MARATHON EFFORT BY MOIRS FOR HOSPICE

Bainsford based cleaning company Moirs have raised over £900 for Strathcarron Hospice in less than a month. The firm raised £850 for the charity by participating in Stirling’s first marathon in May and on Friday staff took part in the Hospice’s Go Yellow Day raising a further £90. Moirs became a charitable partner of the Hospice [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|

POCKET ALLOTMENTS TO HIT THE HIGH STREET

A pocket allotment project is to be launched in Falkirk town centre later this month (Wednesday 24 May) to showcase what can be grown in even the tiniest of urban gardens. Existing planters on Falkirk High Street will be cleared and used by local groups to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and pollinators. [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|

STIRLING SUMMIT TO PLAN FUTURE OF LOCAL FOOD

A two-day Food Summit is to be held in Stirling later this month to plan the future of food in the city. The summit, organised by Forth Environment Link in association with Stirling Council, Forth Valley & Lomond Leader, Soil Association Scotland and Sustainable Food Cities, will take place at Forth Valley College, May 19-20. [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|

GRUFFALO ILLUSTRATOR BACKS CHARITY AUCTION

An original art work by Axel Scheffler, the award winning illustrator of international bestseller The Gruffalo, is to be auctioned in aid of arts programmes for children and adults with additional support needs. The unpublished piece, a colourful under the sea illustration for Julia Donaldson’s much loved children’s book Tiddler, will be up for grabs [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|

CHAMBER TO MARK 5TH BIRTHDAY BY CELEBRATING THE BEST IN BUSINESS

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce will officially launch its 2017 Business Awards on Thursday (April 20) with a champagne reception sponsored by Stirling Highland Hotel. The popular annual awards ceremony, which is now in its 4th year, will be held at Dunblane Hydro on 21 September 2017 to coincide with the Chamber’s 5th birthday. Michelle [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|

THE UK’S FIRST SPORTS BUSINESS INCUBATOR

The UK’s first sports business incubator will be officially launched at Stirling University Innovation Park on Thursday 2 February. The Sport Hive is an innovative hub where entrepreneurs, students and businesses come together to develop ideas that enhance the world of sport. Sharing a campus with Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, the Sport Hive builds [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|

HELICOPTER REVAMP REVEALED

A retired Sea King helicopter has returned to active service, this time as luxury overnight accommodation – making it one of Scotland’s most unusual places to stay. Stirling farmer Martyn Steedman and his wife Louise snapped up the 1980s military relic in an online MOD auction for £7,000 back in March 2016 and have converted [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|

BAFTA WINNER BACKS GLASGOW SOUP

Award winning actress and former River City Star Jayd Johnson is urging Glaswegians to get behind the city’s latest community crowd-funding initiative. The 25-year-old actress from Rutherglen, who won a BAFTA for her portrayal of Paddy Meehan in the BBC drama Field of Blood, has given her support to Glasgow Soup: an event where individuals, [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|

LOCAL MP BACKS STIRLING’S FLOURISHING FOOD ASSEMBLY

Local MP Steven Paterson dropped into Stirling Cycle Hub to sample local produce and collect his first order from Stirling’s thriving Food Assembly. The online farmers’ market, which was launched in September by local charity Forth Environment Link, has proved hugely popular with almost 1000 local people now signed up to the scheme. Every week [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|