New family festival set for Drymen & Loch Lomond
Jul10

New family festival set for Drymen & Loch Lomond

FORMER Runrig frontman Donnie Munro and Highland pop band Tide Lines have been announced as headliners for a brand-new festival taking place near Drymen. Loch Lomond Live will take place at Drymen Show Field on Saturday 22 and 23 September and promises to offer over 50 live acts from across the country, plus local food and drink, as well as a host of family fun. As well as Tide Lines and Donnie Munro – who will perform a mixture of...

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Community council review
Jul08

Community council review

RESIDENTS in Buchanan and Drymen community council areas are invited to drop in sessions at Buchanan Memorial Hall (Wednesday 11 July) and Drymen Village Hall (Thursday 12 July) to give their feedback on potential changes to the community council boundaries. The sessions will also give attendees the chance to find out more about Stirling Council’s community council governance review. Residents can also make their views known via...

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G63 National Park Authority board member re-elected
Jul06

G63 National Park Authority board member re-elected

FIVE members have been elected to the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority Board including Willie Nisbet, re-elected in ward four (east Loch Lomond and Port of Menteith) representing the G63 area. Willie, who has been on the board as a locally elected member since 2006, retained his seat by attracting 457 votes from local residents. The election count was held at National Park Authority Headquarters in Balloch last...

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Special event marks Balmaha pontoon opening
Jun08

Special event marks Balmaha pontoon opening

AN enthusiastic crowd gathered for the official opening of Balmaha’s new pontoon today (8 June) by the Duke of Montrose. Speaking at the opening, the Duke told of the repeal of the Act of Proscription (1746) – which had banned the wearing of Highland dress – in 1782, commemorated as part of today’s event by the arrival on the pontoon of a rowing boat crewed by a group of oarsmen after crossing the Highland boundary fault...

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Seeds sown for 72nd Buchanan Flower Show
Jun06

Seeds sown for 72nd Buchanan Flower Show

PREPARATIONS are underway for the 72nd annual flower show at Buchanan Memorial Hall which takes place on Saturday 25 August. And while it may seem a long time off, the organisers are keen to encourage Buchanan residents to prepare their entries in a  number of classes which include baking, knitting and crafts, art and painting as well as the familiar flowers and vegetables. The event’s success relies on the local community...

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Butterfly event in Balmaha
Jun04

Butterfly event in Balmaha

A RANGE of butterfly-related activities including a scavenger hunt and arts & crafts are on the agenda at Balmaha Visitor Centre on Saturday (9 June). Organised by The Butterfly Conservation Trust to help promote it’s work, the event runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm and representatives of the trust  will be on hand to talk about projects they’re involved in and key species in the park as well as live examples of moths they...

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