Remedial & Sports Massage Therapy is just that. Therapy.
Massage is a versatile tool and can be invaluable in the treatment of a diverse range of problems. Clients come to the clinic for many reasons:
Frustrated clients unable to return to exercise due to old injuries and scars causing pain.
Clients with busy lifestyles that are stressed, tense, and need to unwind.
Clients who spend a long time in one position and experience tightness & stiffness when they move around.
Muscular aches, pains & stiffness?
Sports related injuries and niggles that impact your enjoyment or performance?
Stress, tension and generally feeling uptight?
Pain when moving a certain way, or when bending or lifting?
Old injuries that cause pain, or hinder peformance?
Stiffness from sitting at a desk all day?
Runners, cyclists, triathletes and many others are prone to muscular injuries. Injuries may be mechanical, but can often be due to an individual’s particular biodynamics (way of moving), inherent muscular imbalances and non-activation of important muscle groups that are needed to support the movement.
Sports massage and remedial therapy can work to pinpoint the problem areas and work on releasing the tight musculature and fascia that is impeding movement, or causing pain. It comprises of remedial, deep tissue and holistic massage techniques and is completely bespoke to you and your needs.
Releasing tight and overused muscles can result in a greater range of movement and improved performance, as well as helping you to enjoy your chosen sport, pain free.
Amateur athletes who clock up a lot of mileage should consider sports massage as an integral part of their training regimen in order to keep the body pain and injury free, and to hit those PB’s. Regular sessions will keep you in peak fitness.
As the name implies, this massage will deal with the aches and pains you are experiencing that need not have any sporting connection. Once assessed, the massage will target the required areas and employ a number of techniques dependent on the client’s needs. This could involve deep tissue massage, or a gentle holistic massage that simply reduces tension, and leaves the client with a heightened sense of wellbeing.
Everyone will benefit from a wellbeing massage, as it can reduce muscle tension and pain
– improve the mobility of joints and range of movement
– improve rehabilitation after injury
– improve circulation
Alison Gilkes is a qualified remedial and sports massage therapist and is available in both Buchlyvie & Killearn for client sessions. Appointments can be made to suit, with evenings and weekend slots available (book quickly!).
1/2 or 1 hour treatments are available.
1/2 hour treatment | £25
1 hour treatment | £40
BOOK 4 SESSIONS, AND GET SESSION 5 FREE
Appointments are available at Buchlyvie and Killearn:
The Old Surgery
The Beech Tree is a fantastic, family-friendly restaurant and bar, that sits just next to Dumgoyne distillery (a short drive north of Glasgow). Within an enviable rural setting, alongside the West Highland Way path and within a short walk from Dumgoyne hill, there is ample car parking and an extensive beer garden for warmer days.
The Beech Tree is a very popular venue for families, and it’s not difficult to see why. They are tolerant of children, offer an extensive child-friendly menu and have a menagerie of animals that will have the kids completely absorbed. Cute ducks, anyone? Miniature Shetland ponies? Wildlife walk? However, it’s not just children that enjoy The Beech Tree hospitality, and it’s a popular choice for walkers, cyclists, couples and those having a drive out from the city and want value for money dining.
To have a look at examples of the menu, click below (they also do takeaway):
There is the bar area, snug, conservatory and extensive gardens that are all utilised for dining, so it’s easy to find a quiet space if you don’t appreciate the lively chatter of children.
What is quite endearing about The Beech Tree Inn, is that they do not set themselves up as a ‘fine dining experience’, but rather as an inn serving good old fashioned pub fayre. Locally sourced ingredients (where possible) are used to make a variety of homemade world dishes, but the focus is on good quality pub grub that offers great value for money.
There is also The Beech Tree Craft Shop to enjoy. This offers quite a broad selection of products from wooden sculptures, handmade jams & chutneys, funny printed baby bibs to printed (on site) t-shirts to commemorate your walking and climbing endeavours.
The Beech Tree Inn is certainly worth a visit. It’s popular with locals and visitors alike, and sometimes words don’t quite encapsulate what is on offer! A quick video play is recommended!
