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Bannockburn News

Issue 19: October 2007

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Jamie Coyle 2

Local Poet 3

Community News 4

Police Report 5

Business Guide 6

Since Last Issue 6

Dalguise 7

Prize Competition 8

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Burn Power:

Micro hydro electric scheme in Bannockburn?

B Y JOE SMITH

B

annockburn

could soon be

generating power for the national

grid by harnessing the

power of the Bannock burn.

For centuries the burn has been the

centre of historical battles, land divides,

power for mills and has provided,

not only a name for our village,

but given life to the area. Now using

modern technology the burn will once

again be a focal point.

Councillor Alasdair MacPherson recently commissioned

a feasibility study to see if a community

owned micro hydro-electric scheme could work.

We are pleased to say that initial report says that

the burn does have the potential The proposal is

to fit a micro hydro turbine along at the Falls.

The proposed scheme is very much in its infancy

and there’s potentially as much as 2-years work

ahead. For example the natural river can’t be altered

in ways that affect the environment, or indeed

the famous Bannock fishing.

As the scheme will be connected to the National

Grid there is the potential for the Bannockburn and

Hillpark communities to share any revenues that it

generated.

Initial feasibility studies indicate that there are

three opportunities for installing renewable energy

‘micro’ hydro schemes in Bannockburn. Two are

simply domestic scale, however the third, at ‘the

Falls’ existing weir, provides an opportunity for

slightly larger scale maximum generation of

70,000kWh. Theoretically this is enough electricity

to supply some 16 homes.

Part of the next steps will be to work out if it’s actually

going to be worth it plus exploring the issues of

planning permissions and connections to the national

grid. "It is also worthwhile noting that SEPA

have a Measuring Station which has measured

the flow of the Bannock Burn on a daily basis

since 1986. The report has been calculated on

the average flow, based on the data from the

Measuring Station.”

Micro-hydro systems operate by diverting part of

the river flow through a penstock (or pipe) and a

turbine, which inturn drives a generator to produce

electricity. The water then flows back into

the river. Micro-hydro systems are mostly "run

of the river" systems, which allow the river flow

to continue. This is preferable from an environmental

point of view as seasonal river flow patterns

downstream are not affected and there is

no flooding of valleys upstream of the system.

A further implication is that the power output of

the system is not determined by controlling the

flow of the river, but instead the turbine operates

when there is water flow and at an output governed

by the flow. This means that we’d not

need a complex mechanical governor system,

which reduces costs and maintenance requirements.

We could build the systems locally at

low cost, and the simplicity gives rise to better

long-term reliability.

However, the disadvantage is that water is not

carried over from rainy to dry season. In addition,

the excess power generated is wasted

unless we install an electrical storage system,

Continued on page 2

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Jamie Coyle

B Y S TEVIE HUGHES

O

ur

local character

this time

is Jamie

Coyle, who

for over 15 years has

been one of Scotland’s

finest boxers.

Now 31, Jamie has had 16

professional fights (won 12,

lost 3, drawn 1) at welterweight

(10 ½ stone). At 6ft tall Jamie

keeps opponents at bay with

his long reach and people described

him as a typical stand

up boxer, who is more of a

technician than a puncher.

Jamie first attended Bannockburn

Amateur Boxing Club 21

years ago, aged 10. It was

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coaching of Jack Dormer. Jamie

started boxing two years later and

at 16, won the Junior Scottish

Lightweight Title. Within a few

months he represented Scotland

for the first time when he stopped

the English Champion. He followed

this up by winning the

Gaelic Championships.

On turning senior, Jamie was

Scottish Champion five out of

seven years. This record could

have been higher had one of the

tournaments not clashed with the

Olympic trials. Jamie represented

Scotland regularly against

England, Northern Ireland and

Wales. Representing Scotland

also gave him the opportunity to

fight in Germany, France, Austria,

Italy, Spain and at the European

Championships in Denmark.

Jamie has also boxed in South

Africa, America and at the Commonwealth

Games in Victoria,

Canada. Jamie feels his last fight

in June was his best so far when

he stopped Liverpool's Graham

Delehedy in the fourth round of

Telford’s 250

S TIRLING COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE

THOUSANDS cross the New

Bannockburn Bridge everyday

but few can appreciate the

beautiful circular masonry

bridge below designed by Thomas

Telford – one of Scotland’s

greatest civil engineers.

The legendary engineer was renowned

in his day as “Colossus

of Roads” the greatest road, canal

and bridge builder of his age.

