The Villagers is a community newspaper, published in eleven monthly issues, starting in February each year. Founded in 1993 to serve the three villages of Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre, a fourth village, St Fillans, was added in 1999.
The newspaper functions as a collection point for lists of events, a forum for discussions and controversies, a photographic record of social pastimes, a trade directory of local goods and services, a vehicle for the talents of artists, poets and writers, a place to celebrate births and marriages and a place to honour and acknowledge our dead. For the many visitors who come here for short or long stays the newspaper gives a flavour of the community of which they become a small part and many subscribe to it and receive copy by post all over the world.
On this website you will find a subscription form which you may download. Every month we sell The Villagers through a variety of outlets. The village shops, post offices, several hotels and all the caravan sites have Honesty Boxes displaying copies. We only ask 40p per copy – pop the money in the box and help yourself.
Missed out on local stories, recipies, puzzles and photos? Researching the area? Search old archives of The Villagers news here.
Here are examples of previous articles. For technical reasons these cannot be reproduced in their original format – BUY A COPY OF THE REAL THING !
- Villagers News Archives
- Taekwondo Triumphs by Dan Hesp
- Ducati Owners' Club by Richard Harris
- Ranger's Review by Gareth Ket
- Walks in the Forest by Aquila
- The Gaelic Playgroup by Abbey