The Beech Tree Inn is located off the A81 Glasgow-Aberfoyle road in Dumgoyne, near Killearn, about 13 miles north of Glasgow City Centre.
Iona Buchanan is an artist and illustrator whose original works have been in constant demand since she gave up work in a commercial art gallery 20 years ago to create paintings rather than to sell them.
A botanical illustrator by training and inclination, her first passion was carefully observed and beautifully detailed watercolours of flowers, fruit and vegetables, (expect to see more of this in the months ahead). But a series of commissions from private collectors and some very bad puns by family members broadened her range of subjects to include birds, sea life and cartoons.
Frustrated by the inability to keep up with demand for originals and encouraged by clients, friends and relatives, she looked for opportunities to make her illustrations and images more widely available. It soon became evident that many of her images added charm, beauty and, sometimes, humor to numerous everyday household items.
Iona Buchanan’s design feature on cards, wrapping paper, prints, cushions, aprons, teatowels and a multitude of potential gift options.
All the items are avialable to buy online from the website.
Seafood charcutier producing award-winning, artisan cured and smoked salmon, mackerel, trout and halibut.
Scottish handmade smoked salmon & seafood available to order online. The Seafood Charcutier.
Three generations of Hebridean tradition, and inherited family recipes for curing, drying and smoking, make Campsie Glen Smokehouse products the most authentic, and delicious, Scottish seafood produce available to buy online.
Adopting the unhurried drying and curing processes used in the Iberian Peninsula, famous for Jamon Iberica & Pata Negra hams, the Seafood Charcutier at Campsie Glen Smokehouse has produced a selection of award-winning cured & smoked seafood. The innovative use of this drying and curing technique has resulted in a unique product, with intensified flavours and an improved texture.
All products can be ordered online from the website.
Customers inlude Fortnum & Mason, Gleneagles Hotel, and the Whole Foods Market, as well as local favourites The Old Mill in Killearn, The Inn at Kippen, The Woodhouse coffee shop, Macmillans Kitchen, Benview Garden Centre.
Chefs, hotels, restaurants, caterering companies, farm shops & delis can benefit from their fabulous products on a weekly basis. Each Friday Campsie Glen Smokehouse will be delivering to the south side of Glasgow, the west end of Glasgow, then the north of Glasgow to the Trossachs.
Island Cure is a blend of sea salt and Hebridean seaweed, yielding a subtle taste of the sea
Highland Cure brings together a blend of sea salt and demerara sugar, giving a classic smoked flavour
Lowland Cure blends sea salt and demerara sugar to produce a distinct flavour
Seafood Charcuterie Range
Cold Smoked Salmon Island Cure
Cold Smoked Salmon Highland Cure
Cold Smoked Salmon Lowland Cure
Cold Smoked Halibut Island Cure
Cold Smoked Halibut Highland Cure
Cold Smoked Halibut Lowland Cure
Cold Smoked Trout Island Cure
Cold Smoked Trout Highland Cure
Cold Smoked Trout Lowland Cure
Hot Smoked Mackerel Original Cure
Hot Smoked Mackerel Pepper Cure
Hot Smoked Mackerel Hebridean Seaweed Cure
Campsie Glen Smokehouse is among the Great Taste winners of 2017
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, Campsie Glen Smokehouse, based in East Dunbartonshire was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it simply delicious, for 2 of its products, Smoked Salmon Island Cure and Smoked Trout Lowland Cure. The judges described the smoked salmon as “A firmly textured fish with a good level of smoke, well-judged salt, lovely lingering taste and a slightly unexpected sweetness”. Their comments on the smoked trout were “Lovely looking fillet with good firm texture. The cure is really helping the flavour of the trout come through and a lovely subtle smoke is giving a great rounded flavour.”
Hanover Dairies is a family run business established by owner Trevor Hanover back in 1976. Starting with only a single milk round, Trevor gradually grew the business over the years and expanded throughout the North East as well as the North West and Scotland.
Excellent customer service being his main motivation, Trevor is still as passionate about superior doorstep deliveries as he was when he laid his first pint of milk down all those years ago.