This year to mark the 250 th anniversary

of Telford’s birth (August

9, 1757) Hillpark & Milton Community

Council together with

Bannockburn Community Council

made sure people got a clear

view of Stirling’s only Telford

bridge built in 1819.

Bannockburn News

their contest.

Jamie’s training programme

consists of three sessions per

week – two in the gym and a 5-

mile run. He still trains at Bannockburn

with Jack Dormer on

a Monday and Friday night. In

the lead up to a contest he pline at boxing and it stops

trains every day which includes them hanging about the

travelling to Blantyre to train streets getting into trouble.

with John McDermott. Jamie Boxing training is also a

has fought many good opponents

in his boxing career, but

healthy pastime”.

says: “Like many boxers, I Jamie wanted to thank everyone

who had helped him

find discipline my toughest

opponent, the discipline to throughout his career with special

mention to Jack Dormer,

keep training and avoid the

temptations of every day Jimmy Pearson & Jazz Scott at

life”.

Bannockburn ABC, as well as

Billy Davies Coaches for helping

out with sponsorship over

Favourite boxers include Sugar

Ray Leonard and Bernard Hopkins.

Of the many he has met,

the years.

the nicest was Nigel Benn: “He Anyone interested in attending

was always interested in Bannockburn ABC should contact

what other people were saying

and asked lots of questions,

other fighters only

Jack Dormer

on 01786 471 407.

wanted to talk about themselves

and their achievements”

High School on Mondays and

The club meets at St. Modan’s

Fridays from 7 – 9 pm.

Jamie feels that boxing teaches

discipline and respect: “Some Donations or offers of support

young people who rebel in towards equipment also welcome.

their youth discover disci-

The 250 th anniversary of the

birth of Thomas Telford is being

celebrated throughout the

UK with events organised by

the Institute of Chartered Civil

Engineers. Telford was the

first President of the Institute of

Civil Engineers in 1820 and on

his death in 1834 Telford left

his records to the Institute.

From Telford’s humble beginnings

the Dumfries-shire born

apprentice stonemason went

on to become one of the

worlds most renowned civil

engineers designing and building

a number of significant

canals, roads, bridges, harbours,

piers and churches

across Great Britain.

Bannockburn Ward Councillor

Margaret Brisley , Councillor Ian

Brown, Cathy McRorie Hillpark

& Milton CC, Terry Barlow Bannockburn

CC, Carol McDonald

Hillpark & Milton CC and Kirk

McInnes Bannockburn CC

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Continued from page 1

or find a suitable ‘off-peak’ use.

Micro-hydro systems are particularly

suitable as remote area

power supplies for rural and isolated

communities, as an economic

alternative to extending the

electricity grid. The systems provide

a source of cheap, independent

and continuous power,

without degrading the environment.

As a cheap, renewable

source of energy with negligible

environmental impacts,

micro-hydro power has an important

role to play in future

energy supply scenarios, particularly

in developing countries.

It is an attractive alternative

to diesel systems in rural

and remote areas as a means of

achieving rural electrification.

It could be interesting to see

how this potential use of “green”

power returns to the Bannock.

Comments? Email the editor.


Bannockburn News Page 3

Robert Crawford: Poet 1877 - 1931

B Y ROBERT AITKEN

F

ollowing

our June issue

story of the 1922

disaster at No 4 pit,

East Plean, a Mrs Charlotte

Gibson wrote to us. Her

story is of a Plean miner who

triumphed over disaster - her

grandfather Robert Crawford

of whom she is rightfully

proud.

Robert was born in Dalry in Ayrshire

in 1877. His family moved

to Haywood in Lanarkshire when

he was nine. At the age of thirteen

he worked in a colliery and

then on the railway. From 1906

until 1919 he worked as a collier

at Plean until a roof fell in on him,

injuring him so badly that he

could no longer do the heavy

manual labour required of a

miner. During the years of enforced

idleness a latent talent as

a poet bloomed.

Robert was a member of The

Scottish Centre Pen, founded in

1927 by Hugh MacDairmid, an

organisation dedicated to freedom

of expression. Robert is

listed as a member in 1928 along

with Neil M. Gunn, Edwin and

Willa Muir, W.D. Cocker of the

Daily Record, John Cockburn of

the Evening Times, Professor

W. McNeile Dixon of Glasgow

University, Professor W.J.

Entwhistle of Glasgow University,

Compton Mackenzie and

David Cleghorn Thomson of the

BBC along with dozens more.

