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.

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Buchanan Street in 1906

"An identical postcard was post marked in 1906"
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Jun 6
Rae Wilson added a discussion to the group Balfron Lunch Club
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Meal Maker

There is a possibility that a hot meal could be provided for people in their own homes on a Thursday. This would be an extension of the Lunch club and the idea is that someone would come with a meal and stay for a short time to have a 'blether. It would be for those who are unable to come to Lunch club due to infirmity, ill health or just home from hospital. We are interested in getting people's opinions about this.
Jun 6
Rae Wilson commented on Rae Wilson's group Balfron Lunch Club
"The price for a meal is now £4 which is still excellent value."
Jun 6
Rae Wilson joined Rae Wilson's group
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Balfron Lunch Club

Meets every Thursday 12-2pm for lunch. It is held at Balfron Church rooms where all are made welcome (any age) to enjoy a two course lunch with tea or coffee for £3. There is no membership as it is open to all. Why not come and join us and meet some very friendly people as well as good food.See More
Jun 6
David Dippie is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jun 6
Rae Wilson is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Jun 2
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May 25
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Balfron Development Trust Meeting at Balfron Church Rooms

May 23, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Launch of Wild AyePOC: wildayemorag@gamil.comSee More
May 23
William Douglas updated an event

Summer fayre at Balfron Campus

September 3, 2016 from 10am to 1pm
Primary School Summer Fayre - New dateAs before there will be an assortment of stalls.So if you have any unwanted books and toys please let us know.We are hoping to have a book and toy stall, so bring them into school and we will sell them on.If any one is looking for a stall to sell, just like Christmas fayre last year please let either Andrew Cardie or Iain Mitchell know.15 pounds plus a donation for the raffle. Pay on the day ask you arrive and hour before opening.See More
May 23
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Auction at Masonic Hall

June 18, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Auction and silent auction in aid of the Balfron Church roof appealTimings subject to confirmationSee More
May 22
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May 11
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Balfron old half-cab bus in Buchanan Street

"The driver across the road is Will Brown"
May 6
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Balfron High School partial closure

Two issues with walls in the stairwell and the small gym were previously identified. As a result of further investigations by engineers, additional issues in the atrium have been identified.Further surveys are now being carried out that will continue through the weekend and into next week. Unfortunately the school cannot continue as normal for BHS young people. A significant part of the school will have restricted access due to ongoing work. The following contingency plans are being put in…See More
May 6
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Candlelit Classics at Balfron Campus

June 24, 2016 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Friday evening the 24th June 16 sees the return of the ever popular CANDLELIT CLASSICS. Run by the primary school parent council as a fundraiser, we are blessed to have so many wonderful musicians in our village who so kindly volunteer to play for the evening. High School Atrium, 7.30pm.Many of us have children who are moving to High School this year, so we are "going out with a bang!" and do it promises to be a wonderful evening.Tickets from Wonderland or the librarySee More
May 3
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McLintock Hall

The McLintock Hall at the corner of Dunmore Street and Buchanan Street
May 3
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Charity Psychic Night at McLintock Hall

May 21, 2016 from 7:30pm to 10pm
May 2
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Balfron Bowling Club Plant Sale at Bowling Club

May 14, 2016 from 10am to 2pm
The Balfron Bowling Club Plant Sale, open green, Try Bowls & coffee morning has been rearranged for SATURDAY 14th MAY 10am till 2pm..See More
Apr 30
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Apr 25

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Balfron High School partial closure

Posted by William Douglas on May 6, 2016 at 18:25 0 Comments

Two issues with walls in the stairwell and the small gym were previously identified. As a result of further investigations by engineers, additional issues in the atrium have been identified.

Further surveys are now being carried out that will continue through the weekend and into next week. Unfortunately the school cannot continue as normal for BHS young people. A significant part of the school will have restricted access due to ongoing work. The following contingency plans are being…

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Village clean up

Posted by William Douglas on March 9, 2016 at 22:18 0 Comments

Balfron Development Trust Pathways and Greenspaces Groups

Spring clean/tidy up of areas

1. Cammoqhill Core Path: Saturday 12th March 

Clearing overgrown parts of path. Meeting at Balfron cemetery end of path at 10.00am . Bring strong gloves and secateurs/loppers.

2. Dunkeld Woods : Saturday 19th March.

Clean up woodland area, removing litter and clearing around young trees.

Meet at Fire station car park at 10,00 a.m . Bring…

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Forum

Balfron Tower

Started by James Lander Apr 20. 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

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