Festive full-house
Dec20

Festive full-house

FOLKS from across the G63 area packed Buchanan Memorial Hall for Buchanan’s annual Christmas carol-singing this evening (20 December) to make it one of the busiest in the event’s history. With music led by Fiona Crooks and Ruth Macpherson everyone took part in singing a range of Christmas carols and songs interspersed with poems from Jean Bayfield and Barbara Crooks. After the music there was a chance to chat over mulled...

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69th Buchanan flower show
Aug29

69th Buchanan flower show

BUCHANAN Memorial Hall was busy today (Saturday) with visitors to the annual Buchanan flower show which was opened by Ruth McKenzie. But it wasn’t just the visitors that made the 69th show such a success – the entries in all categories indicated that it takes more than poor weather to hold back Buchanan’s champion growers. After an inspirational speech to open the show, Ruth presented the prizes before visitors enjoyed...

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Park-wide creative project accolade
Jun12

Park-wide creative project accolade

AN innovative project to showcase creative activity and offer skills development across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park was highly commended at last night’s Creative Place awards ceremony in Falkirk. And although the Park Premiers TV project didn’t scoop top place in its category – and the £100,000 investment that comes with it – making the short list and runner-up status is an achievement in itself. And it...

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Sun shines on Drymen Show
Jun01

Sun shines on Drymen Show

THE sun came out to welcome around 4000 visitors to Drymen Show last weekend – and there was something for everyone at what is thought to be the longest-running one day shows in Scotland. Indeed the reach and format of the show has grown since the first show in 1816 with over 300 entries in agricultural sections including cattle, Clydesdale horses in hand and with turnouts (wagons), Highland ponies and nine breeds of sheep. Light...

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