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
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.
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
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
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.
CYP have announced their Summer 2023 programme with a range of activities on offer. The programme is open to any young person from P6 to S3 (based on new school year after summer – meaning current P5 are eligible to sign up). Please note that young people must live or attend school in the McLaren High catchment area in order to participate.
Sign-ups can be made via the following google form link – https://forms.gle/VFtgtGKowv7XUNKUA
Thanks to funding from The Conundrum Trust every session on this programme will be free to sign up for. There are limited spaces available for each session therefore we will open the sign-up window until the evening of Tuesday 20th June (after the last youth club of school term) before randomly allocating spaces based on drawing names – we hope this gives everyone a fair chance of involvement.
This month’s big prize is a home theatre system and large screen TV- perfect if you’re staying at home over the summer.
Join up now for a chance to win this and cash prizes worth up to £25000. It’s only £1 per ticket and half your ticket money comes back to Thornhill Community Trust to help your community.
Please see dates/ times below for anyone who would like to find out more about the cycling event to be staged in our area in September.