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Jan1

Catering staff teach the Four Cs at food conference

Stirling Council school catering staff shared examples of best practice at a national food and drink conference recently. Catering supervisors Helene Roebuck and Marianne Hendry, along with Menu Development Supervisor Tracey Walker, all took part in the Eat Drink Discover Scotland event at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh last weekend. A celebration of Scottish food and drink, as well as providing a showcase opportunity for a range of... more…

Jan1

Young voter registrations

Electoral Registration Officers across Scotland have compiled and published the number of young voters who have registered to vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18th September. A total of 4,285,323 people have registered to vote in the referendum and the total includes 109,533 people under 18-years. A total of 2,003 young people under 18-years will vote in the Stirling Council area. The numbers have been broken... more…

Jan1

Grand for greatest green idea

Former BBC Scotland meteorologist, known affectionately by fans as Heather ‘the weather’ Reid was joined by a buzzy bee and ribbiting frog to kick-off the search for Scotland’s best green community idea. Heather is urging community groups across Scotland to enter A Grand Green Idea, for their chance to win £1000 of funding to help bring their green initiative to life. A partnership between WWF Scotland and... more…

Jan1

2014 Ryder Cup Traffic Arrangements

Park and ride facilities for visitors to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles are being provided as part of the transport plan for the event. Ryder Cup Europe will run buses to the Ryder Cup event from fields adjacent to the Castleview Park and Ride site at Stirling. Castleview Car Park will be closed to the public from 23rd-29th September, but the shuttle bus service will continue to operate on the normal route to the City Centre. This service... more…

Jan1

Doune Primary helps out charity appeal

Pupils at Doune Primary School have been doing their bit for a national charity appeal – and could see their efforts highlighted on national television. Scottish National Milk Shake Day takes place on 1st October with schools being encouraged to take part in a range of fundraising activities in aid of the STV Appeal for children in poverty. Organised by ASSIST - the association that represents Scottish Local Authority providers of... more…

Jan1

Over 4M people register to vote

A total of 4,285,323 people have registered to vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18th September, 2014, making it the largest electorate ever in Scotland for an election or referendum.  The total electorate figure for the whole of Scotland includes 789,024 people who have applied for a postal vote – the largest volume of registration for postal votes ever in Scotland. In Stirling, a total of 69,029... more…

Jan1

Vote for Beechwood Park in national awards

The public are being encouraged to vote for Stirling’s Beechwood Park in a national awards scheme recognising Britain’s best parks. In July the park became Stirling’s first to achieve Green Flag status and as such is now in the running to be named Park of the Year in the annual People's Choice Awards. Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the award in Scotland and the organisation’s Head of Environmental Services... more…

Jan1

Top prize for Stirling in national competition

Work to brighten up Stirling has been recognised with a win at a national awards ceremony. Stirling Council’s Land Services Team scooped the Large Town Trophy and also picked up a silver medal certificate at the Beautiful Scotland Awards run by Keep Scotland Beautiful on Friday (5th September). Both prizes came in the first year Stirling has ever entered the competition. Land Services manager Nicole Paterson said: “This is a... more…

Jan1

Stirling school promotes health and well-being

A Stirling primary school's unique approach to children's fitness has helped it secure a visit from Scotland's Chief Medical Officer.Dr Aileen Keel visited St Ninian's today (Tuesday 9th September) to watch pupils, including those from the nursery, participate in their Daily Mile around the school's track affectionately known as the Yellow Brick Road.The initiative sees pupils, including those from the nursery, take part in a daily one mile... more…

Jan1

Doors Open Days

There’s a rare opportunity to get behind the doors of some of Stirling’s most fascinating buildings this weekend. The latest Doors Open Days takes place in the city and further afield this Saturday and Sunday, giving the chance to find out more about Stirling’s thrilling past, present and future. Over the two days families and individuals will be able to go star gazing at the Observatory within the Stirling Highland Hotel,... more…

Jan1

Stirling Fringe Festival

The arts in all their forms are set to take Stirling over this month with the return of the Stirling Fringe Festival. After a successful first run last year the festival returns to the city from 19th-28th September promising to be even bigger, bolder and better than before. Altogether 20 different city venues will play host to some 50 events including art exhibitions, children’s shows, theatre, stand-up comedy and music. This... more…

Jan1

Scottish Paranormal Festival

The out of the ordinary in all forms is set to be celebrated in Stirling as the city hosts the first ever Scottish Paranormal Festival. Launched on Monday at Stirling’s historic Cowane’s Hospital the festival will take place in venues across the city from 30th October to 2nd November. Festival founder and director Peter Broughan said: “It’s very exciting to be launching the first ever Scottish Paranormal Festival and... more…

Jan1

Wha's Like Us? programme updated

Organisers of this month's Wha's Like Us? family history event have updated the programme, which includes talks by acclaimed crime writer Christopher Brookmyre and local writer and actor David Kinnaird. Stirling Council Archivist Pam McNicol said the programme had been simplified to ensure maximum enjoyment for visitors, and tickets have been reduced to just £7. Pam said: “Crime author Christopher Brookmyre is coming along to... more…