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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
On 14 July 1990, over 30,000 people gathered in Stirling to celebrate A Day for Scotland. Held in Fallen Inch Field, in the shadow of Stirling Castle, this huge outdoor family friendly festival combined music, politics, theatre and comedy under the theme of national pride.