Scottish theatre company sets new Guinness World Record

It’s official! Dunblane’s Rubber Chicken Theatre has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ time for Fastest Theatrical Production – just 11 hours and 59 minutes from opening a script to performing on stage! A cast and crew of nearly 200 people, aged 8 to 70 plus, took part in the crazy challenge at Stirling’s MacRobert Arts Centre on Sunday [...]

By | February 17th, 2020|

LOCAL POOCH LANDS STARRING ROLE IN ANNIE

Holli with her owners Paul and Fiona Steedman.  Tibetan Terrier Holli has been cast as Sandy in SABOS Musical Theatre’s forthcoming production of Annie following a special round of dog auditions on Sunday. The local pooch, who belongs to Paul and Fiona Steadman from Stirling, will star as Annie’s faithful companion when the hit Broadway musical comes [...]

By | January 23rd, 2020|

CANINE CASTING CALL

Grace Rocks and Hannah Gregory will take on the role of Annie next spring. There's just one thing missing, a dog! It’s audition time again for Stirling’s longest running musical theatre company, SABOS (Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society) but this is no ordinary casting call. Almost 50 local girls have already been cast [...]

By | December 11th, 2019|

GREEN CHRISTMAS FORECAST FOR FALKIRK

Families will get the chance to make their own Chritsmas decorations to take home. Falkirk families will have the chance to make their own green Christmas gifts this Saturday (7 December) at Forth Environment Link’s Falkirk Community Hub, 199a-203 High Street, from 12-4pm. A wide variety of ‘pay as you feel’, eco-friendly activities will be [...]

By | December 3rd, 2019|

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New local food business network proposed for Stirling. Stirlingshire businesses, from butchers and bakers to local food makers, are invited to share their ideas for a new local food network. Forth Valley & Lomond Leader and Stirling Council want to hear from local food businesses across the Stirling region that are interested in working together [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|

VOLUNTEERING MUST ADAPT NOW TO BE FIT FOR THE FUTURE

Volunteers are essential to delivering sporting activity for all. Image courtesy of Scottish Disability Sport. Volunteering must adapt now if it's to be fit for the future, according to a major new report by Volunteer Scotland and the Scottish Volunteering Forum launched today (Tuesday 5 November). ‘The Contribution of Volunteering to Scotland’s Health and Wellbeing’  [...]

By | November 5th, 2019|

FOOD FEST’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Forth Valley Food Festival whipped up the perfect recipe once again, with over 15,000 people flocking to a variety of events from foraging to farm tours over 10 days. The annual food trail and promotional campaign, led by Forth Valley and Lomond Leader, offered nearly 50 opportunities to enjoy Forth Valley’s local larder at 12 [...]

By | October 23rd, 2019|

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|