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Jan1

Residents asked to spread the word about scams

Stirling Council’s Trading Standards is urging people to spread the word about scams and expose the tactics of fraudsters to protect others. It comes as national research finds scammers are using a variety of tactics to get people to part with their cash, with people losing an average of £2500 across all types of scam. Scam methods include vishing whereby scammers cold-call people in a bid to get their bank details, and offers of... more…

Jan1

Active Kids at The PEAK

Children have been enjoying their summer holidays as they take part in the Active Kids Summer programme at The PEAK, Stirling Sports Village and other venues across the Stirling area.Each year during February, Easter, Summer and October school holidays, Active Stirling run holiday programmes for all children in the local area. A variety of six to eight sports are on offer each day including basketball, football, climbing wall, swimming,... more…

Jan1

National Play Day at Plean Country Park

Plean Country Park is a great place to work, rest and play, following the recent installation of a children’s play area and an outdoor classroom facility.  To celebrate National Play Day on Wednesday 3rd August, Stirling Council Play Services are holding an event at the Park, and will be bringing their super bus to offer a range of activities, such as making summer head dresses and going on a bug hunt.The play area was completed in... more…

Jan1

Zola Budd to Compete in Stirling Marathon

ZOLA BUDD, one of the most recognisable names in Olympic history, is to compete in the Stirling Scottish Marathon on Sunday 21 May 2017. She will be joined by Scotland's greatest-ever distance runner Liz McColgan, who was recently announced as an ambassador for the Great Run British Marathon Series, for the 26.2 mile challenge in the heart of Scotland. Zola, now known as Zola Pieterse, is a two-time Olympian and former world record holder... more…

Jan1

Views sought on Local Transport Strategy

Stirling Council is updating its Local Transport Strategy (LTS) and wants to know the views of individuals and organisations about key transport issues. The Local Transport Strategy sets out what the Council seeks to do to ensure our transport networks support the growth aspirations of the Council, as included in the Council’s Local Development Plan and its City Development Framework, whilst also enabling everyone in the community to... more…

Jan1

Dragon Finders Save Ponds

Stirling Council Rangers and representatives from Froglife have extended their thanks to all of the volunteers who turned out on Sunday 17th July to assist with their project in Balquhidderock Wood, below Bannockburn High School, to create ponds which benefit the wildlife in the area.  Stirling Council Ranger Service are working in partnership with wildlife charity Froglife’s Scottish Dragon Finder Project (funded by the Heritage... more…

Jan1

Over 60s bus passes - new travel concession cards

If you are over 60 and have a bus pass, you need to know that across Scotland, the cards are being replaced this year with new National Entitlement Cards. You will still have access to concessionary travel. The new card will be sent to your registered address before your bus pass expires and when you receive it, you need to start using it straight away and destroy any old bus passes. If you try to use your old card and it fails, you might... more…

Jan1

Thistle to the Castle - Streetbooks competition

Stirling Council’s Libraries and the Festival of Architecture 2016 have teamed up to launch a unique competition, to design miniature libraries that will be placed around the city centre in September. The competition will be part of “Thistles to the Castle”, Stirling’s key event in the Festival, and will add to a stunning programme of cultural events taking place in Stirling that month. The miniature libraries will... more…

Jan1

New family history resource goes online for free

Where can you find out how tall your ancestor was, or what their nickname might have been?People applying to their local parish for benefits in 19th century Scotland had their circumstances and relationships scrutinised just as minutely as anyone living today.This resulted in a series of records unrivalled for the level of detail that they give about the appearance, background and activities of our ancestors.Stirling Council Archives hold a... more…

Jan1

Views sought on culture for Stirling

Stirling is investing in its future and is committed to providing a broad range of unique forward thinking and creative opportunities that are available to all.  Working with libraries and a range of different arts and culture organisations and individuals, we want to make cultural and arts activities readily accessible to everyone. We are seeking help to inform our future plans. You can get involved by completing a short survey either... more…

Jan1

Challenge fund boost for communities

Stirling Council is giving community-based organisations the chance to apply for funding through a new Community Empowerment and Regeneration Challenge Fund. The Council wants to hear from organisations running proactive initiatives or projects which will boost community empowerment and regeneration in Stirling’s priority areas. The fund, which has £100,000 available until 31 March 2017, will help build local resilience and... more…

Jan1

Riverbank Recognised for Innovative Communication

An innovative new communication tool devised by staff at the Riverbank Resource Centre has been recognised nationally in the Care Inspectorate’s Summer magazine.Many of the Centre’s service users have profound, multiple learning disabilities and complex needs, with limited or no verbal communication. The ‘Active Communication Toolkit’ was designed to enhance interaction, promote self-esteem and help build relationships... more…

Jan1

Residents warned to guard against doorstep crime

Stirling Council’s Trading Standards Service are warning residents about rogue doorstep traders offering home maintenance services this summer. The service continues to receive complaints in relation to doorstep crime, which have increased as the weather has improved.  Trading Standards are urging the public to be on their guard in a bid to reduce the number of victims of doorstep crime.  Some rogue traders offer... more…

