colin, Balfron

MacKinnon, David, Balfron

Boot and Shoe…

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Ross Murdoch wins gold

Posted by William Douglas on July 25, 2014 at 9:28 1 Comment

Congratulations to Balfron High School former pupil Ross Murdoch who won gold in the 200m breaststroke in the Commonwealth…

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Shadow of a Tear, by Paul Henke

Posted by William Douglas on June 11, 2014 at 18:23 0 Comments



Shadow of a Tear, the fifth and final book about the Griffiths family will be officially launched at this weekend's Stirling Agricultural Show.
 
If you wish to order a copy you can:
 
a) go to www.henke.co.uk and order by Paypal…
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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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