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We are delighted to be working with Liz Melville Social Media to bring you a brand new, fun, business networking group in the Park Life area. Since moving to Balfron recently, Liz had become increasingly frustrated by having to travel to Glasgow or Stirling for networking opportunities. Knowing that Katrina had previously run popular business networking for Park Life Magazine, Liz approached her with the idea of starting a new group, for business owners in the local villages and areas surrounding the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. And so Business Blether was born! Based on the name Liz had used for a Twitter networking group she runs every Thursday #SocialBlether – Katrina and Liz felt that a ‘blether’ was just the right word for their new, informal network!

Business Blether monthly meetings now up and running with Liz Melville Social Media and Park Life

Park Life puts the spotlight on

Drymen, Balmaha and Rowardennan


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Fun for all the family, Highland Games, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Meet Peppa & George, Fun Fair Rides, Home Baking, Face Painting…and lots more! Preschool children from 3 years Open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

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Callander Festival

Park Life Magazine is 10 years old! Time flies but I have enjoyed every minute of producing a magazine for an area I love so much and look forward to the next 10 years! A huge thank you to the team; Heather Munro who keeps the finances in order (and me!), Lisa Sanderson overseas sales and keeps up to date with local companies & events and Jen Brown is developing Park Life Deals and they all work with a tireless passion. Thanks Girls! I hope you are enjoying our new little magazine within Park Life which in this edition it is “Things to do in the Park Life area”, great guide for the holidays… we also have a special feature on Drymen to Rowardennan which takes a look at local business and events within the area. Next edition covers Oct-Nov and we are featuring “Where to Eat locally” and we will be focusing on Killearn Village. Business Blether Networking. It has been a while since we held regular networking events but that is all changing as we have got together with Liz Melville Social Media and we will host an event once a month, to find out more visit www. businessblether.co.uk and register for the mailing list. We also have some information about the events on page 13. Hope to see you there.

Have a good summer!

Katrina, Heather, Lisa & Jennifer

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Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa

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CONTENTS Spotlight on Drymen to Rowardennan 12-23 Review of The Winnock Hotel 17 Buchanan Arms update 20 The Fire Service needs you! 27 Gardening & Outdoors 28-32 Things to do  33-49 Park Life Map 40 Events 44-45 Jazz Festival 46 Health & Wellbeing 52-54 Fitness Clubs  54 Kids Section 55-60 Lomond School Interview 57 Kids Groups & Clubs 58-59 Where To Eat 61-67 Review at House of Darroch 66 What’s on Loch Lomond Shores 64 What’s on Mugdock Park  78 Index 85 Farmers Markets 87

COMPETITION Win a meal for 2 at Buchanan Arms Hotel21 Balmooha Free Ice cream for a year  16 MacRoberts tickets for Aladdin Panto41 Next edition covers October-November. Deadline is 9th of September. We have moved! You can find our office at Killearn Mill, Killearn, G63 9LQ. To contact us about advertising or events please call 01360 441006 email katrina@parklifescotland.co.uk www.parklifescotland.co.uk Crescent Cabs “Like” our facebook page to get many more special offers. Sign up for Parklifedeals.co.uk Follow us on and we will bring you a local deal every week!

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Business Park Life YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!

Interview and Testimonial with...

Liz Anderson

A Very Happy Customer of The Paint Shed How did you find out about the Paint Shed? I had found the paint I wanted to use

I can see from your testimonial that you will be spreading the word in Kintyre? Ive been telling friends and family all about it as we do have problems with deliveries in this neck of the woods so it looks like we are all sorted for our painting needs if only other companies were as efficient.

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and it was expensive so I searched

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the internet for the best price and

OK so needed some Butinox stain and primer for my brand new shed had a long trawl through the internet for a suitable website that didn’t penalise me for living in Kintyre (Muasdale way up on a hill to be exact), some websites treat you as if they are delivering to

the Paint Shed was far cheaper than others. I was also expecting a high delivery charge as Tarbert is quite a bit away from the city so I was delighted to find out it was free with my delivery!

some far flung remote wilderness, yeah ok so we are a wee bit out of the way but no The Paint Shed was the clear winner!! I ordered my Butinox and Primer at 10:12 on Monday 19th of May. Expecting the usual 5 - 7 day delay i was more than impressed that THE NEXT DAY yes folks the NEXT day!! I met the delivery driver at the bottom of my road at 08:30 on Tuesday the 20th of May with my delivery!!!! Your name will be spread across Kintyre for your prompt nae insanely prompt service!! Fantastic service!!” 10/10 Liz Anderson Tarbert Argylle

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puts the Spotlight on Dr Rowardennan village is part of the West Highland Way which attracts 70,000 walkers every year from all corners of the world. Home to an excellent Youth Hostel and The Rowardennan Hotel. This is the base of Ben Lomond which is a Munro (scottish mountain over 3,000 feet high) and a decent climb if reasonably fit. Leaving Rowardennan heading for Drymen, we reach Balmaha, a thriving village on the banks of Loch Lomond. Stop for award winning cuisine and friendly welcome at the Oak Tree Inn or excellent coffee and home made ice cream at the newly opened St Mocha coffee shop. The busy, wellstocked Village Shop is a boon for locals and visitors alike. If Ben Lomond is a climb too far, then the Conic Hill at Balmaha is a good walk of around two hours with stunning views of Loch Lomond and surrounding countryside. Onwards to Drymen in the heart of the Trossachs, a friendly village with numerous facilities and the oldest pub in Scotland, the well known Clachan Bar

Images from Paul Saunders Photography

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Business rymen, Balmaha & Rowardennan & Restaurant! The row of shops on the Main Street have been refurbished and reopened with Moon for modern ladies clothing and accessories, Stewarts of Drymen Gift & Coffee Shop, and Skoosh has new management. The ever popular Buchanan Arms Hotel has changed hands and has a new lease of life with development of the Spa and refurbishment. (see pg 19 & 20). The award winning butcher, the Village Shop, the Drymen pottery/Ealain Gallery, The Drymen Inn, The Winnock Hotel and not forgetting the Public Library all contribute to the wellbeing of Drymen and we look forward to welcoming Davidson’s Chemist (see pg 25) Two miles out of Drymen is Tir na nOg which offers various therapies, gift shop and cafe. The cafe is now called Aurora Cafe and has been lovingly refurbished. After the devastating fire last year Tir na nOg is once again thriving. This small piece of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park from Rowardennan to Drymen is a little gem for all to enjoy.

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BUSINESS

We are delighted to be working with Liz Melville Social Media to bring you a brand new, fun, business networking group in the Park Life area. Since moving to Balfron recently, Liz had become increasingly frustrated by having to travel to Glasgow or Stirling for networking opportunities. Knowing that Katrina had previously run popular business networking for Park Life Magazine, Liz approached her with the idea of starting a new group, for business owners in the local villages and areas surrounding the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. And so Business Blether was born! Based on the name Liz had used for a Twitter networking group she runs every Thursday #SocialBlether – Katrina and Liz felt that a ‘blether’ was just the right word for their new, informal network! Business Blether will be held on the final Thursday of every month, and will alternate between a breakfast time ‘coffee drop-in’ and a more structured lunch or dinner event. Feel free to come along when you can, and network with other local business owners over a coffee or light refreshment – membership is completely FREE! For more details about Business Blether and forthcoming meetings, visit

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LocalBusiness Profiles • Local Profiles • Local Profiles Heather Munro Drymen Guide Leader. Heather has been involved with the guides for 20 years and has spent 10 of those with the Drymen Guides and was instrumental in setting up the new Rainbow unit for 5-7years old. She fulfilled one of her guiding ambitions in 2010 the Centenary Guiding Year by taking her unit to Switzerland to visit the Guiding World Centre in Adelboden. The 1st Drymen Brownies have enjoyed, a great year with lots of arts and crafts and outdoor activities at our meetings every Wednesday night. We have 15 brownies but alas with the pending birth of Sally’s first baby we are now back to only one leader. If anyone in the community would

like to step up and help run the Brownie unit, I would be delighted to welcome you, otherwise the Brownie unit will have to be folded and this will have an impact on the whole guiding movement in Drymen. If a weekly involvement is too much we could discuss shortening the Brownie calendar perhaps having

Kenny and Shereen welcome you to The Aurora Café. Situated within the beautiful grounds of Tir na nOg Holistic Centre, the café provides delicious homemade food in the form of snacks, light meals, freshly baked cakes and sinful desserts. See page 12

meetings every second week. Any offers of help/ideas on how to go forward would be most welcome. Joint Registration night for all sections, on 27 August at 7pm Drymen Village Hall. Phone Dawn Connor on 07973 198134.

Drymen Guide Unit enjoys an action-packed adventure at galloway Guides from Drymen joined over 350 Guides and Senior Section members, aged 10 – 19, for an action-packed weekend at Galloway Activity Centre on 24/25 May. Adventure 2014 saw girls take over Galloway Activity Centre for a weekend of fun and exciting outdoors activities. Girlguiding Scotland is delighted to have, with the help of Cashback for Communities funding, delivered affordable adventure events, at four different locations across Scotland, to over 1700 girls and young women who may not otherwise have had this opportunity. Adventure 2014 enabled the Guides and Senior Section members to challenge themselves, learn new skills and try out new activities. Activities included sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, wobble boarding, archery, climbing, abseiling, zip line, tree climbing, mountain biking, night line, orienteering and many more. Rachel Milne, age 12, Drymen Guide Unit, said: “I loved Adventure 2014. It has made me more confident; I have made new friends and tried things that I wouldn’t have ever done.” Heather Munro, Leader, added: “This has been an amazing event and the girls had a great time meeting new friends, learning a few new skills and getting the opportunity to try out some very adventurous things they’d never tried before.” During the weekend a total of 1700 girls and young women took part in Adventure 2014 at Galloway Activity Centre, Netherurd Training and Activity Centre (The Scottish Borders), Fordell Firs (Fife) and Fairburn Activity Centre (Ross-Shire). For more information about how to join Girlguiding Scotland – the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland – www.parklifescotland.co.uk 14to|www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk. go


Park Life Interview with...

Mairi McGinn

of Moon, Drymen Mairi has been in the fashion industry from the age of 19 and has recently opened a clothing shop Moon on Main Street Drymen where it has been well received and very busy. We get the chance to catch up with her and find out what it is she loves about the fashion business.

Have you always had an interest in fashion? Like most peoples careers I didn’t choose it ,it just seemed to be a natural progression from the work I was doing in wholesale fashion. At that time there were a lot more independent retailers in Scotland and the fashion industry here was vibrant and exciting, unfortunately with the

arrival of oversized shopping centres filled with multiples the decline in the number of the independent retailers began. Over the last couple of years there has been a real feeling of disappointment in what the high street has to offer ,people are ready for change , something a bit different. Its my view that as the economy steadily improves we will see an increase again in the independent retail market which will make the high street interesting and judging by the great response I’ve had here at Moon it will be a welcome change

Is it hard to choose and order clothing so far in advance? Buying the stock is great ,visiting the shows in London , seeing all the new brands and what’s going to be

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big the following year, but that’s the most familiar side for me as it is where I started at 19. About 50% of the stock is forward ordered about 6 to 9 months in advance and 50 % from stock houses ,that gives me a bit of flexibility for the variables . I’m really enjoying having a business in Drymen its such a personal experience very different to working in large towns and cities there is such a great feeling of community here and I hope the customers coming into Moon enjoy that.

