Thornhill, Stirling, United Kingdom

Author: Alison Wallis

Support our Community Lottery

Are you ready to dive in? Don’t forget to sign up and buy your tickets for Thornhill in the Stirling Community Lottery.

If you’re in the weekly draw on Saturday 26th February, you’ll also have the amazing chance to win a £1,000 Sainsbury’s Gift Voucher! From Tu clothing and Habitat homewares to groceries, there’s something for everyone.

Regional Digital Hubs

Information from Stirling Council:

Outline plans to deliver a network of Regional Digital Hubs across Stirling and Clackmannanshire have been approved by the City Region Deal Joint Committee.

New, high quality, digitally connected business space will be set up across Stirling and Clackmannanshire under the programme, allowing growing companies to stay local and create new and exciting opportunities across the area.

Read the full report.

Backed by £2million of investment from the Scottish Government through the £90.2million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the Hubs will be established in Cowie, Callander and Clackmannanshire to benefit urban, rural and disadvantaged areas of the region.

Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer, said: “Within 10 years, the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region aims to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading areas for digital technology and as a centre of excellence for digital skills and education across a number of sectors. 

The project will bring businesses together and foster innovation and rapid growth through collaborative working and targeted business mentoring and support.”

Cllr Ellen Forson, Clackmannanshire Council Leader, said: “The Digital Hubs will align with the Stirling & Clackmannanshire City Region Deal’s Skills and Inclusion Programme, which will deliver training through businesses, schools, STEP, Forth Valley College, the University of Stirling and local partners.

Take Part in BBC Debate Night

Scotland’s topical discussion programme Debate Night is back and looking for people to join our studio audience (socially distanced) in Stirling on Wednesday 16th February

How do I apply for studio tickets?

Visit www.bbc.co.uk/debatenight and click ‘Join the Audience’, then select a location near you.  Filling out our online application only takes two minutes!

Why be part of the audience?

Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland that gives you the opportunity to put your questions to some of the country’s key decision-makers and public figures.

Perhaps you run a business or are a frontline worker? You might be a parent, a carer or a student? Are you retired, self-employed or just starting out in the workplace? 

It’s your questions, stories, experiences and opinions that lead our discussion – so we couldn’t do it without you! 

Know someone else who might be interested?

It would be great if you could share this invite with colleagues, friends and family by forwarding this email or by posting the attached image on your social media. 

Previous episodes of Debate Night are available to watch via BBC iPlayer: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002wyy/episodes/player

TCT response to Inverdunning Proposal

TCT submitted a response based on feedback from members. Thank you for getting in touch to give us your views.

You can read our response here.

Deadline for responding to Inverdunning planning application closed.

Stirling Council granted us an extension to submit responses to this complex planning proposal. However, the deadline has now passed.

I would like to thank everyone who took time to contact the council with your views. Amazing community spirit 👏 👏 👏

Shelloch Windfarm Approved

From Councillor Martin Earl

Dear All,

I am advising both Community Councils of the outcome of the Planning Hearing to determine the Shelloch Windfarm application that took place yesterday.

The application was approved by the planning panel.  Their meetings are held online via MS teams. I have attached a copy of the report to committee by the planning officer and a copy of my presentation for your information.

I am extremely disappointed not only in the outcome but also the process that took place that to my mind impedes good quality presentations by those wanting to raise objections or concerns – external input is only allowed by phone call so one cannot present graphics and has to read out a submission.

Health Walks in Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Countryside Trust are running ‘Walk in the Park’- a series of health walks to get people back in to walking and regular exercise.

Find out more at http://trustinthepark.org/walk-in-the-park/