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Your what’s on guide and advertiser for Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & surrounding area

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Oct / Nov 2014

Park Life puts the spotlight on Killearn

Where to Eat in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Book now for Christmas!

Local Guide for Halloween and Guy Fawkes nights!


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Interview with Stuart & David Fraser

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Halloween and Guy Fawkes Events

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Welcome to our Oct/Nov Edition and yes autumn is here and Winter not far behind. This Jam-packed edition brings you our village feature ‘Spotlight on Killearn’ and ‘Where to Eat this Christmas’ so you won’t be stuck for ideas for your party night out or family Christmas! We have an interesting interview with Stuart and David Fraser updating us on the expanding business in Balmaha (pg 34) and we also catch up for a chat with Yasmin of Scotia Spice to hear about her business success.(pg 39) A busy couple of months are ahead with some exciting events especially Halloween and Guy Fawkes and we have listed these local events on page 27. The kid’s groups and clubs are in full swing now and it won’t be long before the schools break up for the October holidays. We have already started getting loads of event information for Christmas so don’t miss out and send your event information or book with us as soon as you can. It is going to be another bumper edition! See you back for our Christmas special and we do hope you enjoy this edition!

Katrina, Heather, Lisa & Jennifer

Spotlight on Killearn  Fashion Show in aid of Strathcarron Hospice  Review of The Old Mill  Halloween at Deanston  Countryside Trust  Halloween & Guy Fawkes Events  Local Events  Where to Eat Book now for Xmas!  Interview with Stuart & David Fraser  Interview with Yasmin of Scotia Spice  Park Life Map  Fitness Clubs  Kids Groups & Clubs  What’s on Loch Lomond Shores  Panto Listings  Cinema Listings  Interview with Louise McFarlane  Gardening Tips  Local Logs & Fuels  Index  What’s on Mugdock Park  Farmers Markets 

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Next edition covers December-January. Deadline is 10th of November. 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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Stirlingshire B&B benefits from non-domestic RHI to the tune of

£120,000.

Mabeth and Malcolm Paterson run a thriving B&B and self-catering operation from their home in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Loaninghead is in the selected B&B list, ‘The Little Green Book’ and also ‘Scotland’s Best B&Bs.’ The main house is an 18th century red sandstone former hunting lodge and there are also 2 separate rental cottages and a bothy apartment.

With the different properties on site it made sense to consider a small district heating system supplying each with the heating and hot water they required from a centralised heat source.

The heating was via an LPG boiler, one of the most expensive fuel types and the Patersons were keen to investigate options to reduce heating bills preferably using a renewable heating solution and without compromising the comfort of guests.

A 50kW ETA pellets boiler was specified by Ecoliving along with large buffer cylinder, pellets store, flue, Heating Interface Units (HIU) and 120m of super insulated pipework to be buried underground and carry the heat to the different properties.

Ecoliving was asked to assess the options and put forward a proposal.

Appropriate meters were fitted for measuring heating output for the non-

domestic Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) which the installation qualifies for being a commercial application and a district heating system. With a heat demand of over 77,000 kWh/year the anticipated RHI payments amount to £6,048 a year and in excess of £120,000 over 20 years!

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We are a well established family run business built on recommendation and reputation and have been providing a high quality, professional service for our customers since 1946. Our experience and knowledge enables us to advise on all aspects of decoration, painting, wallpapers, colour selection, problem solving and suitability of products. We are committed to quality workmanship and attention to detail, which will enhance the appearance of your property. All of our tradesmen are traditionally trained painter and decorators and we use the latest paint systems and techniques to produce the highest quality finishes at affordable prices. We comply with all government health and safety regulations, have full public and employee liability insurance and are members of The Scottish Decorators Federation. We provide free estimates and always give written detailed, competitive quotes and offer advice if required. To obtain an quotation, telephone our office on 01360 860 777 where our helpful staff will arrange an appointment or alternatively, send an email to us at david@artistsandangels.com

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Callum Walker Energy

“Scotland's Largest renewable energy & Passivhaus centre”

Energy Efficient Triple Glazed Windows & Doors

Renewable Heat & Pellet Fired Stoves

Wintergardens & Bi-Folding Doors

Scotland's largest dedicated Passivhaus and renewable energy centre displaying: Internorm windows, Solarlux Doors, Wintergardens, Bio-Mass Systems, heat pumps, pellet stoves Thermofloor underfloor heating packs & jaga low temperature heating systems. Callum Walker Energy Source 24 Fairykirk Road, Rosyth, Fife KY11 2QQ

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Spotlight on Killearn Village

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Killearn village sits high within The Park Life area with stunning views towards Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond, best viewed from The Glebe. Steeped in history, the Buchanan monument, a magnificent obelisk was erected in 1788 by public subscription. It commemorates George Buchanan who was a great scholar and tutor to James V1 of Scotland. George Buchanan was born at the Moss in Killearn and began his education in Killearn before studying in St Andrews and Paris. Home to just under two thousand

residents, Killearn is a charming, busy village, full of amenities. From doctor’s surgery to veterinary practice and pharmacy to small supermarkets, florist and other galleries, small shops and garage. The village is served by a progressive primary school and two private nurseries for children under school age.

The West Highland Way path is one mile outside the village and many walkers take the opportunity to visit the wonderful Glengoyne Distillery and take the whiskey tour. For those not walking, the distillery has recently developed a purpose built car park.

The well established Old Mill (see p 17) offers a welcome refuge for lunch, dinner and refreshments, as does the Killearn Hotel (see p15). Wonderful hospitality for visitors and locals alike. Another of the attractions of Killearn for the residents is the ease with which it connects to Glasgow and Stirling, by car or public transport. There is a frequent bus service to both cities with travelling time less than one hour.

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Heron House Early Years Business is beautifully located next to Killearn Glen. It is a bright inviting and spacious environment, flexible to family needs. We have a very large driveway for ease at drop off/ collection times and our front door has a secure coded entry. Our experienced team of childcare professionals are all 100% qualified and have worked together for years, playrooms are specific to individual age groups with direct access to the garden where children play in our ‘mud kitchen’ , plant, grow and harvest their own produce and much more..... We are passionate about your children, their health and wellbeing and how they develop and learn. We listen to your little people and help them gain confidence in an environment rich in learning experiences whilst nurturing and loving them.

Heron House Early Years has strong links with the local and wider community i.e. Nursery Class, Primary School, Health Professionals etc. Our nursery places are understandably popular. To view, please make an appointment with Fiona James (Manager) or Gabi Heron (Director). We look forward to sharing more of what we do when we meet you!

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Moon of Drymen in conjunction with ParkLife magazine are holding a fashion show.

All proceeds to Strathcarron Hospice.

at Buchanan Arms Hotel • Thursday 23rd October • 7 for 7.30pm Tickets £10 - includes glass of wine, nibbles, fashion show, raffle, variety of stalls to browse.

tickets available from Moon, www.parklifedeals.co.uk, Drymen Post Office and Drymen Library.

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Nomination of Jane Richardson from Mulberry Bush Montessori, 12 Balfron Road, Killearn G63 9NJ for NMT Nursery Nurse/Childcare Worker Award 2014.

Nothing indicates successes in early education & childcare better than the children who leave us with a sense of purpose & direction to their lives & who go on to do greatness in

their lives. We feel blessed to have worked with Jane as one of the most extraordinary Childcare Workers in the world, a person whose vision, motivation, inspiration, nurturing & example working with children & families is mapping childcare in the early year’s into the future for all those who work with her & come into contact with her. Jane dynamically combines ample creativity with pragmatic focus & unwavering professionalism. She is quite simply out of this world. Her inner desire is to make the world a better place through her work with children as our future is matched with the work she does on a daily basis with them. Jane genuinely loves and cares for her children, families and the staff team and shows concern beyond working in the classroom, garden and workplace. Jane is a sustaining element in a sea of chaotic change in the early years. She is the very essence & core of what an excellent Early Years Practitioner should be. She has walked her talk meekly & beautifully

with honesty and harmony – a contagious disposition for the rest of us, for the past 20 years and we look forward to many more. Mairi Maciver Clark & the Mulberry Bush Montessori, Killearn team. 25 August 2014

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Having changed business owners and also its name, to the Killearn Hotel, formerly named The Black Bull Hotel is back providing great food and service in the idyllic setting of Killearn village. Taken over by the Inspired Scotland Group, at the end of January, the Hotel is focusing on delivering great food and drink with a full menu of dishes to suit all tastes served daily in the Bistro Bar & Conservatory Restaurant.

The 8oz handmade gourmet burgers and traditional favourites such as lasagne, steak & ale pie and huge battered haddock are very popular, with finer dine tastes catered for with fresh scallops, sea bass, haddock, mussels and salmon dishes for sea food lovers and venison, fillet steaks, chicken and pork dishes for the meat lovers to name a just a few. The Killearn Hotel serve their full menu daily from midday to 9pm and also offer a light bites menu from 9am to 5pm with fresh teas & coffees also available. One free children’s meal is available with every adult main course and with a large beer garden to the rear of the property and function room available for hire, the Killearn Hotel really is a

great place to come and experience fine food, drinks and service. Looking for a great venue for a Xmas Party or meal? The Killearn Hotel has a great menu choice this year for the festive period, with a £19.95 Two Course choice, £24.95 Three Course choice and special B&B rate of £20.00 per night for persons booking a group party!! An amazing Christmas Day Menu is on offer at £49.00 per person, with a New Year’s Eve Menu including live band at £59.00 per person.

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Killearn Kirk was renovated Stthis Mocha month by Mackay’s flooring Services

Old Mill Bar & Restaurant

Although living in a nearby village, this was my first visit to the Old Mill. Originally a weaving mill, the bar and restaurant are both quaint and characterful. The weather was not good enough to eat outside in the Beer Garden, where there is a children’s play area, so my friend and I decided to eat lunch in the restaurant.

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Mackay’s Flooring Services is a small company run entirely by David Mackay. It’s David that always answers the phone, its David that always comes to your home or business to take the sizes, discuss prices and materials, and finally its David and his work partner that fit all the flooring. Every job every floor from start to finish its one man! This unique approach ensures you the best possible results at all times from something simple like excellent time keeping to 15 years knowledge of all flooring types delivering a stunning finished fitted floor. David also offers a very popular shop at home service where he will visit your home or business with a full range of products, Carpets, Karndean, Laminate or safety Flooring. This service allows you to see all our samples in your home in your lighting and colour scheme at a time that suits you best. Prices can also be given at this time to give you an exact cost for supplying and fitting.

