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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Latest Activity

William Douglas posted an event

Balfron Community Junior Choir concert at Balfron Church

March 29, 2015 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The younger members of Balfron Community Choir are putting on a concert in Balfron Church on Sunday 29th March at 6.30pm to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. Come along, listen and enjoy a evening of very talented children. Entry will be by donation at the door .See More
Saturday
Fraser McMurdo posted a blog post

CLD Survey

I have pasted a link below that will take you to a Community Learning & Development Survey being carried out by Stirling Council. If you would like to shape the way that CLD is carried out within your community then please complete the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XTDR278 If anyone prefer a paper version of the survey then please e-mail me at mcmurdof@stirling.gov.uk and I will send…See More
Mar 24
JACKIE YUILL is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Mar 17
Jo Booth liked William Douglas's group Balfron Toddlers (2012)
Mar 11
William Douglas posted a photo

Balfron 1896 map

How it was...
Mar 10
William Douglas posted a photo

Dunmare Street

Postcard of Dunmore Street, Balfron
Mar 10
Colin Cameron posted a blog post

Spring Concert

Tickets are now available for the Strathendrick Singers Spring Concert on Sunday 22 March, 7pm at Killearn Kirk. Come and thrill to Handel’s stirring Four Coronation Anthems, and Dvorak’s powerful Te Deum. Great music to welcome Spring and say farewell to Winter. With Conductor Mark Evans; Deborah Rudden, Soprano, Chris Nairne, Baritone, and Orchestra. Tickets £10 (children under 16 free) from choir members, at the door, or email media@strathendricksingers.org.uk.See More
Mar 10
Bob Lennox Docherty posted a blog post

Looking for the family of Alan Ferrie originally from Balfron, sadly deceased.

Hi folks.I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this, but if not, I'm sure someone will direct me to the correct location.In 1973, when I was working for the Glasgow city buses, I met Alan Ferrie and his friend Pete Hardy in the Corporation photographic club. Alan was a bus driver, and Pete was his regular conductor (back in the days when buses had crews of more than one!)We became friends, and had a lot in common, especially our musical tastes. We would attend concerts together,…See More
Mar 5
Bob Lennox Docherty is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Mar 4
Liz Damaschka commented on Liz Damaschka's photo
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Balfron Christmas Stars

"Got most of the names now.  Generated a big response on Facebook from those appearing in the photograph!"
Mar 1
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
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Balfron Christmas Stars

"http://www.itschristmasday.com It's Christmas Day It's Christmas Day: a Christmas song... itschristmasday.com|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

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

Blog Posts

CLD Survey

Posted by Fraser McMurdo on March 24, 2015 at 10:42 0 Comments

I have pasted a link below that will take you to a Community Learning & Development Survey being carried out by Stirling Council. If you would like to shape the way that CLD is carried out within your community then please complete the survey.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XTDR278

 

If anyone prefer a paper version of the survey then please e-mail me at…

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Spring Concert

Posted by Colin Cameron on March 10, 2015 at 11:22 0 Comments

Tickets are now available for the Strathendrick Singers Spring Concert on Sunday 22 March, 7pm at Killearn Kirk.
Come and thrill to Handel’s stirring Four Coronation Anthems, and Dvorak’s powerful Te Deum. Great music to welcome Spring and say farewell to Winter. With Conductor Mark Evans; Deborah Rudden, Soprano, Chris Nairne, Baritone, and Orchestra.
Tickets £10 (children under 16 free) from choir members, at the door, or email media@strathendricksingers.org.uk.

Looking for the family of Alan Ferrie originally from Balfron, sadly deceased.

Posted by Bob Lennox Docherty on March 5, 2015 at 14:43 0 Comments

Hi folks.

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to post this, but if not, I'm sure someone will direct me to the correct location.

In 1973, when I was working for the Glasgow city buses, I met Alan Ferrie and his friend Pete Hardy in the Corporation photographic club. Alan was a bus driver, and Pete was his regular conductor (back in the days when buses had crews of more than one!)

We became friends, and had a lot in common, especially our musical tastes.…

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Events

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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: 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

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