FLAVOUR SCHOOL INSPIRES KIDS TO EXPLORE NEW FOODS

Michael Matheson MSP is to visit Forth Valley Sensory Centre today (Monday 2 September) to find out more about how two local charities have linked up to help encourage healthy eating and awareness of sensory conditions amongst local children. Forth Environment Link and Forth Valley Sensory Centre have joined forces to create a ‘Flavour School’ [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|

FARMING FAMILY UP FOR AWARD

A Thornhill family run farm is in the running for a top industry award for diversification. The Steedmans have been announced as finalists in the British Farming Awards for their innovative holiday park, Mains Farm Wigwams – home to the UK’s only Royal Navy Sea King glamping pod. The Thornhill based farm is one of [...]

By | August 30th, 2019|

CALL OUT FOR FORTH VALLEY’S FINEST AS LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS

After a successful launch last year, Forth Valley Food Festival is back for 2019 (11-20 October) showcasing the region’s diverse larder. This year’s food festival trail is already taking shape, with a range of fun activities on offer from wild cocktail making to farm tours. Over 14 local food producers, cafes and farms have already [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|

JOINT BID TO SUPPORT SCOTLAND’S VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Scotland, Volunteer Dundee and Quality Scotland have joined forces in a bid to improve and support volunteer practice across the nation. The three bodies are currently undertaking a review of the sector’s quality standards, the Volunteer Friendly Award and Investing in Volunteers, to ensure they are fit for purpose. Investing in Volunteers Award is [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|

SCOTLAND’S FESTIVAL OF VOLUNTEERING TO EXPAND

Scotland’s Festival of Volunteering is set to return for a third year. Bigger than ever, the previously week-long festival developed by Volunteer Scotland will now run for the whole of September and over two locations: Stirling and South Ayrshire. Margaret Starkie, Strategic Engagement Manager for Volunteer Scotland said: “This year the festival will take place [...]

By | August 14th, 2019|

CYCLING AND WALKING FEST A SUCCESS

Rain didn't stop play at this year’s Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking organised by Stirling Active Travel Hub. Local kids shrugged off Sunday’s showers to enjoy a host of free festival activities from showing off their skills on the pump track and testing their agility in the balance zone, to having a ride in [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|

STIRLING FESTIVAL OF CYCLING AND WALKING RETURNS

Stirling Festival of Cycling and Walking is back for 2019, with a fun filled day of free activities for the whole family to enjoy. The annual event, organised by Stirling Active Travel Hub, will take place at Stirling High School on Sunday 11 August from 10am - 4pm. Topping the bill are The Clan, Scotland’s [...]

By | July 26th, 2019|

SCOTLAND’S LARGEST ELECTRIC BIKE SCHEME LAUNCHED

Scotland’s largest electric bike hire scheme, Forth Bike, will be launched today (Friday 21 June) in Forth Valley. Overtaking city-wide schemes planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh, the 120 e-bike project by charity Forth Environment Link will also be the UK’s first cross regional e-bike scheme connecting three Council areas: Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. The £500,000 [...]

By | June 21st, 2019|

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|