Get Reel - classes have started at Balfron Campus for adults and children in fiddle, guitar and whistle, and Mandolin for adults. Call Sara on 01360 550770.

THURSDAY Club - the first meeting was yesterday (Thursday) September 1 in the Kirk hall.

Call Betty Smith on 01360 550486 for more information.

WEE Green Market - back again tomorrow (Saturday) in the village hall from 10am to 1pm.

There will be crafts, produce, baking, plants, plus teas and coffee and the best cakes in Killearn.


Crossroads collection - the annual door to door collection for Crossroads is from Monday to Sunday, September 5 to 11.

Volunteer helpers are asked to contact the Crossroads office at Balfron on 01360 449400 or Alice on 440453.

STRATHENDRICK Pals - their next outing is on Wednesday, September 21 to Riverside Transport Museum then on to Braehead Shopping Gomplex.

Usual pick-up 9.30am at Balfron, other stops can be arranged.

Please book as soon as possible for this event by phoning Betty Carey on 01360 449066.

Blane Valley

FUNDING for the Blane Valley Energy Efficiency Project (BVEEP) has come to an end.

Many householders in Strathblane, Blanefield and Mugdock have accepted the energy-saving advice from local experts over the last few years.

A fair proportion even took advantage of heavily subsidised or free insulation measures on offer.

BVEEP is no longer getting government funds but a key member of the team is still willing to take calls and offer impartial advice.

If you missed out first time round phone Philip Graves, BVEEP’s energy expert, on 07798 935686.