FARMING FAMILY UP FOR AWARD

A Thornhill family run farm is in the running for a top industry award for diversification. The Steedmans have been announced as finalists in the British Farming Awards for their innovative holiday park, Mains Farm Wigwams – home to the UK’s only Royal Navy Sea King glamping pod. The Thornhill based farm is one of [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|

CALL OUT FOR FORTH VALLEY’S FINEST AS LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS

After a successful launch last year, Forth Valley Food Festival is back for 2019 (11-20 October) showcasing the region’s diverse larder. This year’s food festival trail is already taking shape, with a range of fun activities on offer from wild cocktail making to farm tours. Over 14 local food producers, cafes and farms have already [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|

JOINT BID TO SUPPORT SCOTLAND’S VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Scotland, Volunteer Dundee and Quality Scotland have joined forces in a bid to improve and support volunteer practice across the nation. The three bodies are currently undertaking a review of the sector’s quality standards, the Volunteer Friendly Award and Investing in Volunteers, to ensure they are fit for purpose. Investing in Volunteers Award is [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|

SCOTLAND’S FESTIVAL OF VOLUNTEERING TO EXPAND

Scotland’s Festival of Volunteering is set to return for a third year. Bigger than ever, the previously week-long festival developed by Volunteer Scotland will now run for the whole of September and over two locations: Stirling and South Ayrshire. Margaret Starkie, Strategic Engagement Manager for Volunteer Scotland said: “This year the festival will take place [...]

By | August 14th, 2019|

CYCLING AND WALKING FEST A SUCCESS

Rain didn't stop play at this year’s Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking organised by Stirling Active Travel Hub. Local kids shrugged off Sunday’s showers to enjoy a host of free festival activities from showing off their skills on the pump track and testing their agility in the balance zone, to having a ride in [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|