PEOPLE WILL WANT TO KNOW PRODUCTS AVAILABLE (ORGANIC MAY BE A BIG ONE), DELIVERY DAYS AND COSTS. ARE THE GLASS BOTTLES PICKED UP AND RECYCLED BACK TO YOU?
I HOPE THIS GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT A LISTING MIGHT LOOK LIKE.
Holistic Therapies in Doune. Stirlingshire & Perthshire
Eve Taylor Skincare Specialist, Scotland
Fiona Dalziel is an experienced holistic therapist, and brings a selection of professional holistic therapies to Three Little Birds Collective, Doune. Serving an area bound by Stirlingshire, Loch Lomond and Perthshire this business is very centrally located and just a few minutes drive from the M90.
Fiona offers a range of holistic therapies with the aim of healing, relaxing and approaching the treatment of the client as a whole. To that end, every treatment can be tailored to individual needs.
Eve Taylor Facials & Body Treatments (Aromotherapy & Algotherapy)
Using clinical aromatherapy techniques, and well researched combinations of essential oils to treat specific skin concerns, Eve Taylor products will induce serene calm. With aromas to stimulate the senses, and powerful natural ingredients, there are a wide range of options available from brightening tired, aged or congested skin to clearing spot-prone teenage skin.
Body treatments tap into nutrient dense natural seaweeds, algae and marine extracts to pamper and nourish every skin type.
The ultimate aromatherapy massage, will begin with a short consultation to discuss what you want from the massage. Blending essential oils will create a harmonious and luxurious holistic treatment to stimulate the senses and target specific issues.
Intense Hand & Feet Treatments
Usually a giveaway when it comes to ageing, hands and feet are so often ignored. No amount of pretty nail polish hides a dehydrated and chapped extremity. Fiona Dalziel Holistic Therapy offers a range of intensive treatments that will moisturise and firm those often neglected parts of the whole body.
Explore your response to the world, and learn techniques to help you to become more grounded, self-aware and emotionally balanced.
Why we use Eve Taylor® British Skincare at its finest At Eve Taylor, they thoroughly research their formulations as all of their products are developed specifically with a view to be used by the professional beauty therapist who can then recommend with confidence – the correct products to be used by their client for homecare use. In the last 50 years they have never tested any of their products on animals – they only test their products on people and after 50 years they have proven that their products work and deliver the results. Their products are formulated to balance with the correct pH of the skin. All of their products are all Paraben free. They do not use ingredients such as artificial colours or fragrances and well as other known irritants which can sensitize the skin, including alcohols, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, or phthalates alongside other ingredients that can be comodegenic (pore blocking). Eve Taylor products contain active ingredients that are beyond cosmetic, they work deeper than the upper layer of skin giving highly effective results. Eve Taylor skincare products are both used and sold by trained qualified therapists worldwide who will analyse the skin first and only prescribe products suitable for the skin type and current condition. As we change our skin changes so choosing and using the correct products is vital to maintaining great skin and achieving great results. Eve Taylor use tamper evident packaging as much as possible, alongside contamination free packaging. All of our packaging can also be recycled after use. Products are manufactured in small batches so that the active ingredients can be included to ensure purity and freshness in every batch, without the products sitting in the warehouse for months before they are sold. Eve Taylor are also proud that every product holds the Eve Taylor signature – as this is your guarantee that the products you have purchased are some of the best products in the world.
With its dynamic array of art and design, the greengallery has established an inimitable reputation for sourcing and showcasing both upcoming creative talent, and established Scottish artists.
Featuring contemporary Scottish art; paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and other applied arts, the gallery offers an eclectic mix of designs to suit all budgets. Whether it is an expansive hanging for a feature wall, or a small original gift for friends or family, there are pieces to suit every budget.
The greengallery has two rather fabulous and very friendly village studios, with customers encouraged to pop in and browse.
All larger items can be bought with interest free credit.
