FOOD FEST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

From rainbow bread making to picking giant pumpkins, Forth Valley Food Festival has a fun filled line-up for local foodies and families to enjoy over the October school break. The annual festival, which is now in its third year, will take place 10th-25th October via a series of live social media cook-a-longs, podcasts by local [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|

MADE FROM SCOTLAND: MODERN STONE AGE BREAKS INTO DRINKS INDUSTRY

Blairhoyle based craftsman Keith Burnett has gone from cutting through giant 25 tonne rocks to hand-finishing tiny 20-millimetre cubes, in a bid to break into Scotland’s thriving drinks industry. His range of Modern Stone Age whisky and gin stones – designed to cool drinks without affecting their taste – are not only made in Scotland, [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|

BIKE MEDICS TO THE RESCUE: CHARITY LAUNCHES FREE ROADSIDE REPAIR SERVICE FOR NHS

Charity Forth Environment Link is set to launch a free roadside bike repair service for NHS key workers to encourage them to keep on cycling to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The Bike Medic scheme responds to a surge in the number of NHS Forth Valley staff commuting by bike or e-bike and will be [...]

By | September 28th, 2020|

FREE BIKE INITIATIVE EXTENDED UNTIL LATE AUTUMN

An initiative offering Stirling residents free access to bikes has been extended until late autumn thanks to funding from Paths for All’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Local Authority Fund. In June, Forth Environment Link and Cycling Scotland announced that Stirling’s nextbike scheme would be free to locals until the middle of September thanks to £30,000 [...]

By | September 23rd, 2020|

THIRD HELPING OF FOOD FEST

Forth Valley Food Festival will return this October with a series of virtual and socially distanced events showcasing local food and drink producers, growers, brewers and eateries. The annual festival, which is now in its third year, will take place during the October school break (Saturday 10 – Sunday 25 October). Last year a wide variety of events were held across [...]

By | September 18th, 2020|

HISTORIC PERTHSHIRE CASTLE TO HOST DIGITAL FARMERS’ MARKET

Megginch Castle, once home to a community of apple-growing monks, will soon play host to weekly digital farmers’ market NeighbourFood. From Friday 18 September, locally grown or made produce will be available to order online for collection from the Castle’s courtyard on Thursdays. The first collection will take place on 24 September 3-7pm, with customers allocated half hour [...]

By | September 18th, 2020|

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|