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Jan1

Stirling Scottish Marathon to return to heart of Scotland in 2018

THE Stirling Scottish Marathon will return to the heart of Scotland for 2018 – with a new course and a new date. Stirling’s inaugural marathon reached capacity months before the event, with 6,500 people signing up for the 26.2mile run through the Stirlingshire countryside in May, and organisers The Great Run Company have announced that the event will return for 2018, taking place on Sunday, 29 April. Following constructive... more…

Jan1

Schools get full marks in NSPCC child safety course

FALLIN Primary School has helped Stirling Council reach a special landmark this week when it was visited by the NSPCC. The UK’s leading children’s charity delivered its Speak Out, Stay Safe programme to pupils, helping Stirling cross the 100 per cent mark for schools visited by the educational anti-abuse project. Fallin became the 40th Stirling school to host the assemblies and workshops, making the council the 10th Scottish... more…

Jan1

Kerse Road Bridge planning application approved

At a hearing this morning, Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel approved Network Rail’s planning application to replace Stirling’s Kerse Road Bridge as part of the electrification of the Stirling area rail network.The application sought permission to replace the existing bridge in order to meet the clearance distances required for the electrification of the railway line, and to address a number of defects... more…

Jan1

Hearing to consider Kerse Road Bridge planning application

Stirling councillors will meet next week to review the planning application relating to the replacement of Stirling’s Kerse Road Bridge.At the hearing on Tuesday 29 August, members of the Planning and Regulation Panel will discuss Network Rail’s proposals to replace the bridge, as part of the electrification of the Stirling area rail network.The development proposal represents the complete replacement of the existing bridge in... more…

Jan1

Queen's Baton Relay visits St Ninians Primary

A Stirling primary school’s pioneering exercise programme welcomed the Queen’s Baton Relay on its global tour ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. Pupils from St Ninians Primary were joined by double world champion para athlete Sammi Kinghorn to carry the Queen’s Baton on their specially built circuit outside the school's playground. St Ninians Primary launched the programme to improve the health of... more…

Jan1

New £3.15 Million National Curling Academy opens

Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell yesterday threw the first stone to declare the new £3.15 million National Curling Academy open.The world-class facility at Stirling Sports Village is Scotland’s first dedicated curling academy which ensures that from now on Team Scotland, Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes and community players have year-round access to high-quality ice to train on.As well as helping the sport... more…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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: https://tinyurl.com/yd36oy8o more…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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…

Jan1

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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