The Blane newsletter ran from 1999 to 2011 and was distributed to all residents in the Strathblane Community Council area with a circulation of around 1000.

Sadly, production ceased with the death of the founder, Mike Fischbacher who worked tirelessly with a group of local people to produce it.

Its purpose was to inform the local community of items of interest affecting the daily life of the villages in the area, to provide an opportunity for organisations to communicate what they are doing, and to help everyone to feel a part of a vibrant community and to foster a real community spirit.

The Blane also served to provide a historical record of village life and to include historical items, particularly those provided by older members and ex-pats by way of reminiscences and memoirs of their childhood.

A number of old editions are available to download here -

October 2004
February 2005
June 2005
March 2006
June 2006
September 2006
December 2006
March 2007
June 2007
September 2007
December 2007
March 2008
June 2008
September 2008
December 2008
March 2009
June 2009
September 2009
December 2009
March 2010
June 2010
September 2010
March 2011
June 2011
September 2011