A81 closure + bus times/info
Jul19

A81 closure + bus times/info

THE A81 is to be closed between Strathblane and the East Dunbartonshire boundary from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July and again from Monday 30 July until Wednesday 1 August between 08:00 and 18:00 each day to facilitate carriageway patching works. During the hours of closure, First Midland Bluebird’s Service B10 Balfron – Glasgow will divert via Killearn Station Road, Blane Smithy Roundabout, Finnich Toll and Carbeth to Milgavie and...

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MP highlights need to tackle Finnich parking and litter
Jul19

MP highlights need to tackle Finnich parking and litter

STIRLING MP Stephen Kerr recently visited Finnich Glen – known locally as the Devil’s Pulpit – to see for himself the traffic/parking dangers and littering which have been brought to his attention by concerned locals. The problems have arisen since the beauty spot has featured in a number of popular TV and film productions as well as travel blogs and has subsequently been attracting increasing numbers of visitors Following his...

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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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