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|

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|