Normal waste collection schedule to resume https://t.co/W8bmktapn7
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Killin Community Council Meeting Agenda – Mon 25 May 2020 https://t.co/kG7htRG8g2
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Waste arrangements to continue for another 3 weeks https://t.co/DEv1HbVHUb
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SSEN planning to remove and replace pylons

Tue 7 Jul 2020
A total of 7.8 km of overhead line will be removed, including 31 steel lattice towers, between Killin substation and Lix Toll. The removed towers will include the most prominent section above Killin and the Falls of Dochart, as well as those crossing the A827.
Killin featured on Channel 4 News

Killin featured on Channel 4 News

Mon 6 Jul 2020
Channel 4 News Scotland Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins reported from Killin regarding the relaxation of lockdown rules and the effects that restrictions have had on local businesses.
Normal waste collection schedule to resume

Normal waste collection schedule to resume

Thu 21 May 2020
Normal waste and Recycling collections will restart on 1 June 2020. Collections will be made in line with the latest calendar.
Killin Community Council Meeting Agenda – Mon 25 May 2020

Killin Community Council Meeting Agenda – Mon 25 May 2020

Mon 11 May 2020
Killin Community Council will be holding a video meeting on Zoom, at 7pm on Monday 25th May to which all members of the community are invited to contribute in advance.
Charity Auction 1999

Charity Auction 1999

Sun 10 May 2020
A charity auction held in the Salmon Lie, Clachaig Hotel, Killin in November 1999, run by Morag McNee and auctioneer David Osler, in aid of RHSC Leukaemia & Cancer Research Fund.
Websters Makeover 2000
Sun 10 May 2020
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Looking down the Main Street 1930s ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking down the Main Street 1930s

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The hills haven't changed much !!! Love it x

A ny idea when this photo would have been taken.? Love the old car.

Love those hills ☀️🥰

Look at the number of wires on those telegraph poles! And the whole bunch crosses the road...

The white cottage behind the car was the cobbler’s shop where my grandfather was the cobbler

Always a great view . 2020

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So in 1908 Rose Cottage was up on Craignavie Road, this will be Ardsheen today me thinks... ... See MoreSee Less

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So in 1908 Rose Cottage was up on Craignavie Road, this will be Ardsheen today me thinks...

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The Smiddy really hasn't changed over the years

Has anyone got a picture of a horse being shod at the skiddy.I remember when we walked from Acharn Farm with them to be shod.That was nearly 80 years ago !!

I have seen it done as I lived across the road from the Smiddy I love the smell of the shoe getting fitted I’ve seen them shaping the metal shoe in the hot fire 🔥

🤔 so Ardshean was called Rose cottage. Does anyone know who owned it before Mrs Cameron? 🤔

not sure but rose cottage might have been where the two houses are that billy Noble and Johnny chis own

If I’ve got the correct house it used to be Laburnam Cottage/house. And around the early 50’s a there was a girl with me at school called Jill Sara, I think her father had something to do with hydro-scheme.

The Rose Cottage that is marked must have been knocked down because that is where Atholl Cottages are which Lester mentions used to be Jo Lamont and family in first one and Facey MacPherson and family in second one. Margaret Fyffe

Sorry hit wrong button Margaret Fyfe Laburnam Villa is the large house you see over the thatch of Monemore before Rose Cottage and yes I have met Jill Sara and her father was indeed and engineer at the Hydro construction but I thought they lived further down the Main Street maybe Tay View or Fernbank about there.

Margaret Taylor is right. Mrs. Stevenson, then the Cunninghams

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Wow colour picture.Now i know where that tree goes on my layout .

Watching top gear and Stirling moss is mentioned.... I remember a female (Dr) being named as that because of her reeving up when driving it was when we lived at 5 manse Road . Does anyone know who this was??? ... See MoreSee Less

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Humphrey... DR Steel, Jimmie says 🧐

She drove a triumph herald Catherine Stewart? Any ideas??

Norman thinks Dr Muir ?

So folks.. Dr Muir, anyone got info??

Yes it was Dr Muir

I think she did locum for Dr Dr McColl

Dr muir. Heavy right foot. Hard on the clutch.

She lived West of Crianlarich behind the lodge on the old A85. Dangerous corner there was named after her.

Stayed in Fiona Kennedy house in Monemore

Not sure that Humphry was a Dr. His brother who came to stay with them was a Dr. When he died I think his widow married D B Mactaggart.

