Balfron: STRATHENDRICK Film Society - the first night of the season is on Friday, October 7 at 7.30pm in Balfron High School.

The King’s Speech will be shown. Membership is available for the full season for £20, concession £16.50, or one night membership is £4, application forms are available in shops at www.film-society.org

FRIENDS of Art Balfron is starting a new adult craft group. The first taster session is on Monday, October 3 at 10am to midday. To book a place contact Audrey on 01360 440890 or Frances on 440810.


GUIDES Autumn Fair will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 11am until 1pm.

The hall will be open for donations of good condition jumble on the Thursday and Friday night previously between 7pm and 9pm and on the morning of the sale from 9am until 10am.

THE primary school is hosting a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Care today (Friday), from 10am till noon.

STRATHBLANE Heritage Society and The Blane Valley Players are teaming up to present an evening of songs and verse reflecting the 100 years of the village club. The event on Saturday, October 1 will start at 7.30pm and live music will be supplied by Bobby Harvey and Iain Anderson. Tickets are available at the library for £5 and from Joyce or Murray. BYOB.

BLANE Valley Players - there are still some adult parts to be filled for this year’s pantomime. Auditions at the Edmonstone Hall today (Friday) at 7pm.

STRATHBLANE Primary - as part of the Safer Routes to School Initiative, pupils will be taking part in an event on Glasgow Road, Blanefield on October 6 and 7 aimed at slowing down commuters between 8.30am and 9am. The children will use police radar guns and display posters appealing to motorists to drive slowly.


THE Local History Society’s winter programme started with a talk by Chairman of the 1st Marquis of Montrose Scoiety, Malcolm McVittie.

Meetings usually take place in Drymen Village Hall at 7.45pm. The society welcomes new members, annual subscription is £5 and may be paid on the night. Admission for a single meeting is £2.