Moon of Drymen

Come along and visit our brand new clothing store on Main Street, Drymen. Suppliers of:

White Stuff, Smash, Fever, Robell, Joules Fashion. We also stock a wide selection of bags, jewellery, sunglasses and scarves.

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St Mocha

WIN FREE ICE CREAM FOR A YEAR! St Mocha, the new coffee shop and ice cream parlour in Balmaha is receiving rave reviews of its homemade ‘Loch Lomond Luxury Ice Cream’ range. Now St Mocha are preparing to launch Bal-Moo-Ha, a children’s range of ice cream. We’re offering you the chance to decide which flavours should be created in a unique competition to launch Bal-Moo-Ha. If you’re 16 or under simply enter the competition by emailing your name, age, address and suggested flavour to balmooha@ theoaktreeinn.co.uk Everyone who chooses a flavour that is used will win a free scoop in a cone and one person drawn from all of the entires will win a years worth of ice cream for them to enjoy and share with their family and friends. They’ll also be invited to help create their flavour during a special VIP visit to St Mocha. The deadline for entries is 21st August 2014. Terms and conditions and full details of the prizes are available at www.theoaktreeinn.co.uk/comp

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Review - The Winnock Hotel Business meals were freshly prepared and tasted delicious . For dessert I was very tempted by the Orkney fudge cheesecake, it sounded to die for but I just couldn’t as I was too full from my main course! I went for a cappuccino while my daughter had chocolate brownie which was beautifully presented with cream, Ice cream and a strawberry for decoration and could have easily passed for an adult dessert . Arriving on a lovely summers day for lunch we were given an option to sit outside or inside which was appreciated. Both areas had a lovely busy atmosphere but we decided to sit inside. The friendly/welcoming staff brought menus/specials of the day over to us and took our drinks order. My daughter decided to go for the kids Burger and chips(only £2.95!) whilst I opted for the omelette. Both

We are both looking forward to returning! Review by Alison & Holly Baxter

and they promised to do their best. And they most certainly did. They created a special birthday dinner menu for us and even provided some complimentary bottles of wine. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The service from the staff in the restaurant was brilliant - nothing was too much trouble - even switching out the lights in the restaurant to bring in the birthday cake we’d provided. Excellent value for money. Would highly recommend!

Trip Advisor Review “Fantastic meal with outstanding service” I booked a table for 16 people to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. Mum is known to the hotel management and I asked them to help make it a special night for her

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Winnock Hotel Loch Lomomd

Sunday Night Ceilidhs... July to October Also at The Winnock Hotel...

Live music • Murder Mysteries • Pipe Band every Thursday night in the village green Beer Garden and new bar menu now available

www.winnockhotel.com T: 01360 660245 The Winnock Hotel, The Square, Drymen, Loch Lomond G63 0BL Follow us on

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Strathendrick Decorating & Plastering

John Gault m: 07748 283947 Allan Denton m: 07984 549933 Email: strathdp@hotmail.com Interior, Exterior Paint Work. Ames Taping. Coving and all types of Plasterwork.

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Images from Paul Saunders Photography

Interview with...

Ian Buick

Scottish Director of Nordfield Properties Ltd, owner of the BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa The Hotel has changed hands a few times over the years what are the new owners hoping to add to the Buchanan Arms? Even before Nordfield Properties acquired the BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arm Hotel we realized that the hotel suffered from under investment for a period of years. The many years of experience of the Directors of owning and operating hotels in Scotland and abroad helped us to assess the requirements quickly and we started within a week with the resurfacing of the car parks, essential roof and heating repairs and a huge list of improvement works, they include the redesign of

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the Leisure Club, the upgrade of the hotels winter garden with stylish new lighting and soft furnishing featuring tweeds and plaids to place emphasis on Scottish quality products. We also completed the refurbishment of 7 bedrooms within the main original building of the hotel, again soft heather colours and quality tweeds where used to give this traditional feel with a modern twist. We thank our design company, select furnishings for their complete support throughout this project Additionally to this the hotel will reduce its carbon foot print by changing over to a biomass boiler within the next few weeks, this will mean the hotels heating, hot water and the air handling and heating

of our Haven leisure club will be supplied by sustainable wood pellets. Over the quieter winter months we will be creating a coffee and gift shop with an outside play area, we look forward to the opening just before Easter 2015 to attract and keep more visitors in Drymen. We are confident with the full commitment and investment of us the BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel will proper for many years to come, we see already substantial upturn in the hotels wedding numbers. A hotel like the BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel cannot prosper as a business or indeed meet and exceed the expectations of our guests unless we, as the new owners, commit ourselves to the hotel for the


Volker Steinemann, General manager & Ian Buick, Scottish Director of Nordfield Properties Ltd

long term, which we do willingly

Everyone loves a Spa and The Haven Spa has been a huge success is there any expansion planned? We are heavily committee to the development and expansion of the leisure/spa area. Already, along with our partners at Haven Spa, we have registered the Trade name of ‘The Haven Spa and Leisure Club’ by which this area will now be known within the hotel and for marketing purposes. Already we have upgraded the reception area, had the pool area redesigned, installed led the pool lighting, created a welcoming pool side bistro and installed new gym equipment. We also addressed issues of health and safety and installed panic buttons on the poolside to summon help should one of guests get into trouble.

We revised our leisure club membership fees to ensure our most loyal members will always pay the lowest fees and this already showed a positive impact on the membership numbers of the haven leisure Club We are now in a position to offer ‘pampering packages’, not only to our brides and bridesmaids, but to other visitors looking for a few fun days with bespoke treatments tied into accommodation, wine and dine packages. We have not forgotten our male guests as we can also offer them ‘pampering packages’ including the best wet shave in the area. Already for the future we are intending to install a Hot tub within an outside relaxation area (the infrastructure is already in place for this), new steam room and specialised haman rooms for new mud treatments!!! In two years’ time we are already planning the building of a woodland spa with 4 four additional treatment rooms and a second relaxation

room with a log burning stove for these cold winter months. It is our ambition to build the ‘Haven Spa and Leisure Club’ into a nationally recognised wellness centre.

What do you love about working in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs area? The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area is without a doubt one of Scotland’s treasures and we feel privileged to be here because of the Buchanan Arms. We work and live in beautiful unspoilt countryside, we are on the famous West Highland Way, and welcome numerous wedding functions throughout the year who enjoy our wonderful hospitality. Our crowning glory, especially for bridal parties is out ‘Viewpoint’ opposite the hotel with panoramic views towards Loch Lomond, an amazing backdrop for wedding photographs.

FANTASTIC COMPETITION! Win

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DRYMEN Business LIBRARY

Drymen Library is set in a cosy little corner of The Square at the heart of the village and has been serving the community and the surrounding area for over 35 years. When you venture inside you will see that the library is so much more than just a book lending service and all sorts of interesting and exciting things happen inside.

Beth Crossan and Christina Finlay

Drymen Library Calendar Aug-Sept HEARTSTART CLASS 21st August 7pm-9pm BOOKBUGS 26th August 2.30pm-3pm MUSIC EVENING (String Quartet) 26th August 7.15pm-9.30pm CHATTERBOOKS BOOK CLUB 28th August 3.45pm-5pm AUTHOR VISIT - ANGELA JACKSON 16th Sept 7pm-9pm LIBRARY CLOSED - POLLING DAY 18th Sept 7am – 10pm PLEASE POP IN FOR MORE INFORMATION

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At the moment Beth and I are wandering round the Mythical Maze with our younger readers, aged 3 – 12 years. This is our Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by Tesco Bank and The Reading Agency. The aim is to read six books over the summer holidays and in return the children receive small prizes and free entry to exciting venues. Once they complete the challenge they will be presented with a medal and certificate. We have a very full diary for the coming months including a visit from ‘Zoolab’ for our challenge winners, Author visits, Heartstart Classes where you can learn essential life saving skills, Music Evening with a string quartet and the launch of our ‘Chatterbooks Reading Club’ for 8-12 years. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Drymen Library whether you are just popping in to read the newspaper, take out a book or DVD, use the P.C.’s, ask for information, look at our collection of Local History material or find a long lost relative through our Archives. We look forward to meeting you! Christina Finlay Community Library Officer

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Business

Ealain Gallery at The Pottery Bar and Restaurant. Open daily 9:30am-8pm Mon-Sat Sun 10am-8pm Bar open 5pm-12am Fri/Sat 5pm-1am Ealain Gallery, 11 Main Street, Drymen Wholesome food, fresh baking, unique gifts, malt whiskies and original art The Pottery Bar and Restaurant 01360 660 458 Ealain Gallery 01360 660996

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The Oak Tree Inn, fine Scottish food with local ales & whiskys • Balmaha Village Shop St Mocha Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Parlour, artisan roasted coffee and homemade ice cream A range of accommodation available Tel: 01360 870357 | Email: info@theoaktreeinn.co.uk | www.theoaktreeinn.co.uk

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One to One Friendly Jargon free Computer Training for beginners. Computer tuition in your own home on your own computer or tablet! In Your Place At Your Pace Are you a Silver Surfer and been too afraid to ask for help? Tablet or computer training is available just for you. All you need to know in short 2 hour sessions. Book as many sessions as you want from 1 to many, it’s your training!

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Davidsons Chemists

Clare and staff are pleased to welcome you to our new pharmacy in Drymen. Below are details of some of the services we can offer you. Prescription Collection Service We can save you time by collecting your prescriptions from your doctors surgery. To take advantage of this free service, pop in and complete a registration form.

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We will then arrange to collect all future prescriptions from your Doctors surgery. You then may order prescriptions from the surgery as previously, and after allowing 48 hours, collect your medicines at your convenience. NHS Minor Ailment Service Have you heard about the NHS Minor Ailment Service? This service allows you to receive free treatment and advice for minor illnesses without having to make an appointment.

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Once *registered, if our pharmacist thinks you need over-the-counter medication, this can be supplied free of charge on the NHS, without having to see your doctor. Save yourself time and money by visiting us in store! *Eligibility applies: available to children; the elderly; students under 19 in full-time education; if you have a maternity, medical, or war pension certificate; you or your partner are in receipt of income support; jobseeker’s allowance; employment and support allowance; pension credit guarantee credit; NHS tax credit exemption certificate; or HC2 certificate

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The Fire Service needs you! Who turns up in a fire engine when a call for help is made? A firefighter of course. In the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area from Balloch to Killin, Balfron, Aberfoyle, Callander, Doune, Dunblane, Crianlarich and Tyndrum, it could easily be somebody you know. All these fire stations are crewed by Retained Duty System (RDS) firefighters. These are individuals who live or work close to specific community fire stations and can commit to providing an emergency response service for that station. Most of them are women and men whose primary employment is in another field, but in addition to that, they provide the same range of emergency service as their full time firefighter colleagues in some of Scotland’s smaller towns and rural villages.