The Green Gallery hosts regular exhibitions and special events, while regularly representing an array of diverse and established Scottish Artists:
Pam Carter, Chris Bushe, Marion Drummond, Wil Freeborn, Helen Welsh, Connie Simmers, Claire MacLellan, Muriel Barclay, Stanley Bird,
and many more.
Established twenty two years ago the greengallery has garnered a reputation for showcasing the very best contemporary scottish paintings and applied arts. We aim to source exciting new and established artists and offer exclusive viewings and interior design support. Paintings can be be bought through our own flexible interest free credit facility that can be organised to suit you, and we can also arrange a delivery service at competitive prices.
Becky Walker Art Consultant
From lighting and placement, to framing and borders, the correct choice and position for your artwork can enhance and really bring a room to life. With over twenty years experience, Becky shares her passion by offering a friendly consultancy service to help you get the most from your art. Far from high-brow, the service is affordable, flexible and suitable for any kind of home. Just ask.
Love love love Green Gallery! Forever brimming with an inspirational mix of work from a vast spectrum of artists. So many pieces that tug at the strings of temptation! A world of special talent under a very welcoming roof. Have bought some of my very favourite paintings here and found some new favourite artists too. And what a treat when ladies night comes around!
Deborah Phillips and Babs Pease at Dollar
As we prepare the Buchlyvie gallery for the “Greengallery Big Weekend” visits are by appointment so please call ahead if you plan to visit.
Meanwhile for the next few weeks join us in Dollar where we have a mix of gallery artists plus a variety of work from Deborah Phillips and Babs Pease.
We have two beautifully presented self catering, pet-friendly loch side lodges, offering guests a luxurious getaway set amid the glorious scenery of beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We have been awarded a prestigious 4 star rating from Visit Scotland.
Our Lodges; Ben Oss and Loch Lomond View are two luxury, self catering, pet-friendly dwellings, exceptionally well presented within the Ardlui Holiday Park at the top of beautiful Loch Lomond and only one hour from Glasgow.
Loch Lomond View:
Wonderfully situated facing out over the loch with visibility of the marina, this south facing, 6 berth, 3 bedroom dwelling boasts comfortable furnishings, modern fixtures and fittings throughout. Fully double glazed with central heating throughout
To the front of the lodge there are double doors leading out to the decking where there is comfortable seating and access to your private mooring and jetty for those bringing boats or personal watercraft. (Mooring charges apply)
The living area comprises of a large sofa, snuggle chair and single chair with wall mounted widescreen TV, DVD player & CD music system.
Guests benefit from a fully fitted kitchen with large fridge freezer, electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, glassware and more.
The dining area has seating for 6 guests and situated within the bay window area with loch views.
The master bedroom has a double bed, fitted wardrobes, drawers, dressing table and flat screen TV with integrated DVD player. En-Suite bathroom has a shower, mirror cupboard and a heated towel rail. Bedrooms 2 & 3 have two single beds in each room and fitted wardrobes.
The family bathroom has a bath, shower, complimented by a mirror with storage cupboard and heated towel rail.
An outdoor charcoal barbecue has been provided for guest convenience (summer period only).
Travel cots and high chairs are available on request for both lodges. (Supplementary charge applies).
Bed linen, towels, gas and electricity is complimentary and included in your stay as standard.
Ben Oss: (WiFi available)
The larger of the two lodges that boasts luxury accommodation for up to 8 guests, with four bedrooms, master en-suite, large open plan family living area & dining, leading to a modern, fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances.
The front of the living area has two sets of double doors that look out over the loch, allowing for wonderful views whether you’re dining or relaxing in the living area, which benefits from a large sofa, a snuggle chair and single chair, surrounding a wall mounted widescreen HD TV with DVD player and freesat box. We have a USB compatible stereo system and a selection of movies and games. Both sets of double patio doors lead to the decking where further cushioned seating can be found, and for guests who wish to bring a boat or personal watercraft, there is a private mooring and Jetty leading up to the decking via locked gate. (Mooring charges apply)
Guests benefit from a fully fitted kitchen with large fridge freezer, electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, glassware and more.
