Supporters

Lawson Property Maintenance

tool_bagThis is a relatively new organisation set up by Andy Lawson, a recent arrival in Kippen.  Andy does not claim to be a qualified tradesman in any one specific area such as plumbing or roofing, but rather to have skills across the board, which allow him to address most issues which would cause homes, or businesses, problems.  He has 20 years maintenance experience in the retail trade and possesses Health and Safety Certificates.

As a handyman, he lists such items as:

  • Fencing
  • Decking
  • Shed Roof Repair
  • Grass Cutting
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Papering
  • Shelving
  • Flat Pack Furniture Building
  • Loft Insulation
  • Loft Flooring

Prior to coming to Kippen, he had many customers in areas such as Kilsyth, who were happy to call upon his services as and when required. Contact 07904 222745

 

Supporters

Supporters

Without our supporters, there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of a number of local organisations. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Arnbeg Cottages (870926)

Arnprior Swimming Pool (870481)

Auchenburn Bed and Breakfast (870664)

Brian Reynolds Carpentry (870531)

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen (870203)

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle) (870254)

Classics@Kippen

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor (870939)

Computer Division Ltd (469455)

Fallen Brewing Company (07500 906924)

Fusion Flowers Magazine (870204)

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors (870737)

Judyjamjar (870687)

Lawson Property Maintenance (07904 222745)

McNicolls Country Store (870237)

Pets Best At Home (0784 0270 132)

Rhubarb Lime (870077)

Stephen Paul Associates (870906)

The Cross Keys (870293)

The Inn at Kippen (870500)

The Woodhouse (870156)

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine to publicise forthcoming events, or significant awards obtained. Anyone who would like to

offer support in this way, can do so by contacting us atenquiries@theweevine.org.

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and also those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine round the village.

Stuart Thomson

Supporters

MOLSON COORS AND FALLEN BREWING COMPANY JOIN FORCES TO DISTRIBUTE FALLEN CRAFT BEERS IN SCOTLAND

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Molson Coors and Fallen Brewing Company announced today that they have entered into a distribution partnership that will bring Fallen’s Kippen, Stirlingshire-brewed craft IPAs, pilsners and porters into the Molson Coors’s Scotland portfolio.  Existing customers of Fallen Brewing will continue to be served by Fallen Brewing Company directly, while Molson Coors will help to increase the penetration of Fallen Brewing brands in the Scottish On Trade.

Paul Fallen, founder of Fallen Brewing Company, said:  “Working alongside the team at Molson Coors is a really positive step for our business.  We’re a relatively young company, with a very simple aim of crafting the highest quality beers whilst working within, and for our local community and environment.  Even though Molson Coors is a considerably bigger operation, we felt confident that we understood each other and that the Fallen Brewing brands would be in safe hands.”

Andrew Lawrence, Sales and Operations Director at Molson Coors Scotland, commented:  “We’re very proud of the progress our portfolio continues to make in the market.  With the Fallen distribution partnership, we’re now able to offer something authentically Scottish, of phenomenal quality, and with an incredible story.  Our portfolio and customer satisfaction scores continue to go from strength to strength, and we’re excited about our future prospects.”

The Fallen Brewing Company was founded by Paul Fallen in April 2012.  The Brewery now supplies to the independent on-and off-trade, including iconic venues such as Gleneagles and multiple retailers including Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners & Funeral Directors  

My father, John, started the business in Thornhill in 1961, quickly gaining a reputation for quality joinery work. He had served his apprenticeship with Forrester & Montgomery in Thornhill who were joiners and undertakers. This was a common combination in those days. He was soon asked to take on undertaking services and from then the business grew with clients across Perthshire, Stirlingshire and beyond.

When I joined the business, my father insisted that I did a “proper” apprenticeship. At first this did not go down too well with me, but I did it and went on as many City & Guilds training courses as possible becoming the first joiner from Falkirk Technical College to gain the Licentiateship of The City & Guilds of London Institute in construction. With hindsight it was the right thing to do!

