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|

STIRLING PUPILS TO GROW KNOWLEDGE OF LOCAL FOOD

Pupils at Stirling High School will be growing their knowledge of local food and nutrition thanks to a new community partnership with Stirling Food Assembly. The successful online local producers’ market, which is ranked among the top five food assemblies in the UK, will now be held at Stirling High School every Thursday from 4.30-6.30pm. [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|

FALKIRK ACTIVE TRAVEL HUB TO BE OPENED BY TRANSPORT MINISTER

Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf will visit Falkirk on Tuesday 6 February to open the town’s new Active Travel Hub. It is hoped the hub, based at 203 High Street, will encourage and support local people to make healthier, greener travel choices. Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf said: “I [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|

HIGH STREET REVIVAL

Local charity Forth Environment Link is to tackle the nation’s throwaway culture with the launch of a new shop on Falkirk High Street specialising in upcycled goods. Revive opens its doors to the community on Wednesday 1 November at 11am selling everything from coasters made from old maps and bags from discarded textiles, to repurposed [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|

CITY TO LAUNCH SCOTLAND’S FIRST LARGE SCALE ELECTRIC BIKE SCHEME

Forth Environment Link has been awarded £270,000 from Transport Scotland to create Scotland’s first large scale electric bike scheme. The news comes as the charity celebrates the runaway success of its bike rental scheme, which turns three this Friday (27 October). Since nextbike was introduced to the city by Forth Environment Link three years ago, [...]

By | October 27th, 2017|

FALKIRK GROWS FOOD

A free community workshop for people interested in growing their own food will be held at Falkirk Trinity Church on Saturday 14 October. The event hosted by Forth Environment Link, Falkirk Council, Falkirk Delivers and Greenspace Scotland runs from 10.30am-3pm and is open to everyone living or working in the Falkirk Council area. Emily Harvey, [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|

STIRLING’S ONLINE FOOD MARKET TURNS ONE

Stirling Food Assembly celebrates its first birthday this Thursday (5 October), having sold a whopping 2800 baskets of produce and generated over £55,000 for the local economy. To mark the occasion and stir up even more local interest in the scheme, the popular online food market is hosting a free tasting session at Stirling Cycle [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|

FESTIVAL SUCCESS STORY

Scotland’s first ever festival of volunteering has been hailed a huge success by organisers Volunteer Scotland. The festival, held in Stirling from 21-26 September, attracted more than 1400 people, including over 70 organisations and charities, to a series of events throughout the city. Over 550 people came along to the festival’s fun day on Saturday, [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|