Dr. Muir’s son David bought Greenbank cottage from a Mrs. Rodgers who we had sold it to. He then sold it to John and May Hewitt.

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Tony Webb, with Kevin MacKenzie, Ally & Roddy MacDonald, year unknown.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tony Webb, with Kevin MacKenzie, Ally & Roddy MacDonald, year unknown..

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Met Tony in Aldi in Crieff in the summer 😊

Killin hotel??

Worked beside Roddy in the bank for few years. Nice guy.

Fiona Henderson ♡

Kathleen Webb Michael Webb

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Mrs Sinclair at Tullochcan with a young Grace MacKechnie (Aunt Teen) (Updated is taken at Cambusurich) ... See MoreSee Less

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Mrs Sinclair at Tullochcan with a young Grace MacKechnie  (Aunt Teen)     (Updated is taken at Cambusurich)

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Lovely photo.I think it would have been taken at Cambusurich though.Mrs Sinclair looked after me when I was just wee. Just like a granny

Its taken from the Cambusurich garden

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Bring back memories.Super photos.

I remember Friday night at the junction when I think there were 5 trains to be met. I was up there a few times with my Uncle usually in the Guards Van.

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Killin station

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Is she still alive?

I didn’t know a Jumbo made it to Killin

Angus, Kelly, Beaver and others...Names? ... See MoreSee Less

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Angus, Kelly, Beaver and others...Names?Image attachmentImage attachment

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Jimmy Reilly?

Emma Cockburn Margaret Cockburn

Margaret MacKinnon

Thank you for the photos Nicola see you to morrow xxx

Killin Primary School Sports day. Who was team Dochart & who was team Lochay? And was there that one person in ur class that won every year?

Vaguely remember the chant?
“Lochay forever! Dochart down the river” 😂😂
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I was dochart 🏆

I was Dochart

Dochart

Dochart. It was Dochart forever Lochay down the river!!!

Dochart forever lochay down the river!!

Dochart!

Lochay!

Lochay.

I still have nightmares of the damn hill race.

Lochay

Dochart forever! Lochay down the river!

Gregor, I remember the teachers and Mrs MacGregor waiting in the park for the hill racers coming back, with germolene, antihistamine cream, dettol, and plasters, ready to patch us all up!

Dochart!

Lochay♥️

Dochart

Dochart 🟡

Dochart 💛

Dochart

Lochay were the best 💙. Rhona MacGregor (Gilles) used to win as she had long legs 😁

Lochay ♥️

Dochart 🏆 💛

Dochart. Think I was captain one year?! Lost in the mists of time.

Dochart!

Lochay!!

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# 18th August 2004 – A Day to Remember

An extract from the Killin News issue 82 Oct 2004
More accounts of the Glen Ogle landslide can be read here...
[killinnews.co.uk/issues/issue082.pdf](killinnews.co.uk/issues/issue082.pdf)

It is a wet day – nothing unusual in Killin. The villagers get on with their usual everyday lives never dreaming that in a few hours time Killin will be hitting the headlines in newspapers and television stations throughout the British Isles and beyond. Many people leave the village for work or school. The Community Bus leaves for a shopping trip to Glasgow.

During the day the rain becomes torrential and thunder and lightning intensifies.

At 3.00 the Community bus leaves Glasgow and drives through storm and floods in Callander and Kilmahog.

At 5.00 Killin Fire Engine is called to flooding in Lochearnhead and Killin policeman Ian Donaldson finishes work for the day (he thinks!).

On Glen Ogle the heavy rain washes rocks and water on to the road. Traffic to Lochearnhead continues over the rubble and meets a second landslide which blocks the way. Cars turn and go back but the first landslide is now also impassable. People in cars and a coach are trapped as more of the road collapses, taking one vehicle with it. Emergency services are called and helicopters mobilised.

In Lochearnhead the Community Bus is stopped by flood near South Loch Earn Road and eventually retreats to Kings House Hotel for much needed refreshment for the shoppers.

Just after six Ian Donaldson is called to the scene of landslip where he liaises with helicopters and the airlift begins.

The initial airlift is to Lochearnhead which is cut off on all sides so Killin is selected as rescue destination.

At this point a lot of things happen very quickly.

