Balfron

village in Stirling, Scotland, UK

Balfron, is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. It is near Endrick Water on the A875 road, 18 miles (29 km) west of Stirling and 16 miles (26 km) north of Glasgow. Although a rural settlement, it lies within commuting distance of Glasgow, and serves as a dormitory town. It has shops, a health centre, a village hall and a secondary school (Balfron High School). The village also contains a fire station, garage, ambulance depot, police station, primary school, bowling green and an 18 hole golf course. The residential special school Ballikinrain is also located in Balfron and caters to intervening for boys with special needs from all over Scotland.

Balfron, Stirlingshire
Balfron Church and War Memorial.jpg
The church and war memorial in Balfron.
Population1,518 [1] (2001 census)
est. 1,707[2] (2011)
OS grid referenceNS546890
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG63 0xx
Dialling code01360
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Comparative Population Profile: Balfron Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  2. http://www.stirling.gov.uk/__documents/temporary-uploads/economy,-planning-_and_-regulation/openspace-strategy/sr-balfron.pdf