The Villagers

For more than thirty years, The Villagers was the community newspaper of Balquhidder, Strathyre, Lochearnhead & St Fillan’s. As of  11 January 2024, we're sorry to say that The Villagers is no more. The current team has been putting the paper together for more than a decade now, and we've reached the stage where we haven't been able to find anyone to take over the tasks of production, sales, editing and distribution. We’ll keep the web site up for the moment and will look at making the archive of past issues available for the long term.


To start with, we’re providing each edition of The Villagers as a PDF (Acrobat) file that can be viewed on-screen, downloaded to your device or printed directly. You don’t need the Acrobat reader software to read on-screen, but you might if you download a copy. Here’s where to get Acrobat Reader.

When reading on screen, the controls under each issue are rather small (we’re trying to fix that), so here’s a quick explanation of the various things you can do when reading on screen: