VIBRATION FEST’S BRAINWAVE TO TIDE BUSINESSES OVER

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 [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|

FREE BIKE HIRE FOR FORTH VALLEY’S KEY WORKERS

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 [...]

By | April 2nd, 2020|

NEW PEEBLES NEIGHBOURFOOD MARKET HELPS FEED LOCALS IN SELF-ISOLATION

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 [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|

CHARITY OFFERS NHS KEY WORKERS FREE USE OF E-BIKES DURING PANDEMIC

Charity Forth Environment Link is offering NHS key workers free use of an electric bike during the Covid-19 crisis, allowing them to get to and from work and between hospital sites without using public transport. The charity’s Active Travel Coordinator, Ray Burr said: “As the coronavirus situation continues, we’re looking to support the NHS in [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|

CHARITIES AND COMMUNITIES COMBINE EFFORTS TO TACKLE COVID-19 CRISIS

Community groups, charities and social enterprises across Stirlingshire have joined forces to respond to the challenges posed by Covid-19. The voluntary sector has jumped into action to support Stirling’s most vulnerable citizens, with many organisations adapting their services and activities to meet the needs of the community during the crisis. National organisation Volunteering Matters, which [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|

PUPIL PEDAL POWER

A fourth local school has joined Stirling’s popular bike share network, nextbike, run by charity Forth Environment Link. St Modan’s High School, joins Bannockburn, Stirling, and Wallace, in the first school-based bike share scheme in the UK – making it free and easy for pupils aged 14 and over to bike to class. The first [...]

By | March 11th, 2020|

HATCH PLANS FOR A NATURE ADVENTURE THIS EASTER

A new Easter kids camp connecting kids with nature has been launched in Port of Menteith, promising a cracking day of wildlife, wilderness and woodcraft. Following on from the success of their ‘meet the goats’ and 'foraging for your own pizza topping' experiences, smallholders Kat Goldin and Kevin Harrison have now created ‘Wild Wonder Wednesdays’. [...]

By | February 28th, 2020|

WENDY DISHES UP THE CHANCE TO NETWORK

Fife based food expert Wendy Barrie will host a networking event for rural food and drink producers at the Scottish Food Studio, Aberdour on Wednesday 26 February (10am-1pm). The event, organised by charity Forth Environment Link, will give local food businesses the chance to network and find out more about NeighbourFood - a click and [...]

By | February 24th, 2020|

Scottish theatre company sets new Guinness World Record

It’s official! Dunblane’s Rubber Chicken Theatre has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ time for Fastest Theatrical Production – just 11 hours and 59 minutes from opening a script to performing on stage! A cast and crew of nearly 200 people, aged 8 to 70 plus, took part in the crazy challenge at Stirling’s MacRobert Arts Centre on Sunday [...]

By | February 17th, 2020|

LOCAL POOCH LANDS STARRING ROLE IN ANNIE

Tibetan Terrier Holli has been cast as Sandy in SABOS Musical Theatre’s forthcoming production of Annie following a special round of dog auditions on Sunday. The local pooch, who belongs to Paul and Fiona Steadman from Stirling, will star as Annie’s faithful companion when the hit Broadway musical comes to the MacRobert stage this spring (31 March [...]

By | January 23rd, 2020|