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DRYMEN Bridge Club results for March 1, rose bowl - N/S 1, M. Mckeand, D. Amon, 2, C. Jones, J. Hornby, 3, M. Steel, I. Waddell, E/W 1, B. Laing, J. Kirkland, 2, I. Hardie, J. Aitken, 3, J. Duff, M. Hawley.


THE Strathendrick Singers’ spring concert takes place in Killearn Kirk on Sunday, March 18 at 7pm.

Amongst the highlights in the programme are - Haydn: Little Organ Mass, Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Rutter: The Sprig of Thyme (a collection of traditional songs).

The conductor is Mark Evans with Claire Evans as soprano and Laura Ayoub on violin.

Tickets cost £10 for an adult, £5 for a child and are available from choir members or at the door.


STRATHBLANE Bridge Club results - 1st Bethia Findlay and Colin Thomson, 2nd Anne Ryan and April Bureau, 3rd Eileen Lindsay and Betty Laing.

SPRING fair - the 36th Forth Valley Scout Group annual spring fair is on Saturday, March 17, from midday to 2pm in the Scout Hall off Dumbrock Road, Strathblane.

Please hand goods in to the scout hall on the Thursday and Friday evenings (March 15 and 16) from 7.30pm until 9pm.

There will be second hand toys, books, crockery, pictures, plants, bric-a-brac, fun activities for kids and much, much more on the day.

SENIOR citizens - Robert Davy will present a talk on the Transport Museum in the Edmonstone Hall on March 13 from 7.30pm.

At the last meeting Martin Shields presented old and new photographs of the area and all those who attended enjoyed every moment. The club also held its AGM.

BOOK club - the March meeting will be on Tuesday, March 20 and the book to be discussed will be Jane Harris’ Gillespie and I.

Go along to the library from 8pm to join in the discussion.

STRATHBLANE Heritage Society - the next meeting is on Wednesday, March 19 in the Village Club from 7.30pm.

Tom Allan will be this month’s speaker with a film on Loch Katrine.

STRATHENDRICK Embroiderers’ Guild - the monthly branch meeting in Killearn New Church Halls on Tuesday, March 20 is on the topic ‘Babies, beetroot and bunsen burners’.

Intrigued? Go along and hear what exactly Alison Midgely-Marsden is going to be talking about from 2pm.

As always the day begins at 10.30am with a show and display workshop.

The young embroiderers’ will hold their meeting in McLintock Hall Balfron on May 24.