Colin McRae is rung by Ian Donaldson asking for the McLaren Hall to be opened. Relieved that Marion and Katy have got home safely just before the landslide, he opens the Hall and rings Bunty MacGregor to ask if the WRI can organise food and drink for people. Bunty makes two phone calls and ladies from all over Killin begin to arrive at the Hall with supplies.

At Lochearnhead the Edinample Bridge and cars are washed away into Loch Earn. Killin Fire Crew, having rescued a family from a car and pumped out various premises in Lochearnhead, are called to Glen Ogle where they climb over land-slip with rescue equipment.

In Balquhidder the Community Bus has another crisis. One of the passengers is diabetic and isn’t carrying her insulin. An ambulance takes her to Callander for urgent treatment.

Back in Killin Willie Stitt hears of the slip from Michael Halliday and rings Stirling Police HQ to see if the Mountain Rescue Team can help. He, Michael, Dave Syme and Jim Beattie prepare to go to the scene but are asked instead to ferry those rescued from the Helicopter station to McLaren Hall.

Community Council Chairman John MacPherson hears the helicopters and is told the news by Dee Melia at the Post Office. John informs Stirling Council and goes to the Hall, which is laid out as if for a coffee morning. As the rescued people arrive they are given soup from the Killin Hotel and a hot drink, toast and biscuits by numerous helpers. They are not particularly distressed – more excited or in some cases quiet. One group feels the need to get going on a bottle of whisky. Policeman Andy Fleming takes names, addresses and car registration numbers.

Other people in the village have heard the helicopters, think it must be a Mountain Rescue Exercise and take no notice, but one of the helicopters is from Sky News and soon newspaper reporters and television crews begin to arrive in the village, anxious to speak to anyone involved.

Those who turn on their televisions quickly find that Killin is headline news and over the next 24 hours many Killin faces and voices are seen and heard in all the media.

People arrive home via Crieff, Loch Lomond or Ballinluig, tired and fed up but relieved to be back.

A special bus arrives at the Hall to take stranded coach passengers back to Edinburgh. Beds are offered to the remaining car passengers, who gratefully accept.

At 11.15pm Colin closes the Hall. Willie Stitt goes home after making sure the helicopter crew is looked after. At 11.30pm the Fire Engine and the Community Bus get back to Killin via Crieff.
## **Next day**

6am John McPherson is woken by reporter asking whether people have slept well - one example of the many disadvantages of being Community Council Chairman!

10am Jimmy Gauld agrees to drive people back to their cars in the Community Bus. He makes 2 trips with 15 people, 2 dogs, various reporters and TV crews. The bus funds make £25 from the media folk.

Pictures of Glen Ogle and interviews with local people appear in all the newspapers but village life goes back to normal.

There is a general feeling of relief that no-one has been injured and that the community, not surprisingly, has responded well. Glen Ogle is closed for the next few days.
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# 18th August 2004 – A Day to Remember

An extract from the Killin News issue 82 Oct 2004
More accounts of the Glen Ogle landslide can be read here...
[https://killinnews.co.uk/issues/issue082.pdf](https://killinnews.co.uk/issues/issue082.pdf)

It is a wet day – nothing unusual in Killin. The villagers get on with their usual everyday lives never dreaming that in a few hours time Killin will be hitting the headlines in newspapers and television stations throughout the British Isles and beyond. Many people leave the village for work or school. The Community Bus leaves for a shopping trip to Glasgow.

During the day the rain becomes torrential and thunder and lightning intensifies.

At 3.00 the Community bus leaves Glasgow and drives through storm and floods in Callander and Kilmahog.

At 5.00 Killin Fire Engine is called to flooding in Lochearnhead and Killin policeman Ian Donaldson finishes work for the day (he thinks!).

On Glen Ogle the heavy rain washes rocks and water on to the road. Traffic to Lochearnhead continues over the rubble and meets a second landslide which blocks the way. Cars turn and go back but the first landslide is now also impassable. People in cars and a coach are trapped as more of the road collapses, taking one vehicle with it. Emergency services are called and helicopters mobilised.

In Lochearnhead the Community Bus is stopped by flood near South Loch Earn Road and eventually retreats to Kings House Hotel for much needed refreshment for the shoppers.

Just after six Ian Donaldson is called to the scene of landslip where he liaises with helicopters and the airlift begins.

The initial airlift is to Lochearnhead which is cut off on all sides so Killin is selected as rescue destination.

At this point a lot of things happen very quickly.

