Country life

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DRYMEN Bridge Club results for March 8: N/S 1, W. Brownlie, F. Hunter, 2, Barbara Ross, C. Jones, 3, C. Hill, N. Kennedy, E/W 1, M. Muir, M. Cook, 2, D. Stewart, S. Stewart, 3, G. Hopner, T. Duncan.

DRYMEN & District Local History Society - non-members are invited to the March meeting on Thursday in Drymen Village Hall at 7.45pm. Douglas Jackson will talk on ‘The Last Fort’ about the archaeological dig at Doune’s Roman fort. Admission for non-members is £2.

DRYMEN WRI ladies had an excellent talk from a member of the SSPCA. The competition winners were: sewn pin cushion (from show schedule) 1st Mrs M. Mason, 2nd Mrs J. Kirkland, 3rd Mrs E. Hay and three novelty biscuits 1st Mrs J. Kirkland.


THE Strathblane Scouts’ spring sale will be held in the Scout Hall off Dumbrock Road on Saturday from midday to 2pm. There will be secondhand toys, books, crockery, pictures, plants, bric-a-brac, fun activities for kids and more.

HOSTED by the Guild, Alastair McDonald will be singing in Strathblane Church on Monday. Tickets, £5, including tea and coffee, can be purchased in advance from Guild members or bought at the door.

EASTER fun at the Kirkrooms - children of primary age are invited to an afternoon of games and a celebration of Easter on Saturday, March 24 from 3pm until 5pm. Book by contacting or leave your name at the library. There is a small charge to cover cost of crafts.

HERITAGE Society - there will be an evening with Tom Allan showing a film of Loch Katrine at the Village Club on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

BOOK Club is at the library on Tuesday at 8pm. All are welcome. This month’s title is ‘Jane Harris Gillespie and I’.


STRATHENDRICK Film Society - the film tonight (Friday) is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) at 7.30pm in Balfron High School. One night membership is £4. The web page is down at the moment, but will hopefully be re-instated asap. Please just turn up at the High School as there are 250 seats in the raked seating theatre.


STRATHENDRICK Singers Spring Concert is in Killearn Kirk on Sunday at 7pm.

The programmes includes Haydn: Little Organ Mass, Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending and Rutter: The Sprig of Thyme (a collection of traditional songs). The conductor is Mark Evans with Claire Evans, soprano and Laura Ayoub, violin Tickets £10 adult, £5 child, available from choir members or at the door.

KILLEARN Bridge Club - the results for Tuesday, February 28 (Championship) are – 1st Ian Pascoe & Roger Sparkes, 2nd Margaret Chrystie & Betty Laing, 3rd Jimmy Grieve & Sudershan Nagpal. The results for Tuesday, March 6 (Doris Kerr Trophy) are – winners: Margaret English & Irene Hardie, runners-up: April Bureau & Iain Watt.

A BRIDGE evening in Killearn Village Hall, organised by the Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Strathendrick, saw £500 being raised for Strancarron Hospice and £500 for CHAS. The two clubs thanked all participants and numerous generous donors of raffle prizes. The winner of the bridge prize was Laura Kennedy of Balfron.

KILLEARN Community Council’s next meeting is on Wednesday in the Black Bull Hotel at 8pm. Banks Renewables will present their plans for a wind farm on the outskirts of Drymen. This will be followed by regular items of business. All are welcome but please note the change from the usual venue.