Large Goods Vehicle driving – the fire service also provides development in the areas of management and leadership, for those seeking additional responsibility.

Being a retained firefighter is a fulfilling role that allows you to develop additional skills and earn extra cash whilst providing an invaluable lifesaving service to your community.

What’s in it for you?

To become an RDS Firefighter, you must: • Be 18 years of age or over • Be Physically fit and in good health • Have good unaided vision and colour perception • Be seriously interested in helping to provide an invaluable emergency service for your local community. • Have the express permission of your primary employer to become an RDS Firefighter If you have the flexibility and commitment to be a retained firefighter and would like more information, Watch Manager Scott is available at Balfron fire station 01360 441019 on Monday between 7pm and 9pm or email gary.scott@firescotland.co.uk Applications must be submitted online at www.myjobscotland.gov.uk

You must be available to respond to emergency calls from your home, or place of work (by employer agreement), at any time of the day or night within 5-8 minutes of emergency call-outs, however, if you do not meet these requirements your application may still be considered. To ensure you maintain the relevant knowledge and skills required for the role, you will be required to attend your station for a 2-3 hour session each week. In return you will be paid a retainer fee along with additional payments for every incident and training night you attend.

Could you do it? As an RDS Firefighter your role would be challenging and demanding. There are stressful and hazardous situations to be faced and you will be required to deal with these while providing comfort and reassurance to members of the community. Call rates vary from station to station with some retained stations responding to over 800 calls a year and others responding to less than 50. The role of the fire and rescue service has changed over recent years, with firefighters working to reduce the number of fires, fire related deaths and injuries through a range of Community Fire Safety initiatives. Many retained firefighters play an important role within their communities, by helping to promote fire safety messages, giving fire safety advice to schools and other organisations as well as carrying out free home fire safety visits. The training you receive allows you to learn new skills such as First Aid and Up the tower is M. Hailstones, then left to right, D Telfer, D Hallyburton, A More, D Brown, A Hailstone, G Scott.

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Gardening Tips Weeding

Boring but vital. Keep on top of weeds in borders, the vegetable garden and all your pots and containers. Little and often will reduce what will become a Herculean task if left to spiral out of control. Weeds not only look messy but use valuable moisture in the ground. The best and easiest way to weed is to use a Dutch hoe which will cut the weeds just below the surface. Weeding on a sunny day will ensure weeds left on the surface dry out and die in the warmth.

At Benview Garden Centre, you’ll find the very best local plants and produce. Many of our plants and shrubs are grown on-site, so they are perfectly suited to the local climate. Ask our staff for expert tips on how to look after them. We grow our own fruit and vegetables too. Right now you can pick your own tomatoes, lettuce etc from our greenhouses, or enjoy our fantastic freshly picked strawberries, or stock up from our Farm Shop. You can’t get any fresher! And if you’re looking for something a little different, visit our new Gift Shop before enjoying a cuppa and cake in the coffee shop next door.

Benview Garden Centre At the Ward Toll Balfron Station G63 0QZ Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 9am–5pm Sun: 10am – 5pm

01360 850525

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We take great care and pride in the work we do, so if you like what you see please feel free to call us on 01877 381212 for a FREE consultation.

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FORTH VALLEY

TREE SERVICES • Qualified & fully insured • Tree felling, pruning, stump removal • Hedges cut / reduced • Domestic & commercial • Free quotations Paul Milligan BSc.

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www.forthvalley-treeservices.co.uk

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TERRA FIRMA Garden Design and Construction

We cater for design minded clients and for most budgets and sizes of gardens. We have over 20 years of experience, are fully insured and all our work is guaranteed. References available.

For a free initial consultation call Susan on

0141 429 6267

Website: www.terrafirmagardens.com Susan Gallagher BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

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Garden Design & Construction Bespoke Garden Buildings

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macrobert presents

Written By Johnny McKnight

GET READY TO CHEER, BOO-GIE AND HISS YOUR WAY THROUGH MACROBERT’S BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!

26 NOV 2014 - 4 JAN 2015

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01786 466666 | WWW.MACROBERT.ORG Steps to a healthier you in 2014 As our Aberfoyle walk enjoys its one year anniversary we reflect on a healthy 2014 so far…

Walk in the Park makes walking fun and accessible for everyone. Our walks are led by trained leaders and take place in Balloch, Aberfoyle, Callander and Killin. Over the last few years we have doubled the number of weekly walks available. Why not join over 100 other walkers and take the first steps to a healthier you in 2014? Walks last between 30 and 45 minutes. You can choose to walk at a pace which suits you depending on how you are feeling. Guidelines recommend adults need to be active for at least 30 minutes a day. The benefits of regular walking include having more energy, stronger muscles, more control over your weight, a better night’s sleep, improved confidence and a lower risk of heart disease or stroke. Our routes are mostly flat, with slight inclines, and good walking surfaces. Most of them are suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. We have a varied and interesting programme of walks; some are around the town, others in the countryside. The walks are free – you just need a pair of comfortable shoes or boots and appropriate clothing for the weather. Some optional social time is offered in a local cafe afterwards (refreshments at own cost). If you have any questions please contact our coordinator: Cathy Scott on 01877 330055 or 01389 727748, email: cathy.scott@lochlomond-trossachs.org Walk in the Park is run by the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust and is supported by Paths for All, Forestry Commission Scotland, NHS Scotland, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority and the ScottishPower Foundation.

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The Lodge Forest Centre

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Open daily 10am-6pm August

10am - 5pm September

Events Osprey First flight, first splash Sunday 3rd August 4pm-7pm Bat Watch Saturday 23rd August 8pm-10pm Deer Rut First week in October For more details call The Lodge on 01877 382258 or e-mail: thelodge@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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Sun 10th 7.30pm History of Deanston Distillery (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession

@ St Kessog’s Opening Times: Exhibitions and shop: Wed, Sat and Sun 10am to 5pm and at other times for specific events and workshops. Bookings: Drop in to St Kessog’s, call 07583 634036 or email stkessogs@hotmail.com

August Fri 1st 1pm -7pm Fly Tying workshop with Brian Thomson £5. 7.30pm A Light on the Mountain – Killin Mountain Rescue (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Sun 3rd 7.30pm Ben Lawers and its Alpine Flowers – National Trust for Scotland (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Sat 2nd 2pm Handbells & Harps – Callander Chimes, Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and young harpists from Conservatoire of Scotland. £4 adult/ £3 concessions Wed 6th 7.30pm The Grand Tour (of the Trossachs), talk by Arthur Jones. £3 adults/£2 concessions Fri 8th 1pm -7pm Fly Tying workshop with Brian Thomson £5. 8pm Jenne McClure Jazz Band £4 adult/ £3 concessions

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Mon 11th 10am-12noon Craft2Distract, paper craft workshop with Lilian Moir £8 per session Tues 12th 7pm – 9pm Introduction to Lace Knitting workshop with Margaret Milligan Free of charge but please book your place. Wed 13th 2pm No More Cages & Young Folks – traditional/contemporary young musicians. £4 adult/ £3 concessions 8pm Moodswing- jazz. £4 adult/ £3 concessions Fri 15th 1pm -7pm Fly Tying workshop with Brian Thomson £5 7.30pm Not Just Wordsworth an Scott: Poetry in the Trossachs (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Sat 16th 4pm to 5.30pm Saving Scotland’s red Squirrels (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession 8pm Ae Fond Kiss (film) £4 adult / £3 concessions

Sun 17th 8pm Riverside Ceilidh Band £4 adult / £3 concessions Wed 20th 2pm-7pm Scrapbooking workshop. £10 Fri 22nd 1pm -7pm Fly Tying workshop with Brian Thomson £5 7.30pm Moirlanich Longhouse (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Sat 23rd 2pm Frozen – Disney film 8pm Jazz Mark Five. £4 adult/ £3 concessions Sun 24th 8pm 12 Years a Slave (film) £4 adult/ £3 concessions Mon 25th 10am-12noon Craft2Distract, paper craft workshop with Lilian Moir £8 per session Wed 27th 2pm Turtles around Scotland’s Shores (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Fri 29th 2pm Geology of Callander (talk followed by a walk) £3 adults/£2 concession

September Wed 3rd 7.30pm From the Land of Fire to the Driest Places on Earth – a journey through Patagonia, Chile and Easter Island (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession

5th – 7th Nostalgia Weekend Fri 5th 1pm -4pm Share your memories of Callander. Free of charge Sat 6th 2pm Dr Finlay’s Casebook and Scottish Screen Archive short films of the Trossachs 8pm Geordie (1955) Film £4 adult / £3 concessions


Sun 7th 2pm-4pm Patchwork Landscapes workshop by Clare Workman £20 2pm Dr Finlay’s Casebook and Scottish Screen Archive short films of the Trossachs £4 adult / £3 concession 5.15pm – 7.15pm Poetry Slam £3 adults/ £2 concessions 8pm Riverside Ceilidh Band £4 adult / £3 concessions Mon 8th 10am-12noon Craft2Distract, paper craft workshop with Lilian Moir £8 per session Tues 9th 7pm–9pm Introduction to Lace Knitting workshop with Margaret Milligan. Free of charge but please book your place. Wed 10th 2pm Fisheries Management in the River Teith (talk, followed by walk by the river) £3 adults/£2 concession. 8pm The Jazz Pack. £4 adult/ £3 concessions

Fri 12th 7.30pm Argaty Red Kites (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession

Sun 21st 2pm-4pm Paper Pieced Patchwork Workshop by Clare workman £20 7.30pm Conservation Projects in the Local Forest District (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Mon 22nd 10am-12noon Craft2Distract, paper craft workshop with Lilian Moir £8 per session Wed 24th 7.30pm Doune Castle (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession

Wed 17th 7.30pm Bat Walk & Talk (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Fri 19th 1pm -7pm Fly Tying workshop with Brian Thomson £5. 7.30pm Scotland Discovered: Early Tourism (talk) £3 adults/£2 concession Sat 20th 2pm-4pm Scrapbooking workshop. £10 8pm Jenne McClure Jazz Band £4 adult/ £3 concessions

Fri 26th 1pm -7pm Fly Tying workshop with Brian Thomson £5 2pm Rusty Strings - wide range of string music: Scottish, folk, jazz, film themes, light classic… £4 adult/ £3 concessions Sat 27th 10am – 4.30pm Craft Fair, free entry

