HELICOPTER GLAMPING HOPES TO LAND TOP PRIZE

Thornhill’s stunning Sea King helicopter holiday home will go head to head with other innovative tourism businesses at next week’s Scottish Thistle Awards – Visit Scotland’s answer to the Oscars. After winning the Innovation in Tourism category at the regional final in November, Helicopter Glamping will now compete against four other businesses in the national [...]

By | March 8th, 2019|

TRANSPORT MINISTER PRAISES TRAVEL HUB

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson was in Falkirk today to celebrate Falkirk Active Travel Hub’s 1st birthday (22nd February). The project, run by charity Forth Environment Link, encourages locals to ditch the car in favour of more active and greener modes of transport such as walking and cycling. Mr Matheson said: “It’s a [...]

By | February 22nd, 2019|

CHARITY WALKS AWAY WITH TOP PRIZE

A Forth Valley charity has become the first employer in Scotland to earn a Paths for All Walk at Work Award. Forth Environment Link achieved the accolade for its commitment to promoting walking at work, from equipping staff with pedometers to organising lunchtime meanders for employees. The environmental charity, which has Active Travel Hubs in [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|

CHARITY’S CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE TRANSPORT POVERTY SET IN MOTION

Forth Environment Link is starting 2019 in a wheely good way by giving out 250 discount vouchers for Stirling’s public bike share scheme, nextbike. In a bid to alleviate transport poverty, the charity is offering locals struggling with transport costs a year’s membership for just £3 (normally £60). Bike share officer Chris James said: “We’re [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|

STIRLING WON’T GIVE UP ON VOLUNTEERING GOALS

Stirling has narrowly missed out on the chance to be the next European Volunteering Capital 2020, losing out to the Italian city of Padua. But the city has vowed to continue with its plans for a year-long festival of volunteering in 2020 and has renewed its commitment to increasing volunteering participation to 50%. Stirling’s bid [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|

STATS SHOW SURGE IN STIRLING VOLUNTEERS

Stirling has witnessed a surge in volunteer numbers. According to the latest Scottish Household survey 39% of people in Stirling volunteer – more than 10% above Scotland’s national average (28%). The figure equates to approximately 30,500 volunteers involved in formal volunteering through an organisation or group – an increase of 7% from the previous year. [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|

HELICOPTER LANDS TOP TOURISM TROPHY

Helicopter Glamping has landed a top regional tourism award from Visit Scotland. The unique Stirlingshire holiday home won the Innovation in Tourism category at the Thistle Awards – the tourism industry’s answer to the ‘Oscars’ – held at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh on 15 November. Owner Louise Cross said: “We’re honoured to have landed this award [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|

TOP RURAL INNOVATION AWARD FOR ONLINE FARMERS’ MARKET

Stirling NeighbourFood, run by local charity Forth Environment Link, has been named as an outstanding rural innovation at the 2018 Scottish Rural Innovators Awards. Held every two years, the awards are organised by Scottish Rural Action to highlight excellence in rural innovation in meeting the needs of rural communities. The winning projects will all be [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|

FIRST MINISTER BACKS STIRLING’S BID

Scotland’s First Minister has backed Stirling’s bid to be named European Volunteering Capital. Speaking of the city’s vision to increase volunteering participation in Stirling to 50% and decrease the poverty related volunteering gap through a year-long festival of volunteering in 2020, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Volunteering is one of the greatest expressions of Scotland’s values and of [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|

STARS BACK STIRLING’S EUROPEAN VOLUNTEERING CAPITAL BID

Stars of the screen and sport have backed Stirling’s bid to bring the title of European Volunteering Capital to Scotland for the first time. Stirling is in the running alongside the Italian city of Padua. Stirling University alumnus and European Captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup, Catriona Matthew said: “I fully support Stirling’s bid to [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|