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I'm looking for a few more volunteer marshals for the Balfron 10k on Sunday 27 April. It's a great day out and the marshals play an important part in creating the atmosphere of the event and ensuring the safety of the runners. It doesn't require any specialist knowledge, just a bit of common sense! If you're interested contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details of the race at www.balfron10k.org.uk.
On this day (5th April) in 1820 a group of striking weavers was intercepted on the way to the Carron Ironworks, after being infiltrated by government agents.
The men, who were protesting following a period of economic hardship and unrest, were ambushed by an armed force outside the village of Bonnybridge. In the ensuing struggle, at least four of the weavers and a lieutenant and sergeant were badly wounded. Three of the rebel leaders - Andrew Hardie, James Wilson and John Baird were…Continue
Just one house went through the Land Registry and Registers of Scotland database in March, with two in Fintry and one in Drymen. Meanwhile, 14 Balfron properties are listed on the Prime Location…Continue
First run in 2007 (as the Co-operative Balfron 10k), the Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k race has proved extremely popular with runners of all abilities. The officially measured course, chip-timing, winners prizes and professional organisation appeal to the most serious runners, whilst the friendly…
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