It isn’t always easy working with and restoring older buildings but it is interesting and can be hugely rewarding. When the project is finished and you stand back and see something restored to how it once was, or how a modern conversion or extension can fit in with older surroundings, it gives a great sense of satisfaction seeing a job well done.

After two or three years it was “suggested” to me that it was time to get involved in the funeral side of the business which, at around 20 years of age, I knew little about. I soon learnt that it is an extremely sensitive and emotional time for everyone involved and that discretion is vital.

As my father got nearer retirement I became more and more involved in the running of the business and took it over completely nearly 30 years ago. I have seen many changes since then.

On the joinery side, more and more products are bought in with fewer bespoke items being made in the workshop and only a fraction of doors and windows being made in timber. Maintenance free uPVC and aluminium are now the preferred choice of many but, whatever material I am asked for, it keeps me busy whether it is a small repair or a large extension to existing premises.

On the funeral side there are now fewer religious services as, with falling church attendance, more are opting for something secular. There has also been a huge change in funeral vehicles. In the past, converted estate cars and vans were the norm but nowadays we see plush purpose built hearses and limousines often costing well into six figures each. Dress code is another change, with coloured clothing rather than black becoming much more common now.

I am often asked about the role of a funeral director.

Well, for a start, it is a commitment. I am on call 24/7. My phone is rarely switched off, even on holiday.  My role involves removing the deceased to the chapel of rest, meeting the family to discuss their wishes for the funeral service, choosing a coffin, whether a burial or cremation is preferred and whether it is to be a religious or secular service. I also arrange printing of orders of service, floral tributes, newspaper obituary notices, catering following the service and supply of gravestones. I liaise with cemetery and crematoria authorities, the doctors who provide the death certificate and the clergy and celebrants for all types of services. For the content of the service there are a few rules but also many options which I try to accommodate without the service losing its dignity. Whilst dealing with everything there is, of course, legalities to be obeyed, especially the registration of the death and its circumstances. Sometimes the Police and Procurator Fiscal are involved. There is no compromise with them. Anything suspicious or a sudden death has to be investigated fully. This can take time. There are many things to think about when organising a funeral but I always try to treat everyone with the respect that they deserve.

Growing up and living in the Thornhill and Kippen areas all my life I know many of the families I meet very well. To me, this is more than a business, it is a service to our communities.

Grant Coubrough

Supporters

The Wee Vine Supporters

Without our supporters, there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of a number of local organisations. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Auchenburn Bed and Breakfast

Brian Reynolds Carpentry (870531)

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen (870203)

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle) (870254)

Classics@Kippen

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor (870939)

Computer Division Ltd (469455)

Fallen Brewing Company (07500 906924)

Fusion Flowers Magazine (870204)

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors (870737)

Judyjamjar (870687)

McNicolls Country Store (870237)

Rhubarb Lime (870077)

Stephen Paul Associates (870906)

The Cross Keys (870293)

The Inn at Kippen (870500)

The Woodhouse (870156)

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine to publicise forthcoming events, or significant awards obtained. Anyone who would like to

offer support in this way, can do so by contacting us atenquiries@theweevine.org.

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and also those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine round the village.

Stuart Thomson

Supporters

The Wee Vine Supporters

Without our supporters, there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of a number of local organisations. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Auchenburn Bed and Breakfast (870664))

Brian Reynolds Carpentry (870531)

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen (870203)

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle) (870254)

Classics@Kippen

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor (870939)

Computer Division Ltd (469455)

Fallen Brewing Company (07500 906924)

Fusion Flowers Magazine (870204)

GCR Financial Planning (871020)

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors (870737)

Judyjamjar (870687)

McNicolls Country Store (870237)

Rhubarb Lime (870077)

Stephen Paul Associates (870906)

The Cross Keys (870293)

The Inn at Kippen (870500)

The Woodhouse (870156)

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine to publicise forthcoming events, or significant awards obtained. Anyone who would like to

offer support in this way, can do so by contacting us atenquiries@theweevine.org.

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and also those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus, comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine around the village.

Stuart Thomson