As a measure of his character he

was asked by a Captain Thorneycroft

to speak out against the

growing trade union movement,

this he refused to consider. He

was acknowledged as a great

speaker he was in much demand

at Burns suppers. As a guest

speaker at the Scots Vernacular

Association of Edinburgh along

with The Hon. Lord Sands he

was billed as one of the finest

living Scottish poets.

Here are some lines from “The

Scottish Emigrant”

“Ring up the past, Bring pictures

old and sweet,

Names more than music,

round our being wound,

Old storied Scotland crystallised

in sound,

Her temple hills where atheists

might pray,

When amber gloaming drops

on Rothesay bay

And o’er the misty Cumbraes,

rising red,

The moon , great with romance,

rears up its head,

Ye hills, Ye moors, ye pockets

of dark fir,

Where the blue nights come

up with little stir,

And touch the cord that

reaches on past Death

That hour when breathless

nature take a breath,

Grey wardens o’er the far

atlantic flood,

Core-deep ye thrill the tartan

in the blood!

Though exiled far by Fate’s

compelling arm

For you in death, I think my

heart would warm,

For you I mourn when some

true Scot is sped,

Who leaves this land that will

not give him bread,”

Walter de la Mere said of his

poems entitled In Quiet Fields,

“These poems prove once

more how amazingly a real gift

can triumph over circumstance”

Robert died four days after his

granddaughter Charlotte’s birth.

Two months later a letter was

sent to his widow in Plean from

the Golden Syndicate Publishing

Company from Los Angles

California. They wanted to get

his permission to include him in

a publication called The Who’s

Who of Living Authors of Older

Nations.

Here is the last of five poems

from “Coalscapes” giving a

glimpse of what was endured.

THE EXPLOSION

“The fiery blast has swept the

pit, - yet men

Come forward as against a

spirit wind

That blows all littleness far

behind,

And fans the strong blood up

to dare again

Earth’s crumbling bowelsthe

tremendous pen

That hides their mates, if living,

fast confined

By dislodged mountainsrocks

that, undermined,

Follow the fire-fiend’s roar

with dull Amen

A thousand feet below the

Carbrook meadows

Intrepid hands unbar those

fate-loud gates,

Where placid death in yet

warm awful shadows

With blackened trunks and

shock-sealed stare

awaits.

Mutely they gather these, -

unless God hears,

Ploughing each grimy face,

Messiah-tears.”

Robert Crawford is buried in

Bannockburn Cemetery; his

headstone was erected by his

fellow poets and bears the inscription

“In Quiet Fields”

Editors Note:

This famous poet shows us

again that there are plenty of

local heroes many of us know

nothing about. In Bannockburn

News we’ve uncovered the

famous Boss Gardner and now

Robert Crawford. How many

more are there? Less us know.

King Robert Hotel

The King Robert Hotel is your local

hotel and invites everyone in the

surrounding area to pop in and

take a look at the refurbishment

going on.

Owned by the Anderson family for

over 10 years, now the hotel has

taken on a new management company

headed by Marshall Dallas

from le Bravara.

So remember to . . .

. . . look no

further this year than your local

hotel the King Robert - our aim is to

please you.

November Events

5th November - Due to the success

last year we are having a

fantastic fireworks night for you and

the family. Carvery meal £10.00

per adult £5.00 for the kids -under

5 free. Kids get ice-cream and

there’s face painting too. Includes

meal and firework display - fabulous

value and saves all the worry

in safe area.

23rd November - Billy Connelly

Xmas tribute night - just fantastic 4

course meal Tribute act and disco

till late - ideal for young or old.

Calling Hen nights, Stag nights,

Family party nights or just something

different.

30th November - The ultimate

Rock n 'roll show. Come on all you

dancers out there get booking.

Covers from Frankie Valli, Buddy

Holly and more - Vince Hughes has

appeared at the London Palladium

and is a wonderful singer and performer,

you won't be disappointed.

Ideal for a company.

2nd December - Neil Diamond

tribute act—stars in your eyes

winner.

All these dates £29.50 for the 4-

course meal and disco plus your

cabaret.

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The Flying Emperors £10

27 th October

Leroy Johnson

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3 rd November

Alan Walker £10

10 th November

The Stone Roses Experience

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17 th November

Sue Roberts Show £8

Fun Quiz on first Friday

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December . . .

Full Christmas dinner

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Hogmanay with . . .

