HISTORIC HOUSE TO HOST ST ANDREW’S DAY MUSIC FEST

St Andrew’s Day preparations are well under way at Bannockburn House, near Stirling.   The community owned historic 17th mansion is preparing to host a virtual fundraising gig on Monday 30 November featuring some of Scotland’s best-known bands, including Wet, Wet, Wet, Bay City Rollers and Hue & Cry.   Organised by Ceangail, the Frontline Festival [...]

By | November 24th, 2020|

ARTISTS TAKE OVER HISTORIC MANSION

Ten local artists will take over Bannockburn House to stage the historic mansion’s first ever major art installation since being bought by the community back in 2016. Originally planned for Easter, the event by the Gossip Collective will now take place this weekend thanks in part to funding from Stirling’s Place Partnership, Scene Stirling. DIGITAL [...]

By | November 24th, 2020|

CHRISTMAS GETS THE GREEN LIGHT

Forth Environment Link’s annual Green Christmas event is going digital this December. Normally held at the charity’s Falkirk Active Travel Hub on Falkirk High Street, this year’s free fair will instead run online from Monday 7 December to Sunday 13 December; offering up environment friendly ways to enjoy the festive season that don’t cost the [...]

By | November 19th, 2020|

DRIVE THRU CHRISTMAS MARKET AT HISTORIC HOUSE

Bannockburn House is set to host a drive thru Christmas market this year to help raise much needed funds for its community projects and restoration work. The no-contact event will run on Saturday 12 December with locals given a morning or afternoon time slot to pick up their Christmas goodies by car. If Tier 4 [...]

By | November 18th, 2020|

PEDAL POWER BOOST FOR THE WEE COUNTY

The Wee County will receive a pedal power boost this week as three electric bike stations open in Alloa, Dollar and Tillicoultry on Wednesday 18 November. Hire points will be located by Alloa Train Station, Strathdevon Primary School (Dollar) and on The Devon Way (Moss Rd) giving locals easy access to Forth Bike’s 120 e-bike [...]

By | November 18th, 2020|

FREE ROADSIDE BIKE REPAIR FOR ALL LOCAL KEY WORKERS

A free roadside bike repair service for NHS Forth Valley staff has been extended to cover all local key workers following a successful six-week pilot. Charity Forth Environment Link launched The Bike Medic initiative at the end of September to support and encourage key workers to keep on cycling to work during the coronavirus pandemic; [...]

By | November 18th, 2020|

DIGITAL BOOST FOR LOCAL ARTISTS AND CREATIVES

Applications are now open for Scene Stirling’s first Digital Commissions scheme. Five successful local candidates will be awarded a £1500 bursary and receive three month’s expert training to help them transform their creative practice through digital. Kevin Harrison, Scene Stirling Project Manager, said: “We’d like to hear from established and emerging creative and cultural practitioners [...]

By | November 11th, 2020|

FESTIVAL BOOST FOR LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY

Forth Valley Food Festival provided a welcome boost for local food and drink businesses during the school October break (10- 25 October). The fortnight long festival, organised by Forth Valley Food and Drink network, and supported by Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER, showcased local eateries, organisations and attractions with a daily programme of online and [...]

By | October 26th, 2020|

FIRST ROUND OF SCENE STIRLING GRANTS

Three local creative projects have benefitted from the first round of a new grants scheme aimed at reinvigorating and supporting arts and culture in the area. Award winning writer Laura Fyfe from Stirling has been awarded £2235 by Scene Stirling to set up Write Out of Town: a pilot project celebrating Stirling’s remarkable surroundings, people [...]

By | October 14th, 2020|

FOOD FEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

From rainbow bread making to picking giant pumpkins, Forth Valley Food Festival has a fun filled line-up for local foodies and families to enjoy over the October school break. The annual festival, which is now in its third year, will take place 10th-25th October via a series of live social media cook-alongs, podcasts by local [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|