Sleeping arrangements are four bedrooms that are made up of a master en-suite, double room, twin room and bunk room. The master bedroom has a king size bed, a large en-suite shower with multi-functional power shower and heated towel rail. The double room has a double bed, the twin room comprises of two single beds and the bunk room has bunk beds. All rooms have lots of wardrobe and drawer space, more than ample for a party of up to eight guests. Complimentary linen and towels along with flatscreen TV with Freesat boxes as standard in all bedrooms.
Ben Oss has a large family bathroom with bathtub and shower and large heated towel rail.
The utility room, upon entering Ben Oss, has a sink, washer/dryer, iron and ironing board for our guests’ convenience.
Outdoor furniture and a gas barbecue (summer period only) is provided for use on the decking area.
Bed linen, towels, gas and electricity is complimentary and included in your stay as standard.
In addition to the service we provide, we are happy to go the ‘extra mile’ to make special occasions even better.
We would be delighted to put items in place for your occasion, such as wine, champagne, flowers, balloons etc on your arrival.
Just let us know in advance with your requirements and we’ll have it all ready for you.
Destination dining, meeting friends for coffee, tea & cake or a drive into the stunning countryside for lunch, Macmillans offers a quality restaurant experience at a very reasonable price. Relaxed and friendly, Macmillans keeps the vibe informal and chilled, with friendly staff and a warm welcome.
Close to the villages of Aberfoyle, Gartmore, Killearn, Buchlyvie & Balfron, and a short drive from Glasgow or Stirling, Macmillans has a enviable conservatory setting with stunning views to the the Trossachs.
A perfect spot for meeting friends or family, Macmillans is also an ideal venue for networking groups to meet during the week.
With a great many plans and ideas for the restaurant and large parking area, keep Macmillans in mind if you are planning an event or wedding that needs space, creative ideas and bespoke catering. Watch this space for more.
All ingredients are sourced, as far as possible, locally and everything on the menu is cooked from scratch by Chef-owner David. His passion for producing quality dishes, at a reasonable price point, is signature for Macmillans and their success is evident from the 5* reviews and returning customers.
If you are planning to arrive with a few people, booking is advised to avoid disappointment, and please allow time for us to make your lovely fresh lunch from scratch.
We can accommodate most dietary requirements providing we are given advance warning #coeliac #glutenfree #dairyfree #paleo
We keep our lunch menu simple and fresh, with a few perenial favourites.
Coffee & Cakes
Did we mention cake? We do cake. All of it freshly made (nothing ‘bought in’ here). We have the usual favourites, plus some more unusual (and popular ones) such as Caramac Fancies.
Bistro nights are our ‘gourmet’ experience at Macmillans, and usually occur on a Thursday evening. BYOB, and enjoy a fantastic culinary experience as David gets to really show off his skills in the kitchen. The two or three course set menu has great choices, and is a perfect excuse to book a table with friends and have a lovely night away from the kids.
There is a small corkage charge, and a great atmosphere in the bistro. The conservatory is festooned with fairy lights, and with a relaxed vibe, it’s well suited to a romantic night for two, or to cater to a more buzzy table of old friends.
Booking is essential, and tables go very quickly. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for the next Bistro Night.
The view of the mountains is amazing. Lovely friendly staff and the food. I have had the breakfast (only just managed to eat it all, but I had to it was so nice.) The burgers on Dave’s Diner are filling and are not fast food, a proper butcher style burger, plenty of meat. Bistro night was special and the food absolutely stunning. If you are in the area you have to visit. I would strongly recommend Dave’s diner and the bistro nights for that something a little more special.
Well what can I say? A diamond find. My kids, hubby and I had lunch here yesterday and back for breakfast today, faultless. Totally recommend the Goats cheese, beetroot, rocket and onion toastie � A great selection of delicious homemade cakes also, I even spied Gluten free too! Fresh coffee and a stunning view, what else can you ask for. Next time we will definitely be booking into one of the special Bistro nights. Nicola at front of house was so welcoming, friendly and professional, what a wee star �. Cannot wait to return.