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Dinner and Cabaret

8.30pm - 2am

Tickets £33

Dear Daphne . . .

T ONGUE AND VERY CHEEKY

B ANNOCKBURN’ S AGONY AUNT

Daphne is here to provide advice

on a range of subjects.

Q Daphne, I think I speak

for all men when I ask

for help with perhaps the greatest

dilemma facing relationships.

When your wife asks if her bum

looks big in something it seems

that it’s the classic no win situation.

What peals of wisdom can

you offer the males of the village,

and indeed the planet?

A

I’m glad you asked. I

have often uttered

those words myself when getting

my glad rags on for a night out

on the town and has occasionally

led to a falling out before we’ve

even left the house! Fact is

women ask questions like these

because they’re insecure, and if

you just tell them what they want

to here then you’re just pandering

to them and generally feeding

their paranoia.

I would suggest to all men that

they should make a stand and

be brutally honest from now on.

If she has a backside that looks

like it could get wedged in the

door on the way out – tell her!

She’ll thank you for your honesty

but will never ask you

again. If you lack the courage

for this however, try something

subtle like sitting your pint on

her backside when you’re getting

the drinks in – that’ll get the

message across.

Q I work in a small team

and an issue is driving

us crazy. One of our co-workers

has a personal hygiene issue

(BO). Everyone seems to be

avoiding the issue but the trouble

is our noses can’t. How can

we approach such a sensitive

issue?

A

First of all you need

to be sure of all the

facts – does the stinker in question

have some medical condition?

If they do, it would be

best to be as sensitive as possible

in this delicate situation.

However, if the midden just

can’t be bothered washing, let

them know in no uncertain

terms that it just won’t do. Why

should you, and everyone else

have to tolerate someone

smelling like a sweating pig on

a hot day? Maybe your boss

could deduct the money for air

freshener from the honker’s

wages – that might do the trick.

Need Daphne’s help:

get in touch.

Bannockburn Primary

Pis : Teacher (Left) is

Miss Jenny Shineton.

Also in pic (2R) Mrs Sandra

Morrison, Early

Childhood Educator and

Mrs. Sheila Robb (Rt)

Support for Learning Assistant.

812256/812056

Bannockburn Primary

Class PiD:Teacher is

Mrs. Theresa Dandie

(missing from photo)

Class pictured with Depute

Head Miss Rosemary

McAulay .


Bannockburn News Page 5

Community Officer Report

B Y PC ALEX HATRICK

I

Churches Get Closer

B Y JOHN CROSS

would firstly like to

begin with an update

from the Summer

Activity Week which

was held from Monday

6 to Friday 10 August.

I am pleased to report

there was a good turnout

of young people from all

areas and everyone had

a good time. This also

gave the opportunity for

the Police and young

people to build relationships

and get to know

their own community

officers.

6-month Crime Report

Since April 2007 there

have been 381 crimes

committed (including

road traffic offences).

This gives a detection

rate of 73.2%. That’s

above the force average.

The same period last

year had 351 crimes

committed (including

road traffic offences) with

a 79.7% detection rate.

Although this year’s detection

rate is slightly lower,

there are still crimes for

which we have a positive line

of enquiry and we are actively

tracing the person’s

responsible.

Youth Disorder

I am pleased to let you know

that youth disorder within

Stein Square Park, which

appeared to be a rising problem

earlier this year, is no

longer a current issue. There

have been no reports of antisocial

behaviour within the

park since the start of July.

There has been a marginal

increase of 3 vandalisms

over the summer months

compared to last year. However

this can be partially contributed

to the summer holidays

as vandalism is a seasonal

issue.

In September there has been

just 2 vandalism reports.

Bike Theft

Since the start of the year

there have been 6 reports of

bikes having been stolen

within Bannockburn.

Security marking offer

Therefore any person who

wishes their bike to be security

marked or indeed their child’s

bike, please pop along to Bannockburn

Police Office.

I will also be liaising with Bannockburn

Primary School to try

and arrange a day to do this

within the School.

Thank you

Alex Hatrick 230

Community Officer

Tel: (01786) 456000

Email:

alex.hatrick@centralscotland.p

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Bannockburn O

Churches: the Allan

Church of Scotland and

the Murrayfield United

Free Church held their

third Morning Service together.

The idea behind these services

is to draw Churches

into a closer working relationship

and this particular one

was different as it had as a

theme ‘Prayers for those who

serve the Community’ . Rev.