Colin McRae is rung by Ian Donaldson asking for the McLaren Hall to be opened. Relieved that Marion and Katy have got home safely just before the landslide, he opens the Hall and rings Bunty MacGregor to ask if the WRI can organise food and drink for people. Bunty makes two phone calls and ladies from all over Killin begin to arrive at the Hall with supplies.

At Lochearnhead the Edinample Bridge and cars are washed away into Loch Earn. Killin Fire Crew, having rescued a family from a car and pumped out various premises in Lochearnhead, are called to Glen Ogle where they climb over land-slip with rescue equipment.

In Balquhidder the Community Bus has another crisis. One of the passengers is diabetic and isn’t carrying her insulin. An ambulance takes her to Callander for urgent treatment.

Back in Killin Willie Stitt hears of the slip from Michael Halliday and rings Stirling Police HQ to see if the Mountain Rescue Team can help. He, Michael, Dave Syme and Jim Beattie prepare to go to the scene but are asked instead to ferry those rescued from the Helicopter station to McLaren Hall.

Community Council Chairman John MacPherson hears the helicopters and is told the news by Dee Melia at the Post Office. John informs Stirling Council and goes to the Hall, which is laid out as if for a coffee morning. As the rescued people arrive they are given soup from the Killin Hotel and a hot drink, toast and biscuits by numerous helpers. They are not particularly distressed – more excited or in some cases quiet. One group feels the need to get going on a bottle of whisky. Policeman Andy Fleming takes names, addresses and car registration numbers.

Other people in the village have heard the helicopters, think it must be a Mountain Rescue Exercise and take no notice, but one of the helicopters is from Sky News and soon newspaper reporters and television crews begin to arrive in the village, anxious to speak to anyone involved.

Those who turn on their televisions quickly find that Killin is headline news and over the next 24 hours many Killin faces and voices are seen and heard in all the media.

People arrive home via Crieff, Loch Lomond or Ballinluig, tired and fed up but relieved to be back.

A special bus arrives at the Hall to take stranded coach passengers back to Edinburgh. Beds are offered to the remaining car passengers, who gratefully accept.

At 11.15pm Colin closes the Hall. Willie Stitt goes home after making sure the helicopter crew is looked after. At 11.30pm the Fire Engine and the Community Bus get back to Killin via Crieff.
## **Next day**

6am John McPherson is woken by reporter asking whether people have slept well - one example of the many disadvantages of being Community Council Chairman!

10am Jimmy Gauld agrees to drive people back to their cars in the Community Bus. He makes 2 trips with 15 people, 2 dogs, various reporters and TV crews. The bus funds make £25 from the media folk.

Pictures of Glen Ogle and interviews with local people appear in all the newspapers but village life goes back to normal.

There is a general feeling of relief that no-one has been injured and that the community, not surprisingly, has responded well. Glen Ogle is closed for the next few days.

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i remember it well - and I was one of those voices heard on the airwaves :)

David Macdonald

Kevin and Tippers pickup got washed over the banking.

We were all hands on at the McLaren Hall helping those stranded find places to stay and supplying tea and sandwiches. A photograph of Donna, who was pharmacist at the surgery, made front page news as one of the stranded people being airlifted off Glen Ogle. I had the shop at the time and remember the torrential rain and Tom coming in telling me that the water flowing down Glen ogle was like a muddy river, he just got home before the complete landslide.

Very scary for everyone involved.

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Killin WRI Choir
Back row - Sheena Chisholm, Margaret MacDonald, Kathleen Blyth, Pat Christie, Margaret Inglis, Mrs Campbell, Ellen Stewart, May Carswell.
Front Row- Margaret Clark, Jean McLarty, May Graham, Fiona Inglis, Bunty Macgregor, Beryl McLean and Mary Masterson.
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Killin WRI Choir
Back row - Sheena Chisholm, Margaret MacDonald, Kathleen Blyth, Pat Christie, Margaret Inglis, Mrs Campbell, Ellen Stewart, May Carswell.
Front Row- Margaret Clark, Jean McLarty, May Graham, Fiona Inglis, Bunty Macgregor, Beryl McLean and Mary Masterson.

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Great photo

Lovely to see them all, sadly many of these lovely ladies no longer with us

lovely photo Sheila x

Great picture 💕

Lovely photo

Aw! so lovely to see these ladies in their younger days xx

What a great photo!

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