Just had brunch and it just hit the spot. Always well worth the journey from Alloa. Staff friendly and great food with a view as well as a well stocked Garden Centre next door.
This is an undiscovered gem. A relaxed bistro feel, with locally sourced ingredients and all dishes made from scratch. Very reasonably priced too. Smoked salmon was the best. Great venue for a day out from the city, to meet friends for coffee or lunch. It’s my favourite meeting place, and the views from the conservatory restaurant are fantastic. Yet to try Dave’s Diner on a Friday night, but hear great things.
We’ve eaten here many time since the Macmillan take over and the food and service is consistently excellent. Can’t wait for the next Gourmet/Bistro Night!
Award Winning Artisan Gin Handcrafted Within The Heart of the Trossachs.
Deep in the heart of the Trossachs, close to Loch Lomond and the picturesque gateway to the Highlands of Scotland, is a gin still producing award winning artisanal Scottish gin. Produced, distilled & packaged in the village of Callander, their selection of McQueen Scottish Craft Gins have won awards and accolades worldwide.
This local family business, with husband and wife team Dale & Vicky McQueen, have taken the grassroots humble gin and produced an inspired selection of gins using varied and imaginative botanicals and flavours.
The orginal McQueens Gin is a distinctive dry gin with unmistakable McQueen character. The nose is juniper led with a clean distinct forestry aroma. A burst of juniper gives way to a creamy rich vanilla sweetness with a light spice, ending with a crisp lime finish.
Each McQueen Gin is distilled, produced and packaged by hand in locally sourced ceramic bottles. Each artisan produced bottle of gin is lovingly born in the heart of Scotland, within the Trossachs.
With an adventurous and creative spirit, McQueen Gin have introduced an eclectic variety of gins that will appeal to all palettes. The combinations are grown-up, perfectly balanced, and bring a certain modern twist to artisanal gin. All the botanicals and flavours happen naturally within the still, with no additional flavours or enhancers.
Gin aficionados will appreciate the rich blends, and the dry juniper tang on the palette. McQueen Gin prides itself in being that little bit different; a quality product that stands alone, or with a dash of quality tonic water.
McQueen Gin are happy to show visitors around their gin still, and Dale & Vicky are a font of knowledge with all things gin related. To find times and details of distillery visits, click on the pictures.
Boho Silver are a small local business specialising in handcrafting bespoke handmade jewellery from sterling silver and hand collected Scottish sea glass. We make bangles, rings, pendants, bracelets and cufflinks that are entirely unique.
Boho Silver Jewellery are based in Stirlingshire, near Loch Lomond.
Hand-collected Scottish sea glass jewellery is a speciality, and we love to design sea glass rings, pendants & bangles that are as individual as the wearer. No two pieces of jewellery will ever be the same.
If you don’t see something in our shop, you can pick a piece of sea glass (or perhaps you have a piece of you own, that is of sentimental value) and we will make something just for you.
Using sterling silver, fine silver, brass, copper & sometimes gold, we make jewellery that can be simple, modern and minimalist, to bold statement pieces. When working with the organic shape of sea glass, we follow the natural form to compliment the shape. More traditional gemstones and precious stones sometimes make a guest appearance.
Every item of jewellery is handcrafted by a mum and daughter team, and that allows a diversity in design and ideas. We are friendly and approachable, so do get in touch if there is something you might like.
The first mobile Horsebox Gin bar in Scotland dedicated to serving a large range of craft and artisan Gins distilled and made in Scotland.
Based in Stirlingshire, The Gin Thing mobile horsebox gin bar can cover weddings, events & parties throughout the central belt of Scotland and beyond.
Embrace the ultimate craft gin experience At Festivals, Agricultural and Country shows, Horse Trials, Rugby and Cricket matches, Winter Food markets and Street Fayres.
To sample the wide range of craft and artisan Gins distilled and made in Scotland, we can organise bespoke gin tasting events and garden parties.
Weddings with our unique gin bar will prove memorable and exude a distinctly Scottish flavour.
The Gin Thing is a different kind of mobile Gin bar. The purveyor of luxurious Gin produce, an advocate for the art and craft of superior Scottish Gin making and a cultivator of the ultimate Scottish Gin experience.
