FORTH VALLEY FOOD FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LOCAL LARDER

Forth Valley Food Festival (12–21 October) kicks off this weekend, celebrating the best of the local larder. The festival will highlight over 20 of the regions local food producers and providers, from Arnprior Pumpkins to Stirling’s new online food market, NeighbourFood. There’ll also be a programme of local food activities and farm experiences for the [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|

FARMERS FLYING HIGH AFTER TOURISM AWARD NOMINATION

Stirlingshire’s Sea King helicopter holiday home has been shortlisted for a top Innovation in Tourism award from Visit Scotland. Helicopter Glamping at Mains Farm Wigwams, Thornhill has been named as an outstanding candidate by the organisers of the Thistle Awards – Scotland’s premier awards for the tourist industry. Owner Louise Cross said: “We’re very proud [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|

ROCKET MAN FLIES INTO STIRLING TO SAVE THE FUTURE OF LOCAL FOOD

Cork chef, Jack Crotty, known locally as ‘The Rocket Man’, has come to the rescue of Stirling’s online food market with a new e-commerce platform, NeighbourFood. Stirling Food Assembly was threatened with closure after the French organisation announced in July that it would be pulling out of the UK in September, closing all 70 of [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|

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|