Community Affairs, Uncategorized

Kippen Kids’ New Library

Kippen Kids’ New Library

On Thursday 21st March a new Children’s library was opened in Kippen Reading Rooms, offering a free service to all local children to borrow, swap and read books, as well as offering the opportunity to meet up with friends over a drink and a snack.

The Library was officially opened by Carole Logan, Headteacher of Kippen Primary School, and the event was enjoyed by many villagers who were able to chat over a cup of coffee or juice whilst perusing the books on offer.

The Library will be open to all every Thursday 2:30 – 4:30pm during term time and will also offer storytelling sessions, all free of charge.  Books are aimed at 0 to 12-year olds and children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Caroline Thompson has worked over the past few months to put together this Library with the help of Abbé Farrell of Wee Free Trossachs Libraries and the support of many members of the community, who have been very generous in donating books and other items needed to set up the Library.  Rea Gourlay has kindly offered to tend the Library each week during term time, hopefully with the help of other volunteers.

The next stage of the project will involve creating an outdoors waterproof bookshelf, to be housed in the gardens of Kippen Reading Rooms, to allow children to access books during the school holidays.

Events, Uncategorized

Kippen Parish Church Guild

“One Journey, Many Roads”  –  “Seeking the Way”

The Stirling/Clackmannan Guilds Together Annual Summer Rally will take place in Bridge of Allan Parish Church, 12 Keir Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NW on Thursday, 30th May at 7.00 p.m.

Please contact Joanna 01786 870681 regarding



The Guild Annual Gathering will take place in Dundee on Saturday,
7th September.

This event is worth a visit. 


Further information and free tickets are available from

Joanna M. McPhail 01786 870681 or


Guild Week is 8th to 15th September 2019






Did You Know, Uncategorized

SUMMER  2019 trips for NTS

All Day Trips start from Forthside Car Park near Gabe’s Diner

(Timingsare approximate)

Thursday 16th May 2019
Depart 10.30am Return 5.45pm
Day Trip to Arniston House
(Organiser Sandy Wilson)
Wednesday 17th July 2019
Depart 9.00am Return 6.00pm
Day Trip to Monteviot House and Gardens
(Organiser Bob McKean)
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Depart 10.15am Return 6.30pm
Day Trip to Pitlochry Theatre– “Blythe Spirit”


Fiona and Dougall Campbell

Fiona and Dougall Campbell photographed in July this year before a village wedding. Very suddenly and sadly passed away within a few days of each other in August.

They lived happily in the village for 33 years contributing considerably to community life and will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and contributions to the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Foundation.


Nicola Bone

Community Affairs, Uncategorized

Pianos tuned in public places in Kippen and Arnprior

Annabel would like to thank everyone who generously contributed toward the goal of tuning of pianos in public places in Kippen and Arnprior, for which she ran the Stirling Half Marathon in April. The pianos in Kippen Church, School, Village Hall, Cross Keys and Arnprior Nursery have now all been tuned.  Unfortunately, the piano in the Reading Rooms suffered very badly from a recent burst pipe and is currently out of use.  Please arrange independently with the Village Hall or Church if you would like to practise on the pianos.


Annabel Gaywood