60 mins. from Glasgow & 75 mi ns. from Edinburgh

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• Classic Steamship Cruises on Sir Walter Scott • Panoramic Cruises on Lady of the Lake • Dining in The Brenachoile Café - Restaurant - Bar • Katrine Gifts - Souvenirs & Scottish Crafts • Katrine Kiosk - Snacks, Drinks & Sandwiches • Katrinewheelz - Cycle hire for all the family

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Stirlingshire Caravans Stirlingshire Caravans

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Caravan&repairs & servicing Caravan Motorhome repairs & servicing Used caravan Sales ACOPS Gas & CITO trained engineers Motorhome habitation certificates (Keep your Warranty Valid!) Motor Movers supplied & fitted Motorhome habitation certificates Window replacement Motor Movers supplied & fitted Caravan Storage Window replacement Full Full Used Caravans Wanted service Caravan Storage service Trade-ins welcome from from

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Area covered by Park Life Magazine McLaren Leisure Centre

Cruises

Go APE Go Country

Deans

Ben Lomand

Buchanan Castle Green Aspirations Ardoch

pend time together as a family in a ng woodland setting

Family Bushcraft Experience

Sealife Centre Aquarium

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ortunity to spend time together as a family in a beautiful Spring woodland setting

Bushcraft Parties

Family Bushcraft Experience

Costs: £45 for 1 Adult + 1 Child. Extra supplement: Adult £15, Child £8 includes all tools, & tea/ coffees. Cooking • Fire Lighting Make Bowsmaterials & Arrows • Campfire Please bringBushcraft a packed lunch or something to cook over theHunt fire. Birthday Parties • Treasure Wednesday April 2014 10am- 4pm, Drumtian Rd, Killearn. Stick 9th Challenge • Bushcraft Art • Green woodworking

Den Building • Campfire cooking • Make a kite

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Blairmans MacRobert

WIN Tickets for Aladdin! 26 November – 4 January

A brand new panto written by Johnny McKnight You think you’ve troubles? You’ve never met the Twankeys. Widow Marge O’ Reen Twankey has been online dating for 2 years and is yet to get a wink. Oldest daughter, Aladdin, has just had her hair cut and keeps on getting mistaken for a boy – will local royalty and heart-throb Prince Jasper ever notice her now? And if that wasn’t enough Lady Lilith D’ijin has arrived in town claiming herself the long-lost relative of The Twankey family and all she wants for Christmas is some rusty old lamp…. Will Marge O’Reen find her true love? And what will happen when Aladdin rescues the bogging lamp from the local landfill mine…

Full Size Games Hall 20m swimming Pool 30ft Climbing Wall Sauna and Steam room Fitness Classes Modern Fitness Suite www.mclarenleisure.co.uk Mollands Road, Callander FK17 8JP | Tel: 01877 330000

Get ready to boo, hiss, cheer and boogie your way to another Christmas spectacular at macrobert! To enter simply visit

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The National Trust for Scotland

LIGHT UP BEN LOMOND! Torchlight Hike & Lighting of Memorial Beacon

Saturday 16 August 2014

Meet at 6:30pm at Ardess Lodge £50 per person* (*optional sponsorship and donations on the night towards conservation work on Ben Lomond)

For more information and to book your place contact: Wilderness Events Ltd 01479 420020 info@wildernessevents.com www.wildernessevents.com/events Can’t join us? Donate to support Ben Lomond, text GLOW75 £5 to 70070 Want to light your own candle but can’t climb the Ben? Visit www.justgiving.com/NTS-Torchlit-Walk to donate £2 and leave your message and we will light a candle for you on the night. The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410

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Book at goape.co.uk or call 0845 838 2476w quote PARKAB *Offer valid until 30/11/14, excluding Saturdays & Bank Holidays. Offer valid at Aberfoyle Tree Top Adventure only. Participation and supervision ratios apply.

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Port of Menteith Church Open days Open to visitors every weekday in August from 2pm - 4pm

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Osprey first flight, first splash Sun 3rd Aug 4pm-7pm Bat Watch Sat 23rd Aug 8pm-10pm

Callander Jazz Club Sun 3rd Aug & Sun 7th Sept featuring the Jazz Club House Band 3-6pm McNabs Bar in The Dreadnought Hotel, Station Road, Callander

Loch Lomond Youth Soccer Festival University Of Stirling, Pathfoot Building, Stirling, FK9 4LA Aug 7th-10th, 9am-5pm, info@ soccerevents.co.uk Scotland’s finest Youth Soccer Festival now in its 14th year. The event unites young athletes from around the world who leave our country with the very best memories and many new friends. Each year we welcome approximately 100 teams of boys and girls from 10

Green Aspirations Family Bushcraft Experience (which also includes Den building) Fri 15th Aug, Sun 31st Aug, Sat 20th Sept. Introduction to Green Woodworking Sun 10th Aug, Sat 27th Sept Spoon Carving Sat 16th Aug, Sun 28th Sept Natural rope & string making Sat 6th Sept Make Birch bark containers & Birch bark tar. Sun 7th Sept. To Book Call 0141 342 4188

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The Balfron Bash Donaldson Park Balfron 16th of Aug starting at 12pm There will be stalls, displays, live music, a beer tent, a BBQ Cream Teas and a fun football match between the current Balfron Rovers FC and a returning select of former players. There will also be children’s games and activities.

Ben Lomond Hike Sat 16th Aug @ 6.30pm at Ardess Lodge

Gartmore village hall 98th Gartmore Horticultural Society Annual Exhibition Sat 30th Aug 1.45pm

Gartmore Community Cinema 5th Sept [kids - Friday] Hunger Games 2 6th Sept - Skyfall www.gartmorevillage.co.uk

Loch Ard Open Water Swimming 6 Sep 2014 8am-1pm Loch Ard is one of the smallest fresh water lochs in Scotland. It is situated in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire. This event will include a 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 10k and 12.5k swim. There will be a 1k & a 2.5km loop on the day of the swim.

National Trout Fly Fishing Championship Final 27th Sep 2014 Lake Of Menteith Fisheries, Lake View, Port of Menteith, Stirling, FK8 3RA Teams of anglers compete in the tournament using the fishing method to catch the most

Stirling Fringe Festival 19th Sept -28th Sept Now in its second year, this new annual festival will bring together a range of artists and performers from across the UK. It will also showcase local talent and show that Stirling is now as much of a cultural destination as it is a historical one. Enjoy live theatre, music, poetry, art, comedy, children’s shows and art exhibitions.

ANTIQUES VALUATION DAY WIth Anita Manning of Great Western Auctions Wed 1ST Oct 10.00AM – 3.00PM St Andrew’s Kirk in the Square Helensburgh. Entry £8 Including valuation of up to 3 items

Moon of Drymen & Park Life Magazine Fashion Show Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa Oct 2nd Tickets £10pp Includes wine and


Things to do in the canapies. We are looking for some helpers for the evening if you would like to get involved please call Mairi on 01360 660523 or Katrina 07791976910 We are raising funds for Strathcarron Hospice

Business Blether Monthly Meeting See page13 for more details (www.businessblether.co.uk)

St Anthony’s Auction of Promises Mclinotch Hall, Balfron Sat 4th Oct 7.30pm . Auction of Hampers, promises and a selection of items on the night

Thistles thread Quilt Show Sat 18th Oct – Kirk Hall Callander 10am - 4pm

BALFRON 2014 FINALE CONCERT

Callander Jazz and Blues Festival

3rd OCT 2014 The Senior Stirling Choir of the National Youth Choir of Scotland will close this year’s successful Balfron2014 Homecoming Festival with a concert at Balfron Campus Theatre Tickets are £7 for individuals and Family Tickets for up to two adults and two children are only £15 available from Balfron Library and from NYCoS.

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secret desire to sing and dance on a regular basis, why not join Callander’s very own Amateur Operatic Society. We meet weekly on Mondays at the Callander Golf Club from September to rehearse for our annual show every March. The rehearsals comprise a bit of singing (you don’t need to read music), a bit of stage-work, a bit of dancing (you don’t need to be Fred Astaire and Anne Widdecombes are most welcome), some chat, drinking tea and eating cake. It’s a great way to meet folk from around Callander and beyond (we have members rom Thornhill, Braco, Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Dunblane and Doune) from all walks of life and all ages. We’d love for you to join us. We’d also love to hear from people who’d like to help out behind the scenes. A lot of work goes into a show and much is done by a hard working team of volunteers offstage, so do come along and see how you can get involved. Call Maggie Magor for more information on 07989 975311 or check out our website: www.c-a-o-s.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming you.

Callander Amateur Operatic Society seeks new members Rehearsals for the Callander Amateur Operatic Society’s 2015 show, Half a Sixpence, begin on Monday 8th September 2014, 7.30pm at Callander Golf Club. And we’d love to get some new members along! So if you’re harbouring a

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The McLaren High School Swin Band - Rose Room - The Remi Harris Trio - Winston's Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Band - Alex Hahn and The Blue Riders - TC and The Moneymakers - The Alan McKelvie Band - Used Blues - Mudslide - Baby Isaac - Louis Hamilton and the Boogie Brothers-Stomphouse Sauce - Jordan and Hillis - The Deke McGee Band - Not Proven - Jump Jive Swing - Boogie Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopol - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Allison Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Scott Madden Trio - The Jazz Pack - The Mary May Quartet - Moodswing - The Beverley Beirne Quintet - The McLaren High School Swing Band - Rose Room - The Re Harris Trio - Winston's Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Band - Alex Hahn and The Blue Riders - TC and The Moneymakers - The Alan McKelvie Band - Used Blues - Mudslide - Baby Isaac - Louis Hamilton and the Boogie Brothers-Stomphouse Sauce - Jord Callander Jazz & Blues 2014 (A5).pdf 2 23/06/2014 10:26:08 and Hillis - The Deke McGee Band - Not Proven - Jump Jive Swing - Boogie Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Alliso Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Scott Madden Trio - The Jazz Pack - The Mary May Quartet - Moodswing - The Beverley Beirne Quintet - The McLaren High School Swing Band - Rose Room - The Remi Harris Trio - Winston's Pennin Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Band - Alex Hahn and The Blue Riders - TC and The Moneymakers - The Alan McKelvie Band - Used Blues - Mudslide - Baby Isaac - Louis Hamilton and the Boogie Brothers-Stomphouse Sauce - Jordan and Hillis - The Deke McGe Band - Not Proven - Jump Jive Swing - Boogie Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - 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If you are looking at booking a Wedding, private party or corporate event, please contact us by sending an email to info@ardoch-scotland.com or call us on 01389 710401 and we would be happy to arrange a tour of our exceptional venue.

This year’s programme offers over 45 live gigs staged in 22 venues in and around the Trossachs town of Callander. Featuring a host of local, national and international jazz and blues performers.

