Forth Valley’s electric bike scheme has been hit by a spate of vandalism, reducing the number of e-bikes available to key workers during the Covid-19 crisis by 25%. Last month local charity Forth Environment Link announced that it was making its Forth Bike public bike share scheme free to key workers for the duration of [...]
E-bike use in Forth Valley has soared in the past month, partly down to two lockdown initiatives giving keyworkers free access to electric bikes during the Covid-19 crisis.
With Forth Valley’s arts and cultural venues closed to the public, Artlink Central is offering a series of free virtual art experiences to give locals access to a creative fix during the lockdown.
With Stirling’s arts and culture venues closed to the public, local artists and creatives are coming up with new ways to connect with their audiences and bring communities together. A wide variety of virtual experiences are now available online to ensure locals can still get a creative and cultural fix while in lockdown.
Local transport service Dial-a-Journey has stepped in to help student nurses struggling to get to placements during the Covid-19 crisis. The charity is giving free lifts to student nurses who have been affected by reduced bus and train services and don’t have their own transport to get to and from shifts.
Killin’s first digital farmer’s market will open on Monday 13 April with weekly food collections from the village post office on Fridays between 3 and 5 pm. The launch of Killin NeighbourFood has been brought forward by market hosts Ellie Banwell and Paula McDonald from the Scrumptious Garden, in a bid to support the local [...]
Local food and drink businesses are adapting to the challenges posed by Covid-19 to support the local community in a time of need. GarturStitch FarmBlair Drummond SmiddyAllanwater Brewhouse The Kitchen at 44 King Street and Transition Stirling have been working together to distribute free food during the crisis, helping to feed communities and reduce food [...]
The team behind Falkirk’s postponed Vibration Festival, due to be headlined by Basement Jaxx, have come up with a way to help crisis hit small businesses generate income. Online pledge platform Tide Over allows customers to pledge support for their favourite local businesses by buying an e-voucher – throwing companies a lifeline during the coronavirus [...]
Forth Environment Link and Recyke-a-Bike have joined forces with Cycling Scotland to make the region’s two bike share schemes, nextbike and Forth Bike, free to key workers during April. 100 free memberships are being made available for each bike hire scheme, giving 200 key workers across Forth Valley free access to 200 nextbikes and 120 [...]
Peebles based social enterprise The Food Foundation will open the region’s first digital farmers’ market several weeks ahead of schedule, in a bid to support the local community during the current Covid-19 crisis. The organisation had intended to open the new online market in late April but decided to bring forward the launch to provide [...]