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We were extremely surprised at the extent of the menu options, including Mini, A la Carte, Gluten free, Vegetarian, plus a daily Specials board. Most dishes from the main menu are available in children’s portion too. There is something here to suit all budgets. It took us some time to choose, but in the end decided to start with a Woodland Mushroom, Spinach and Parmesan Tart and a Hot Stornaway Black Pudding, Smoked Bacon & New Potato Salad. For main course we settled on the Old Mill Slider Beef Burgers (2 small burgers one with haggis and the other with Texan topping) and the Beer Battered Fillet of Haddock, with hand-cut chips. The portions were generous, and the flavours reflected the restaurant’s use of fresh local produce. We should have stopped there, but the friendly staff convinced us to share a fresh homemade dessert of Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding and ice cream! All in all an excellent experience! Tristan Campbell is the newest addition to the team at ‘TLC catering’ (The Old Mills event catering company)with over 20 years’ experience in event catering and having worked with some of the top chefs in Scotland and London alike you can have confidence that your event will be something special. To make an enquiry just send us an e-mail or give us a call. E: info@tlc-catering.co.uk T: 01360 550068


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Book your Christmas party with us at the Old Mill Spend a relaxing time with us this Christmas. Whether it’s an office party or a festive get together with friends, we are here to give you something to bring on that Christmas cheer. Menu Available From December 1st Until 24th December 2014 STARTERS Spiced Parsnip Soup served with Fresh Apple Julienne Duck and Cranberry Terrine served with Fig Chutney and Toasted Brioche Trio 0f Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Beetroot Gravadlax and Poached Loch Duart Fillet served with a Lemon and Black Pepper Mousseline and Rye Bread A Hot Winter Salad of Thyme Roasted Shallots, Baby Leeks and Glazed Chestnuts with Watercress and a Port and Orange Glaze

MAINS Traditional Roast Norfolk Bronze Turkey Breast with Kilted Sausages, Chestnut Stuffing, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables and Crisp Roast Potatoes. Daube of Beef Slowly Braised in Orange and Red Wine served with Crushed Buttered Potatoes and Crispy Greens Crispy Skinned Seabass with a Smoked Garlic Mash, Savoy Cabbage with Pancetta and a slow roasted Tomato and Balsamic Sauce Puff Pastry Tartlet with Cumin Roasted Squash, Rocket Pesto and Toasted Hazelnuts served with Seasonal Vegetables

DESSERTS Vanilla Panna Cotta with Mulled Winter Fruits Bitter Chocolate Mousse served with Drambuie Soaked Clementine’s and Orange Biscotti Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Vanilla Ice Cream or Custard Scottish Cheese Plate served with Celery Grapes and Oatcakes Three Courses for £19.50 | Two Course for £15.50

For bookings please call 01360 550068 | Or email bookings@old-mill-killearn.co.uk 10% deposit required for tables of 8 people or more when booking. Opening times Mon - Thu 11am - 11pm last orders for food 8:45pm Fri - Sat 11am - 1am last orders for food 8:45pm and Sunday 12:30pm - 11pm last orders for food 7:45pm Follow us on

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w open in Killearn, “Lumsdaine Halls Therapy ms” offers exceptional therapy services on r doorstep, giving you local access to a range of ependent therapeutic specialists. Our services to compliment the existing NHS provision hin the area.

experienced therapists will treat you in clean and fortable facilities within our three treatment rooms which been finished to the highest possible standards. We are ed in Killearn next door to “Killearn Pharmacy” on the main towards Balfron. are able to offer a combination of daytime and evening ointments, private car parking, a spacious waiting area and bled toilet facilities. currently offer Physiotherapy, Foot Health Care, Speech Language Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hypnotherapy, puncture & Counselling and look forward to expanding hese services in the future. our website (www.lumsdainetherapy.com) to discover e aboutSoft our current specialists and consultation times. furnishing work • loose covers n booking a consultation, contact our therapists directly via curtains • roman blinds l or mobile for a prompt appointment. Wecushions can also pass on detailsheadboards if you prefer by contacting us on&01360 551783. • pelmets alterations. also welcome enquiries from other experienced therapists COntact: e.sheperd@sky.com ng for a professional high quality facility in which to offer services.

Elsie Shepherd of The Sewing Room Killearn offers a wide range of services:

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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Robert Miller Personal Training

Well-being for Winter! Get healthy from inside out! Fat loss for life not just one diet plan!

Believe in Miracles! Gill Tinning before and 8 mths later

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Hair Salon

Trilogy is an exciting new Salon in Killearn run by a Mother/ Daughter Team. Susan Drew (formerly of Blanefield), is delighted to be working closely with her daughter Holly who is a fully qualified Stylist. Having been trained firstly at the reputable Ellen Conlin Hair in the West End of Glasgow and thereafter LMH here in Killearn, Holly gained her professional hairdressing qualifications a few years ago and has been gaining customers with her knowledge, friendly charm and modern approach ever since. Trilogy is delighted to be able to offer Killearn and surrounding areas a wide range of styles and creations at affordable prices. Their aim is to provide clients with the very best Salon experience!

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Celebrating Halloween in Deanston from the 30th of October until the 2nd of November!

With special offers and unique “ghost tour” uncovering the dark secrets of Deanston’s past.

Halloween 2014 holds in store a special hunting experience for those brave enough to visit Deanston Distillery. Owners Burns Stewart will be offering a fantastic opportunity. This will be an altogether scarier affair. The distillery will offer this unique tour as well as other spooky tales embedded in your Distillery Tour. And this will not be for the faint hearted. Deanston, originally a cotton mill dating back to 1785 has long been associated with spooky sightings and scary noises. It is said that Helen McDougal, wife of the infamous William Burke was attacked and killed at the mill. A ghostly knocking is still banging is still heard today as if from a tormented soul. And distillery

workers have reported strange noises and even ghostly shapes moving amongst the barrels. Distillery visitor centre Manager Peter Semple said: “We are really excited to welcome visitors to the Distillery on our special Halloween Long Weekend. Although we are known for a different popular spirit, we think our customers will love to hear more of our history and the unusual things that happen when the doors lock at night!” Helen McDougall Deanston Tour at 11am and 3pm everyday (Thu 30th of Oct. - Sun 2nd of Nov. £12 per person. Booking recommended) Celebrating St Andrews with us with our Deanston Distillery Ceilidh.

Deanston distillery is organising a Ceilidh to celebrate St Andrews Day and the end of a successful Homecoming Year 2014. The dance will take place at Muir Hall in Doune on Friday 28th Nov. from 8pm until 12am. Bar opens at 7pm. Tickets are £10pp and under 18yr tickets are £4 per child when accompanied by an adult. Ticket includes: Entry to the dance from 8pm until 12am, stovies during the interval, Deanston tour per person to be redeemed by the end of February 2015, £5 redeemable voucher against a bottle of 70cl Deanston Single Malt from our Distillery shop to be redeemed by the 31st of Dec. 2014 and a welcome Deanston Miniature.

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Interview with...

Natalie Stevenson

Countryside Trust Manager at The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust. Natalie moved to the National Park from Ayrshire in 2013 to help set up the new Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust. The Trust emerged out of a partnership between Forestry Commission

Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority. RSPB Scotland and the Paths for All Partnership are also represented on the Trust’s board of directors.

Water Park • Kayaking • Hamster Ball • Canoeing Horse Riding • Fishing • Archery

What has the Countryside Trust been doing over the last year?

Over the last 12 months we have been working incredibly hard to get everything Outdoor adventure activities up and running. for all ages and abilities After drafting our first business Groups • Children plan we launched Corporate Groups straight into getting some Group and Fun Days initial projects Take advantage of our equipment hire experience, off the ground. we hire all equipment including Canoe and Bike Hire! We successfully Go Country, Kinlochard, Green Aspirations secured funding nr Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire FK8 3TL Scotland CIC for a path project Tel: 01877 387750 Bushcraft Birthday Parties 0845 6437089 lo-call rate in Killin and two Why not try something different for your child’s birthday party this year Email: info@gocountry.co.uk R h owhere d owedoffer e na dvariety ro ofn with exciting adventures out in the woods www.gocountry.co.uk bushcraft and fun activities. Our main area is covered overhead with a projects near cosy campfire where the party ends with toasted marshmallows. Loch Lomond. Clay Pigeon & Rifle Shooting • Mountain Biking We inherited the Gorge Walking • Climbing & Abseiling fantastic Walk in Party Activities to choose from:

Craft Workshops

Treasure Hunt- Figure out the clues & find the treasure! Stick Challenge- Build the highest tower with sticks & string Bushcraft Art- make a dream catcher, stick people, mobiles using

the Park health walk programme and have enjoyed supporting this project to double in size over the last year. What is planned for the future? Having received the green light from our funders we now need to concentrate on delivering the projects. During the autumn of 2014 and early 2015 a lot will be happening on the ground. We are still planning ahead though. Over the next few years we’ll be looking to expand the organisation and become a key delivery mechanism for some really big health, access and conservation projects. Tell us how people can get involved? One of the best ways to enjoy Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park with us is to come along to one of our Walk in the Park health walks in Balloch, Callander, Aberfoyle or Killin. You can join us as a walker or why not volunteer as a walk leader and support others to take their first steps towards getting outside and enjoying our fantastic countryside. More information can be found at www.trustinthepark.org Follow us @Trustinthepark Birthday Parties

woodland treasures

Green woodworking (ages 10 & over- sharp tools) make something cool out of wood! Den Building- use natural materials in the woods to build a cool den Campfire cooking- Learn how to make cupcakes and bread over a cosy campfire! Make a bow & arrow- from natural materials found in the woods Make a kite- with sticks and paper and fun decorations! Fire Lighting - learn different techniques...and putting out!

Wide range of woodland skills & craft workshops in our woodland or we can come to you! Family Bushcraft Experience

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The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Open October & November

10am-4pm daily Lodge Events

Light Up the Forest Saturday 11th October 6pm-8pm Booking essential. ÂŁ5 per person Monthly Nature Club Please call for more details. For further details or to book call The Lodge on 01877 382258 or e-mail: thelodge@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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TWO Aladdin Family Tickets up for Grabs! 26 November – 4 January

A brand new panto at Macrobert written by Johnny McKnight Grab your boogie shoes because this Christmas we guarantee that you should be dancing. The Twankey family live in the town that Stirling Stella almost forgot - Discotopia. Here lives Widow Marge O’Reen Twankey owner of the last laundrette in town. Her oldest daughter, Aladdin, is wildly in love with Prince Jasper but can love survive the grease stains and smell of fabric conditioner? And if love’s trials and tribulations weren’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 ever find a customer to use the services of her laundrette? What will happen when Aladdin rescues that old disco lamp from the cave of wonders? And what evil plan does Lilith have up her bat-winged sleeve. Tickets are on sale now- to book call 01786 466666 / book online at www.macrobert.org TO ENTER visit www.parklifescotland.co.uk

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Events BALFRON 2014 FINALE CONCERT 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.

