A village in SW Stirling Council Area, Balfron is situated on the A875 road, 18 miles (29 km) west of Stirling and 16 miles (26 km) north of Glasgow. A key rural settlement in a dormitory area, it has shops, a health centre and a secondary school (Balfron High School). The old clachan of Balfron developed into a textile weaving village in the late 18th Century. Buildings of note include the Old Manse (1789), Parish Church (1832), Clachan House (1766) and Ballindalloch. The architect Alexander (Greek) Thomson was a native of Balfron.

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