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Jan1

The biggest Burns Supper in Scotland

Stirling is joining schools across Scotland, putting on a Burns Day school lunch on Tuesday 27th January in an attempt to beat the records for the biggest Burns Supper in Scotland. Together the schools will serve the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties to over 100,000 pupils.   The Burns Day is the first event in a 12-month promotion that will highlight Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. The Government-led initiative has been... more…

Jan1

Balfron wins Cleanest High School title

Balfron High School showed the biggest improvement when it came to litter, following a competition run by Stirling Council’s Land Services.   The recent Golden Ticket Competition organised by the service saw one particular bin around each of Stirling’s six high schools “nominated” by the service, with six pupils from each school observed using that bin being rewarded with a £5 lunch voucher to spend in... more…

Jan1

Aberfoyle man collects his Provost's Award

The winner of a recent Provost’s Award has finally received his prize in person over afternoon tea.   The latest Provost’s Awards recognising voluntary efforts in a whole host of areas all across Stirling were held last November at a special ceremony at Stirling Castle.   Unfortunately Jimmy Quinn – the winner of the Community Award – had a fall just before the event and was unable to... more…

Jan1

Joining Up Health and Social Care in Forth Valley

Integration of health and social care is the Scottish Government’s programme of reform to improve services for people who use adult health and social care services. It will ensure that health and social care provision across Scotland is joined-up and seamless, especially for people with longer term and often complex needs, many of whom are older or disabled. This will make it easier and quicker for you to access the services and... more…

Jan1

Raising attainment for young people in Stirling

Stirling Council’s SCOTS programme has given over 80 young people the opportunity to expand their horizons and explore career options, Stirling Council’s Education Committee heard on Thursday 8th January.   The School-College Opportunities to Succeed (SCOTS) programme, a joint initiative by Forth Valley College and Stirling Council, launched in September 2014. It offers S4 youngsters a taste of a range of vocational... more…

Jan1

Stirling to provide new home for specialist fire equipment

Stirling is set to become a dedicated home for the national fire service’s heavy rescue equipment. Since the creation of a single national service in 2013 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been looking at ways of sharing resources more efficiently across the country. And in a report presented to Stirling Council’s Public Safety Committee today the city is identified as an ideal base for heavy rescue equipment used to... more…

Jan1

100% success for innovative parenting group

A groundbreaking new parenting skills course aimed exclusively at fathers has registered a 100% success rate with its first intake.   Stirling Council's Mellow Dads' programme, run by the Positive Changes team, is the first one in the country aimed exclusively at improving relationships between fathers and their young children.    The first five dads who took part in the 14-week course all completed it with flying colours... more…

Jan1

Learn a new skill in 2015

Do you want to learn a new skill in 2015? Stirling Council’s Adult Learning programme offers a range of classes, at locations across the area. There are lots of exciting options to choose from, from reading, writing and numbers, to cooking on a budget, creative writing and IT. Thousands of people from Stirling have improved their confidence and skills through our classes, so why not give it a go? Patricia said: “I enjoyed... more…

Jan1

Cancellation of Hogmanay Concert & Fireworks

We would like to apologise for the unfortunate cancellation of the Stirling Hogmanay Concert and Fireworks. We share in your disappointment that the event had to be called off due to adverse weather conditions.As you may know, the event was given the all clear to proceed at 6.00pm on the night, but a rapid and unforecast change in the weather conditions over the next two hours, with high winds on the exposed Castle Esplanade, meant that we... more…