Window Wonderland!

Thornhill Windows Advent Calendar

As you know there won’t be a Light Up Thornhill celebration this year (boo) ……… but the Thornhill Christmas Fairy (TCT) thought we should try to brighten up the village in another way (hurrah).

So, each day during Advent a different decorated window in the village will be revealed. We hope you will enjoy looking out for these windows as you go about the village.

If you can’t make it to the village you’ll be able to see photos of them at

Charity Funding Opportunities

The following information may be of interest if you run a local charity.

The Weir Charitable Trust has launched a one-off emergency fund totalling £200,000 to be directed to support the most vulnerable people across Scotland. This is in addition to the normal 6 monthly cycle of awards. The Trust will prioritise one-off awards to support projects addressing loneliness and isolation; mental health support, food and fuel poverty, supporting people with additional support needs, young people and families facing financial uncertainty due to redundancy.

To be considered for the award groups and charities must be in a position to use the funds immediately to provide direct support in their communities. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 4th December 2020.

Movement for Good’s 12 Days of Giving is back again for 2020. Nominations are invited for any UK registered charity for the chance
to win £1,000.

There will be 10 winners drawn at random each weekday from
7 –22 December 2020.

A total of 12 charities will share £120,000 and the more nominations, the better the chances.

Level 4 Do’s and Don’ts

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Stirling will move to Tier 4 ( highest) level of restrictions from Friday 20 November at 6pm for three weeks.

Not travelling out with your own Tier 3 & 4 Council area unless for essential reasons as defined by Scot Gov will become the law from Friday as well.
Use following link to check details of what this will mean…/coronavirus-covid-19-protection…/

All non-essential shops will close as will all hospitality except takeaway provision. No indoor socialising, outdoor max 6 from 2 households. Gyms will close. Schools remain open.

Road Closure at Callander

23rd November to 11th December

C114 and Invertrossachs Road will close for their entire lengths from 23-11-20 until 11-12-20 to facilitate the construction of passing places.

Alternative Route: via A81 – A84 – A821 and vice versa.

Access maintained for residents and emergency vehicles.

A COPY of the Order can be requested by e-mailing or

Home Energy Scotland Webinar

Home Energy Scotland webinar: How saving water helps save money on energy bills

Around 17% of the average heating bill relates to heating water. As we are all home more due to coronavirus restrictions, our water and energy use will be affected meaning our energy bills could increase. This online workshop provides practical advice on how to save water and money, including using water wisely when taking a shower, washing your clothes, or making a cup of tea. On top of that, there’s the value of not wasting such a valuable resource and contributing to the broader good of helping to manage supply, now and into the future.

This workshop is open to all, colleagues, family and friends could benefit too.

Once you have registered, Home Energy Scotland will email you a link to join the session that is being held using Zoom.

Thurs, 26 November 11am – register for your free place now

If you aren’t able to attend the session, for new dates and more information, contact

Coronavirus Update 29th October 2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Please see attached the various tables from the Scottish Government framework document that show the restrictions, requirements or guidelines that apply in a range of areas.

These are much the same as those currently in place and that will remain until the official Tier 3 designation begins  on November 2.