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Jan1

Improvements to station and street access in Dunblane

Stirling Council has secured £550,000 for improving the area between Dunblane Station and the High Street.  The work builds on the current Network Rail Access for All work at Dunblane Station and will extend the “access for all” principle between the station and the High Street.   Stirling Council Leader Cllr Johanna Boyd said: “This is a great opportunity to improve the appearance of and accessibility... more…

Jan1

Stirling to have a Taste of the Tattoo

An exclusive taster performance of this summer’s 65th Edinburgh Tattoo (1 – 23 August) will take place in Stirling, ‘the brooch which clasps together the Highlands and the Lowlands', Tattoo organisers have revealed. There will also be events in Glasgow and Dundee   The free, hour-long ‘Taste of the Tattoo’ shows will take place at lunchtimes and have been created to celebrate the Year of Homecoming. They... more…

Jan1

Council Advise on Safe BBQ Food Tips

Stirling Council’s Food Safety Team is urging everyone to avoid getting the barbecue blues this summer by following their simple food safety tips.   Team Leader Lorrainne MacGillivray said:  “Every summer as soon as there’s a ray of sunshine, many of us roll out the barbecue, heat up the coals and pile on the sausages, burgers and chicken.  However, this is also the time of year when there is a sharp rise in... more…

Jan1

Bike for PeaceFriday

Bailie Mark Ruskell hosted a civic reception at Stirling Council for Bike for Peace, which aims to promote respect for the environment and is in favour of a nuclear-free world. Six Norwegian mayors, including the former Norwegian Primie Minister Kjell-Masgne Bondevik, are participating in this year’s event, and will join local cycle groups to launch the 2014 Bike for Peace 'Around the World in 90 Days' tour. The tour will see the... more…

Jan1

Nurseries gear up for extended hours

Nurseries across the Stirling area are preparing for the extension of free nursery care for three and four year olds to 600 hours from next term.This is a significant increase on the 475 hours currently offered over the 38 week school term.East Plean nursery has been working to the new arrangements since May 6th.“We have been an early adopter nursery which has given us the opportunity to trial the new hours and work around the... more…

Jan1

A wealth of reading in Stirling libraries

A new reading promotion for adults connected to the Commonwealth Games is on display in Stirling’s Central and Dunblane libraries. A Wealth of Reading is a great collection of books either written by an author from a Commonwealth country, or set in a Commonwealth country. This is a national promotion funded by the Scottish Libraries and Information Council (SLIC), who are also funding a competition connected with this promotion and... more…

Jan1

First World War centenary event

Stirling residents are being invited to apply for tickets to attend a special event to mark the centenary of the First World War. The event, which takes place at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 10th August, includes a drumhead service that is being organised by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It will mark the beginning of the official programme in Scotland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the conflict. Stirling’s Provost Mike... more…

Jan1

Stirling's Armed Forces Day National Event

Veterans, performers and business leaders have praised Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event on Saturday 28th June as a major success for the area.Veterans’ Scotland, which played a lead role in the occasion, estimate that 1500 former Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force personnel from 34 associations across the UK took part in the parade including three Chelsea Pensioners. The procession was preceded by 91 motorbike riders... more…

Jan1

Crowds welcome Queen's Baton

Thousands lined the streets to greet the Queen’s Baton Relay this weekend (July 5/6/7) as it passed through the Stirling area. The baton arrived from the north down the A9 to Dunblane on Saturday on its way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before travelling on to Bridge of Allan. Sunday morning saw the first Baton Bearer leaving Stirling Castle with handovers heading through the Raploch to Thornhill, Aberfoyle, past the Rob Roy Inn,... more…