Graham Blount led the service

and he gave an insight

into his role as the minister to

the Scottish Parliament. Also

speaking about their role

within the community were

Bruce Crawford , the MSP

for the area and Provost of

Stirling and Bannockburn

resident Margaret Brisley.

L to R : Rev. Jim Landels

(Allan Church) Rev.Graham

Blount , Margaret Brisley ,

Bruce Crawford MSP , Rev.

Gary Barclay (Murrayfield

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Since Our Last Issue

B Y DEREK ROBERTSON

Quakerfield Shops Sale

(Show me the money)

We hear that the funds

raised by the sale of Bannockburn’s

Quakerfield

shops may not in fact be

spent on much needed improvements.

The sale of the shops at Quakerfield

is generating cash receipts

of £900,000.

Brilliant, because the road at

Greenacre Place and the car

park behind the shops needs

in the region of £200,000 spent

on it to bring it up to an

“adoptable” standard, according

to Council Officer, Tony

Cain.

However we understand that

the Council administration

have ear marked the £900,000

cash receipts for Cultenhove,

so not one penny is to be spent

in Bannockburn.

To fund our roads adoption

works, the Council administration

are asking us to consider

adding a block of 6 flats

next to the Empire Bar or add

them on to the side of John

Leary's shop.

They also say that any excess

funding from any development

site would pay to re-landscape

the Quakerfield precinct.

Maybe you think it’s right that

the council raise money and

spend it in the areas of greatest

need across the council area.

Maybe you believe that the

money from selling Bannockburn

shops should stay in Bannockburn.

Who can smell a public meeting

brewing?

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Young People

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Following their arrival in Dalguise P7 settled

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Miss McClements, Deputy headteacher, who

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Prize Competition

Sponsored by: SPEED PROPERTY

Well done do the August competition winner, J Carroll from Firs Crescent.

It was one of our biggest ever entries with Barry Traynor of Bannockburn

Amateur FC Committee picking the winner. This time our crafty conundrums

are all Scottish towns.

To enter for the £25 prize, send your answers, by 15 November 2007, to

The Editor, (address on page 1). Good luck.

Entry

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Bannockburn News

What’s On

Taekwon-Do

Monday Riverside Primary

Tuesday Borestone Primary

Thursday Bannockburn Primary

6.00pm-7.00pm juniors

7.00pm - 8.00pm seniors

1 DUMB UR CLEAN

2 FAIR CENTRE T

3 MOLE IS SOUTH

4 BE SLEEP

5 CUE ON STAIR

6 HON ON JETS

7 THE NON SAVE

8 RIGHT BRICK KUD

9 LE MINER FUND

10 LOST C DREAM

11 BIDE STAR LIKE (2-words)

12 NAN STOPPERS

13 LOCK MAN RIK

14 ERE A DEPTH

15 LAND AREA XI

16 AI LOWER BRIG

17 WHEN BRICK ROT (2-words)

18 WEST PRICK

19 RARE RANTS

20 GI HILL TOWN

Bannockburn High Coffee Morning

Congrats to the

folks at Bannockburn

High,

whose recent

coffee morning,

with all its activities,

raised

£500 and more

for Macmillan

cancer relief.

Carpet Bowls

Community Centre

Every Wednesday 2-4pm £1

inc drink

Every Thursday 8-10pm £1.50

inc drink

Family Fitness

Community Centre

Every Tuesday

6-6.45pm £2 adult £1 child

second child free

Every Thursday

6.30-7.15pm £2 adult £1 child

second child free

Youth Church

Allan Church

Every Wednesday

6.30 – 8 pm

(Ages 5 upwards)

Everyone welcome

Boys’ Brigade

Allan Church

Thursdays

Anchor Boys (P2 & P3)

6.30 - 7.30pm

Junior Section (P4-P6)

7.30 - 9.00pm

Fridays

Company Section

P7 upwards 7 - 9.30pm

Bannockburn

Bowling Club

Speakers’ Do

Featuring:

• Joe Camay

• John Gahagan

• Willie Young

Friday

9 November 2007

Tickets £30 (including 3-

course meal) are available

from Willie Gibb.

Editorial Policy Statement

Bannockburn News is a free community newspaper, produced by volunteers for the people of Bannockburn. The views in it do not necessarily reflect

the views of the Editorial Group. The Editorial Group reserve the right to edit, shorten or not publish any article or letter. We will attribute contributions

to the author and any vested interest will be declared where applicable. The newspaper is funded by our local businesses.

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