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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Liz Damaschka commented on Liz Damaschka's photo

Balfron Christmas Stars

"Got most of the names now.  Generated a big response on Facebook from those appearing in the photograph!"
William Douglas posted an event

Balfron High race Night at High School Theatre

March 27, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Feb 20
Liz Damaschka commented on Liz Damaschka's photo

Balfron Christmas Stars

" It's Christmas Day It's Christmas Day: a Christmas song...|By Jimmy (no wysiwyg) "
Feb 20
Lois Holmes is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Feb 20
Kenny Reynolds left a comment for Douge Ure
"Hi Doug, Popped into see you on Tuesday 17th Feb as I was in the village had stayed at the Winnock in Drymen for a couple of nights sorry I missed you Take Care"
Feb 19
Liz Damaschka replied to Elizabeth Damaschka's discussion Ballikinrain School
"Nice to hear from you.  You were there before my time. Doug Wylie was quite a character and Douglas Davies a lovely man to work for.  I was sorry to hear of his death about 2 years ago.  "
Feb 18
Liz Damaschka shared their photo on Facebook
Feb 17
William Douglas posted a blog post
Feb 17
William Douglas posted a photo


Ballat, circa 1920
Feb 13
jennifer taylor left a comment for William Douglas
"William,   Yes we have a connection to the village as we were both brought up in the village and went to Balfron High School. Our parents lived there until fairly recently and we still have a rental property in the village. We are both now in…"
Feb 10
William Douglas posted an event

Prayer room at McLintock Hall

February 23, 2015 from 10am to 10pm
An opportunity to drop in and write, draw, sing or speak your prayers. Pray for families, friends, schools, businesses, local services, workplaces, and more. Prayers & Worship, Praise, Thanksgiving, asking, Joy, Sorrow...God wants to hear them all. For those unable to stay, parayer requests can be left in the Prayer Box.See More
Feb 10
William Douglas left a comment for jennifer taylor
"Welcome to our group, Jennifer. I assume that you have a connection with Balfron? William"
Feb 9
jennifer taylor is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Feb 9
Liz Damaschka commented on Liz Damaschka's photo

Balfron Christmas Stars

"Sorry, do not know my left hand from my right: 2nd row: should read L.H.S."
Feb 8
Liz Damaschka commented on Liz Damaschka's photo

Balfron Christmas Stars

"4th row: Top row:  3rd one is Joanne Carmichael who used to live in Cotton Street. 3rd row: ?????? 2nd row:  r.h.s. Gavin Stewart (Stuart?), next to him Keir White 1st row:  Front:  2nd r.h. side Silas Bath of Roman Road"
Feb 8
William Douglas liked Liz Damaschka's photo
Feb 8
William Douglas commented on Liz Damaschka's photo

Balfron Christmas Stars

"Who else can we name?"
Feb 8
Liz Damaschka shared William Douglas's page on Facebook
Feb 6
Liz Damaschka posted a photo
Feb 6
Profile IconJo Booth, Liz Damaschka and John Nicholson joined Balfron, Stirlingshire
Feb 6

Blog Posts

Community Council Elections

Posted by Colin Cameron on January 26, 2015 at 10:48 0 Comments

We're looking for new people to join the Community Council - we've had a busy first year of this new Council, and have been working hard to improve the quality of life in this thriving village.  So we'd welcome new people and ideas to help move us forward.  Vacancy elections are now being advertised as attached - there are up to four places available.  If you are interested, or know anyone you think might be a good person for the job, then let me know, either here, or at…


Watercolour classes in Balfron

Posted by William Douglas on December 7, 2014 at 11:25 0 Comments

NEW Watercolour classes in 2015 - great Christmas present

We are very delighted to welcome artist Frances Douglas to our team. Frances is joining us to teach our NEW watercolour classes starting Tuesday 6th January 2015, 2-4pm. 

Frances has broad experience in teaching art. Her passion for water colour is reflected in her translucent and vibrant paintings. She uses the medium in…


Winner of Design-a-Sign Competition announced

Posted by Colin Cameron on December 5, 2014 at 10:54 1 Comment

Balfron Community Council is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Design-a-Sign competition to replace the existing roadsigns is Louise Craig, a resident of Balfron all her life. Louise’s design is a simple timbered column incorporating woodcut pictures that tell the story of the past, present and future of Balfron. We would like to congratulate her on the elegance of her design, which stuck closely to the original brief.

There were a total of 55 entries to the competition,…



Ballikinrain School

Started by Elizabeth Damaschka. Last reply by Liz Damaschka Feb 18. 2 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

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: 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


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