Drymen to Balmaha – the final link
Apr18

Drymen to Balmaha – the final link

PLANS for the final link in the Drymen to Balmaha path have been submitted and timescales for completion of the project expected to be announced soon. The final stretch of the path between Shalloch and Balmaha promises not only increased safety but also a much improved surface for walkers and cyclists. “Staff changes within the Stirling Council roads department, the complex design and landowner negotiations are part of the delay...

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Local board member elections: Make a difference to your National Park
Apr10

Local board member elections: Make a difference to your National Park

LOCH Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is looking for nominees to stand in elections to sit on the National Park Authority board.   The National Park Authority board is responsible for making strategic decisions for the park and has an important part to play in helping to deliver the authority’s key aims.  Elections will be taking place via postal vote later this year to recruit five board members – one for each of...

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Free walking netball taster sessions
Apr10

Free walking netball taster sessions

ACTIVE Stirling and Stirling Council have teamed up to offer two free walking netball taster sessions at Balfron High School. A slower version of the regular game, walking netball gives participants of all ages and abilities the opportunity to improve their fitness, meet new people and have lots of fun. All of the sessions are led by an Active Stirling walking netball coach. The first two weeks of walking netball –  Friday 20 April...

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Sunday bin collections changing this weekend!
Mar30

Sunday bin collections changing this weekend!

SUNDAY bin collections throughout the G63.scot area are changing with effect from 1 April. On Sunday 1 April grey and blue bins will be collected. They will be collected again on Sunday 8 April along with the glass box to start a new schedule running until March 2019. The new Sunday collections calendar is available here. There’s a reminder of what should go in what bin here. You can get more info on waste collection, bins and...

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Charity pop up shop seeks donations
Mar14

Charity pop up shop seeks donations

DONATIONS are being sought for charity shop which will ‘pop up’ at Balfron’s McLintock Hall next month. The pop up shop will raise funds towards an autism life dog for a local girl and take place from 10am to 2pm daily between Wednesday 11 and Saturday 14 April. “Our family are fundraising for an autism life dog for our daughter, Molly,” says organiser Charlotte Smeed who has set up a gofundme page for...

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Buchanan Burns supper
Feb25

Buchanan Burns supper

REVELLERS descended on Milton of Buchanan’s Memorial Hall for Buchanan community’s biennial Burns supper on Saturday 24 February. Although month after the official celebration a packed programme featured contributions from many local folks.  Our roving reporter was amongst the crowd and grabbed some photos with his phone to record the night…click on the thumbnail images below to see bigger versions of the...

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