VOLUNTEERING FESTIVAL TO FOCUS ON INCLUSION

Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering is back for 2018, 19-25 September. This year’s week-long celebration will focus on inclusive volunteering and building strong communities. George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland said: “The Festival is not just about recognising existing volunteers, it’s about reaching people who experience exclusion from volunteering and bringing communities together. We know [...]

By | September 7th, 2018|

STIRLING FESTIVAL OF CYCLING AND WALKING BACK FOR 2018

Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking is back for 2018, with a fun filled day of cycling and walking activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event, organised by Stirling Active Travel Hub, will take place at Stirling High School on Sunday 19 August from 10am-4pm. Leading the line-up are Scotland’s Cycle Stunt Team [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|

NEW GUIDE TO HELP 11 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UK WITH HEARING LOSS

For the 11 million people in the UK with hearing loss, attending meetings and events can be a stressful and frustrating experience. Common issues such as poor acoustics, a presenter who is hard to understand and background noise can all act as barriers to participation. Soon that might all change thanks to a new guide [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|

THE TINY SCOTTISH INVENTION WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE

A small, wafer thin light dreamt up by NHS Ayrshire staff is set to transform surgical lighting in hospitals across the globe. Measuring just 4mm thick and 5.5cm long, the cartridge adheres to surgical instruments and lights up the operating cavity from the inside so that surgeons can see more clearly. Developed by Larbert based [...]

By | August 1st, 2018|

CARAVAN ABOVE: BUCKLE UP FOR SCOTLAND’S FIRST GLAMPING PLANE

There’s more good news for flight fanatics, as the tiny Stirlingshire village of Thornhill is set to become home to Scotland’s only plane glamping experience. A Scottish farmer who put Thornhill on the map by converting a Royal Navy Sea King Helicopter into glamping accommodation, has added a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer to his fleet. [...]

By | July 16th, 2018|

STIRLING LAUNCHES EUROPEAN VOLUNTEERING CAPITAL 2020 BID

Stirling is in the running to be named European Volunteering Capital 2020. The city’s candidacy will be officially announced by the European Volunteer Centre on Monday 2 July. The competition recognises regions which offer outstanding support for volunteers. Previous winners include Barcelona, Lisbon, London and Sligo (Ireland). Aarhus in Denmark currently holds the title and [...]

By | July 2nd, 2018|

UK’S FIRST CROSS REGIONAL EBIKE SCHEME POWERS AHEAD

Forth Valley’s e-bike scheme is powering ahead thanks to the appointment of Bewegen. The Canadian firm will help Forth Environment Link deliver the UK’s first cross regional partnership electric bike share project, supported by Transport Scotland, NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Council, Stirling Council and Falkirk Council. The first phase of the £350,000 project will see [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|

PEN PAL PROJECT WINS THE VOTE AT STIRLING SOUP

A pilot pen pal project aimed at connecting youngsters and pensioners won the public vote at Stirling Soup 5. Contact the Elderly will use their £425 winnings to set up an initiative linking up local primary schools with guests from their local tea party groups. Morna O’May, the charity’s Head of Service for Scotland, said: [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|

SOUP IS BACK ON THE MENU

Stirling Soup is back on the menu this weekend, giving five more local projects the chance to win community funding. Soup 5, will take place on Friday 18 May at Stirling Rugby Club at 7pm, with entertainment provided by Stirling musician Craig Ferrie. The concept of Soup is simple. You donate £5 (or more if [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|

WHY SHOP WHEN YOU CAN SWAP?

Forth Environment Link is urging Falkirk shoppers to swap not shop this May. The charity is holding its first clothes swap event at Revive Falkirk, 199a High Street, on Saturday 26 May from 12noon-4pm. To take part in the swap, you should drop off your unwanted clothes and accessories before Wednesday 23 May. (Revive is [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|