This innovative gin bar can bring the class, the quality & the quirky to any event you are organising. With a huge array of craft gins on offer, The Gin Thing do not promote any specific gin, but can help you find the one gin taste that will set your soul on fire.
Scottish Craft Gin producers can also make good use of the aesthetic gin experience as a mobile window to showcase the diverse range of artisanal Scottish gins. The Gin Thing is a totally independent business, and can promote a Gin for a week or so, without loyalty to any one producer. This is a fair and level playing field for all the delicious Scottish gins to be tasted by a wide range of potential new customers.
But we are also more than just a bar. If you love Scottish Gin then we will shortly have the ultimate Gin experience for you. Top secret at the moment but during autumn 2018 it will be on its way to being Scotland’s top sought after Gin experience . Keep tracking our social media links and watching the website for the announcement.
The Old Mill bar and restaurant has a rustic ambience, with a modern twist. Within the pretty rural Stirlingshire village of Killearn, this gastropub is within view of the stunning Loch Lomond and close to Glengoyne Distillery. The 18th century former weaving mill retains the old world charm of exposed beams and an open fire, but has had a facelift to ensure a comfortable, relaxed and contemporary feel.
“Since taking over, under my guidance as executive head chef and patron, we have undertaken some extensive renovation works in the bar and restaurant as we strive to create something a little different with the Old Mill, somewhere you can relax and experience an amazing fun and lively atmosphere, eat and drink the best local, responsibly sourced Scottish produce.”
The Old Mill, Killearn, is a bar and restaurant with much to commend it to visitors and locals alike. It has a lively bar area, and gastro-style pub dining with something to cater to all tastes, as well as a beer garden and off-road parking.
The Old Mill Pub
A large selection of premium lagers and ciders is complimented by guest ales from local craft brewers; Houston Brewery, Fallen Brewery, the Loch Lomond Brewery. The wine wine list offers a good handpicked variety of world wines. If you don’t want to drink alcohol, the Old Mill offers a large selection of loose leaf teas, and all the staff are barista trained by Brodies of Edinburgh coffee.
The Old Mill Kitchen
Executive Head Chef Mark Silverwood and his team are passionate about using Scottish produce wherever possible, Killearn is enviously at the heart of Scotland and has amazing game and fowl along with locally reared lamb, pigs and beef cattle and in season there are some great opportunities to forage wild garlic, girolle mushrooms and wild herbs.
Alongside homemade classic bar meal favourites sits a delicious selection of gastro-pub alternatives, e.g.
Shetland mussels Small £10 Large £15
White wine, lime, chili, sun blushed tomatoes, hand cut chips, granary wedge Available as dairy or gluten free
Kiln roasted highland smoked salmon open £8 Granary bread
Pork, apple and chorizo burger £12
Quince chutney, hand cut chips, kohlrabi slaw
With cheese £12.50 with bacon £13.00
With cheese and bacon £13.50
Twice baked parmesan, herb soufflé £14 Dauphinoise potato, Jerusalem artichoke puree, fresh tomato sauce Rennet free contains gluten and dairy
Pork fillet and belly £17
Pommes dauphine, creamed kale, apple and thyme mousse, fresh apple Gluten free adaptable
The Yurt & Beer Garden
The garden is popular for alfresco lunches and dinners on warmer days, and the Yurt, which is cojoined to the restaurant, provides an alternative and atmospheric dining space. Both can be booked as venues, and lend themselves beautifully to small weddings and events. With a little imagination and some tea lights, the area is transformed. The Yurt can accomodate a party of approximately 30, and the new large canvas awning covers the entire garden area if wished.
Weddings & Events
The Old Mill is a fantastic venue for those looking to create an intimate celebration that is special, and possibly reflects a rural, rustic or vintage feel. The Yurt looks beautiful bedecked in fairy lights, and with a few simple flower arrangements and tealights, will make a stunning backdrop for any wedding or party. The chef & kitchen team can put together a menu to suit your tastes and budget.