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Things to do in the

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Blairmains Summerfest 2014

Join us on saturday 9th august at blairmains farm shop & coffee bothy for our annual summerfest and speciality fine food fair. With over 30 of our suppliers showcasing scotlands well stocked larder of food and drink, it’s your ideal opportunity to sample their tasty products. Demonstrations of hand made jewellery, wood carving, soap making as well as new ideas from our local interior designer means there is something for everyone. If you think you could rise to the challenge, don’t forget our brilliant bothy ‘bake off’ with classes for adults and children (ideal for beginners) with great prizes - entry forms available at blairmains. Live music, entertainment for the kids and a bbq and beer tent – there’s fun for all. With free prize draws throughout the day as well as great discounts and deals, this is an event not to be missed. The summerfest kicks off from 10am and runs until 4pm. Our exciting new furniture extension will also open on that day, with a large selection of handmade oak furniture for every room in the house. Invites to our official opening evening with special discounts, drinks and canapes will be available at the summerfest. A taste of the country on your doorstep!

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Come to Scotland’s heart for

Super September Doors Open Day, Stirling Fringe, Wha’s like us, Bloody Scotland, Off the page, and much more...

Active Stirling offer many opportunities for people to get out and enjoy the fresh air in their local communities. The Stirling Walking Network has over 20 led walks each week catering for all levels of fitness. There are currently four walks that are particularly relevant to those living in and around the Western Villages... Killearn and Blanefield Health Walk • Short gentle walk lasting no more than 45 minutes. Suitable for those looking for a slower paced walk • Thursdays 2pm, Routes vary each week.

Rural Community Walk

‘Walk Forward’ Community Walk

Rural Nordic Walking

• These walks last up to 1 hour and • Walks are tailored for fitter walkers who • Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles are at a gentle to moderate pace. can walk for approx. 2 hours at a good to enhance your natural walking experience. pace and can tolerate rougher ground • Every second Wednesday at 2pm around • Thursdays 11am, Routes vary each with inclines. the Western Villages. week around the Western Villages. • Walking routes vary each week • You will be given training on technique • Walk costs £1.25 throughout all Stirling communities. before coming along to the walks. • Walk costs £2.25 • Walk costs £3 For the paid walks you are welcome to come along and try the walk first, free of charge.

For more information about the above walks and all walks offered throughout Striling please see our walking brochure at www.activestirling.org.uk/Walk-About-Stirling/ or contact Tricia Cumming on 07557 439111

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Things to do in the

area

BUCHANAN CASTLE GOLF CLUB All Weather Driving Range & Pro Shop • Active Stirling’s FREE led Cycle Rides start on Thurs 24th July • Every Thurs at 10:30am leaving from the PEAK • GREAT FUN, MEET NEW PEOPLE, ENJOY THE LOCAL SCENERY, IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS • Basic Level of cycling ability required • Rides will last approx. 90 minutes covering around 8 miles • Regular stops to enjoy scenery and take on refreshments. Places MUST be booked in advance by calling 01786 448308. A limited number of bikes and helmets are available for hire, please check availability when booking.

Call in for expert help and advice... ● ●

For more information please contact Phil Coleman on colemanp@activestirling.org.uk or phone 0300 028 0101

PGA Professional staff Wide range of Ladies, Gents and Juniors golfwear and equipment Beginners & Junior classes

Membership packages available for all categories including beginners ● Video coaching facilities available ● Gift Vouchers avialable ●

Bring this advert with you for Double balls at the Driving range in August 2014 01360 660330 | Buchanan Castle Pro Shop proshop@buchanancastlegolfclub.co.uk

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Terms & conditions: This voucher entitles a maximum of 6 people to 50% off the standard individual entry at Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium. Valid until 30/09/14. This voucher is not valid with any other offer. REF:PARKLIFE2014

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, G83 8QL

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Business

Carol Robb Bookkeeping Services Bogged down in paperwork, no time do your bookkeeping? Call Carol on

M: 07786 822408 H: 01360 770847

E: carol.robb386@btinternet.com

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MICHAEL HOMFRAY LAND SURVEYS

MORRIS ARCHITECTS

Topographic Surveys Computer Aided Drawings Boundary Checks Setting Out New Developments

25 years experience

Hill of Balgair, Balfron For FREE quotes & advice, call

01360 860729 or 07977 135289

ROWAN HOUSE, 4 CASTLE GARDENS BALLIKINRAIN, BALFRON, G63 0LT TEL 01360 441 075 MOB 07866 426 746 EMAIL morris.architects@btinternet.com

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Health & Wellbeing

Robert Miller Personal Training

Looking Fab or Flab for Summer? Lose a size in a month or double your money back! Most people who diet will do an average 43 diets in their lifetime - would you want to lose weight and never have to diet ever? Have the body you always wanted? Be Fit, Healthy, Free of Pain and Medicines?

Fat loss for life not just one diet plan!

Gill Tinning before and 8 mths later

Believe in Miracles!

Call or Email Now for a free taster session.

T: 07977 272103

E: enquiries@killearnhealthandfitness.co.uk

Tir na nOg Tir na nOg is a Holistic Centre, in a beautiful courtyard setting on the edge of the National Park, just 17 miles north of Glasgow and 20 miles from Stirling. We have a gorgeous shop (sneak a peek at www. enchantedrealm.co.uk), a great range of complementary therapies and consultations, and a fascinating range of events and workshops listed on our website, as well as our beautiful woodland walk, and our friendly neighbouring businesses, the Aurora Cafe, Fairyland Aromatics, Green Aspirations and Claire Crawford Holistics. We look forward to seeing you soon! Oona, Shereen and helpers :) www.tirnanog.co.uk

We are a strong team that delivers affordable luxury. A warm welcome awaits you in our relaxed salon while receiving your one to one attention.

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Have you experienced or been worried about irritation or allergic reaction - Wella has created a NEW colour molecule called INNOSENSE which has taken out the most common irritant leaving you free to experience beautiful,translucent colour with up to 100% coverage.

2 The Galleries, Balloch Rd, Balloch, G83 8SS

Tel/fax 01389 720150 www.mackenziestewarthair.co.uk


Health & Wellbeing

Kerinsian Inspirations Do you or any of your loved ones need help to overcome negative habits, addictions, stress, feeling down, weight issues, relationship problems, lack of confidence, low self esteem issues, bed wetting, not able to speak up and out?

If so, we can help you to restore your balance and be all you can be. Using cutting edge therapies, an empathic ear and total confidentiality, we offer you solutions using Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, EFT and NLP.

Choose to do something about it now! Bill Kerins

Dip, CAH HPD

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Email: info@masteryourworld.co.uk

All products in these facial Therapy treatments are w open in Killearn, “Lumsdaine Halls Chemical, petro-chemical and paraben free, oms” offers exceptional therapy services on all processes including packaging are ur doorstep, giving youbio-degradable local access a food range and healthyto for the chain. of The results areOur outstanding! dependent therapeutic specialists. services Eminence isNHS being used and loved by stars m to compliment the existing provision such as Maddonna, Cher, Jennifer Anniston thin the area. and Jessica Biel to name just a few!

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Metafit - Amanda Pilates - Amanda Pilates - Amanda Pilates For Golden Girls Body Control Pilates - Jane Meek Body Control Pilates - Jane Meek Body Control Pilates - Jane Meek Zumba - Jane Zumba - Jane Zumba - Jane Siobhan Ashtanga Yoga Siobhan Pre natal pregnancy Yoga Siobhan Ashtanga Yoga Siobhan Mysore yoga class Dynamic Flow Yoga Pregnancy Yoga Restorative Yoga for all Killearn Health & Fitness/Bootcamp Killearn Health & Fitness/Chi-Gong Killearn Health & Fitness/Meta Fit Killearn Health & Fitness/Relaxercise Killearn Health & Fitness/ Meditation Killearn Health & Fitness /Fight Fit Killearn Health & Fitness/Astanga Yoga Metafit - Janice Young at Heart Gold - Janice Exercise to music - Janice Young at Heart - Janice Metafit - Janice Adult Tap Dance Central Cheerobics Body Revive Dance Central Kore Kickboxing Short local walks (approx 45 minutes) Local walks (aprox an hour) Longer walks (approx 2 hours) Nordic walking and training Exercise Class (Adults) Taekwondo Rainbow Taekwondo Juniors Ladies Netball

Fitness

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Drymen/Killearn Buchlyvie Drymen Drymen Gartocharn Gartocharn Blanefield Strathblane Strathblane Killearn Killearn Tir Na Nog Killearn Killearn Tir Na Nog Tir Na Nog Tir Na Nog Killearn Killearn Killearn Killearn Killearn Killearn Killearn Kippen Gargunnock Gargunnock Callander Gargunnock Balfron Balfron/Callander Balfron Balfron High School Killearn/ Blanefield Various villages Various villages Various villages Balfron High School Balfron High School Balfron High School Balfron High School

Saturdays Thursdays Tuesdays Tuesdays Mondays Thursdays Thursdays Saturdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Tuesdays Thursday Fridays Wednesdays Tuesday Thursday Thursday Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Thursdays Thursdays Fridays Mondays Tuesdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Monday Mon/Tue Tue/Thur Mon & Thur Thursdays Thursdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays

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9am & 10am 01360 661403 6.30pm 01360 661403 9.45am 01360 661403 11am 01360 661403 12.15pm 07759 182236 6pm 07759 182236 9.45am & 8pm 07759 182236 10am 07968 968944 9.30am 07968 968944 7.45pm 07968 968944 7.30pm 07825 392 334 10am 07825 392 334 9.30am 07825 392 334 9.30am-11am 07825 392 334 1:30pm-2:45pm 07825 392 334 10am-11:15am 07825 392 334 12pm -1pm 07825 392 334 8pm 01360 551166 7am 01360 551166 9am 01360 551166 10.30am 01360 551166 11am 01360 551166 7.30pm 01360 551166 9.30am 01360 551166 6.45pm 0756 5182259 11.30am 0756 5182259 7.30pm 0756 5182259 12.30pm 0756 5182259 6.30pm 0756 5182259 8.00pm 07917 541163 8.30pm 07917 541163 1pm & 8.30pm 07917 541163 8pm - 9.30pm 07813 884202 2pm 07557 439111 11am 07557 439111 10.30am 07557 439111 1.30pm 07557 439111 7-8pm 07963 080078 5-6pm 07963 080078 6-7pm 07963 080078 8 -9pm All Abilities welcome

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RAZZ BALFRON MOVING TO A SATURDAY! Business As of the 30th Aug 2014 Razzamataz Balfron is moving to Balfron High School on a Saturday morning. This is extremely exciting as all pupils will be able to perform in proper dance, drama and singing studios. Principal Mark Long stated “ Its an amazing move for the school, its only 100 yards or so from our previous venue and the performing space now at our disposal is incredible. The teachers and I are very eager to get this move started. Our students have also expressed their excitement about the new venue. We hope to see as many new faces as possible.

You can book to sign up for the FREE TASTER right now as spaces for the new term are filling up fast. For more information call Principal Mark Long on 01389 386117 or 07715301841. You can also email balfron@razzamataz.co.uk.

