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|

FINAL WEEK OF FESTIVAL

Stirling’s third annual Festival of Volunteering will draw to a close this Friday after a month packed with events to inspire citizens to volunteer. During the festival nearly 30 local organisations, from Plus Forth Valley to Strathcarron Hospice, were given the chance to promote their volunteering opportunities in the Thistles Shopping Centre. The annual festival, [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|

NEW FOOD MARKET FOR THE WEST

West Stirlingshire locals are in for a treat when a new click and collect farmers’ market opens next week in Balfron. Drymen based social enterprise The Hub G63 will launch NeighbourFood Balfron on Monday 23 September at Balfron High School, giving villagers across the area access to tasty, local produce. The new online marketplace will go live the following [...]

By | September 18th, 2019|

NEW HOME FOR LOCAL FOOD MARKET

Stirling Neighbourfood has a new home! The popular click and collect farmers’ market, run by charity Forth Environment Link, will now take place at Made in Stirling, 44 King Street, on Thursdays from 4.30-6.30pm. Project Co-ordinator Stuart Guzinski said: “Made in Stirling is a locally run venue, supporting several local artists and community projects. Initiatives [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|

AWARDS PROVE INSPIRING START TO STIRLING FESTIVAL OF VOLUNTEERING

Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering got off to a flying start last night (Tuesday 3 September) with Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise’s Inspire Volunteering Awards. The awards showcased the incredible local volunteer teams who dedicate their time to help others in their community, as Chief Executive of SVE Natalie Masterson explained: “Nearly 40% of people in Stirling volunteer [...]

By | September 4th, 2019|