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

Gartness Beer Festival Sat 4th Oct Tickets £22pp Includes ‘Mhor Fish’ Fish & chips, 3 beer samples, Transport, Livemusic, Commemorative festival pint glass. Tickets available from www.parklifedeals.co.uk

The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Oct 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.

Jazz on Loch Katrine in the Heart of The Trossachs Sunday 5th October 2014 Take a seat and enjoy the stunning views of Loch Katrine and Ben Venue

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whilst listening to the band during the 2013 Jazz Cruise on Loch Katrine in the Trossachs. To book tickets call 01877 332000

Strathblane Guides/ Brownies & Rainbows Autumn Fayre Sat 4th Oct 11am – 1pm Jumble/Raffle/Jar Jamboree/ Homebaking/Snacks All donations gratefully accepted of jumble The Scout and Guide Hall, Dumbrock Road, will be open for accepting items on the evenings of Thur 2nd Oct 7-9 pm, Fri 3rd Oct 7-9 pm and Sat 4th Oct 9-10 am. If you need items uplifted please telephone: 07920048510 / 0798466055

LOMOND SCHOOL – HELENSBURGH (see page 55) Nursery, Junior & Senior School Open morning – Sat 4th Oct 10am – 1pm

GARTMORE VILLAGE HALL Sat 11th Oct 7pm Cost £5.00 (Tickets from Village Shop) Music and Beer Festival in association with Black Wolf Brewery

Moon Fashion Show Thurs 23rd Oct Buchanan Arms Hotel , Drymen - 7pm Tickets £10pp Includes wine & Canapies Buy your ticket online at www.parklifedeals.co.uk

GARTMORE VILLAGE HALL The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Sun 9th Nov Doors open 7.30pm – performance starts 8pm Tickets £12.50 available from Village shop

“CLASSICS AT KIPPEN” Nov 15 at 7.30pm Kippen Parish Church Tickets £12 and £9 (includes wine) Tickets available from

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Pre-Christmas Fayre in aid of Strathcarron Hospice Sat 15th Nov 10 a.m. – 3pm McLintock Hall, Balfron (organised by the West Stirlingshire Friends of Strathcarron Hospice) Lots of stalls and Santa’s Grotto! Tickets £2.50 including tea/coffee and a cake. Accompanied children get in free.

Annual Joint Guides/ Brownies/Rainbows Wed 26th Nov Christmas Fayre – Lots of Stalls Drymen Church and Halls 6pm – 8pm Cost £2.00 adult inc tea/coffee mince pie.

DOUNE – DEANSTON DISTILLERY – (see page 21) Halloween long Weekend Thur 30th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov St Andrew’s Ceilidh – Muir Hall, Doune 28th Nov 8pm

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle (01877 382258) Light Up the Forest 11 Oct 7pm – 9pm Enjoy the candle-lit Waterfall Trail, see the forest light up and listen to woodland tales on a guided walk. Indulge in delicious local food from the café. Bring a torch. Cost £5.00

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The Scott Madden Trio - The Jazz Pack - The Mary May Quartet - Moodswing - The Beverley Beirne Quinte The McLaren High School Swing 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 - Lou CMY 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 Declarat Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 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 - 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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 - Allison Affleck with View Carre - T 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 Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Ban 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 Sw - Boogie Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Allison Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Sco 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 Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Band - Alex Hahn and The Blue Ride 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 - T Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Allison Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Scott Madden Trio - The Jazz Pack - T Mary May Quartet - Moodswing - The Beverley Beirne Quintet - The McLaren High School Swing 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 - Th 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 Lamou The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 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 Blue 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 - Th Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 Quinte The McLaren High School Swing 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 - Lou 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 Declarat Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 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 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 - Allison Affleck with View Carre - Th 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 Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Ban 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 Sw - Boogie Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Allison Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Sco 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 Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Band - Alex Hahn and The Blue Ride 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 - T Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Allison Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Scott Madden Trio - The Jazz Pack - T Mary May Quartet - Moodswing - The Beverley Beirne Quintet - The McLaren High School Swing 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 - Th 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 Lamou The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 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 Blue 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 - Th Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 Quinte The McLaren High School Swing 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 - Lou 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 Declarat Band - The Cosmopolitan - 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 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 - Allison Affleck with View Carre - T 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 Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Ban 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 Sw - Boogie Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The Declaration Band - The Cosmopolitan - The Iain Ewing Quartet - Allison Affleck with View Carre - The Dominic Marshall Trio - The Scot 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 Pennine Jazz - Stevies Uptown Jazz Band - Alex Hahn and The Blue Ride 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 -

Events

Nature Club

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9 Nov 10am - 1pm Explore our Nature Trail using all your senses to experience life as a wild creature living in our forest. Learn about natural foods and how animals survive the winter by making hibernation homes.

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DRYMEN SWRI Thurs 9th Oct Group Meeting in Drymen – Demonstration of making Floral Decorations By Susan Wilson

VE ACES THE JI Stripe Suit Swing Band The Pin

Thurs 13th Nov Ross Cook from Waitrose, Helensburgh Stirling Clackmannan & West Perth Federation of SWRI are holding A Floral Art Demonstration in the Albert Hall, Stirling on 4th November 2014 at 7.00p.m.

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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.

House Folk Music Festival

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The 2014 House Folk Scottish Music Festival 5th to 7th November The festival is now in its 7th year and takes place in two highly intimate historical venues over three nights in the wonderful setting of Kinlochard in the Trossachs. The concerts offer an expo of top musicians with bagpipe, accordion, strings, fiddle, vocals and flute music fusing traditional and contemporary Scottish styles. Each night differs from the other but include a blend of great music for everyone with a mix of folk, modern and traditional. Late night session in Ledard Farm Bothy after concert on the 7th!

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Price 2014 Weekend Rover £50 (£5 discount if bought before 31st July) Friday Rover £10, Saturday Rover £30, Sunday Rover £20

JAZZ - JUMP JIVE SWING Jazz Connection - The Jive Aces - Lola and The Lamours - The Swing Commanders The Revolutionaires The Declaration Band MAINSTREAM JAZZ The Cosmopolitan Big Band - 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 - McLaren High School Swing Band GYPSY SWING Rose Room - The Remi Harris Trio TRAD JAZZ Winston's Pennine Jazz Stevies Uptown Jazz Band BLUES 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 BLUES/SOUL The Deke McGee Band Not Proven with Linda Jaxon

Where to find us

Individual PerformancesRover ticket holders (premium of £5 pp) All other headline gigs £10 on the door, non headline gigs £5

Inverness

Aberdeen

Online www.ticketweb.co.uk In person or by phone Callander Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01877 330342 Email: info@visitscotland.com (all major debit and credit cards accepted)

Dundee Perth

Callander Stirling Glasgow

Edinburgh

For more information on bands, artists, venue times and tickets contact 01877 339399 or visit: www.callanderjazz.com

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Business Where to Eat Book now for

Christmas!

Pure Malt

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This year has seen major investment in new facilities and services at The Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha. The Fraser Family who own the business have built a new cottage providing further B&B accommodation and opened St Mocha Coffee Shop and Ice Cream Parlour. Parklife Magazine visited to find out more from Stuart and David Fraser, who between them have masterminded the design and creation of these facilities. Stuart, you opened Aber Cottage and St Mocha at Easter, what has been the reaction so far? Incredible, with positive feedback not just about the environment that we have created, but the food and drink that we sell. For St Mocha we use an amazing blend of coffee as well as producing on site both of our

new ice cream brands, Loch Lomond Luxury and Bal-Moo-Ha. The end result is something very special for our St Mocha customers. David, the new building is stunning, built like the Oak Tree with locally quarried stone. Is this look important to you? Yes, we’ve also just added it to the exterior of another cottage Loch Sloy and although it’s certainly not the cheapest option we are mindful that we are in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, right in the heart of the National Park and want to make our properties blend into the environment.

Stuart, I notice new logos for the Oak Tree, St Mocha and Village Shop etc. what prompted that? The business has moved on a lot in the last few years and we recently commissioned an updated design that has evolved our identity. We’re thrilled with the end result and it’s looking good not just on the exterior signs but also on our brand new website, menus etc.

Stuart and David Fraser with nephew Archie

So David, what’s next for the family?

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The next project is a purpose built loch side microbrewery to house our very own Balmaha Brewing Co. Oak Tree Inn customers kept asking what the local beer was and there wasn’t one! So we started brewing our own. We haven’t


been able to keep up with demand. So when the new microbrewery is finished for summer next year we will be able to brew in much bigger quantities. Stocking our beers in the Village Shop and on tap in The Oak Tree. Craft beers are incredibly popular and we can’t wait to have more of our own versions available. Stuart, all this expansion must be very good news for Balmaha how do you see its future? This is undoubtedly Loch Lomond’s must visit destination. We’re on the West Highland Way with amazing scenery all around us. Our aim is to continually improve the quality of our product and services for customers who come from near and far, we’re very pleased to be able to offer ever more employment to

local people and to support the Park and it’s bodies in their hard work to conserve this beautiful part of Scotland.

The Oak Tree Inn’s new website can be found at www.theoaktreeinn.co.uk Photographs by Paul Saunders Photography

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Culcreuch Castle

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

HOTEL

WEDDING VENUE

To Start

Festive Season at the Castle

Come and relax over the festive period by one of our roaring fires. Walk on the estate in beautiful winter surroundings and come in to warm yourself by the log burning stove with perhaps a small glass of mulled wine or chef’s own eggnog. You can enjoy the informal setting of our 700 year old Dungeon Diner for lunch or dinner and choose from either our Christmas menu or our full bar menu. For a small supplement enhance your experience by booking a candlelit dinner in our oak panelled Dining Room with its cosy open fire from Wednesday to Sunday. The evening will start with chef’s canapés and a glass of prosecco in the Drawing Room while you peruse the menu. A wee warming shot of homemade soup will be served at your table along with our artisan bread. After a superb dinner you can either stay at your table or retire to the Drawing Room with coffee and a warm mince pie.

Please call us for details and booking.

