HIGH SCHOOL BUZZING FOR FOOD LAUNCH

Stirling High was a hive of activity on Thursday (6 June) as the local food community gathered for the launch of Alive with Local Food: a joint initiative, by Stirling Council and Forth Valley and Lomond Leader, to support and develop the local food sector. Convener of Stirling Council’s Finance and Economy Committee, Cllr Margaret [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|

VOLUNTEERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW FREE DIGI-COURSE

Volunteers’ Week 2019 (1-7 June) may be drawing to a close, but the benefits for charities and voluntary organisations will be felt all year round thanks to a new and free online course. Volunteer Scotland has joined forces with  The Open University to create Involving Volunteers, a digital learning module aimed at improving the volunteering [...]

By | June 7th, 2019|

E-BIKE LIBRARY BOOST

Forth Environment Link’s drive to get locals moving is picking up the pace thanks to the delivery of 16 new e-bikes just in time for Bike Week (8-16 June). The electric bike fleet, funded through Transport Scotland’s e-Bike Grant scheme administered by Energy Saving Trust, will allow community organisations, businesses and individuals across Forth Valley [...]

By | June 5th, 2019|

35 YEARS OF CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERING

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) when thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland will hold events celebrating volunteering. According to the latest Scottish Household Survey (2017), 28% of adults in Scotland volunteer – over 1.25 million people. Together they contribute a mammoth 157 million hours of help, with an [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|

PLAN TO GROW LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY

Stirling’s growing local food economy will receive a boost next week with the launch of a plan to support and develop the sector. The new strategy, Alive with Local Food, will be unveiled by Forth Valley & Lomond Leader and Stirling Council on Thursday 6 June at Stirling High School at 4.30pm. The strategy aims [...]

By | May 27th, 2019|

THE DIGITAL FARMERS’ MARKET COMING TO A VILLAGE NEAR YOU

The charity behind Stirling’s popular click and collect farmers’ market has been awarded over £208,000 from the EU to roll out the model across rural Scotland. The funding comes from a joint collaboration between four Scottish Rural Network LEADER programmes, Forth Valley & Lomond, Perth & Kinross, Fife and Scottish Borders, through the European Agricultural [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|

HELICOPTER GLAMPING HOPES TO LAND TOP PRIZE

Thornhill’s stunning Sea King helicopter holiday home will go head to head with other innovative tourism businesses at next week’s Scottish Thistle Awards – Visit Scotland’s answer to the Oscars. After winning the Innovation in Tourism category at the regional final in November, Helicopter Glamping will now compete against four other businesses in the national [...]

By | March 8th, 2019|

TRANSPORT MINISTER PRAISES TRAVEL HUB

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson was in Falkirk today to celebrate Falkirk Active Travel Hub’s 1st birthday (22nd February). The project, run by charity Forth Environment Link, encourages locals to ditch the car in favour of more active and greener modes of transport such as walking and cycling. Mr Matheson said: “It’s a [...]

By | February 22nd, 2019|

CHARITY WALKS AWAY WITH TOP PRIZE

A Forth Valley charity has become the first employer in Scotland to earn a Paths for All Walk at Work Award. Forth Environment Link achieved the accolade for its commitment to promoting walking at work, from equipping staff with pedometers to organising lunchtime meanders for employees. The environmental charity, which has Active Travel Hubs in [...]

By | January 30th, 2019|

CHARITY’S CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE TRANSPORT POVERTY SET IN MOTION

Forth Environment Link is starting 2019 in a wheely good way by giving out 250 discount vouchers for Stirling’s public bike share scheme, nextbike. In a bid to alleviate transport poverty, the charity is offering locals struggling with transport costs a year’s membership for just £3 (normally £60). Bike share officer Chris James said: “We’re [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|