Local info


SIGNIFICANT bin collection and recycling changes will be coming into force across G63 in Autumn 2016 – information here. This section will be updated as soon as we have new details.

Click below to see which bins are collected and when….

WEDNESDAYS: Drymen, Croftamie and Buchanan area bin collections – click here.

THURSDAYS: Balfron, Killearn & Strathblane area bin collections – click here.

Grey (domestic waste) and brown (organic waste) bins are collected on alternate weeks – brown bins are not collected in December, January or February.

Food waste caddies, blue and brown (for card) recycling boxes are emptied every week.

For more info, missed collections see here.

Also, there’s a ‘live bin lorries‘ map here showing where the bin lorries are at any given time!

The closest recycling centre is at Dunkeld Court, Balfron (behind the Co-Op)

Open Monday to Friday: 5pm – 8pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm (Sunday closed). No commercial waste.



309 Balmaha to Bonhill via Drymen operated by McGill’s (08000 515651)

Click here for timetable*. For latest updates www.mcgillsbuses.co.uk

NOTE: The C8/B8 Glasgow to Drymen via Croftamie stopped running from 1 Aug 2016 – to reach Glasgow from Balmaha or Drymen use the 309 (above) and then train from Balloch to Glasgow…

There are many forthcoming changes to buses in the G63 area and we hope to publish more info as it becomes available. Meantime, to plan your journey visit www.travelinescotland.com

* while G63 endeavours to keep information up to date we recommend checking with bus operators in case timetables have changed.


Drymen Dental Practice, The Square, Drymen G63 0BJ


Tel: 0136 066 1097

Opening hours:

Monday: 9am – 6pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Tuesday: 8am – 8pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Wednesday: 9am – 6pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Thursday: 8am – 8pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Friday: 8am – 4pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Out of hours emergencies please call NHS 24 free on 111


Drymen Health Centre, 2 Old Gartmore Road, Drymen G63 0DP


Tel: 01360 660809 The surgery operates on an appointments only basis

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am – 6pm*, Wednesday 8am – 1pm. (*closed for lunch 12-1pm)

* Although closed for lunch a duty doctor will always be available and telephone lines are open from 8am to 6pm. Out of hours call NHS 24 free on 111 – NHS24 website


Killearn Health Centre, Balfron Road, Killearn, G63 9NA


Tel: 01360 550339

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am – 6pm


Balfron Clinic, 41-47 Buchanan St, Balfron, Glasgow G63 0TS, United Kingdom

Tel: 1360 440515


Strathblane (Edenkiln) Surgery, 12 Dumbrock Road, Strathblane G63 9EG


Tel: 01360 770340

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.45am – 6pm


In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.


The Square, Drymen

Tel: 01360 660751

Opening Hours

Monday & Friday  – 9.30am-1pm / 2pm-5pm

Tuesday & Thursday – 9.30am-1pm  / 2pm-7pm

Wednesday  Closed

Saturday 9am-1pm

The mobile library visits Croftamie, Buchanan Smithy and Milton of Buchanan every second Monday – for dates and times see here.

Don’t forget about all the online services, eBooks, news and magazines you can get from your library membership!


Davidsons Chemist

44 Main Street Drymen G63 0BG

Tel: (01360) 661285  e-mail: drymen@wdavidson.co.uk

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday:  9am – 1pm


Call 101 for non-urgent matters

999 for emergency services

Full police information for the G63 area here.


15 Main Street, Drymen

Tel: 01360 660743

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm (closed for lunch 12.30–1.30pm)

Saturday: 9am – 1pm

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