Traditional Scotch Broth with Braised Mutton Croquettes Ayrshire Pork & Apple Terrine, Prune & Armagnac Puree, Pumpernickel Bread Ballotine of Shetland Salmon, Rolled in Garden Herbs, with Sweet Mustard Winter Greens Pumpkin, Gruyere & Local Mushroom Fritters, Radish & Beet Salad

To Follow

Pan Fried Breast of Turkey, Garlic & Herb Roasted Vegetables & Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets, Culcreuch Stuffing, Sprout Fricasse & Chestnut Jus Butter Poached Cod, Chorizo Braised Spoots, Warm Leek & Potato Terrine Slow Cooked Beef Brisket, Pot Roasted Vegetables, Horseradish Potato Puree, Red Wine Jus Caramelized Shallot & Potato Torte, Braised Chard, Roast Salsify, Spinach Emulsion

To Finish

Classic Apple Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Ice Cream Coffee, Walnut & Caramel Chocolate Tart with Espresso Mousse Culcreuch Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butterscotch Truffled Arran Mist Brie, Pear Honey & Bread Crackers Tea/Coffee & Mince Pie

2 Courses £22.95

3 Courses £27.95

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

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Business THE OAK TREE INN

Muddy Boots Welcome Special Offers Visit our website and sign up for a special offer newsletter, or like our Facebook page to get special offers and deals. Currently all of our B&B rooms are half price from Sunday to Thursday nights in October.

St Mocha Coffee Shop St Mocha, our new coffee shop and ice cream parlour, serves artisan roasted coffee and homemade ice cream. We also sell home baking and have a lunch time menu that includes stone based pizzas.

Christmas in Loch Lomond The Oak Tree Inn is the perfect place for your Christmas celebrations. If you’re organising a Christmas Party call us for more information. We can also arrange transport.

Restaurant & Bar Our new look menu is out now with all the the Oak Tree Inn favourites and new dishes for Autumn. Ask about our Loyalty Card Scheme and sign up to receive future savings.

Tel: 01360 870357 | Email: info@theoaktreeinn.co.uk

www.theoaktreeinn.co.uk

@oaktreebalmaha

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Business

Punjabi cooking kits and cookery school www.scotiaspice.co.uk T: 01360 449399

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Scotia Spice

overall ‘heart and soul’ of the boxes and we now have a beautiful design, professional food photography, new packaging for the spices and a unique spice tasting guide. All that and we’ve managed to keep the price the same! What plans do you have for the rest of the year and how can we get hold of a box? We now have our new website and online shop where you can buy the boxes and book courses online. We’re also talking to a few shops that we feel are a good match for us.

Yasmin McDonagh started the Scotia Spice Cookery School in 2006, and has been developing her boxes over the last couple of years. Scotia Spice offers enthusiastic cooks the chance to learn authentic Punjabi cooking with know-how that’s been passed down the generations.

We were delighted to be accepted onto the Business Gateway accelerator scheme.

We’re very excited about going to the BBC Good Food Show and Country Living fair in Glasgow for the first time. Of course we’d love to see you at the shows and we’ll be attending lots of local Christmas fairs too.

We gather it’s been a busy year for Scotia Spice, what have you been up to? Yes, I can’t quite believe how much has been going on! Firstly we’ve become a limited company and I’m delighted to be working with Pauline Neison who is looking after logistics and website developments and Stuart McDonagh whose wealth of financial and business knowledge has been invaluable to us.

After a wonderful response last year we’ve spent a lot of time developing our boxes. How have the boxes changed? Top of my wish list in January was to work with a professional photographer and a design company and I’m thrilled with the results. It was vital to me that we kept the

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Where to eat in the

area

Area covered by Park Life Magazine

The Lade Inn Poppies Hotel

Brenachoile Restaurant

Rhuba

The Inn at Kip

The Oak Tree Inn St Mocha Coffee Shop

Scotia Spice The Winnock Hotel The Old Mill Culcreuch Castle Town & Country Coffee Shop The Killearn Hotel Fintry Sports Club Blane Valley Inn Old Churches House

A Loch Katrine Experience! which is a cruise for 4 ( 2 adults and 2 Children)

With bike hire and lunch at Brenachoile Restaurant!

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area

Self-Catering Cottages in Scotland • Castle, Cottage or Lochside accommodation • Self Catering properties in beautiful locations • Each has its own individual Scottish charm • Dog friendly properties • Groups, bikers, walkers, cyclists all very welcome • Mobile friendly website, book and pay online

Independent agent, based in LLTNP, looking to recruit holiday properties in Scotland. If you would like to list your property (free of charge), please contact us below.

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Advertise from as little as £30 plus vat a month!

Aberfoyle Holidays Ltd, Viewforth, Main St, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire FK8 3UG

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The Winnock Hotel Loch Lomomd Party Nights Including: • Christmas Serious Murder Mysteries from £75 per person. Murder Disco, Tribute Night and Ceilidh Nights throughout December from only £39.50pp

Day Lunch • Christmas Celebrate Christmas in Style with our mouth-watering 5 course lunch, for only £39.50 per adult. Children Half Price*

Day Carvery • Boxing Delicious carvery of Scottish Beef, Clove Studded Ham and Turkey,

only £17.95 per adult. KIDS EAT FREE* (*number of children not to exceed adults)

World Cup • Rugby We will be showing all games live in the bar. Why not enjoy breakfast and a beer whilst following your team.

The Winnock Hotel, The Square, Drymen, Loch Lomond G63 0BL

www.winnockhotel.com • 01360 660245

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QUIZ NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY • LIVE MUSIC FANTASTIC NEW MENU • MEAT SMOKER SUNDAY ROAST • CHILDREN WELCOME BOOK NOW FO OUTSIDE CATERING ALSO AVAILABLE R XMAS!

54 Glasgow Road, Blanefield G63 9BP. T: 01360 770303 E: info@blanevalley.co.uk /Blanevalleyinn

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COFFEE SHOP & ICE CREAM PARLOUR

Artisan Roasted Speciality Coffee • Teas Own brands of Loch Lomond Luxury & Bal-Moo-Ha Ice Creams Lunch Menu • Snacks & Home Baking. www.theoaktreeinn.co.uk - Next to the Oak Tree Inn & Village Shop, Balmaha Facebook.com/StMocha twitter.com/stmochacoffee

Delicatessen & Coffee Shop Soups, Tasty Lunches and Homemade Cakes Fresh fruit and Vegetables Extensive range of Wines, Beers and Ciders Take away available Late night Christmas hampers & wine evening in December Phone for details of our next Wine tasting!

Gifts & Wrappin Cards g Ser Availab vice le

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The House of Darroch

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

Quality Furnishings Made To Order

on all

t offe produc rs ts!

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

• 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.

Colin Johnson

Traditional Upholstery Service

*Upholstery classes available, £75 per day £30 per evening

Colin: 01786 850 615 colin.johnson6@btconnect.com www.colinjohnsonfurnishings.co.uk The Old School House, Ruskie FK8 3LG

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Carpetstudio

Winter Promotions 80-20% Wool Twist Carpeting. Natural, Modern & made in the UK

ONLY £14.95m2

Luxury European Solid Oak Flooring. Stunning 18mm x 130mm boards

ONLY £35.95m2

Easy-Maintenance Vinyl Flooring Tile, Stone, Wood & Metallic effects.

ONLY £16.95m2 Buy Local, Buy with confidence help support your Local retailer. All above offers exclude delivery and or installation. We offer a Free measuring and estimating service and can advise on any products and styles to suit your home. *Offers valid 09.09.14 - 09.11.14 Terms & conditions apply see in-store for full details.

www.facebook.com/carpetstudioltd

www.carpetstudio-trades.co.uk

51 Milngavie Road,Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2DW T: 0141 943 2083

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Business

FK postcodes covered by Stirling Branch

01786 472335 stirling@apollo-blinds.co.uk Glasgow postcodes covered by Clydebank Branch eg G61 G62 G63

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

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Business

WINDOW CLEANING Interior Furnishings are an Accredited Training Centre in Upholstery (Upholstery Craft Training Centre Scotland)

Learn a new skill, try a daytime or evening leisure class, in the centre of Stirling, over the autumn/winter. Craft skills are learned over time and with practice. There are no quick fixes or magic formulas. Every chair is different, we aim to give you the information required so that you can adapt the skills learned to each individual piece of furniture. We will teach you how to strip back to the frame, repair and reupholster different styles of upholstery from the most basic drop-in seat through to the more complex armchairs and sofas. However, short courses are only a snap-shot taster into the craft. If you are looking for a career in upholstery or soft furnishings then you should be qualified with a high level of skill. Details on our craft website www.upholsterycrafttraining.com

GUTTER CLEARING PRESSURE WASHING PHONE NOW FOR A FREE QUOTE

01436 679994 www.nightanddaycleaning.co.uk

interior furnishings Upholstery & Soft Furnishings Training Centre

QUALITY RECOVERING ANTIQUE RESTORATION LOOSE COVERS

TRADITIONAL & PERIOD UPHOLSTERY SPECIALISTS

Chesterfield reupholstered and deep buttoned in Roma brushed cotton fabric By appointment only

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

01436 676921 Commercial & Domestic Cleaners

info@spkcleaning.co.uk www.spkcleaning.co.uk

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Business

Are you starting, growing or just want to improve your business? Approachable, practical and pro-active accounting, tax and business service. Contact Stuart McDonagh FCA for a free initial consultation SYKAM & Co, Chartered Accountants, Balfron

T: 07791 718861 E: enquiries@sykamandco.co.uk W: www.sykamandco.co.uk

Affordable Alarm & CCTV Systems

Eveything you need for a cozy night in!

WE STOCK: Peat, Logs, Kindling, briquettes Multi Fuel Stoves Wood Burner Stoves Companion Sets • Fire Screens Log Baskets • Fire Bricks Coal Hods • Grates

Screw It, 89 Main Street, Callander, Perthshire, FK17 8BQ | Tel: 01877 331281 | Mobile: 07823 774202

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Business

W

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MW CONSULTANTS

STEWART REID Plumbing Services Bathroom Suites, Kitchens & Central Heating Fitted Boiler Exchanges Gutters repaired Fitted & cleared

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

No call out fees

We can design, or redesign, your home to effectively meet the demands of modern living as well as enhance the value of your property.

FREE ESTIMATES

from a tapwasher to a complete heating system

All plumbing enquiries contact Stewart: 07590 843607 / 01360 770847 sreidplumbing@hotmail.com

We cover all aspects of the design & build process from initial concept to detailed design, navigation through the complex Planning and Building Standards procedures and supervision as required through to Completion of your Project, large or small. Please call Murray Watt on

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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 Used Caravans Wanted Caravan Storage Trade-ins welcome Window replacement

Full Full service service from from £120 £140

visit our website for more details:

www.stirlingshirecaravans.co.uk www.stirlingshirecaravans.co.uk The Yard, Sauchenford, Plean, Stirlingshire FK7 8AP

Tel 01786 489022 | 07776 438147 stirlingshirecaravans1@gmail.com

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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Health & Wellbeing The Organic Spa specialises in Organic skin care and massage therapy specialising in Thai and Ayurvedic techniques to restore balance and harmonise body and face. The products by Eminence are winning awards across the globe.

