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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Jean Hendry (MacKenzie) left a comment for JACKIE YUILL
"Good photos Jackie"
21 hours ago
William Douglas posted a status
"http://www.balfron10k.org.uk/archive/2015-2/ Balfron 10K results now available"
Thursday
alison musumeci and Jean (MacKenzie) Hendry are now friends
Wednesday
William Douglas posted a photo

Tontine Corner 1865

Although I have not heard the term for a while, this area was known as the Tontine Corner at one time.A tontine is an investment plan for raising capital, devised in the 17th century and relatively widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries. It…
Apr 26
William Douglas shared their photo on Facebook
Apr 22
William Douglas posted photos
Apr 21
William Douglas posted a photo

Communion token from the Relief Church, 1820

A communion token is a metal token issued to members of Presbyterian churches in order to provide them entrance to the Lord's Supper. There were many types issued in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries, but they were largely superseded by…
Apr 8
JACKIE YUILL posted photos
Apr 7
Mary Dunlop is now a member of Balfron, Stirlingshire
Apr 3
William Douglas posted an event

The BalfRonde Cycle Race at Balfron

April 11, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm
The BalfRonde Cycle Race, Saturday 11th April. Help needed!!You may remember we ran the Scottish Road Race championships 2 years in a row in the village. We're now back organising & we have a new race, it's kind of like a very compressed Tour de France, with 3 stages crammed into one day. We've stolen the name from one of the most famous annaul one day cycling races in the world, the 'Ronde' (pronounced 'rond'), which is on Eurosport this weekend. Hoping to build on the BalfRonde in the…See More
Apr 1
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
Mar 28
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

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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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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