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Community Orchard now online

Did you know that there is a Community Orchard tucked away in the eastern end of the North Common?

The story of the how the orchard came to life and how it is tended by a group of volunteers can now be found on the community website, along with a map of the trees and a list of fruit varieties to help you find that special apple or plum. The damsons are delicious too!

Read about the orchard

Map and fruit information list

Postponement of Thornhill Place Plan Meeting

The public meeting scheduled for Thursday 21 September to discuss Thornhill Place Plan has been postponed. This is due to unforeseen circumstances and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We have rescheduled the meeting to Sunday 26 November 2023, 2 – 5pm, Thornhill Community Hall. Please look out for more information about the event nearer the time.

Pop-up Coffee Shop

Norrieston Nook is a pop-up coffee shop being run by a local couple on Saturday 16th September, 10am – 3pm (or cake sell out!) in the Norrieston Church Hall, Main Sreet, Thornhill.

There will be a  kids corner so the adults can enjoy some good coffee, delicious baking and connect with the community. 

Local artist/crafts people are invited to set up a stall in the hall, for a little impromptu craft fair with local crafts for sales such as Thornhill’s very own beautiful wood-turn creations, gift cards of local scenes and some delicious Mad Hare Apiary honey from the Granary. Please send a message to Evie at if you are keen to have a stall at this event.

Another Exciting Prize in our Community Lottery

For just £1 a week you can enter our weekly Community Lottery raising funds for Thornhill Community Trust (TCT).

This month’s star prize is a £1500 voucher for IKEA!

Or you could win the weekly grand prize of £25,000.

TCT is a community organisation acting on behalf of Thornhill people, and we rely solely on donations and fundraising. We receive 50% of ticket sales.

Bus Service X10A cancellations 9th, 10th, 11th Aug

Between 0900 and 1800 Thornhill, Ruskie and Blairhoyle will not be served by service X10A. During these times passengers should use Stirling Council DRT services subject to availability – please click on the link for details

Support our Lottery- Help Our Community Grow

Buy your tickets for just £1 per week, choose to support TCT and you will be entered in to our Community Lottery. There’s a weekly £25,000 prize and this month’s special prize is a Summer Getaway with AIRBNB.

Help us to recycle used ink cartridges

TCT has signed up to collect inkjet cartridges for recycling via The Recycling Factory.

This will help to reduce plastic waste sent to landfill and for every eligible cartridge recycle TCT will receive a small donation for our community fund.
The collection box is in Thornhill Community Hall small meeting room on the ground floor

More information here

Ink Cartridge Recycling

UCI Cycling Information Sessions

Children’s Summer Reading Challenge

Children in Stirling are being encouraged to keep their minds active at the end of term, with the return of the Summer Reading Challenge.

Throughout the summer holidays, children aged 4-11 can take part in ‘Ready, Set, Read!’ by visiting any Stirling Council library or the Summer Reading Challenge website. The theme of this year’s challenge is centred on the power of play, sport and physical activity.

Through activity challenge cards from the Youth Sport Trust, and an exciting themed book collection, the Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep imaginations flowing over the school holiday.

By participating in the challenge, young bookworms will have the opportunity to explore new reading material, develop skills, and discover new interests.

As an added incentive to take part, children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge will qualify for free admission to a number of attractions and activities across Stirling, through partnerships formed with the Council’s Libraries Service.

The free activities* that are offered for completing the reading challenge with Stirling Council Libraries include:

–          Free admission to Blair Drummond Safari Park

–          Free admission to Briarlands Farm

–          Free admission to the National Wallace Monument

–          Free entry for swimming at The Peak, The University of Stirling Sport or Bellrock Balfron Campus

Cycling News

Recyke-a-bike – Holiday Hub and bike donation requests and Community Cycle Training

Recyke-a-bike are holding a series of low-cost lessons for children and families over the summer.
They are also holding weekly free to attend biking activity sessions at Ochil Road Playpark from July 10th until August 14th.
Free Adult Cycle Training lessons include: adult beginner lessons, adult on road lessons, family cycling sessions (on road – instruction on adults shielding younger riders) and cargo bike lessons.
More information here

Free summer holiday workshops – Thornhill – 4 August (11am-3pm).

Free summer holiday workshops have been arranged for Stirling’s pupils to create banners and flags for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships’ events in the area.

Stirling will stage the Individual Time Trials from Wednesday 9 August to Friday 11 August for all categories – Men Elite, Women Elite, U23 Men and Men and Women Juniors.

The art workshops will be held in communities along the routes and will give children and young people the opportunity to design banners and signs to wave as the world’s best cyclists pass by during three days of thrilling racing. 

The drop-in workshops are open to children aged 5-14 and will be supported by artists from Creative Stirling and GOSSIP Collective, with some part of the Council’s Play in the Park events.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times at the sessions, which will take place at these locations at the following dates and times:   

  • Fintry – 12 July (11am-3pm). Part of the Play in the Park event that is being held at Fintry Sports Club Grounds.  
  • Cambusbarron – 17 July (11am-3pm). Part of the Play in the Park event that is being held at the King George Play Area.
  • Kippen – 26 July (10am-12pm) at Kippen Reading Rooms.
  • Gargunnock – 26 July (1.30-3.30pm) at Gargunnock Community Centre.
  • Raploch – 27 July (10am-12pm) at Raploch Community Campus.
  • Stirling city centre – 27 July (1.30-3.30pm) in the Tolbooth Attic.
  • Thornhill – 4 August (11am-3pm). Part of the Play in the Park event that is being held at Thornhill Play Area.

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