FORTH VALLEY FOOD FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR SECONDS THIS AUTUMN

Wild cocktails, foraged pizzas, pumpkin treats and chilli feasts will be on the menu at this year’s Forth Valley Food Festival (11-20 October). Returning for a second outing, the food festival will take place during the school October break with a jam-packed line-up showcasing the region’s diverse local larder. There’ll be a host of events [...]

By | October 7th, 2019|

UK’S FIRST SCHOOL BIKE SHARE SCHEME LAUNCHED IN STIRLING

The UK’s first school bike share scheme will be officially launched in Stirling on Friday 27 September – marking the final day of SUSTRANS Bike to School Week. The innovative project by charity Forth Environment Link (FEL), in conjunction with bike share operator nextbike, has seen bike rental stations installed at 3 of the city’s [...]

By | September 27th, 2019|

BALFRON’S HUGE APPETITE FOR LOCAL FOOD

Richard Boddington from The Hub G63, Killearn based producer Gary McAlpine from Foragers Foods, Ruth Glasgow from The Hub G63 and Mark Ruskell MSP. The launch of a new online farmers’ market in West Stirlingshire, Balfron NeighbourFood, attracted more than 150 locals to Balfron High on Monday night. Nearly 300 people have already signed up [...]

By | September 26th, 2019|

FINAL WEEK OF FESTIVAL

Stirling’s third annual Festival of Volunteering will draw to a close this Friday after a month packed with events to inspire citizens to volunteer. During the festival nearly 30 local organisations, from Plus Forth Valley to Strathcarron Hospice, were given the chance to promote their volunteering opportunities in the Thistles Shopping Centre. The annual festival, [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|

NEW FOOD MARKET FOR THE WEST

West Stirlingshire locals are in for a treat when a new click and collect farmers’ market opens next week in Balfron. Drymen based social enterprise The Hub G63 will launch NeighbourFood Balfron on Monday 23 September at Balfron High School, giving villagers across the area access to tasty, local produce. The new online marketplace will go live the following [...]

By | September 18th, 2019|

NEW HOME FOR LOCAL FOOD MARKET

Stirling Neighbourfood has a new home! The popular click and collect farmers’ market, run by charity Forth Environment Link, will now take place at Made in Stirling, 44 King Street, on Thursdays from 4.30-6.30pm. Project Co-ordinator Stuart Guzinski said: “Made in Stirling is a locally run venue, supporting several local artists and community projects. Initiatives [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|

AWARDS PROVE INSPIRING START TO STIRLING FESTIVAL OF VOLUNTEERING

Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering got off to a flying start last night (Tuesday 3 September) with Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise’s Inspire Volunteering Awards. The awards showcased the incredible local volunteer teams who dedicate their time to help others in their community, as Chief Executive of SVE Natalie Masterson explained: “Nearly 40% of people in Stirling volunteer [...]

By | September 4th, 2019|

FLAVOUR SCHOOL INSPIRES KIDS TO EXPLORE NEW FOODS

Michael Matheson MSP is to visit Forth Valley Sensory Centre today (Monday 2 September) to find out more about how two local charities have linked up to help encourage healthy eating and awareness of sensory conditions amongst local children. Forth Environment Link and Forth Valley Sensory Centre have joined forces to create a ‘Flavour School’ [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|

FARMING FAMILY UP FOR AWARD

A Thornhill family run farm is in the running for a top industry award for diversification. The Steedmans have been announced as finalists in the British Farming Awards for their innovative holiday park, Mains Farm Wigwams – home to the UK’s only Royal Navy Sea King glamping pod. The Thornhill based farm is one of [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|

CALL OUT FOR FORTH VALLEY’S FINEST AS LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS

After a successful launch last year, Forth Valley Food Festival is back for 2019 (11-20 October) showcasing the region’s diverse larder. This year’s food festival trail is already taking shape, with a range of fun activities on offer from wild cocktail making to farm tours. Over 14 local food producers, cafes and farms have already [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|