THE RESULTS ARE OUTSTANDING! Eminence is being used and loved by stars such as Maddonna, Cher, Jennifer Anniston and Jessica Biel to name just a few! Photo-regeneration and micro-current can be used to lift and regenerate the skin in all facials.

Contact Siobhan on 07825 392334 the Organic spa - Blanefield www.yogawithsiobhan.co.uk

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in your own home including acupuncture & treatment for the following; Low back pain • Sports injuries • Whiplash Osteoarthritis • Ligament sprains • Muscle strains Fractures • Tendonitis/repetitive strain injuries Post operative rehabilitation • Vestibular problems

Drymen

Dental Practice

NEW OPENING HOURS

Mon - 9am-6pm Tue - 8am - 8pm Wed - 9am - 6pm Thurs - 8am - 8pm Fri - 8am - 4pm Sat - 9am - 1pm 9-11 Main Square, Drymen G63 0BJ | T: 01360 661097 www.drymendentalpractice.co.uk

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• STILL OPEN TO REGISTER NHS PATIENTS • NHS & PRIVATE treatment available • visiting oral surgeon


Aberfoyle Pharmacy

ABERFOYLE

P H A R M A C Y ing n e p O 0th 1 y a Frid ber! Octo

Ian and the Pharmacy Team are looking forward to providing the Community and its visitors with a full range of Pharmacy services.

PRESCRIPTION SERVICES

We can collect your prescription from the surgery and have your medicines ready for you to collect from the Pharmacy. Or we can deliver them to your home. You choose. FREE delivery to Strathard. Port of Menteith, Gartmore & beyond

NHS Minor Ailments Service

NHS Chronic Medication Service

Public Health Service

The Pharmacist can provide eligible patients with the medicines they need free of charge for minor illnesses

The Pharmacist can consult with you regularly about your medication. Do you want to know how your medicines work? Side effects to watch out for? How to take them for maximum benefit?

Private consultation room available for confidential consultations e.g. NHS stopping smoking services, emergency contraception. No appointment necessary

More details at http://www.hris.org.uk/patient-information/ or pop into the Pharmacy for further information on these and other, free NHS Services.

T: 01877 389127

Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UG (next to The Fabric Gallery) E: Aberfoylepharmacy@gmail.com Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 1pm | With longer Seasonal hours

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Business

CLASS

Tai Chi 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 Metafit - 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

VILLAGE

DAY

Gargunnock 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 Kippen 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

Thursdays 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 Wednesdays Thursdays Monday Mon/Tue Tue/Thur Mon & Thur Thursdays Thursdays Tuesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays

TIME

CONTACT

2pm 01786 860373 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 9.30am 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

TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR FITNESS PAGE PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01360 661317

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Lomond School

Open Morning Nursery, Junior and Senior School Saturday 4th October 2014 10am – 1pm

Join us at our Open Morning to discover life at Lomond. Register attendance by email or phone. To find out more please call 01436 672 476 or email admissions@lomondschool.com 7786 Open Day Ad 210x197 Helensburgh AW.indd 1

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The Lomond Lomond School Challenge

2014

Organised and hosted by Lomond School, Helensburgh, for the last twenty years, every school in Scotland is invited to take part in this unique triathlon event. The race comprises a 1.7 mile canoe section in a Canadian canoe setting off from Firkin Point. Competitors then cycle for 1.7 miles down the old A82 before dismounting and completing a 3.5 mile run. This year weather presented tough conditions for the racers with gusting winds on the loch making canoeing difficult. For many it was here, that the race was won and lost, as experienced canoeists had the upper hand. Lomond School teams came first in the Male and Female

races and placed second to Madras College in the Mixed category. The team trophy for schools entering more than three teams was won by Lomond with Queen Anne HS coming second and Lathallan School finishing third. Johanna Urquhart, Lomond School Principal said: “It was lovely to see so many parents and supporters lining the banks of Loch Lomond to cheer on the athletes. All of the participants really gave it their best shot and it was fantastic to see the teamwork and comradery between them.�

LYNDA TURNER

A.S.D.T.A.

SCHOOL OF DANCING

Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Stage

Taught to children from 2 1/2 years

Killearn Classes Wed-Thurs Killearn Village Hall Strathblane Classes Mon-Tues Edmonstone Hall, Blanefield

Tel: 01360 770390

lyndaturnerdancing@hotmail.com

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Join us every Saturday at Balfron High School Call Mark on 01389 386117 or 07715 301841 Web: www.razzamataz.co.uk email: balfron@razzamataz.co.uk


Business

Georgia Boyd Portraits

COMPETITION TIME!

Get up close and personal with this VIP Shark Feeding Experience at Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium, home to the largest collection of Sharks in Scotland! Win the experience of a lifetime and feed the sharks in our Ocean tank; home to 9 different species of Shark, including our BRAND NEW White Tip Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Guitar Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Marmalade Shark, Pygmy Nurse Sharks and Bamboo Sharks! Your Experience will include: Entry to the Aquarium for two people Complimentary Guidebook A goody bag per person 30 Minute Shark Feeding Experience Trained SEALIFE Expert on hand throughout the experience. Maximum two adults (or one adult and one children aged 8+) per experience. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult! Offer can be used on a shark feeding day (available every other day) throughout December 2014

To enter simply visit

www.parklifescotland.co.uk

Hand drawn portraits for a special gift. For more information; Tel: 07720 593078 E: gboyd.portraits@hotmail.com

!

SAVE 50%!

SCOTLAND’S LARGEST SHARK COLLECTION

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

For more information:

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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

Saturday & Sunday

2 - 5pm

07837 339 558

Monday

9.30 - 11.20am

Lynsay 01360 850078

Monday (Inc Summer holidays)

10am - 12noon

Vicki 01877 376259

Wednesday & Friday

9.30 - 11.30am

www.callanderkids.co.uk

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

3.30pm

Raymond 01877 330854

Sat, Wed & Thurs

(3-11 year olds) Various Times

Michelle 07791 034003

Monday & Wednesday

9.30 - 11.30am

Rebecca 01360 660102

Thursdays

TBC

Jonathan 01360 660330

Monday / Tuesday

from 3.45pm / 6.30 - 8pm

0141 9421998

Monday & Thursday

9.00 - 11.30am

playgroup@gargunnock.com

Wednesday

10.00 - 11.30am

Nicola 07799 731050

Wednesday

6-7pm

Gavin 07590 370199

Wednesday

10-11.30am

Suzanne 01389 720139

Wednesday

9.30 - 11.30am

Suzie 01360 440535

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

9.30 - 12noon

Morven 07789905863

Tuesday & Friday

9.30 - 12noon

Sam 01786 871268

Thursday

10.15 - 12noon

Sam 01786 871268

Thursday

From 7pm

01877 382296

Wednesday & Thursday

Various times

01360 770390

Monday / Tuesday

from 3.45pm / 6.30 - 8pm

0141 9421998

Monday

9.15 - 2.45pm

Clare 01360 550166

1-1.45 Tots Age 2-3 | 2-2.45 Pre-School Age 3-4 | 4.15-5.15 Primary P1-P4 01360 551689/07500 213473 Monday, Wednesday & Friday

9.15 - 11.15am

funhutstrathblane@gmail.com

Monday & Tuesday

Various times

01360 770390

Monday

10 - 11.30am

Fiona Beaton 01786 850510

Tuesday & Friday

9.45 - 11.45am

Collette Ashworth 01786 850533 Follow us on

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Loch Lomond Shores 2014 www.lochlomondshores.com Loch Lomond Shores Events Oct- Nov Visit www.lochlomondshores.com for all the details on what’s on at the must-visit shopping and day trip destination this winter. Tel 01389 751031

Charity fun day in aid of the Little Princess Trust at Hawkshead Oct 12-4pm Charity fun event with mascots, face painting, raffles, cup cakes and local girl Amy’s charity haircut. For more info on the Little Princess Trust visit www.littleprincess.org.uk

Farmers’ Market 5 Oct 10am The award-winning farmers market offers quality local produce on the banks of the loch

Face painting with Glitzparty 9 Oct 1-5pm Face painting, temporary tattoos and glitter tattoos

Face painting with Glitzparty 10 Oct 12-4pm Face painting, temporary tattoos and glitter tattoos

The Drakes of Hazard 13 Oct 12-3pm A fun show for all ages, where ducks and sheepdogs take centre stage. Shows at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

Animal Man’s Mini Zoo 14 Oct 10am A mini zoo experience for all the

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family. Get up close to creatures great and small

Loom Band creative zone 15-16 Oct 12-4pm Make lots of loom band creations at the Artmania zone

Face painting with Glitzparty 17 Oct 12-4pm Face painting, temporary tattoos and glitter tattoos

Hello Kitty & Mikey (TMNT) 18 Oct 12-4pm Meet Hello Kitty and Mikey the teenage mutant ninja turtle look-alike mascots in the mall

Farmers’ Market 19 Oct 10am The award-winning farmers market offers quality local produce on the banks of the loch

Caricaturist 25 Oct 12-4pm Personalised hand drawn caricatures by the talented Arttoon

Walking TheatreHalloween Event 1 Nov 4.30pm All things witch-like and Halloween for this walking theatre production

Farmers’ Market 2 Nov 10am The award-winning farmers market offers quality local produce on the banks of the loch

Farmers’ Market 16 Nov 10am The award-winning farmers market offers quality local produce on the banks of the loch

Festive Lights Switch On 16 Nov 12pm A spectacular festive event full of live music, family entertainment, get to meet Santa and a magical fireworks display.


Sheila Fleet

O R K N E Y

D E S I G N E R

J E W E L L E R Y

Inspired by

Nature

Bangle and earrings shown in silver and Sage enamel, pieces from our Rowan Collection. In Scottish lore the Rowan tree has been held as a ‘Tree of Life’, a protector from harm.

