Campbell Griffith has recently braved ditches, hills, woods and the vagaries of Scottish weather to take these wonderful photographs of sites from Balfron’s earliest history. We have arranged them from the east of the Parish near the Fintry-Kippen road to the Camoquhill lands of the west. We have protected their exact locations to avoid the […]
Our thanks to long-term Balfron Heritage Group member Mary Bates for these photographs from the popular bus rides during the recent Bus Garage Open Day to celebrate 100 years of buses in Balfron. The history of Balfron’s buses began in 1921 when RANKIN BROTHERS OMNIBUSES began their first service using converted former WWI vehicles. Probably […]
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.