Woodend Motte is an earthworks fortification commanding a strategic view over the Endrick Valley. This was essential as rivers were the main medieval ‘highways’ before proper roads were built. Endrick Water, Bog of Ballat and River Forth were the probable route taken by the Norsemen in 1263 in their raid from the Clyde, Loch Long […]
We have just produced a set of age-specific local history walk booklets for Balfron Primary School and have gifted a set to Primary 6 who have been doing in-depth local history studies this session.
Just to give you an update on the earlier article about Jim Thomson’s “Robin Oig” one-man play, because of restriction on live performance, the plan had been to film this. Local videographer, David Shearer (ViewGo), had agreed to film, we had secured the services of a young Glasgow actor, Kieran Borland, the Robin Oig theme […]
The Group’s latest project under COVID-19 restrictions. To celebrate Balfron Station’s (tenuous!!) link with Sir Walter Scott the disused Balfron Station bus shelter was cleaned up and a panel installed to mark the 250th anniversary of the great Scottish author/poet’s birth. This Stirling Observer article ‘launched’ the display. Walter Scott anniversary events can be found […]