Frasers Glasgow

Jenners Loch Lomond

Buchanan Street Glasgow, G1 3HL Tel. 0141 221 3880 Ext.2304

Ben Lomond Way Balloch, G83 8QL Tel. 01389 722 212

Janice McMillan, manager of our Lomond Shores Concession can be contacted with any special requests at: janice@sheilafleet.com | 0782 433 3196

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Kippen

Peter Pan 11,12,13th December Kippen Village Hall 7.30pm (Sat Matinee 2pm) For Tickets call; Joyce 01786 870620 Ann 01786 870517

Principal girl ‘Heidi’ and her dog ‘Kodak’

Drymen

‘Frankenstein - the Panto’ Written by David Swan. 3rd-6th Dec with a Sat Matinee Village Hall The show is perhaps best described as it was some years ago by the Glasgow Herald theatre critic: “Inspired mayhem… Frankenstein the Panto is pure dead brilliant with knobs on! The script is a marvellous gatherup of cinematic genre, where Dracula, Frankenstein and some St Trinians type schoolgirls come together in a series of hectically daft encounters. There’s some wonderfully awful jokes and some crackingly clever ones and lots of audience participation. It works because it has no pretentions other than to make everyone enjoy themselves” Tickets from the Library in Drymen

Macrobert Theatre

Aladdin

26 Nov – 4 Jan A brand new panto written by Johnny McKnight. Grab your boogie shoes because this Christmas we guarantee that you should be dancing. The Twankey family live in the town that Stirling Stella almost forgot - Discotopia. Here lives Widow Marge O’Reen Twankey owner of the last laundrette in town. Her oldest daughter, Aladdin, is wildly in love with Prince Jasper but can love survive the grease stains and smell of fabric conditioner? Tickets are on sale now - to book call 01786 466666 / book online at www.macrobert.org

Mugdock Country Park It’s Panto time!

Beauty and the Beast

Fintry

Performances at 2pm and 4pm on 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 Dec.

Menzies Hall Fintry 27-29 Nov and 4-6 December.

Performances (for school groups) at 10am and 1.30pm on 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19 Dec.

Cinderella Ticket details will be put on our website www.FintryDrama.org.uk and on our FINTRY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY 62 | www.parklifescotland.co.uk facebook page.

Performances at 6.30pm on 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24 Dec. Cost £10/adult and £6/child. Booking essential 0141 956 6100.


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Celebrate in Wonderland!

November 2014 marks the fifth anniversary of Balfron’s Wonderland. Alice of Wonderland says ‘the time has rushed by since I first opened the doors and I’m delighted that my Wonderland has become such a part of the community as well as a place for people from far and wide to come and visit’. With an ever evolving and changing collection, you’ll always find a unique blend of gifts for all. Alice is hosting her annual Christmas Preview evenings on 12 and 13 November and invites all readers of Parklife to join her for some Festive Fizz and enjoy her Winter Wonderland. All customers on these evenings will receive 10% off all purchases.

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Film Listings Strathendrick Film Society www.film-society.org Films Start at 7.30pm

Mugdock Cinema

www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk Cost £3. Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Mon 27th Oct 7.30pm J. Edgar (cert 15) Mon 10th Nov 7.30pm Sunshine on Leith(cert PG)

Gartmore Community Cinema

www.gartmorevillagehall.co.uk 4th Oct - Little Miss Sunshine 1st Nov - To Kill A Mockingbird Members: £2 Non-members: £4 Children: £2

Loch Lomond Shores Sealife Centre

www.visitsealife.com/lochlomond/cinema Wed 15th Oct 5.30pm - Boxtrolls Wed 15th Oct 8.30pm What we did on our holiday. 10 th Oct - Philomena (2013) Judi Dench/Steve Cougan 7 th Nov - The Searchers John Wayne 14th Nov - All About Eve Bette Davis

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dam architects +

+ architecture + design + interiors + feasibility + masterplanning +

dam architects + is an architectural practice striving to produce high quality design solutions tailored to each individual client. The practice was formed in February 2006 by Fiona and Monica building on their experience gained over the previous 17 years working in private practices in Scotland. Our experience covers residential, community, education, leisure and commercial sectors and allows us to provide functional and sustainable solutions, working alongside each Client to ensure we deliver design excellence and value for money. With every commission we strive to work closely with the Client to create projects which not only fulfill their desires but complement our natural and built environment . From our base in Glasgow we are currently involved in rural, urban

and suburban projects throughout Scotland. We adopt a user friendly and flexible approach to all of our commissions, regardless of size. From an initial free consultation we can offer a wide range of services from fixed price feasibility studies to full design and management service, taking projects from client briefing through to completion on site. We programme our workload carefully and are happy working on all sizes of projects from internal remodelling, conversion and refurbishment, through to extension and new build . We are also happy to recommend and work closely with other Consultants and Contractors to ensure that projects are delivered within the client’s budget and programme requirements.

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Dam Architects will unlock the potential in your property.

Call now for a free consultation Monica Moran on 07765 151551 Fiona Dempsey on 07718233738 13 Bellshaugh Place, Kelvinside Glasgow G12 0PF www.damarchitects.co.uk

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Unique

Christmas

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Interview with...

Enjoy a Unique Christmas Shopping Experience! te Crea UE ed UNoIQ nalis s r e P Gifts er und

£10!

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Louise mcFarlane was born and brought up in Drymen.

This is a selection of the type of gifts we can personalise for you!

Personalised

Christmas

Personalised

Framed Clayprints Mugs with images text or your childs drawing Clothing, Hoodies, T-Shirts & Football tops Jigsaws iPad Covers Phone Covers

Laser Engraving Bottles Glasses Hip Flasks Tree Decorations Wooden Keepsake boxes

We can engrave on Slate, Leather, Glass, Arcrylic, Many metals

Let us help you create it! Unique

Louise McFarlane

Milngavie Information Centre

15 Douglas Street, Milngavie G62 6PA

t: 0141 956 6488

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She started her business, Lasting Impressions (Clay Prints) in 2005 and expanded to The Unique Company in 2012 with Stuart Dick of Crajen Picture Framing. With an extensive range of personalised gifts including printing on Tshirts, mugs and canvasses, she is now in a position to offer an engraving service with her new laser engraving machine. Louise and her business partner Stuart also run the Tourist Information office. In Milngavie where The Unique Company is based. What inspired you to start up the clay print business? My mother, Alice McFarlane is a well known local potter and we often took handprints in Clay of my own children when they were young. That planted the idea and it expanded from there. How does running the Tourist Information office tie in with your clay print business and personalised gifts? About 85,000 people walk the West Highland Way or part of the way each year. The Tourist Information office is situated at the start of the walk, and often the first port of call for those setting out. Lots of the the walkers like to have a personalised memento of their adventure. They may order anything from a T shirt with the WHW logo to an engraved hip flask. The two businesses tie in nicely together. Are you looking forward to Christmas using the new laser machine to offer a much wider variety of personalised gifts? Indeed, it has been exciting learning about our new machine and it’s potential. From children’s football trophies, Fathers Day hip flasks to engraving a message on a bottle of champagne! Just about anything seems possible, and we are looking forward to lots of unusual requests this Christmas, the options seem endless.


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Ho Ho Ho! With Christmas fast approaching that can only mean one thing… shopping. So instead of heading into town, why not let Park Life Deals take the stress out of purchasing that perfect present and sign up to receive amazing deals, all from local businesses. In the run up to Christmas we will be offering a wide range of packages, hopefully a little something for everyone. From start to finish our secure online website is easy to manoeuvre, you can; • Create your own personal account • Purchasing your chosen deal using Paypal or card • Printing off your voucher. • If at any time you need a little help then just get in touch. So while you sit round an open fire, with the chestnuts roasting why not do a little bit of Christmas shopping with Park Life Deals and make some incredible savings. Go to www.parklifedeals.co.uk and sign up free today!

Afternoon Tea • Hair & Beauty • Dining Out Overnight stay • Adventure Days P hotography Classes • Luxurious Spa Treatments Join now to get your weekly deal! www.parklifedeals.co.uk

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Gardening Tips October November

Planting

With the ideal planting conditions of autumn (warm moist soil), now is the time to plant container grown shrubs, trees, fruit bushes, perennials and bulbs. Even in damp conditions it is worth checking the rootballs of shrubs and trees are adequately moist when planting - heavy rain will not necessarily penetrate a rootball that has been allowed to dry out, so if it feels light, plunge into a bucket of water before planting.

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Prepare your Soil for next year Your soil is your most precious commodity, so start digging in compost, manure and as much organic matter as you can lay your hands on to replace the goodness in it. The earlier you start the better, especially if your soil is heavy. It can be left in a pretty rough state over the winter when the elements will break the clods down, making spring planting infinitely easier!

Clean out the Greenhouse It really is worth cleaning out your greenhouse thoroughly now your greenhouse crops are over; it will prevent pests from hibernating and leaping into action next spring! Wash the windows inside and out to allow maximum light in over the winter and scrub all benches, fixtures and glazing bars with disinfectant, making sure you hose the whole place down really well, especially dark and dusty corners. For effective fumigation, move all plants outside, shut the windows, light a sulphur candle in the middle of the floor, (retreat at speed!), shut the door and wait until the smoke and fumes have completely dispersed several hours later. Your greenhouse should now be pest free!


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STUMPZ TREE & GARDEN MANAGEMENT

John Currie BR ICK & STONEWOR K

Tr aditional Stonework and PavingSkills Specialist For Your Home & Garden

Stone Walling & Traditional Brickwork Natural Indian & York Stone Paving Specialist • Bespoke Stone Walling & Tr aditional Brickwork Barn & Property Renovation Features • StepsPaving Dry Stone&Walling & Paths Natural Indian York Stone Specialist Lime Mortar Work &Renovation Repointing • Barn & Property • Fireplaces Patios Bespoke & Slabbing Features General Building & Property Maintenance Dry Stone walling Lime Mortar Work & Repointing CALL TODAY FOR FREE ADVICE & QUOTATION Steps & paths T: 01360 550087 M: 07966 864811

Tree Stump Removal ü ü Tree Surveys & Inspections Crown Lifting & Reduction ü Hedge Work ü ü Tree Felling ü Sectional Tree Dismantling

ü Wood Splitting ü Tree Hazard Management ü Working at Height ü Dead Branch Removal Site & Garden Clearance ü Leaf removal ü

DUMFOYN, ENDRICK ROAD KILLEARN, GLASGOW G63 9QD M: 07779 69 47 90 T: 01360 55 00 55 E: vic@stumpz.co.uk

www.stumpz.co.uk

FIRST AID QUALIFIED

Patios & Slabbing E: johncurrie@hotmail.com Fireplaces

General Building & Property Maintenance

call today for free Garden Design & Construction advice & quotation Telephone 01360 550087 Mobile 07966 864811 Email johncurrie@hotmail.com

Bespoke Garden Buildings

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Scotia Gardens

• • • •

Landscaping Drainage & Construction Lawncare & Turfing Fencing & Decking

• • • •

Foundation excavation & groundworks Garage building & conversions Internal flooring works Extensions & attic conversions

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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Scotia Gardens are celebrating our 15th year in business. Since start up in January 2000 we have grown our reputation to the company we are today and we continue to grow due to our vast range of skills, experience and knowledge to tackle any job. Initially set up as a hard/soft landscaping company constructing patios, walls & landscaping etc. the business has expanded, diversifying into ground-works and construction services such as earthmoving, road, car park & foundation construction and drainage and building works.

experience, we have undertaken a number of drainage projects including lawn & driveway drainage and open ditch clearances of fields in farms and Estates. The wet weather is due to continue so we foresee this division growing even further.

