Balquhidder

Balquhidder

Looking westward to Loch Voil

Lochearnhead

Lochearnhead

Looking northwards to Glen Ogle

Strathyre

Strathyre

Looking northward to Balquhidder Station

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21st February 2024

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Community Council Minutes

7th February 2024

The minutes of this meeting are available to view in the

Filing Cabinet

The schedule of forthcoming meetings is also available via this link.

ROAD CLOSURE

The A85 through Glen Ogle will be closed overnight, daily between 3rd-15th March.

FILING CABINET

C60 Bus Timetable

The C60 Bus Service has a newly revised timetable as from 4th November 2023 until March 2024. For further information, click below.

NEWS ITEMS

British Sign Language plan for Stirling

A meeting has been arranged for all who use BSL on Wed 28th February in Stirling. For further details, please see:

NEWS ITEMS

Place Plan

You can find details of the Community PLACE PLAN and associated DELIVERY PLANS for our area in the

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Balquhidder

The elongated settlement of Balquhidder lies off to the West of the main North-South route at the head of Loch Voil. It is overlooked by the dramatic mountain scenery of the "Braes of Balquhidder" (immortalized in song by Robert Tannahill) and the Parish Kirk is famous for being the last resting place of Rob Roy MacGregor.

Back in the 8th or 9th Century, St Angus recognised Balquhidder as a "thin place" - where the boundary between Earth and Heaven is close. Around that time, Clan MacLaren first occupied the district until forced out by the MacGregors in the 16th Century.

Lochearnhead

The village of Lochearnhead is situated at the junction of the A84 and A85 trunk roads at the head of Loch Earn. This is where the main North-South route meets the East-West route along Strathearn. It has a rich and varied history but, in modern times, is known as the site for the area's Highland Games and the Lochearnhead Shears - one of the largest sheep-shearing competitions in the UK.

Strathyre

The village of Strathyre is the southernmost part of our area, following the course of the River Balvaig as it flows down from Loch Voil to Loch Lubnaig. It became well established in Victorian times with the arrival of the Callander & Oban Railway in the 1870s. William Wordsworth once stayed there and was apparently inspired to write The Solitary Reaper as a result. Strathyre now has the only remaining primary school in the area.

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