Jan1

More superfast broadband for rural Stirling

Hundreds more homes and businesses in rural Stirling now have access to high-speed broadband through the £410m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out. In the last three months 35,000 premises across Scotland have been reached by the roll-out, including homes and businesses in Killin, Lochearnhead and Strathyre.The Digital Scotland programme is delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government and other... more…

Jan1

Nursery Layouts Improve Learning in Stirling

A project to improve nursery environments in Stirling has been recognised as ‘excellent practice’ by Education Scotland.The implementation of 600 hours of early learning and childcare in Stirling will see all nurseries offering flexibility in how parents and carers can access their children’s hours, as they will now have the option of morning or afternoon only sessions or a mixture of full and half day places.Since November... more…

Jan1

Stirling Officials Double Efforts to Secure City Deal

Officials in Stirling are redoubling their efforts to secure City Deal investment for the area, following the unprecedented political events of recent weeks.Formal negotiations are already underway with the UK and Scottish Governments for the ambitious programme of change and development which is designed to reposition Stirling as a key economic and cultural player.Stirling Council Leader, Johanna Boyd, who chairs the Stirling City... more…

Jan1

Proposed Local Development Plan - your views

Stirling Council would like to hear residents’ views on the Proposed Local Development Plan, which was approved for consultation by the Council on 30 June. The consultation will begin on 11 July. The Proposed Stirling Local Development Plan allocates land for over 5,700 houses, 77 hectares for employment development and 9 sites for retail use until 2027. Stirling Council Leader Johanna Boyd said: “The Plan provides a positive... more…

Jan1

Balquhidderock Dragon Finders wanted for Bannockburn

Stirling Council’s Countryside Ranger Service are appealing to the local community to help Bannockburn’s frogs, toads and newts. On Sunday 17th July between 10am and 3pm Countryside Rangers will be hosting the Balquhidderock Wood Ponds Action Day, near Ladywell Park, as part of the Froglife Scottish Dragon Finder Project. The team are looking for volunteers to come along and help them add some pond liners to the new ponds, by... more…

Jan1

Council Leader Congratulates Andy Murray on Wimbledon Victory

Stirling Council Leader Johanna Boyd has congratulated Andy Murray on his second Wimbledon victory. She said: “This is an outstanding achievement for Stirling and Dunblane’s local hero. Andy’s success has been an inspiration to everyone in the community and he is a fantastic role model for our young people. Sport is a huge part of Stirling and I hope that his success will inspire people to participate in sports and reap the... more…

Jan1

Riverbank Earns Excellent Inspection Report

Stirling Council’s Riverbank Resource Centre has received a glowing report following an unannounced inspection earlier this year.Following the visit in April, inspectors have now issued a report for the facility which states that the ‘Quality of Care and Support’ is 5 (Very Good) and ‘Quality of Staffing’ is 6 (excellent).Riverbank is a community care resource centre based in Stirling which enables people with... more…

Jan1

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families in Stirling

Bannockburn Primary and Hillview Children and Family Centre welcomed some international visitors recently, as part of a series of site visits to Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) by the Scottish Government and IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement, USA).The IHI is working with the Scottish Government on the development of the Children and Young Peoples Improvement Collaborative - an alignment of the Early Years Collaborative and... more…

Jan1

Summer fun for kids at the Tolbooth

Children and young people can look forward to a host of creative fun when the Tolbooth’s summer workshops kick off next week.Beginning with the two-day Creative Camera workshop for budding photographers on 13th and 14th July, other fun coming up includes Charlie and the Mobile Maker Space, an introduction to 3D printing giving 7-10 year olds the chance to design their own Roald Dahl-inspired creation.There are also chances to learn... more…

Jan1

Stunning military painting on show at the Smith

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme a painting depicting the various contributions made by Scottish service personnel through the years has arrived in Stirling.The artwork titled “Service”, by renowned military artist David Rowlands, depicts 22 scenes of military action through the years.These include aspects of the Gulf War as well as action in Northern Ireland and the contribution of the Auxiliary... more…

Jan1

Looked after children get free access to The PEAK

Active Stirling are providing FREE access to the facilities at The PEAK for looked after children and young people within Stirling for the duration of the summer holidays. Access will be for those aged 5-25 and will include both those who are currently being looked after by Stirling Council, and those have been previously. This scheme will create the opportunity for all of those young people to have unlimited use of swimming, skating,... more…

Jan1

Library volunteers get to grips with technology

Volunteers working with Stirling Council’s Libraries and Archives had the chance to try out some of the latest technology recently.As part of national Volunteers Week they came together at Library HQ recently where they enjoyed a demonstration of 3-D printing – including seeing guinea pigs Pinky and Olive, owned by Libraries’ Digital Inclusion Officer Gill Ross, 3D scanned and reproduced in plastic.At the same session... more…


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