Thornhill, Stirling, United Kingdom

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There’s still some space on the Windows Advent Calendar. Sign up here to reserve your date before they’re all taken.

We’re really looking forward to seeing those wonderful windows!

Light Up Thornhill & Windows Advent Calendar

We are pleased to say that our Christmas elves will be busy again this year putting up the Christmas lights around the village. Please join in by putting up your own lights.

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty about Covid restrictions we haven’t been able to organise a parade or get together afterwards.

After the success of last year’s beautifully decorated windows, we would like to invite you to sign up again.
If you want to take part please sign up here to choose your date.

Once Advent starts we will be advertising the ‘grand window openings’ and posting photos of the windows in the Advent calendar for everyone to see.

Stirling Science Festival 14-16 October

Stirling Science Festival is returning for a second year to offer a wide range of fun family activities during the October school holidays.

Sponsored by CityFibre and the Scottish Government, it will take place between 14-16 October. Stirling Science Festival will host a variety of free interactive activities and exhibitions aimed at inspiring an interest in science in young people where they can either watch in wonder at the scientific displays or conduct their own experiments at home.

The festival will offer a hybrid programme of online and live events at the Albert Halls and Tolbooth through partnership between Stirling Council, Forth Valley College, University of Stirling, Codebase and Historic Environment Scotland.

Among the exhibitions to take place, Forth Valley College will present a workshop on clean water where kids can become chemists, testing pH levels to see if samples of water can support life. They’ll also be shown how a full cup of water can be turned upside down without spilling a drop.

Stirling Council Libraries will also be involved with books on science, technology, engineering and maths available along with fantastic story books to inspire children to explore ways of helping to save the planet and tackle real-world environmental issues, from plastic pollution to wildlife decline.

Interactive writing and poetry workshops for all ages will also be held online with sessions from award winning children’s author Emily Illett and Stirling Makar, Laura Fyfe.

Numbers may be subject to social distancing restrictions and all in-person activities will be held in accordance with current Scottish Government health guidelines.

The full programme of events can be seen at www.stirlingsciencefestival.org.

Big Onion Competion

Callander Youth Project

Please find below some information on the return of Callander Youth Project after-school youth clubs (P6-S3), including sign-up information. 

Youth clubs will be restarting from the end of August with groups for P6, P7 and S1-3 living within the McLaren High catchment area.

Sessions will run on the following days/times (not including school holidays), starting  Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st of August.

Sign-up for these is now live, with a limited number of spaces available.

Some Covid protective measures (face coverings indoors, etc) will still be in place at least initially, but will confirm this in due course.

We’ll also be returning to our normal fee structure, after not charging for last year’s sessions. This is a one-off (annual) £5 membership fee, plus a weekly £1 charge. We don’t want this to be a barrier that prevents anyone from attending, so if it could be an issue, please just let us know.

We’re happy to waive this where required. If you have any questions, please just get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. For those who sign-up, we’ll start getting back to you all tomorrow to let you know if you’ve been allocated a space.

Paths Group Monthly Work Groups Resume

The Paths Group are restarting regular work groups on the 1st weekend of the month throughout the summer, to maintain and improve the paths around the village.

The first work groups are on 5th June at 11am and 6th June at 2pm.

Meet at the bottom of Gray’s Loan and bring stout shoes, thick gloves and maybe loppers, etc.

There will be a member of the Paths Group present.

For Health & Safety reasons, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult please.

TCT Annual General Meeting

Near Me Video Appointments

Online Children’s Book Festival

Popular children’s book festival goes online this year

Families across Stirling will have the opportunity to enjoy a world of magic and adventure this week with the return of a fun-filled free book festival.

Organised by Stirling Council’s Libraries Service, ‘smallprint’ is going virtual this year due to the current national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and the temporary closure of libraries.

Pre-recorded author workshops, stories and live Bookbug sessions are amongst the jam-packed offering at this year’s three-day festival, which will celebrate children’s literature.   

The online events will run from World Book Day (Thursday, 4 March) until Saturday, 6 March.

Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Chris Kane said: “Smallprint is a popular festival with families across Stirling and I am delighted our innovative libraries team have been able to deliver a diverse range of digital events despite the ongoing pandemic.

“We know lockdown is particularly tough on children and smallprint is a great opportunity to allow them to have fun and develop their reading skills at the same time – so check out what’s on offer and get involved.”

All of the author events will be live-streamed on the Stirling Council Libraries Facebook page on their set time and date.

Vice Convener, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “This year’s smallprint programme has a wide range of entertaining talks, performances and interactive events that will appeal to both tots and children.

“Reading can build lifelong skills and confidence, and this fun-packed festival is a wonderful way to inspire and enthuse more of our children to delve into the magical world of books.”

More information:

To see the full programme of events and how to register, please visit the Stirling Events website.

Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic there may be changes to events at short notice. Follow the Council Libraries Twitter account for key updates.

Roadworks Rossburn Lane 8th-15th March

The C40 road (Rossburn Lane), by Blairdrummond will be closed temporarily from its junction with the B8075 to its junction with Sommers Lane from 8-3-21 until 15-3-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works. 

The weight restriction on the B8075 will be suspended for the duration of the closure.

Alternative Route:via, B8075, A84, C40 and vice versa.

Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.

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