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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Free dog chipping & advice in Balmaha
May10

Free dog chipping & advice in Balmaha

DOG owners can have their pet chipped for free at Balmaha tomorrow (Friday 11 May) thanks to a special visit from The Dogs’ Trust. The trust’s veterinary nurse will be at Balmaha Visitor Centre between 11am and 3pm and will also also offer free nail clipping and carry out a general assessment of a dog’s health and where appropriate advise owners if they should visit their vet. The trust team will be on hand to...

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