Balfron 10k race
Apr23

Balfron 10k race

EIGHTY-eight runners from the G63 area were amongst the  500 runners – aged from 15 to 76 – that took part in today’s Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k race. Results are available here – and more information here. Click the thumbnails below to browse our photo gallery from this year’s race and see bigger images…      ...

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Garden launch marks completion of Balmaha tourist attraction
Apr30

Garden launch marks completion of Balmaha tourist attraction

THE SKIES cleared and sun shone on Balmaha for this afternoon’s (Saturday 30 April) formal opening of Tom and Rhona’s Mountain Garden beside the East Loch Lomond village’s Tom Weir statue. Actor, US National Park ambassador and John Muir impersonator Lee Stetson, and Scots Magazine editor Richard Wright opened the garden with Tom Weir’s widow Rhona. The garden – designed by landscape specialist and Scottish...

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Car heaven in Drymen
Apr26

Car heaven in Drymen

MOTORING enthusiasts had the chance to see an amazing range of rare vintage and classic cars on Monday morning when participants in the Scottish Malts reliability trial and tour stopped in Drymen for the first time control stop of the event. The 700-mile route takes the drivers all over Scotland during the five day event – and there’s plenty more opportunties to see the cars along the way . For full info see...

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Job opportunities at Balmaha’s Oak Tree Inn
Apr14

Job opportunities at Balmaha’s Oak Tree Inn

BALMAHA’S award-winning Oak Tree Inn has vacancies for a supervisor and waiting/bar staff. Leading a team of up to 12 staff per day in the busy bar and restaurant, the supervisor will ensure all guests are given the best customer experience possible. Applicants should have previous supervisor experience, their own car and be prepared to work five shifts (ranging from 7am to 1am) over seven days including weekends. The Oak Tree...

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Hydro scheme official opening
Mar31

Hydro scheme official opening

THE Burn of Mar hydro scheme at Milton of Buchanan was officially opened by His Grace the Duke of Montrose at a special ceremony today (31 March). The scheme – which was commissioned on 31 October last year (2015) – utilises a peloton turbine from Czech Republic suppliers Hydrohrom  to generate power with a peak capacity of 500 kilowatts. Our feature from last August (read it here) tells all about the scheme whose main civils...

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