GRAY LG LAURA SCHOOL OF DANCE LG

Principle Teacher: Miss Laura Gray (F.B.A.T.D Cheer Pom, M.B.A.T.D Stage, Jazz, Freestyle & Cheer Pom, A.B.A.T.D Stage & Freestyle, Fully Qualified Zumba & Zumbatomic Instructor, NCSSE Cheer Coaching levels 1,2,3 & 4, Fully Qualified FitSteps & Boogie bounc Instructor, Bsc Sports Therapy)

Boys and Girls welcome from 2½ years. Classes held every Thursday evening from 3.30pm onwards in Balfron Church Hall and Balfron High School. Every Saturday morning in the Allan Church Hall Bannockburn. TAP, MODERN, STAGE, FREESTYLE, CLASSICAL BALLET, JAZZ, MAJORETTE, CHEER POM, STRETCHING TECHNIQUES STREET/HIP HOP

LYNDA TURNER

A.S.D.T.A.

SCHOOL OF DANCING

Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Stage

Taught to children from 2 1/2 years

** BOYS ONLY STREET CLASSES**

Strathblane classes Enrolment date: Tues 19th August 3pm - 5pm Edmonstone Hall, Blanefield

Telephone: 01389 298296 / 07921214350 E-Mail: laura_gray_school_of_dance@hotmail.com

Killearn Classes Enrolment date: Wed 20th August 3pm - 5pm Killearn Village Hall

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CLASSES CONTACT MISS LAURA GRAY:All pupils taught to BATD standard, with amateur and professional examinations. All teachers are disclosure checked.

**CLASSES ALSO HELD IN CLYDEBANK** Annual show held in the Mitchell Theatre and MacRobert Centre.

Tel: 01360 770390

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Nursery, primary and secondary An education flexible enough to suit every pupil’s needs. Purpose built modern facilities where talents can flourish. A vibrant and exciting extra-curricular programme.

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To find out more please call

01436 672 476


Lomond School welcomes new Principal for 2014 This year Lomond School will be embarking on a new phase as the school welcomes new Principal, Johanna Urquhart. Johanna will join Lomond for the start of term in August 2014 and is looking forward to moving to Helensburgh.

“At the end of July my husband James, our two young sons and I will be moving to Helensburgh and we are all very excited. I spent much of my childhood on and around Loch Lomond - walking, cycling, canoeing, boating and water ski-ing. I have so many happy memories of this time and the outdoor adventures and opportunities that this area provided.” Before applying for the post Johanna visited and toured the school. “Having spent most of my career in the east of Scotland, I had never visited Lomond School and was keen

to establish whether the school’s values would fit with my own and would my boys be happy there? The minute I walked into the Junior School’s Clarendon building I knew that my boys would love it. The historic architecture has been lovingly restored

retaining all of its period features yet incorporating all of the modern technology and facilities needed for education in the 21st century. Every classroom is bright, colourful and you know instantly that this, along with the teachers who have created these wonderful displays, will inspire creativity in young and curious minds.” Johanna worked as Head of Maths and IT at The Waid Academy, Anstruther and then Deputy Head at Breadalbane Academy in Aberfeldy. For the past 6 years she has been Academic Depute Head at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Mathematics and Statistics and a Masters Degree in Education, specialising in Leadership and Management. “I have been lucky to have learnt my craft in good schools with great teachers. However, it was only

when I moved to the post of Deputy Head at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh that I really understood the difference that an independent education can make. Lomond School offers a huge diversity of non-academic activities from traditional sports, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, clubs and societies such as debating and Young Engineers through to a strong commitment to outdoor education. This allows pupils to develop skills such as leadership, teamwork, creativity and communication to name but a few, as well as developing their confidence and self-esteem.”

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Business KIDS GROUPS & CLUBS

EVENT / CLUB

VILLAGE / LOCATION

Aberfoyle Toddlers (age 0 - 5years)

Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

Artworks classes for 5-14 yrs

McLintock Hall, Balfron

Balfron “New Baby “Cafe

Church Hall, Balfron

Balfron Monday Music

Balfron & Killearn

Balfron Bairns

Balfron McLintock Hall

Balfron Razzamataz

McLintock Hall, Balfron

Balfron Barracudas Swim Club

Balfron Campus Pool

Balfron Artworks

Mclintock Hall, Balfron

Balfron Outdoor Athletics Club

Balfron Campus Pitches

Balfron Tennis Tigers

Balfron Campus

Buchlyvie Baby & Toddlers Group

Buchlyvie Village Hall

Brig O Turk Playgroup Pre School

Brig O Turk Playgroup Pre School

Callander Toddlers Group

Kirk Hall, Callander

Callander Target Sports Club

Camp Place, Callander

Drymen/Spanish/El Club Espanol

Church Hall, Drymen

Drymen Under 5’s

Village Hall, Drymen

Drymen Children’s golf lessons

Buchanan Golf Club, Drymen

Drymen/Ballet Classes Desta Laiolo

Village Hall, Drymen & Killearn

Gargunnock Playgroup

Community Centre, Gargunnock

Gargunnock Toddlers

Community Centre, Gargunnock

Gartocharn Cubs

Drymen Church Hall

Gartocharn Under 5’s

Kilmaronock Millennium Hall (downstairs)

Killearn Mother & Toddler Group

Church Hall, Killearn

Killearn Toddlers

New Church Hall, Killearn

Kippen Playgroup

Village Hall, Kippen

Kippen Toddler Group

Village Hall, Kippen

Karate Zan Shim Kai

Memorial Hall, Aberfoyle

Killearn Linda Turner School of Dance

Village Hall, Killearn

Killearn/Ballet Classes Desta Laiolo

Village Hall, Drymen & Killearn

Killearn Monday Music

Balfron & Killearn

Lets Dance with Lorna Pickford

Mugdock Country Park (Wednesday)

Strathblane Fun Hut Baby/Toddler Group

Kirk Rooms, Strathblane

Strathblane Linda Turner School Of Dance

Edmonstone Hall, Strathblane

Thornhill Baby & Toddler

Community Hall, Thornhill

Thornhill Pre-School Playgroup

Community Hall, Thornhill

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Business Kids DAY

TIME

Wednesday

9.30 - 11.30am

CONTACT Cindy 07786 511894

Sat P1-3;9-9.45am P3-5;9.50-10.50am or 10.55-11.55am P5+;12-1pm

fabartbalfron@gmail.com

Tuesday

10.30 - 12noon

Susan 01360 449573

Monday

9.15 - 2.45pm

Clare 01360 550166

Wednesday

9.30- 11.30am

balfronbairns.wordpress.com

Tuesday

Various times

Mark 07715301841

Mon, Thurs & Sat

Various times

www.balfronbarracudas.org.uk

Saturdays

Mornings

Gillian 01360 449425

Wednesday

6.30 - 8pm

balfronathletics@yahoo.co.uk

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Book Review Bush-Hog Tails By Victoria Harwood

Bush-hog Tails is a story about a lovable new kind of creature. From the first sighting of the little Bush-hog he can often be mistaken as a hedgehog but this cute thing is in fact nothing like a hedgehog! He is smaller, extremely clever, can speak many languages and has metal spikes which only really come out if the Bush-hog is afraid. Bushy meets a cat called Fluffy who attempts to eat him but soon comes to realise that it won’t be that easy! Instead they become good friends and embark on many adventures together, meeting other animals and making new friends. The author, Victoria Harwood, has wanted to write a book ever since she was a child. She hopes that the characters she has worked so hard on touch’s the hearts of children and adults. Victoria has done all the illustrations herself using charcoal and crayon then carefully scanning them to avoid smudging ready for the publication of the books. Victoria has copies of her first book in other countries including an English school in Kuwait. Her stories have magic, animal education and humour included in the hope that they will delight and inspire children.

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Paul O’Malley

new Head Chef at

Culcreuch Castle Hotel Having trained for several years in some of the best restaurants & hotels in Edinburgh I decided to move to London after being offered a job at the 5 star Grove Hotel in their 3 rosette fine dining restaurant, Colettes, working under Raymond Blanc protege Chris Harrod & John Wood, former chef of the worlds only 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab. I returned to Scotland after 18 months when offered a position at

Cameron House, with the task of helping their 3 rosette restaurant gain a Michelin Star. After Cameron House I felt I had enough experience to run my own kitchen and have since been head chef in several well received & acclaimed restaurants. During this time I have taken part in many top culinary competitions, most recently being a UK Chef of the Year semi finalist and Scottish Chef of the Year finalist in 2013.

Cu l c r e• u c h• Castle COUNTRY ESTATE

Looking for somewhere different to eat? Why not come and experience fine Scottish cuisine throughout the year at historic Culcreuch Castle Hotel set in our own private 1600 acre estate. We are within easy reach of Glasgow, Stirling & Edinburgh. Paul O’Malley our Head Chef has created menus for all tastes and occasions. Enjoy a candlelit dinner in our elegant oak panelled Dining Room or for something less formal, enjoy the service and wide varied menu in

HOTEL

WEDDING VENUE

our Dungeon Diner restaurant. Weather permitting, you can eat outside whilst children take advantage of our play area. For private celebration meals our Laird’s Hall Dining Room can accommodate up to 30 people and the Galbraith Hall up to 110. Afternoon tea can also be booked in our Drawing Room overlooking the lawns and loch. Please visit our website to view all our menus.

www.culcreuch.com | info@culcreuch.com | 01360 860555 | Culcreuch Castle Hotel & Estate, Fintry G63 0LW

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Field

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Sea

Loch

Award winning Scottish produce, deftly prepared and lovingly served. Open all day for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Bar open until 11pm (1am Friday & Saturday) for after dinner drinks. Local ales, malts, cocktails & coffee. Menu includes full a la carte, a bar menu, two course lunch & high tea specials. We look forward to seeing you soon. Alice & Mark Silverwood

Restaurant

Bar

Hotel

Garden

Fore Road, Kippen, FK8 3DT | 01786 870500 www.theinnatkippen.co.uk | info@theinnatkippen.co.uk

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Cooper Cottages

Where to Eat

With over sixteen years experience of working in the tourism industry, this local family business was established to help those people wishing to rent out their properties in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and surrounding areas, for self catering holidays, short or long term lets. Cooper Cottages now manages a wide range of holiday homes, apartments, cottages and lodges around Doune, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Callander, Comrie, Crieff and Argyll. We offer a personal and professional service with somebody always available to talk with our clients or guests. We have a dedicated team who make sure all properties are cleaned to a high standard and that guests can book with confidence. Reputation is everything in this business and we work tirelessly to maintain the great service that guests and clients have come to expect. A beautiful area with lochs and mountains, it is always a pleasure to welcome our guests to Scotland. The area offers many outdoor activities, a great choice of historical sites, and family days out. With a packed events calendar, we look forward to welcoming many more visitors to our properties in the coming years. enquiries@coopercottages.com | 01877 384331 www.coopercottages.com

