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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The lower end of Buchanan Street

from the 1920s, looking north west
Wednesday
Jean Hendry (MacKenzie) is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Tuesday
Colin Cameron posted a blog post

Community Council Elections

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…See More
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William Douglas commented on William Douglas's status
"Thank you, Tom. That seems logical."
Jan 23
tom yuill commented on William Douglas's status
"Hi William, The 1881 National Census shows Duncan Gunn (age 64) and his sister Janet Gunn (age 60) as residents in a house in Boquhan. I assume that the lane took its name from Janet (Jenny). ty"
Jan 23
William Douglas posted a photo

The Balfron Bowling Green

Balfron Bowling Club, c1920
Jan 23
Margaret MacKinnon is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jan 16
William Douglas posted a status
"Can anyone tell me how Jenny Gunn's Loan got its name?"
Jan 16
Lee cooke is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jan 9
William Douglas posted a video
Jan 6
William Douglas posted an event

Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k at Balfron

April 26, 2015 from 10am to 12:30pm
This is for a single person entry to the 2015 Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k on 26th April 2015 starting at 11:00 am at Balfron High School.All entrants must be at least 15 years old on the day of the race. This is a UK athletics rule for all affiliated 10k races.You should be capable of completing the course within a reasonable time. Please be aware that after 1hour 45mins the route will re-open to traffic. If you have not finished by this time, you are welcome to continue but you will…See More
Jan 5
William Douglas left a comment for Dr Brian Keighley
"Congratulations, Brian, on your appointment in the New Year's Honours.Well deserved."
Jan 2
Clare Cushing posted an event
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Clare Cushing at Balfron Kirk rooms

January 5, 2015 from 1:30pm to 3:45pm
 Monday Music will be starting again on January 5th. Please  contact Clare Cushing to find out more about these local weekly classes  which are for children from 0-5 years.  tel:01360 550166  or email claremondaymusic@gmail.comSee More
Jan 1
Profile IconAllan Wright Kilgour and Dr Brian Keighley joined Balfron, Stirlingshire
Dec 30, 2014
William Douglas posted an event

The BalfRonde' Mini-Stage-Race at Balfron Parish

April 11, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
A one day stage cycle race, featuring three short stages, all based around the Stirlingshire village of Balfron. Hence the name, it's based in Balfron & it kind of goes round it. The World famous 'De Ronde van Vlaanderen' is seeped in cycling legend, so we've borrowed a part of it's name, in the hope that we can create a tiny bit of legend too.See More
Dec 19, 2014
Jean (MacKenzie) Hendry left a comment for alison musumeci
"Hi Alison good to hear from you are well. We need to organise something next year let me know what suits you? Cheers"
Dec 17, 2014
alison musumeci left a comment for Jean (MacKenzie) Hendry
"Hi Jean , how are you, its alison here, gosh its so long since I have seen you, have met Anne a few times, hope you and the family is well. "
Dec 13, 2014
art4you Scotland posted an event
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Watercolour Calss - every Tuesday 2-4pm at art4you Scotland Studio, Ballochruin Farm

January 6, 2015 at 2pm to February 3, 2015 at 4pm
Our watercolour classes will help you to acquire a range of useful technical skills to develop your passion about watercolour. You will have the opportunity to use the medium in a traditional way or in a very loose and impressionistic approach. You will learn how to stretch paper, apply colour washes, learn about colours, how to bring out the full translucent quality of the watercolour medium and much more. Watercolour is one of the most versatile mediums to work in and we will help you to…See More
Dec 11, 2014
Sandra Brittain McBain ms Wilkie left a comment for Janice Rankin
"Hi Janice, thanks so much for contacting me, and for the updates very sad about Joyce, Yes My Granny Effie, and Aunty Jessie were sisters, I loved the time I stayed in Balfron with Uncle Walter, Auntie Margaret and Norma, in Lomond Terrace,…"
Dec 8, 2014

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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John McLintock Trust - Revised arrangements

Posted by William Douglas on December 4, 2014 at 11:05 0 Comments

Following a review by the Trustees of the John McLintock Trust, new arrangements have been agreed for the fulfilment of the aims and objectives of the Trust. Details here>>>

John McLintock was born in Balfron and lived at the foot of the village in Abbotsford with his wife Betsy and two children, Polly and Jenny.

As well as financing the building of the…

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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

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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