Page 6 In Brief The Co-op horse Following on from the Coop article in the last issue, Frances Cochrane has informed the Bannockburn News that the horse which pulled the horse and cart was called Victor. Bannockburn Beavers The S1 team now trains Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 8:00 pm & Sunday mornings 10:30 - 12:00. Have you got a story for the Bannockburn News? Call us on: 07903 197863 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Changes at News Bannockburn News is delighted to announce we have a new Head of Advertising, Marianne Cairns. Marianne, a student at Stirling University, will be more than happy to deal with any advertising enquiries. She can be contacted on: marianne.cairns@hotmail. com. The News would also like to thank Margaret Robertson, who has decided to leave the team. Margaret, who has worked hard in compiling the quiz for each issue, ensured that the £25 prize-money was never given away too easily! The Bluebell Wood In response to last edition’s story on the Bluebell Wood, Gavin Millar got in touch with the Bannockburn News to confirm he has owned the land since 1958. Our reporter completes Edinburgh marathon By Stevie Hughes After a varied training regime which included healthy eating, a reduced Guinness intake and completing around 50% of my training programme, I eventually managed to finish the Edinburgh marathon. The furthest I ran in training was 13 miles on two occasions along with a dozen seven mile runs, so not ideal preparation. The heat on the day reached 24 / 25 degrees at some parts. Around the 17 miles mark the muscles above both my knees started shaking and after 30 seconds or so stopped as did my ability to bend my legs. I walked around six of the last nine miles. My time wasn’t Bannockburn News Stevie completed run great because of this and I came in at 5 hrs 42 mins. What have I learned? Training is good, Guinness is bad. Also I should have stopped playing football, rugby and tennis 3 or 4 months earlier. Next up is the Aviemore half marathon on the 18th of October with my mate Mikey (Doig). The Grand Boys (www.thegrandboys.co.uk) raised £120 and F.R.O.M. Scotland (www. fromscotland.org.uk) raised £1,085 from people sponsoring me, so thank you very much to all who donated to the above causes. Cheers, Stevie. Heather‛s Hair & Beauty We Warm can offer and a full friendly range service of beauty from services our including staff waxing, aromatherapy, gel & acrylic nails, eyelash Remember we do acrylic nails, waxings, etc. perming, heavenly body spray tan and much more. Use Use our our ‘Pick “Pick up up and and Drop off Drop service’ off service” for the elderly for and infirm the elderly free of and charge. infirm Late Concessionary night opening prices every for Thursday the 65s and over Concessionary prices for the 65s and over Main Street, Cowie Tel: 811 996 Main Street, Cowie, Tel: 01786 811 996 BRIAN MASTERSON LTD Plumbing and Heating Engineers BATHROOM SUITES & SHOWERS ALL TYPES OF CENTRAL HEATING NEW OR REPLACEMENT BOILERS OIL OR GAS CHANGEOVERS LEAD PIPE REPLACEMENTS ESTIMATES FREE 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE TEL: 01786 812454 – 07734 394300 Would you like to advertise your local business here? Call us on: 07903 197863 or Email: email@example.com Baxter’s Florists Flowers for all occasions Fresh and Silk Flowers Giftware Main Street Plean 01786 811404 Same day delivery Telephone orders welcome All major credit cards accepted The Tea Room Are you looking for a new place to meet friends, have morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, The Tea Room is the place to be. All our food is freshly prepared daily and we have a fantastic choice of home baked cakes and biscuits. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere, the views to the Castle and our lovely garden. Millhall Road, off Pike Road, STIRLING, FK7 7LD Tel: 07774043805 McNaughtons Speciality Butchers And Delicatessen 47 Main Street (next to Tartan Arms) AUTUMN SPECIAL! Side of Craigend Lamb £2.10 p/lb or £4.62 p/kg Packed and frozen . . . And Our Weekly Specials SPEED PROPERTY 17 MAIN STREET ST. NINIANS STIRLING FK7 9AW Tel: 01786 447 799 FAX: 01786 448 737 MOBILE: 0771 333 5536 firstname.lastname@example.org www.speed-property.co.uk GERARD SPEED BRAEHEAD TAXIS Traynors Newsagents & Gift Shop OPEN 7 DAYS MAGAZINES CARDS GIFTS 19 Quakerfield Bannockburn 01786 812370 (01786) 44-55-44 44-66-44 4, 7 & 8 SEATER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES
Bannockburn News Bannockburn High building work on track for October 2010 completion By Ross Hamilton As Bannockburn High School prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its move to the current Broombridge campus, substantial renovations to complement the recently completed extension are proceeding well. Bannockburn News contacted the school recently to speak to project co-ordinator and Depute Headteacher Mr John Wyllie about what the improvements will mean for students, and how disruption will be minimised during the renovations. Mr Wyllie told us that every teaching area and the lecture theatre will be completely refurbished while brand new kitchens for the social area canteen will be installed. The renovations are being carried out in two distinct phases. The first, which commenced in June and should last until next Bannockburn High School renovations mark 30th anniversary of move to the Broomridge campus spring, sees work being carried out on the wing of the school nearest the Bannockburn Road. Classes from that wing have temporarily moved outside to the “educational city” of purpose-built portacabins in the school grounds, where they are proceeding without disruption. In the spring, these classes will be held for the first time in the newly completed wing, while renovations will commence in the other wing of the school. The aim of the school management team and contractor, Hadden Construction, is that the refurbishments will be completed by October of next year and leave the building ready to face the elements for at least another 30 years. Page 7 Bannockburn Beavers take to the field The Beavers S1 team made their debut recently History was made recently when Bannockburn Beavers S1 team took the field for the first time. They had games against strong Linlithgow & Strathendrick sides and although both games ended in defeat all players acquitted themselves well and the future looks bright for the club. The club is still looking for players of all ages and skill levels. If you would like further details contact Colin Alexander via email at colin_alexander@talktalk. net ,call 07957458265 or log onto the club website at www.bannockburnrfc. co.uk.