THE OLD MILL Bar & Restaurant Chef’s 2 course 12:00 - 18:00 daily specials menu £9.95 Monday to Friday www.old-mill-killearn.co.uk

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Loch Lomond Shores 2014 www.lochlomondshores.com August Sat 2nd Caricaturist 12-4pm Sun 3rd Farmers’ Market 10am-4pm Sutherland Dance School 1pm-3pm Face painting 11am-4pm Live Music 12-4pm Thurs 7th – Sun 10th Continental Market 10am-6pm Thurs 7th Big Shuggie the 10ft Scotsman 12-4pm Face painting 11-4pm Fri 8th The Animal Man’s Mini Zoo 10am-4pm Face Painting 11am-4pm Sun 10th Sutherland Dance School 1pm-3pm Mon 11th Big Shuggie the 10ft Scotsman

12-4pm Live Music 2pm-3.30pm Face painting 12-4pm Tues 12th Big Shuggie the 10ft Scotsman 12-4pm Wed 13th Puppet Show 12-4pm Sat 16th Bike for Bobath – From Glasgow Riverside Museum to Loch Lomond Shores From 1pm Sun 17th Farmers Market 10am-3pm Glasgow Accordian Band 11.30-2.30pm Face painting 11am 4pm Sat 23rd The Great Scottish Swim From 9am Tartan Bunnet Ceildh – tickets on sale at www.itison.com 7pm-10.30pm Sat 30th & Sun 31st Loch Lomond Wedding Exhibition

11am-5pm Sat 30th & Sun 31st Craft Fair 10am-6pm

September Thurs 4th – Sun 7th Continental Market 10am-6pm Sat 6th & Sun 7th The 9th Annual Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival – Foodie heaven with over 50 local food and drink vendors, cooking demos, live music and entertainment. 10am-6pm Sat 6th The Animal Man’s Mini Zoo 10am-4pm Sat 20th Caricaturist 12-4pm Sun 21st Farmers’ Market 10am-3pm Sat 27th & Sun 28th Craft Fair 10am-6pm

Loch Lomond Shores Photography Competition Winners 2014 We are delighted to announce the winners of the Loch Lomond Shores photography competition which ran in conjunction with the RSPB. Hundreds of photos were entered but the worthy winners have been chosen. Visitors to Loch Lomond Shores are invited to see the images in an exhibition in the Mall from Monday 7th July. Thank you to everyone who entered, to the judges and the RSPB Shop for Nature.

Overall Winner: John Crawford, ‘ Milarrochy Bay”

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Best Landscape : Sian Sharp, ‘Bay of Laig’

Best Wildlife: Helen Smith, ‘Bee’s Bum’


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Black Bull Hotel Gartmore Rooms • Cosy Bar • Real Ale Pool Room • Live Sport FREE transport for parties of 4 or more FREE function room - no hire charge Coffee Morning - Fridays from 10.30am

Check out our all new web site! Look out for our Anniversary offer of free shipping. Or better still call in and meet the makers, see our new designs, Great coffee and tempting goodies on offer... MUCH MORE THAN JUST A COFFEE SHOP! Main Street, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire FK8 3LP. Tel: 01360 850405 | www.buchlyviepotteryshop.com

www.blackbullhotel.net | 01877 382225 Restaurant Opening times Mon-Fri 5.30-8.30pm Sat & Sun 1pm-8.30pm

25% OFF FOOD AND DRINK You can’t argue with that, so dine with us and enjoy your favourite dishes perfectly accompanied by a refreshing glass of vino

Simply bring in this voucher and present it when you order The Meadowpark, 56 Kenilworth Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4RY | Tel: 01786 834084 www.themeadowparkstirling.co.uk | enquiry@themeadowparkstirling.co.uk Terms and conditions 1. Valid from Monday to Wednesday till the 30th September 2014. 2. Present this voucher at time of ordering. Food serving times apply. 3. offer valid on food and drink only. one voucher per table per visit. not valid with any other discount or offer. One voucher per couple, per visit.

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A taste of 5 star DARRACH country living... Where to Eat

THE HOUSE OF

HOMEwARE • FASHION • GIFTS

a visit for the magnificent shop! The RESTAURANT House of Darrach is a little gem in • CARvERy COFFEE SHOP • PICTURE GALLERy the middle of Gartocharn near Balloch. What a beautiful find The House of Making the countryside I popped down forfashionable” lunch and the Darrach was! We will be back very soon. staff, service and food (Amazing cake Myself and family all had the perfect day BACkselection!) By POPULAR DEMAND were all fantastic. When I out! Thank you! returned world to writeFamous my reviewCarvery I had a ley Hotel’s I must mention the charming staff and look at trip advisor and thought these y and Sunday served from 12 noon till 5.00pm from £8.50 great service! reviews speak volumes. minutes from Balloch on the A811 Drymen Road

e of Darrach, Gartocharn Village, Loch Lomond G83 8RX

ne: 01389 830 448 • www.houseofdarrach.com • LADIES FASHIONS • CHILDREN’S • GIFTS • FOOD COURT AND MUCH MORE

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“Perfect place a must visit!” I don’t normally use Trip Advisor however I felt it necessary to write and say how much I loved visiting the House of Darrach! Lunch was delicious. Excellent service. Stunning entrance with an exquisite shop. I was beyond excited by everything beautiful in front of me. Definitely worth

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A must visit in Scotland! Will return soon. Thanks “Amazing Cakes!” Second time we’ve visited. First time was summer last year. We had a light lunch which was lovely. This time we just stopped by for coffee and cake. They have a lovely selection of very tasty cakes on display.

“Super Special” Visited last weekend for the first time having been recommended to by friends. My wife and I were greeted by a lovely woman, and despite it being busy, were seated right away. She also told us of the special they had on - a barbecue pulled pork burger! Well that was me sold straight away! Our order was promptly taken by a pleasant young waiter who was a great help with my wife who is gluten free - she opted for a baked potato with prawns. The food arrived quickly and was nicely presented, with my burger on a large wooden board. If it looked nice, it tasted even better. We polished off the mains, but were just too full to sample the multitude of cakes on offer. Overall - a very pleasant experience. Great food, great staff. We’ll be back, and we’ll leave space for the cakes next time! What more can be said, The House of Darrach is the place to lunch!


The House of Darrach

For a taste of 5 star country living in Scotland it has to be...

THE HOUSE OF

DARRACH HOMEwARE • FASHION • GIFTS RESTAURANT • CARvERy COFFEE SHOP • PICTURE GALLERy

“Making the countryside fashionable” BACk By POPULAR DEMAND

Cawley Hotel’s world Famous Carvery

Every Saturday and Sunday served from 12 noon till 5.00pm from £8.50

Located 10 minutes from Balloch on the A811 Drymen Road The House of Darrach, Gartocharn Village, Loch Lomond G83 8RX

Telephone: 01389 830 448 • www.houseofdarrach.com COFFEE SHOP • RESTAURANT • LADIES FASHIONS • CHILDREN’S • GIFTS • FOOD COURT AND MUCH MORE

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Is Equity Release right for you? Are you over age 55 and “asset rich but cash poor”? Do you have an interest only mortgage & worried about paying back the outstanding mortgage? Have you considered unlocking capital from your property? Equity Release allows you to free up cash from the value of your Equity Release will allow you to remain in your home & home without the stress of having to sell up & move. release cash to use for whatever purpose you want. With equity release you:

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Vision Equity Release is a trading name of Vision Lifestyle Financial Planning Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in Scotland, Registered No. SC392478. Registered address, 21 Moffat Avenue, Carronshore, Falkirk, FK2 8TB. This is a lifetime mortgage. To understand the features and risks, ask for a personalised illustration. A fee may be payable for Equity Release Advice. The precise amount will depend upon your circumstances, but we estimate it to be £499. Equity Release can reduce the value of your estate, state benefits may be affected and other fees may apply.

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FINTRY SPORTS CLUB

SPORT FOR ALL THE COMMUNITY • Indoor Bowls in our modern stadium • Squash in our glass-backed courts • Fitness Room – newly fitted out with modern equipment • Strathendrick Rugby Club - for all ages • Restaurant and café with members bar A charity providing sports and recreation facilities in West Stirling. SC001505

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Household & Industrial Floor Sanding Services Fraser Murray, 22 Graham Rd, Killearn G63 9RR

Tel: 01360 550630 Tel: 07802156368

Email: theeonlyfrasermurray@gmail.com

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MRJ ROOFING & JOINERY LTD

Slating & Tiling • General Building Work Lead Work • Roughcasting • Joinery uPVC Cladding • Brickwork • Plumbing General Building • Patios • Walls For a reliable service, help and advice

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RHI IN! ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BIOMASS and get £1000’s in government help Our charity provides FREE impartial advice to help you make informed choices... www.transitionstirling.org.uk

Call: 01786 451888 The project is run by Transition Stirling with funding from the Climate Challenge Fund. Towards Transition Stirling is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC043469

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM SPECIALIST

ALL JOINERY WORK UNDERTAKEN “We Fully project manage the job from start to finish, taking care of Installation, Electrics, Plastering, Plumbing.” “CMC will work with you to create a beautiful new Kitchen or Bathroom to suit your budget.” “We believe people want simple honest advice”

Call us now for a free estimate: t: 01389 720 412 m: 07776 061 471

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Earn up to £30,000 by installing a biomass boiler!

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The government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is paid over 7 years and rewards you for installing a biomass boiler, heat pump or solar thermal panels. This generous incentive is on top of the savings on your heating bills. Interest-free loans available up to £10,000! • Pellet, chip and log boilers • Ground and air source heat pumps • Solar thermal panels • Free site survey • Free RHI projection • Local company • Over 2,000 installations • Own installation teams • 10 years’ experience • Multi-technology capability

t. 0141 332 5684 w. www.ecolivinguk.com * the amount of RHI depends on your property’s heat demand

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Transform your kitchen without buying a new one

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Mugdock Events August-September 2014 www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk

Mugdock Country Park Cinema Nights Booking Essential - Tel 0141 956 6100 or book online www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk/makeabooking.html

11 August Quartet (cert 12)

7.30pm At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

August 25 The Night of the Generals (cert 15)

September 8 Sweet Home Alabama (cert 12)

September 22 The Lives of Others (cert 15)

In 1942, in Warsaw, a Polish prostitute is murdered in a sadistic way. Major Grau, a man from German Intelligence that believes in justice, is in charge of the investigation.

A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.

Monday 22 Sept 7.30pm In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Mugdock Castle Open! Every Sat and Sun 2pm - 5pm (last entry 4.40pm).

Live Music in the Bandstand. Sunday‘s Aug 2.00pm – 4.00pm We aim to have live music in the bandstand on Sunday afternoons mid- May – start September. Free event in the walled garden.

Natural Art on Lenzie Moss, Lenzie Tuesday 5 August 2pm – 4pm

Walk - Merkland Meander, Kirkintilloch Wednesday 6 August 11.15am

Deeply Dippy at Mugdock Thursday 7 August 2pm - 3.30pm What creatures can you find under water at Mugdock? Follow signs from the Visitor Centre to meet the Ranger at the pond. Nets provided.