Due to the very wet autumn last year, coupled with our invaluable

We would like to thank all of our customers & staff for their continued

support over the years. Scotia Gardens are available to carry out any project involved within the landscape, Ground-works and construction throughout West and Central Scotland Please visit our website www.scotiagardens.co.uk or call 01877 381212.

Come and view our vast range of products!

ALLANDER

AGGREGATES LTD

DECORATIVE STONE, GRAVEL & SAND for all your landscaping & building needs

Unit 11 Cloberfield, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 7LN

Tel: 0141 956 4583

Open: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat 9am-2pm Email: allander.aggregates@btconnect.com www.allanderaggregates.co.uk

Decorative Gravels • Building Sand • Sharp Sand • Kiln Dried Sand • Red Granite Sand Top Soil/Compost • Bark/Composting Bark • Feature & Rockery Stones Cement/Postcrete • Type1/Ballast/Whin Dust • Fencing Material/Panels Garden Sheds/Gazebos • Walling Stone • Paving/Driveways • Membrane/Terram Drainage channels & pipe • Firewood • Rocksalt • Cold Tar

Craig Tree Care

Professional Tree Surgeons

full range of work with trees including: • Pruning & reduction • Tree removal & replacement • Consultancy & advice • Conservation & preservation

t: 01360 449 275 m: 07725 834 846

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION LTD From initial consultation a nd full colour design to complete garden build... all u nder one roof!

Full design package Stone work Timber work Garden features Artificial lawns supplied & laid Turf supplied & laid Drainage

01786 841 719 / 01877 331 881 www.cruachanlandscaping.co.uk

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The very best local Autumn plants & produce It’s time to get planting! Take a look at our wide selection of:

• spring bulbs • locally grown evergreens and conifers • locally grown shrubs and climbers Or visit our Farm Shop to stock up on the last crop of our home grown fruit and vegetables. And with Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get organised. Order your turkeys and local produce Hampers now!

Benview Garden Centre At the Ward Toll Balfron Station G63 0QZ

Benview is a small, friendly garden centre aimed very much at the plant and garden lover. We offer everything you need to get your garden growing from flower and vegetable seeds, propagation equipment and tools, a wide range of composts, pots and fertilizers, to canes, stakes and trellis. And for when you feel the garden is under control, we have a range of garden furniture.

Garden Help weeding • pruning • winter tidy

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 9am–5pm Sun: 10am – 5pm

01360 850525

benviewgardencentre.co.uk

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Green Pea Studio WORKSHOPS Great Christmas Present idea! Green Pea Studio grows and offers an array of seasonal cut flowers, runs fabulous seasonal, floral, gardening and Christmas workshops & sells an inspiring selection of artisan gifts for home & garden. Amanda works exclusively with her own specially grown, scented flowers creating a natural cottage garden style of arrangements throughout the seaons... So if you are looking to • Organise & select your Wedding Flowers • Enjoy a Floral or Christmas Workshop • Attend a demonstration • Browse an array of gorgeous gifts - you will not be disappointed by the inspirational ideas, quality & individuality. Wedding & Workshop Bookings being taken now.

Amanda Clayden Blaircessnock, Port of Menteith E:greenpea06@btinternet.com M:07749198521 www.greenpeastudio.com Studio open Fri & Sat 10am-5pm or by appointment Check website for open days

These are practical, informative and fun days. Where you are given expert tuition in a lovely rural setting - so why not escape for a day and learn a new skill! All provisions and materials included. Choose From: Hand Tied Bouquet. This day will show you how to create a stunning hand tied bouquet and fill your home with beautiful, simple seasonal arrangements. Quick, Easy & Stylish Party Flowers. Learn how to make three simple arrangements that can be reworked and interpreted time and time again to decorate your home and impress family and friends. Beginners Cutting Garden. 
A new workshop for those people who have been thinking about creating a cutting patch or just want to grow a few seasonal flowers to cut. If you are not sure where to start, this day will help you on your way! Natural Wedding Flowers. A workshop that allows you to break away from conventional ideas about wedding flowers and learn how to choose and prepare flowers that reflect a beautiful, natural, slightly wild or vintage style of arrangement for your wedding.

Natural Stone

Architectural ~ Walling ~ Paving ~ Ornamental All Enquiries Welcome

Thornhill: 01786 850400 | Livingston: 01506 873081 | info@tradstocks.co.uk

www.tradstocks.co.uk

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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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Call us today: 01360 770708 07968 831313 Time served quality tradesmen

We are a family business providing a range of services throughout Glasgow and the surrounding areas in Stirlingshire. All our quotations are free of charge and carry no obligation. Services: Re-roofing Slating and Tiling Soffit and Fascia Guttering services

Velux Windows Chimney Work Insurance and General Roughcasting and Leadwork

23 Kirkland Avenue, Blanefield, Glasgow G63 9BY

www.gs-roofing.co.uk

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After

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Minor repairs to complete installation

info@gs-roofing.co.uk

Complete Bathrooms and Kitchens 4x4 Van for all weather conditions No call out charge FREE Estimates Fully Insured

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STRATHYRE INVENTORY SERVICES

Trossachs Plastering

Strathyre Inventories provides independent, professional and comprehensive residential inventory services to leasing agents, solicitors, landlords and tenants dealing with the leasing of properties situated in and around Loch Lomond and West Stirlingshire.

Strathyre Inventories provide the following services:Inventory Reports • Mid Lease Inspections • End of Lease Re-check Reports Tenant Accompanied Re-check Reports • Repairing Standard Checks Providing consistent, concise and comprehensive inventory services

For further information contact Gordon on

Tel: 01360 660012 | Mobile: 07518 615624

All aspects of plastering work undertaken plus coving Domestic and Commercial Contact Charles; 07788864296 / 01877 382709 charlesplastering@btinternet.com

DRYMEN TILING WALL & FLOOR TILING

Ceramic & Porcelain Installation of tanking systems for showers & wet rooms Tel: 07810 194226 / 01360 660401 drymentiling@btinternet.com FREE No Obligation Quote Follow us on

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R. B. Steel & Co

freephone 0800 0152 728 visit us at www.rbsteel.co.uk or email info@rbsteel.co.uk

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BATHROOM TRANSFORMATIONS

• Equipment Supplied at Trade Prices • Exclusively Managed Installations • Respected, Dedicated & Professional Service • Quality Installation • References Available on Request • All Work Guaranteed • Free Survey & Estimate

SB STOVES Complete design and installation of quality multi fuel traditional and contemporary stoves

01360 771952 07887 711 165

bathroomtransformations@btconnect.com To arrange a free estimate please contact Stephen Melvin

For a Friendy and Personal Service Please Call:Mobile: 07967 033252 Evenings: 01360 441 022 Follow us on

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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

e: calam.mccrorie@hotmail.co.uk w: www.cmchomeimprovements.co.uk

ALAN ROBINSON

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS (established 27 years)

Michael Oconnell

Drymen Oil Boiler Maintenance Aga & Rayburn servicing Tel: 01360 660371 Mob: 07732 205121

tes and advice Call for estima Dumbarton: 01389 762324 Drymen: 01360 661161 | Mobile: 07831 127234

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3 Balgair Castle Estate, Fintry, Balfron G63 0LP


homeworx

Business property maintenance and repairs

HUBBARDS

painting and decorating (interior and exterior)

GARTOCHARN

ceramic tiling

RECYCLE IT!

hardwood and laminate floor fitting joinery plastering all work considered

for a free quote, call 01360 550542 or 07870 329349

RECYCLING FACILITY

DON’T JUST SCRAP YOUR CAR

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For: Cars, Vans, Trucks & Trailers

For: Cars, Vans, Trucks, & Trailers

Ferrous & Non Metals D.V.L.A. Certificate of Ferrous Destruction Supplied D.V.L.A. Certificate of Destruction Supplied

Phone Jack or Julie on 01389 830319

• Kitchens,

• Renovations • Extensions

• General joinery • Insurance work

• Free estimate

Bathrooms Design and Installation

All Trades Provided

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Log & Fuel Suppliers Home Heating Fuels • Home Heating Oils • Tank Suppliers & Installers • Domestic Bottled & Bulk Gas • Industrial & Commercial Fuels • Agricultural Fuels • Lubricants • Pink Paraffin

T: 01786 842 225 www.wilsonsgas.co.uk E: info@wilsonsgas.co.uk

Call Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm 24hr answerphone service Fast Efficient Service - same day or next day delivery

01360 660264 Fax: 01360 660001 Parkview, Croftamie, Glasgow G63 0EU

Keep Cosy this Winter www.jamesdbilsland.com

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Suppliers of Boilers, Gas Fires & Cookers Install & Service of Gas Appliances Safety Checks & Landlord Certificates Domestic and Commercial Gas Repairs


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Logs - Kindling - Briquettes - Chimney Sweep

CALL DAWN

MOBILE 07795 966 514

Small animal feeds delivered to your home. Call Dawn for more info.

• Fully seasoned firewood logs & kindling. • Delivered in bags or bulk loads. • Best prices guaranteed.

LOMOND LOGS LTD

Order your regular supplies from Andrew on m: 07793 158817, t: 01360 660911 or by email: andrew@lomondlogs.co.uk www.lomondlogs.co.uk Follow us on

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A. Ferguson Plastering

Free No Obligation Quotes

General Building • Plastering • Roughcasting Decorating • Kitchen Fittings • Bathroom Fitting Hard & Soft Landscaping • Fencing Roman Rd, Balfron, G63 OPW Mob: 07789 137215 Tel: 01360 440 065 E: a.ferguson_plasterers@hotmail.co.uk

FRESH LOCAL CONCRETE SUPPLIED 07771 562 661 www.cmix.co.uk

• Only pay for what you use

• No Waste

• Deliveries from 1m3

• No Part load charges

• Barrow Service

• No waiting charges

PLUMBS LVE PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

Plumbing & Heating • Repairs & Maintenance Unblocking of Drains • Baths, Taps & Showers

TS OAP DISCOUN Tel: 0141 412 0049 or 01360 312 707

teven kinner

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Glazing repairs Misted/cracked double glazing units replaced.

