District news round-up

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BLANE Valley Allotment Group - as part of the ongoing communication and consultation on the proposed Allotments Project there will be another open ’surgery’ in the Village Club on October 25 from 7pm-9pm.

This is open to residents who wish to discuss their views on the subject of allotments with us in an informal atmosphere. Please go along and talk to the group.

STRATHBLANE Bridge Club results - 1st N/S Fiona Maclean and Liz Glass, 2nd N/S Bethia Findlay and Colin Thomson, 1st E/W Betty Laing and Eileen Lindsay, 2nd E/W Anne Ryan and April Bureau.

CHARITY Christmas card sale in the Kirkrooms on Saturday, November 5 from 10am till noon. Tickets cost £1 and are available from the church, library or at the door. Admission includes coffee and a scone.

FREE ‘learn at your library workshop - are you looking for a new job, or to improve your skills, or even learn a new language? Forth Valley College staff will be on hand in Strathblane Library on Thursday, October 27 from 3pm till 5pm to guide you through the courses available online at home or at the library.


IT is amazing what one can do with tins, packets and jars. An excellent evening with a demonstration of storecupboard cookery by Mrs J Gemmell.

Competition winners were - tub of fish pate - 1st A. Gilchrist, 2nd C. Mair, 3rd

S. McMillan. Lady’s scarf: 1st A. Gilchrist, 2nd M. Callan, 3rd J. Sidey.

DRYMEN Bridge Club results for October 6 and 13 - October 6 - N/S 1, J. Aitken, I. Hardie, 2, J. Mason, B. Ross, 3, C. Hill, N. Kennedy. E/W 1, F. Hunter, W. Brownlie, 2, I. Cochrane, L. Macdonald, 3, I. Waddell, M. Steel. October 13 - N/S 1, B. Laing, J. Kirkland, 2, F. Hunter, W. Brownlie, 3, J. Cameron, G. Cameron. E/W 1, C. Wardle, M. English, 2, T. Duncan, G. Hopner, 3, M. Muir, M. Cook

THE speaker at Drymen and District Local History Society’s next meeting will be John Hood. He will give an illustrated talk on the Clydebank Blitz in Drymen Village Hall on Thursday, October 27 at 7.45pm.

New members will be very welcome. Admission for visitors £2.00.


KILLEARN Bridge Club - the results for Tuesday October 11 (Open) are 1st Nora Kennedy and Catherine Wardle, 2nd Margaret Chrystie and Betty Laing 3rd Joy Kirkland and Anne Ryan.

KILLEARN Community Futures Company - is going to hold its AGM on Tuesday, October 25 at 8pm in Killearn Village Hall. The meeting is open to all members of KCFC and anyone else who is interested in the future of the village. Membership may be taken out on the evening of the AGM. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

RNLI coffee morning is going to be held in Killearn Church Hall tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to midday to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. There will be a sale of Christmas cards and gifts, cake and candy and a raffle. Admission costs £1.50.


THE health centre is holding an additional flu vaccination clinic tomorrow (Saturday) between 10am and 11am (no appointment necessary). There will be two further vaccination clinics on Tuesday, November 1 between 10.30am and 12.30pm and 4pm and 6pm - patients wishing to attend should phone 01360 440515 to make an appointment.

STRATHENDRICK PALS - the group is going to resume in November with a theatre visit on Saturday, November 19 to the Glasgow Pavilion to see the popular show ‘Magic of Scotland.’ This is the matinee show the group have attended over the last three years. Tickets cost £13 each from Betty Carey on 01360 449066. Pick up times for the bus will be arranged later. Suggested time from Balfron is 10.30am, allowing time for lunch before the show.

STRATHENDRICK Film Society - next showing is Laughter In Paradise, Audrey Hepburn’s first film role. It is on at 7.30pm in Balfron High School on Friday, November 4.


FINTRY car club is looking for members outwith the village.

The Fintry community has had the benefit of a car share scheme since June.

Nowit has opened up to people living out of the village.

Club members can arrange to hire a car when they need one.

Membership only costs £60 per year, with a £100 pounds deposit which is returnable upon termination of the membership. You only have to pay a further £30 per additional household member.

For this fee you have access to both cars when you want to, car club insurance, 24-hour road side assistance, support and access to a quick and easy online booking system.

You can book weeks in advance, or just a few minutes’ notice is all that is necessary, depending on availability. There is a computer available in the bowling hall of the Fintry Sports Club, if you do not have the internet at home.

You can hire by the hour or day and the starting hourly rate is £2.50 per hour. For more information visit www.moorcar.co.uk, e-mail Kelly at Kelly@fintrydt.org.uk or info@fintrydt.org.uk with any questions.