Allander Record & CD Fair Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August 78 | www.parklifescotland.co.uk 10am - 5pm. A great record and cd

fair stocking a wide music genre spanning many generations.

Mugdock Migrant Meander

Rhododendron Bash at Mugdock

Sunday 31 August

Saturday 16 August 10am - 12pm Help us to cut back and dig out this invasive plant and give the native wildflowers space to grow. Meet the Ranger at the Visitor Centre.

Mugdock Superdog 2014 Sunday 17 August 2pm - 4pm Can you control your canine companion in the countryside or is your best friend just barking mad? Try out our crafty afility course and fun contests. All dogs welcome, but beginners only please. Meet in the overflow car park near the Visitor Centre. Cost £1, all proceeds to Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre.

Great Outdoors Festival Sat 30 Aug - Sun 7 Sept Celebrate the countryside and culture of Dunbartonshire and Stirling region. Enjoy walking, paddling and riding in some of Central Scotland’s best settings.

Pond Dipping for Grown-ups! Thursday 4 September 6.

Castle Capers! Sunday 7 September 2pm – 5pm As part of Stirling Open Doors celebrations, Mugdock Trust will host a fun and informative afternoon. Guided tours of the castle, BBQ, and lost of medieval fun and games in the grounds! Are you brave enough to enter grisly past of the castle? Free admission.

Let’s Look for Bats Tuesday 9 September 7.45pm - 9pm

Explore Barhil, Twechar Sunday 14 September 2pm – 4pm

Nature Club - No Parents Required! Sunday 28 September 1.45pm - 4pm


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MACKAY’S FLOORING SERVICES Your Local Flooring Company

Mackay’s Flooring is registered with the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers, The NICF, and is fully insured to carry out domestic and commercial flooring. We supply a full range of floor coverings to a very high standard and pride our self in our attention to detail, polite service and affordable prices.

Free full range of samples brought to your door as part of our shop at home service CARPETS VINYL KARNDEAN LAMINATE SEAGRASS REAL WOOD

Tel: 01786 431835

Unit 68, John Player Building, Stirling FK7 7RP Follow us on

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Business HANDCRAFTED KITCHENS. UNBELIEVABLE VALUE. Cele 35 ybrating with g ears rea

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• All cabinets & doors handmade in our Bridge of Weir workshop. • Every installation is carried out by our own time served, experienced cabinetmakers. • We can give you a truly individual, bespoke kitchen for far less than a high street showroom. Call us now for a FREE design visit on 01505 614722 or visit www.burndale.co.uk for more details.

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Quality Recovering • Antique Restoration • French Polishing TRADITIONAL & PERIOD UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS Upholstery Leisure Classes now underway. Accredited Courses start 5 September. More info and booking form on new website below.

39 John Player Building Stirling Enterprise Park | FK7 7RP T: 01786 451451 | F: 01786 451 451 E: james.keane@interior-furnishings.com W: www.upholsterycrafttraining.com

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Business DOOR & PAINT STRIPPING FURNITURE RESTORATION

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0141 941 1852 clydebank@apollo-blinds.co.uk

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The Fabric Gallery Aberfoyle Update David Assenti of The Fabric Gallery has leased the wee self contained shop / “The Studio” to Strathard Pharmacy who plan to open around September, subject to building warrant for a few alterations. The Fabric Gallery will continue to have the main shop & whole of the 1st floor .. trading as normal.

The Fabric Gallery offers designer and quality furnishing fabrics at discount prices. Thousands of metres of stock available starting from £6 metre. Whether you want to cover a few cushions or update your home with a new look they can offer excellent advice and have fabric to suit most budgets and styles.

Quality Furnishings Made To Order Loose Covers, Curtains, Headboards, etc

Interior Design Service Wallpapers Home Accessories, Gifts Small Antiques Dolls House Food

Quality 2nd Hand Sofas & Chairs: Multiyork; Parker Knoll etc – call for details. Main Street, Aberfoyle (next to the Coach House)

Monday -Saturday : 10am - 4.30pm Tel: 01877 382873 | www.thefabricgallery.co.uk

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Endrick Decorators Of Killearn Professional, fully guaranteed, high standard of work carried out by qualified tradesmen. Interior and Exterior • Painting • Coving Paper Hanging • Ames Taping Call Timmy Kearney for a free, no obligation quote. Westerton Farm Cottage, Killearn G63 9LE Email: Endrick.decorators@btinternet.com

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Index Accountants JMC Chartered Accountants 50 Sykam & Co Chartered Accountants50 Baxter Accounting 50 Carol Robb Bookkeeping 50 Alterations The Sewing Room 86 Activities & Courses The National Trust 42 Deanston Distillery 39 Drymen Library 22 Fintry Development trust 69 Fintry Sports Centre 38 Go Ape 43 Go Country 41 Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre 49 MacRoberts Centre 34 McLaren Leisure Centre 41 Sir Walter Scott Steamship 37 Stirling Council 2014 48 The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre 35 Architects/Surveyors Michael Homfray Land Surveys 51 Morris Architects 51 MH Planning 51 Thomas Robinson Architects 51 Caravans Stirlingshire Caravans 38 Catering Red Lemon 66 Careers / Networking Business Blether 13 Raeburn Career Coaching 50 Computer Services Apricot Studios 24 Gemini Solutionz 24 Kappa Computer 24 Microcroft 24 Electrical Buchlyvie Electrical 68 GN electrical 68 Entertainment Active Stirling 48 Active Stirling 49 Financial Planning Vision lifestyle financial planning ltd68 Food/Drink & Accommodation Aberfoyle Holidays 38 Ardoch Management Co Ltd 46 Aurora Cafe 12 Black Bull Hotel Gartmore 65 Buchanan Arms Hotel 19 Buchlyvie Pottery Shop & Coffee Kiln65 Cooper Cottages 63 Culcreuch Castle & Estate 61 House Of Darroch 67 Inn at Kippen 62 Oak Tree Inn 23 Poppies Hotel & Restaurant 62 St Mocha 16

The Clachan Inn 18 The Meadowpark Hotel 65 the Old Mill Bar and Restaurant 63 The Pottery Drymen 23 Winnock Hotel 17 Galleries & Local Shops Christine Thomson Art 22 Ealain Gallery 23 Galleria Luti 81 Loch Lomond Shores 47 Moon Drymen 15 Wonderland 79 Gardening & Outdoors Allander Aggregates Ltd  32 Benview Garden Centre 28 Craig Tree Services 32 Cruachan Landscaping 31 Endrick Landscapes 30 Forth Valley Tree Services 30 Fraser Robb 28 John Currie Brick and Stonework 30 Moorpark Horticultural Consultants32 Scotia Gardens Ltd 29 Stumpz31 Terra Firma Ltd 31 Hair dressers MacKenzie Stewart Hair 52 Health & Wellbeing Davidsons Chemists 25 Kerinsian Inspirations 53 Killearn Fitness Health & Wellbeing52 Lumsdaine Halls 53 Physio Fit Scotland  53 The Organic Spa-Siobhan Fitzgerald53 Tir Na Nog 53 Homes & Interiors Apollo Blinds 81 Ardstove 79 Burndale Workshop 80 Cala Homes  2 Colin Johnson Traditional Upholstery 79 Interior Furnishings 80 Ironhorse Studios 80 J Walker Interiors 80 MacKay’s Flooring 79 Safestrip 81 Screwit82 Sparkle Carpets 9 Sterling Furniture 88 Stirling Stove Centre 82 The Bedpost 7 The Fabric Gallery 82 Joiners Drew Johnston Joinery 70 K M Joiners 69 Kids Section Kelvinside Academy 4 Laura Gray School of Dance 55 Lingotot 60 Lomond School 56

Lynda Turner School Of Dance 55 Razzamataz55 Laundry & Domestic Services Q Cleaning  86 The Cat’s Pyjamas 86 The Laundry Lady 86 Local Produce Blairmains Farm Shop & Coffee Bothy  47 Scotia Spice 87 Logs Lomond Logs Ltd 83 Tartan Timber 83 Painting & Decorating Endrick Decorators of Killearn 84 Mulberry Décor 71 Strathendrick Decorators 18 Photography Paul Saunders Media & Photography12 Plumbers Plumbsolve 70 Same Day Rapid Response 70 Stewart Reid Plumbing Services 84 Dunrite Plumbing 72 Sport & Leisure The Pro Shop 49 Trades & Services Aberfoyle Satellite Company 74 AC Gold Energy 26 Adrian Pirie 72 A Ferguson Plastering  84 Angus Young Roofing Specialists 75 Appliance Repairs & Spares 69 Bathroom Transformations 9 Callum Walker energy Source 8 CMC Home Improvements 75 C-Mix 71 Dream Doors 77 Drymen Tiling 77 Eco Living 76 G&S Roofing Ltd 76 GWB Plastering 72 Homeworx Killearn 74 Household & Ind Floor sanding services70 Hubbards 74 Man Aboot the Hoose  70 MRJ Roofing 73 RB Steel & Co 6 Render Mender 73 Rensus Ltd 3 RM Contractors 84 SB Stoves 72 Steven Skinner Joinery Services 68 The Paint Shed 10 Tradstocks 73 Trossachs Plastering 72 Wasp Control 70 Wood for all 74 Windows Night & Day 9

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Farmers Markets Killearn Country Market 1st Saturday of the month ; Killearn Village Hall, Balfron Road Monthly indoor market offering local crafts & farm foods with an emphasis on the handmade and those producing or making locally

all over Scotland in a splendid central position give this market a tremendous traditional atmosphere.

France Farm Fridays Every Friday; 9am-5pm Beside Millennium Hall, Gartocharn Family run market with a huge selection of local produce including fruit & veg, cooked meats, cheese, eggs, butcher meats. A selection of breads from Mhor bread also available.

Milngavie Farmers Market 1st Wednesday of the month; 10am-2pm Douglas Street. A weekday market, which is Scotia Spice locally. 1-4 page extremely well supported A wide variety of producers from

market with a superb cross section of produce from all over Central Scotland. The market is located in the pedestrian area of the city centre (outside M&S) and is within easy access of the main streets, car parks, rail and bus stations.

Loch Lomond Shores Farmers Market

Boquhan Farmers Market

1st & 3rd Sunday of the month; 10am-4pm Balloch Most panoramic location of any Scottish market. A magnificent selection of produce, nearby parking, wonderful shopping in the Lomond Shore Gateway Centre, picnic areas and restaurants.

Wednesday & Thursday each week; 7am – 2pm Boquhan Estate Wednesday – fruit, veg & dairy products. Thursday- additional fresh fish, bread, jams cakes & Edenmill fresh meats.

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Stirling Farmers Market

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Next edition covers October-September. Deadline is 9th of September. We have moved! You can find us at Killearn Mill, Killearn, G63 9LQ.

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