100 years at the centre of village life

The plaque outside Strathblane
The plaque outside Strathblane

A CENTURY CELEBRATED . . . . Stirling Provost Fergus Wood hosted a civic reception recently at The Village Club in Strathblane to mark its centenary.

Sir Eric Yarrow, grandson of Sir Alfred Yarrow who gifted The Village Club to the community was there and his neice Mrs Avril Lawson. The last family to be resident caretakers and many past members of the committee of management also made it along with representatives of a wide range of village organisations. Provost Wood presented a plaque of the Stirling coat of arms to mark the occasion and other events have been planned.

There will be a fundraising musical evening on Saturday, September 3 and Blane Valley players are going to hold an event for Saturday, October 1.

The club would like to hear from younger people who can to step in and fill some of the vacancies on the committee of management.

The Provost is here with Willie Oswald, the chair of the management committee of The Village Club, next to the new plaque.

Photos courtesy of M.Lyon, Stirling Council.