All TypEs of joinEry work undErTAkEn A-Rated Upvc/timber windows & doors, Upvc roofline cladding and Kitchens all supplied and fitted.

call now for a free estimate 11 Strathview Terrace, Balfron G63 0PS Telephone: 01360 449 080 Mobile: 07713 805 086 Email: stevenskinnerjoinery@gmail.com

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Index Park Life Deals 67 Accountants & Banking Baxter Accounting 51 Carol Robb Bookkeeping Services  51 HSBC4 JMC Chartered Accountants 50 Sykam & Co Chartered Accountants  50 Activities & Courses Deanston Distillery 20 Fintry Sports Centre 22 Go Country 23 Green Aspirations Scotland  23 MacRoberts Centre 25 McLaren Leisure Centre  25 Sir Walter Scott Steamship  26 Stirling Council 2014 22 The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre  24 Architects Dam Architects  65 MH Planning  29 Michael Homfray Land Surveys  29 Morris Architects  29 MW Consultants  51 Thomas Robinson Architects  29 Caravans Stirlingshire Caravans  51 Clothing Alterations & Soft Furnishings The Sewing Room  18 Computer Services Apricot Studios  28 Gemini Solutionz  28 Kappa Computer  28 Microcroft 28 Entertainment House Folk Scottish Music Festival  31 Financial Advisers Vision lifestyle financial planning ltd  64 Food/Drink & Accommodation Aberfoyle Holidays  41 Blane Valley  43 Cooper Cottages  41 Culcreuch Castle & Estate  36 House Of Darroch  45 Inn at Kippen  38 Killearn Hotel  15 Old Churches House  32 Oak Tree Inn  37 Poppies Hotel & Restaurant  42 RhubarbLime  44 St Mocha 44 The Lade Inn 33 The Old Mill Bar and Restaurant  17 Winnock Hotel  42 Galleries & Gift Shops The Paper Cut Artist  60 Loch Lomond Shores  63

The Unique Company  66 Sheila Fleet Jewellery  61 Wonderland  63 Gardening & Outdoors Allander Aggregates Ltd  71 Benview Garden Centre  73 Craig Tree Services  71 Cruachan Landscaping  72 Endrick Landscapes  72 Fraser Robb  73 Garden Help  73 Green Pea Studio  74 John Currie Brick and Stonework  69 Moorpark Horticultural Consultants  69 Scotia Gardens  70 Stumpz  69 Tradstocks  74 Hair & Beauty Trilogy Hair Salon  19 Health & Wellbeing Aberfoyle Pharmacy  53 Drymen Dental Practice  52 Killearn Fitness Health & Wellbeing 19 Lumsdaine Halls  18 Physio Fit Scotland  52 Know How to Live Now  11 Siobhan Fitzgerald  52 Tir na nOg 52 Homes & Interiors Apollo Blinds  48 Ardstove  50 Burndale Workshop  46 Carpet Studio  47 Colin Johnson Traditional Upholstery  46 Edge of the wood  46 Interior Furnishings  49 Ironhorse Studios  48 J Walker Interiors  48 MacKay’s Flooring  16 Screwit  50 Sparkle Carpets  49 Sterling Furniture  88 Stirling Stove Centre  46 The Bedpost  3 The Fabric Gallery  46 Town & Country Designs Coffee Shop  13 Kids Section Heron House Early Years  12 Kelvinside Academy  2 Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre  57 Lomond School  55 Lynda Turner School Of Dance  56 Mulberry Bush  14 Razzamataz  56 Laundry & Domestic Services The Cat’s Pyjamas  87

The Laundry Lady  87 Local Produce Scotia Spice  38 Logs & Fuel James D Bilsland Ltd  82 Lomond Logs Ltd  83 Strathendrick Logs  82 Tartan Timber  83 W.Wilson & Sons  82 Painting & Decorating Endrick Decorators of Killearn  18 G Ford & Son  9 Strathendrick Decorators  75 The Paint Shed  8 Pet Services Carol’s Dog Services  87 Photography/Portraits Georgia Boyd Portraits  57 Paul Saunders Media & Photography  75 Sport & Leisure The Pro Shop  26 Trades & Services Aberfoyle Satellite Company  80 AC Gold Energy  6 Adrian Pirie  84 A Ferguson Plastering  84 Appliance Repairs & Spares  80 Bathroom Transformations  79 Buchlyvie Electrical  50 Callum Walker energy Source  10 CMC Home Improvements  80 C-Mix  84 Drew Johnston Joinery  84 Drymen Boilers  80 Drymen Tiling  77 Dunrite Plumbing  76 Eco Living  7 G&S Roofing Ltd  76 GWB Plastering  80 Homeworx Killearn  81 Household & Industrial Floor sanding services 76 Hubbards  81 K M Joiners  81 Man Aboot the Hoose  84 Plumbsolve  84 RB Steel & Co  78 Render Mender  81 RM Contractors  79 Stewart Reid Plumbing Services  51 SB Stoves  79 Steven Skinner Joinery Services  84 Strathyre Inventory Services  77 Trossachs Plastering  77 Wood for all  6 Windows Night & Day  49 Follow us on

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Mugdock Country Park Events Booking Number 0141 777 6211.

BeTweedy (age 16 ) Fri 14 Nov 10am - 12pm Make your own Harris tweed I-pad or lap top case. Ideal Christmas gifts. Choose from a range of beautiful tweeds and create your own appliqued and padded case using this iconic cloth. A little sewing experience required. Cost £18. Booking essential on 0141 946 0426 or 07964266835.

Exploring Batik Sun 30th Nov 10am - 4pm Through demonstration and practical exercises have fun with batik processes using wax and dyes, work on silk, cotton and paper to produce various vibrant and unique pieces of batik art. Suitable for age 16 . Cost £20

Lads n Dads (age 6 ) Sun 12 Oct 10.30-13.00 & Sat 18 Oct 2pm - 4.30pm It’s a day out spending time together, learning new skills and making memories. You will be fire lighting, animal tracking, shelter building and finding food for free. www.wildbynature.eu. Cost £15 for one adult and one child, additional children £7.50 each.

Bush n Bash (ages 5 – 9) Sunday 12 October 2pm - 3.30pm Pull on your wellies because its time to get muddy! We are going on an adventure, without our parents, amongst the woodlands and moorlands of Mugdock. www.wildbynature.eu. Cost £5.

Big Biology Day - The Science of Life Sun 12 Oct 10am - 3pm Grab the whole family and join in on this fantastic day as part of the UK wide Biology Week. Join the Society of Biology and our partners for a day of activities and fun. Find out about bacteria, antibiotics and health, meet a GP, search for bugs with the OPAL team and create your own bacteria and parasites with Glasgow Science Festival and Crafty Critters.

Friday Night Live at Charlie’s - Acoustic Butterfly Fri 3 Oct 8pm

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This well-known popular 5-piece Glasgow Band’s music is a melting pot of styles and rhythms, catchy melodies and harmonies. Tickets £10 (£8 for Keyring Members). Booking Essential 0141 956 6115, by email fnliveconcert@gmail.com) or direct from Charlie’s Theatre Bar.

Fire and Shelter Workshop (age 9 plus) Mon 13 Oct 10.30am-1.30pm Armed with a bag of marshmallows, Wild by Nature’s outdoor leaders will teach you how to build a shelter, forage for natural materials which have fire lighting properties, then light your fire! See www.wildbynature.eu. Cost £15.

Come and Try Survival (age 6 plus) Mon 13 Oct 2pm and 3pm Join Wild by Nature in this family event. Enjoy a taster session on survival; it will include shelter, tracking wildlife and food for free.Cost £4.50 per person. Meet at the Visitor Centre. See www.wildbynature.eu. Not bookable, just turn up.

Family Craft - Learn to RagRug (age 9 ) Tues 14 Oct 10am - 12pm Learn how to create beautiful things from waste materials with Margo from the Mugdock Makkers. Materials and tools are included to learn fundamental techniques of rag rugging. Cost £10. Booking essential 07443 437 475 or email margo@margw.f9.co.uk

Family Craft - BeTweedy (age 7 ) Tues 14 Oct1pm - 2pm Make your own personalised Harris Tweed phone cover with the help of Mugdock Makker Louise Younger. Cost £7.50. Booking essential on 0141 946 0426 or 07964266835

Family Craft - Soap Cutting (age 2-12) Wed 15th Oct 1pm - 3.30pm Come along and meet Mugdock Makker Jim, from Caurnie soap and cut your own soap shapes. Cost £5 for six soaps.

Mountain Biking for Beginners (approx 8 ) Wed 15 & Fri 17 Oct 9.30am - 11.30am A fun and exciting mountain bike ride

learning new skills and ways to ride, while sticking to the wider paths. Including rest stops and teaching points for training. Cost £8. Booking essential with West Coast Adventures on 07900 241 753

Family Craft - Willow Weaving Thurs 16 Oct 1pm - 3.30pm Drop in at any time and try Willow Weaving, no artistic skills required! Approx £2.50

Family Craft - Make a notebook Thurs 16 Oct 10am - 12pm Come and make, then decorate your own notebook/journal with Lucy from Mugdock Makkers. Suitable for any age group but there will be scissors and glue so parental supervision is required and little ones will need a bit of help. Cost £3.

Mountain Biking for Improvers (approx S1 ) Fri 17 Oct 12.30pm - 2.30pm An exciting ride around Mugdock exploring single tracks, short descents, wooded areas and open landscapes. Including rest stops and teaching points for training. Cost £8. Booking essential with West Coast Adventures on 07900 241 753.

Come and Try Survival Fri 17 Oct 10am, 11am and 12pm Join Wild by Nature in this family event. Enjoy a taster session on survival; it will include shelter, tracking wildlife and food for free, amongst other things. Cost £4.50 per person. Meet at the Visitor Centre. See www.wildbynature.eu

Can You See Me (age 9-12) Sat 18 Oct 10.30am - 1.30pm Get the children outdoors for a half day course on all things muddy! Lots of games and lots of fun. Expect your children to return exhausted, filthy and full of new skills! Brought to you by Wild by Nature, see www.wildbynature. eu Cost £17.

Willow Basket in A Day Sat 25 Oct 10am – 4pm Learn to weave a traditional willow round basket. Plenty of notes and info given and all materials and tools supplied. Cost £45. Booking essential 0141 956 6100


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

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 extremely well supported locally. A wide variety of producers from

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

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.

Stirling Farmers Market

Gatmore 9-5pm Mon-Sat, 10-5pm-Sun A large selection of Fruit & Veg. grown on site, Preserves, Cheese, Meat also stocked.

2nd Saturday of each month; 10am - 4pm Port Street, Stirling. A very busy and well organised

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Park Life Magazine Oct Nov 2014  

Whats on guide to events and local business in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs area.

Park Life Magazine Oct Nov 2014  

Whats on guide to events and local business in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs area.

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