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Public Safety Committee hears from Wallace High pupils

Members of Stirling Council’s Public Safety Committee today welcomed students from Wallace High School to hear their concerns about safety at the Customs Roundabout underpasses. The Customs Roundabout underpasses provide pedestrian access to the communities of Riverside, Raploch, Causewayhead and the City Centre. During today’s Committee meeting Councillors, Council Officers and Police Scotland gave reassurances surrounding the... more…


Five nurseries receive glowing reports from Inspectors

Five nurseries in the Stirling area have received glowing reports from care inspectors after achieving ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ ratings in all assessed categories.Arnprior, Cowie, Killin and Crianlarich, Hillview and Raploch Nurseries have been praised for their high quality of early learning and childcare after visits from the Care Inspectorate. The nurseries were assessed across categories including quality of... more…


CodeBase Stirling makes the news

Codebase Stirling gathers and supports the tech community, by providing office and meeting space in the centre of the city. Housed in the former Municipal Buildings, there will also be events, and mentoring sessions. It's open 9-5, Monday to Friday, with the official opening on September 5th. It even made the news this week - check it out if you missed it: more…


Nine schools achieve prestigious Green Flag status

Nine green-fingered schools across the Stirling Council area are celebrating after achieving a prestigious Green Flag by Eco-Schools Scotland in 2017.Each school had to excel in a diverse range of environmental areas to attain a Green Flag, which is the top award of Eco-Schools, the largest sustainable schools programme in the world.The nine schools are Killin Primary School, Stirling High School, Raploch Primary School, St Mary’s RC... more…


Funding boost for 'Women into Work' project

Stirling Council’s ‘Women into Work’ project has received a grant of £12,000 from the Scottish Government Returners Fund. The ‘Women into Work’ project will be delivered by the Council’s Learning and Employability Team and will support those who have taken time out of the workplace for any reason such as having children, caring for others or through illness, but who may not be eligible for other... more…


First Secretary of State meets with Council about City Region Deal

First Secretary of State Damian Green met with senior officials from Stirling Council earlier today as negotiations on Stirling’s City Region Deal continue with both UK and Scottish Governments. The City Region Deal sets out an ambitious transformation programme to deliver a healthier, wealthier and greener future for the Stirling and Clackmannanshire area. It proposes a number of key projects that will develop the area’s key... more…


Stirling pupils achieve high exam results

Stirling Council welcomes today’s SQA results awarded to young people across the region. Hard working students across the area’s seven secondary schools have improved their SQA performance for another successive year, with hundreds of pupils gaining qualifications at National, Higher and Advanced Higher level. Results for S4 pupils have shown an increase in the number of young people gaining at least five National 5... more…


Raploch Nursery Praised by Care Inspectorate

Raploch Nursey has received widespread praise from the Care Inspectorate in its latest Inspection Report. An unannounced visit by the Inspectorate took place last month. The nursery was rated as ‘Very Good’ in all areas that were inspected, including quality of care and support, as well as quality of management and leadership.The Care Inspectorate commented that children were happy and confident in the nursery.The report concluded... more…


Outdoor drinking byelaws for Loch Voil, Loch Doine and Loch Lubnaig

Byelaws prohibiting outdoor drinking on the shores of Loch Voil, Loch Earn, Loch Doine and the North West area of Loch Lubnaig will come into force next week. Stirling Council agreed at its meeting on Thursday 2 March 2017 to proceed with the amendment to the Stirling Council Prohibition of the Drinking of Alcohol in Public Places Byelaws. Scottish Ministers have now approved the amendment to the byelaws for the Stirling Council area, which... more…

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