COMMUNITY PROJECT GROWS WITH APPOINTMENT OF HEAD GARDENER

Ambitious plans to develop the grounds of Bannockburn House have been given a boost with the appointment of horticultural guru Kate White as Head Gardener. Kate has over a decade of experience restoring and developing historic and botanic gardens, including time with the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and the award-winning Japanese Garden at Cowden [...]

By | August 5th, 2020|

A WRITE WORKOUT: LAURA DELIVERS 100 LITERARY LESSONS IN LOCKDOWN

You may have heard of Joe Wicks, but local writer and workshop tutor, Laura Fyfe from Stirling has spent the last four months providing exercises online too – for writers around the world.

By | August 1st, 2020|

GRANTS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS TO AID RECOVERY

A series of small grants to help local artists recover from Covid-19 have been launched by Stirling’s Place Partnership project, thanks to funding from Creative Scotland and Stirling Council.

By | August 1st, 2020|

TROSSACHS E-BIKE TRAIL MAP LAUNCHED

A new map showing the top e-bike trails in the Trossachs has been launched by Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust and Forth Valley and Lomond Leader. The free resource maps out six stunning routes taking in sights such as Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Duchray Castle, Stonachlachar Pier and Strathyre Forest. Jason Clark, Cycling Tourism [...]

By | July 24th, 2020|

VIRTUAL EVENT TO COMMEMORATE ‘A DAY FOR SCOTLAND’

On 14 July 1990, over 30,000 people gathered in Stirling to celebrate A Day for Scotland. Held in Fallen Inch Field, in the shadow of Stirling Castle, this huge outdoor family friendly festival combined music, politics, theatre and comedy under the theme of national pride.

By | July 14th, 2020|

COMMUNITY GROUPS DIG WINDOW BOX GROWING

Community groups and organisations across Falkirk are taking part in a pilot project to get them growing their own produce from their windowsill.

By | June 19th, 2020|

FALKLAND’S FIRST DIGITAL FARMERS’ MARKET GOES LIVE

Falkland’s first digital farmers’ market, giving the community access to local produce at the click of a button, will open its order books on Friday 19 June.   

By | June 19th, 2020|

FORTH BIKE CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY

Forth Bike users have clocked up nearly 45,000 miles in the electric bike scheme’s first year – that’s almost twice round the globe!

By | June 19th, 2020|

VANDALS DAMAGE E-BIKE FLEET SERVING KEY WORKERS

Forth Valley’s electric bike scheme has been hit by a spate of vandalism, reducing the number of e-bikes available to key workers during the Covid-19 crisis by 25%. Last month local charity Forth Environment Link announced that it was making its Forth Bike public bike share scheme free to key workers for the duration of [...]

By | May 27th, 2020|

SURGE IN E-BIKE USE AS CHARITY OFFERS FREE HIRE AND LOANS TO KEYWORKERS

E-bike use in Forth Valley has soared in the past month, partly down to two lockdown initiatives giving keyworkers free access to electric bikes during the Covid-19 crisis.

By | May 1st, 2020|