SCOTLAND’S LARGEST ELECTRIC BIKE SCHEME LAUNCHED

Scotland’s largest electric bike hire scheme, Forth Bike, will be launched today (Friday 21 June) in Forth Valley. Overtaking city-wide schemes planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh, the 120 e-bike project by charity Forth Environment Link will also be the UK’s first cross regional e-bike scheme connecting three Council areas: Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. The £500,000 [...]

By | June 21st, 2019|

HIGH SCHOOL BUZZING FOR FOOD LAUNCH

Stirling High was a hive of activity on Thursday (6 June) as the local food community gathered for the launch of Alive with Local Food: a joint initiative, by Stirling Council and Forth Valley and Lomond Leader, to support and develop the local food sector. Convener of Stirling Council’s Finance and Economy Committee, Cllr Margaret [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|

VOLUNTEERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW FREE DIGI-COURSE

Volunteers’ Week 2019 (1-7 June) may be drawing to a close, but the benefits for charities and voluntary organisations will be felt all year round thanks to a new and free online course. Volunteer Scotland has joined forces with  The Open University to create Involving Volunteers, a digital learning module aimed at improving the volunteering [...]

By | June 7th, 2019|

E-BIKE LIBRARY BOOST

Forth Environment Link’s drive to get locals moving is picking up the pace thanks to the delivery of 16 new e-bikes just in time for Bike Week (8-16 June). The electric bike fleet, funded through Transport Scotland’s e-Bike Grant scheme administered by Energy Saving Trust, will allow community organisations, businesses and individuals across Forth Valley [...]

By | June 5th, 2019|

35 YEARS OF CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERING

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) when thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland will hold events celebrating volunteering. According to the latest Scottish Household Survey (2017), 28% of adults in Scotland volunteer – over 1.25 million people. Together they contribute a mammoth 157 million hours of help, with an [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|