Community lunches boost hall funds
Mar26

Community lunches boost hall funds

LOCALS from Buchanan and beyond enjoyed soup, sandwiches and home baking at Milton of Buchanan’s Memorial Hall on Saturday (25 March). The event was the fourth ‘community lunch’ laid on by Fiona Crooks, Sheena McAllister, Barbara Crooks and Jean Bayfield – a plan hatched last November to bring the community together and at the same time raise some cash for the hall funds. The first three events raised over...

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Balfron race offers new challenge for runners
Mar15

Balfron race offers new challenge for runners

THE countdown to this year’s Balfron 10k race is on – and this year an alteration to the traditional route will offer a new challenge for runners. With just over a month to go before the event – which tales pace on Sunday 23 April –  race organisers are urging people to put their new year fitness resolutions to the test and sign up for the popular event, which regularly attracts more than 700 entrants. During...

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Milton of Buchanan road closure
Mar14

Milton of Buchanan road closure

THE B837 at Milton of Buchanan will be closed at certain times from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March. The closure means no vehicle can pass between 9am and 10.30am; 11am and 1pm; 1.30pm and 3.30pm. At the time of writing, the roads section of Stirling Council’s website doesn’t list the pending closure – other road closures in the G63.scot area can be seen...

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Camping byelaw roadshows kick off in Buchanan
Feb22

Camping byelaw roadshows kick off in Buchanan

THE first in a series of information events to promote ‘Camping in the Park’ at Buchanan Memorial Hall in Milton of Buchanan gave locals the chance to learn more about the new camping byelaws which come into force next week (1 March). Camping is a fantastic way to enjoy the National Park whether in a campsite along an idyllic lochshore or river, or for those who prefer the solitude of ‘wild camping’ away from the hustle and...

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Buchanan show to record Dave Arcari live album
Feb15

Buchanan show to record Dave Arcari live album

SCOTTISH alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari is set to play an exclusive show to be recorded (and filmed) for a live album. The specially arranged show is at Buchanan Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, by Drymen on Saturday 4 March. “It’s short notice,” says Arcari. “But we’ve been encouraged by some test recordings from the last couple of shows and had to take the chance to record a show at what is the perfect venue…and it’s pretty much...

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