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.

Members

Promote yourself!

This website is accessible to all those who wish to keep participants in events, activities or meetings informed.

Register, and then publish your news, as it happens.

Your Community Council

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>>>

Read more>>>

Local weather

Balfron Businesses

Click on the map to find a local business

 

Latest Activity

William Douglas posted a blog post

Re:Collections comes to Balfron

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 history and to help…See More
Jan 7
William Douglas posted a photo

Miss Barnwell

I have no idea what this is about, but Miss Barnwell of Elcho House is Vice Converner
Jan 5
William Douglas posted a blog post
Oct 26, 2016
Robert Nicholson is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Oct 26, 2016
Thomas Hart and Pat Thomson are now friends
Oct 24, 2016
William Douglas posted a video

Buchanan Street looking north

Built from postcards of Balfron, 1905-1930
Oct 17, 2016
William Douglas posted photos
Oct 15, 2016
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's photo
Thumbnail

United Free Church c1905

" The 'South Church' is now in residential use. It was closed as a place of worship in 24th November 1968 and was then used as the church hall"
Oct 15, 2016
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's photo
Thumbnail

Ben Lomond

"The farm is thought to be The Rinnans"
Oct 5, 2016
William Douglas posted a photo

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond from Balfron
Oct 4, 2016
William Douglas posted events
Sep 27, 2016
William Douglas posted photos
Sep 26, 2016
William Douglas posted a photo

Mike Hildrey

The Balfron Bullet...and author
Sep 25, 2016
William Douglas posted an event
Thumbnail

Ceilidh at McLintock Hall

October 1, 2016 at 7:30pm to October 2, 2016 at 12pm
Sep 24, 2016
William Douglas posted a photo

Buchanan Street looking north

Buchanan Street looking north
Sep 23, 2016
William Douglas posted a photo

Ballindalloch Mill

This card depicting Ballindallock Mill (sic) was painted by Susan Robson and was commissioned by Balfron 700.Balfron 700 was the celebration of the signing of a charter of Inchaffray Abbey on 3rd October 1303.Balfron (Buthbren) is mentioned for the…
Sep 10, 2016
William Douglas posted events
Sep 6, 2016
William Douglas posted a photo

Jimmy Boyle marries Sarah Trevelyan

On 31 January 1980, whilst still a prisoner, Jimmy Boyle married Dr. Sarah Treveleyan, a psychiatrist, in the Balfron Registrar's Office in a 20 minute ceremony. The marriage lasted 20 years and they had two children.In 1967, he was sentenced to…
Sep 2, 2016
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's photo
Sep 2, 2016
tom yuill commented on William Douglas's photo
Thumbnail

The Printers Row from Endrickside

"William, A fine postcard and an interesting narrative. However I understood that William Thomson was employed as a bookkeeper. Did he perhaps do a bit of moonlighting as a bookie? Keep up the good work.  Regards ty"
Sep 2, 2016

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…

Continue

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

January 2017
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
       

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

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All
 
 
 

Advertise with us

 

Badge

Loading…

© 2017   Created by William Douglas.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service