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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New fund launched for projects in the park
May02

New fund launched for projects in the park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority is calling for applications to a new National Park grant scheme with £80,000 of funding available for projects that help enhance the National Park as a place to live, work and visit.   The new grant scheme is a fantastic way to provide additional benefits for communities, businesses and residents across Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park whilst also seeking to...

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Record times for Balfron 10k
Apr23

Record times for Balfron 10k

TWO new course records were set by the winners of the Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k on Sunday (April 22). The race saw Stephen Wylie take the men’s title in 34:30 with last year’s winner Michelle Sandison coming home in 37:54 to claim the ladies’ title. The G63 trophies for first local male and female were won by young runners Gregor McArthur (38:29) and Rosie Eckersley (43:00). The weather in London may have been...

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Showcase for G63 artists’ work
Apr21

Showcase for G63 artists’ work

OVER 150 paintings and drawings by artists from across the G63 area and beyond are on show at Drymen Village Hall this weekend (21 and 22 April). The fantastic free entry exhibition is presented by Drymen Art Club features art from most of the club’s 24 members  and all the works are for sale giving visitors the first chance to pickup some original art at affordable prices. Visitors can view the work between 10am and 5pm on...

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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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