NEW PEEBLES NEIGHBOURFOOD MARKET HELPS FEED LOCALS IN SELF-ISOLATION

Peebles based social enterprise The Food Foundation will open the region’s first digital farmers’ market several weeks ahead of schedule, in a bid to support the local community during the current Covid-19 crisis. The organisation had intended to open the new online market in late April but decided to bring forward the launch to provide [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|

CHARITY OFFERS NHS KEY WORKERS FREE USE OF E-BIKES DURING PANDEMIC

Charity Forth Environment Link is offering NHS key workers free use of an electric bike during the Covid-19 crisis, allowing them to get to and from work and between hospital sites without using public transport. The charity’s Active Travel Coordinator, Ray Burr said: “As the coronavirus situation continues, we’re looking to support the NHS in [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|

CHARITIES AND COMMUNITIES COMBINE EFFORTS TO TACKLE COVID-19 CRISIS

Community groups, charities and social enterprises across Stirlingshire have joined forces to respond to the challenges posed by Covid-19. The voluntary sector has jumped into action to support Stirling’s most vulnerable citizens, with many organisations adapting their services and activities to meet the needs of the community during the crisis. National organisation Volunteering Matters, which [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|

PUPIL PEDAL POWER

A fourth local school has joined Stirling’s popular bike share network, nextbike, run by charity Forth Environment Link. St Modan’s High School, joins Bannockburn, Stirling, and Wallace, in the first school-based bike share scheme in the UK – making it free and easy for pupils aged 14 and over to bike to class. The first [...]

By | March 11th, 2020|