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 email@example.com if you are keen to have a stall at this event.
Recyke-a-bike – Holiday Hub and bike donation requests andCommunity 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.
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.
The Countryside Trust invite you to join them on 1st of June from 7pm to 8pm, don’t miss your chance to join their online Open Forum & Chat to discover, connect and discuss with fellow attendees on cycling related issues and developments happening right now. Suitable for businesses and communities!
The line-up for the evening:
Update from our Trust’s Active Travel Officer, Jim Riach on the Countryside Trust’s Cycle in the Park programme,
Discussing Sustrans’ Support for Businesses on the National Cycling Network will be Jason Clark, Network Engagement Officer (Business & Tourism) and,
Joining us from the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park will be Visitor Experience Manager Carol Matthews, telling us all about the Worlds’ top cyclists coming to the Park for this year’s 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
What are you waiting for? Register now to secure your spot at this exciting event and saddle up for a simple agenda and exciting updates. With no pressure, just show up, take some notes, grab a brew and enjoy!
The UCI World Cycling Championships are being held in Scotland in August this year. Some events are in Stirlingshire, and pass through or close to Thornhill. There will be associated road closures, full details of which will be publicised in due course by Stirling Council.
Specifically: -the men’s elite time trial passes through Thornhill (A873 from the Smiddy, turning left down the A822 towards Kippen) on Friday 11 August -the women’s elite time trial uses Coldoch Road from the Smiddy towards Kippen on Thursday 10 August -the men’s U23 time trial uses Coldoch Road from the Smiddy towards Kippen on Wednesday 9 August
There is a drop-in session in Thornhill Community Hall on 8 June, 14.30-19.30, for anyone interested in further information.
Amy, a researcher from Stirling University, is running an air quality workshop this coming Saturday 25th March in the Community Hall. Drop in any time between 10 and 12 to her more about the air we’re breathing in and the air quality monitoring our village.