Planned B822 Road Closure

27-9-21 until 1-10-21, from 0800 hours until 1800 hours

B822  From its junction with the B8031 to its junction with the A873 to facilitate carriageway resurfacing.

This Order will also suspend the parking:-

B822 From its junction with Poldar Road in a northerly direction for a distance of 690 metres or thereby, and;

B822 From its junction with Poldar Road in a southerly direction for a distance of 630 metres or thereby.

Residents and Emergency services access will be maintained.

Alternative Routes: via B8031, A873 and vice versa.

New Bin Collection Calendar

From Stirling Council

Residents will receive their new bin collection calendars from the Council this week ahead of the start of four-weekly collections of grey and blue bins.

The grey bin (general waste) and blue bin (plastic, cans & cartons) will be collected every four weeks, instead of fortnightly, from Monday, 20 September.

The changes mean some residents may have different collection days after this date and they are advised to check their calendar when it arrives. New calendars will be available online in advance of the change date.

The change from fortnightly collections aims to reduce waste to landfill by encouraging better recycling, limiting avoidable costs to the Council for landfilling waste, and providing a more efficient bin collection service for residents.

An information leaflet can be downloaded here.

Head to www.stirling.gov.uk/Recycle4Stirling for more information.

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.

Covid Testing in Callander

Residents across Stirling who do not currently have any symptoms of Covid-19 can voluntarily attend the Coronavirus testing unit, which will be available at McLaren Leisure Centre in Callander.

There is also the opportunity to pick up Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing kits to take home in a pack of seven.

There is no need to book and testing is available at McLaren Leisure Centre, Mollands Road, Callander, FK18 8JP on the following times and dates:

  • Wednesday 28 July: 12pm-4.30pm
  • Thursday 29 July: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Friday 30 July: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Saturday 31 July: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 1 August: 9.30am-4.30pm

The testing units are part of a national programme of walk-in testing. The initiative aims to drive down local Covid-19 rates by identifying positive cases more quickly, as people can spread the virus to others before symptoms appear and many may not experience any symptoms at all.

Test results will be available in around 45 minutes and can be received at home rather than having to wait at the testing facility. Anyone with a positive test will be asked to undertake a confirmatory PCR test.

Road Closures

There are notifications of 2 road closures in the area commencing 16th August:

A one day closure on the B822 from Mollands straight junction to Thornhill from the junction with the A81 to its junction with the A873 from 0800 hours until 1800 hours on 16-8-21 to facilitate surface dressing works

Emergency services access will be maintained.

Alternative Routes: via A873, B826, A84, B8032 and vice versa

A one week closure from that junction through to A873 junction between Port of Menteith and Ruskie.

New ‘Stirling Loves Local’ Gift Card Launched


Stirling Council Media Release

News about a specialised gift card scheme is being launched with support from the Scottish Government. Businesses in Stirling are being encouraged to sign up in an effort to support local spending as part of the economic recovery from the pandemic.

Businesses across the region are being urged to sign up to the new Scotland Loves Local Gift Card, which is funded by the Scottish Government and aims to to encourage more people across the area to back local businesses.

The significant show of support for local businesses across Stirling is being delivered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) – the organisation spearheading the Scotland Loves Local Campaign. The Gift Card scheme is a partnership with Perth-based fintech specialist Miconex.

Businesses can sign up for the scheme at www.lovelocal.scot/giftcard where they can complete the simple two-step form and registration process. The Stirling Gift Card is one of 32 Gift Cards, unique to each region of Scotland, and can only be spent in businesses located in the region.

STP and Miconex are working with Stirling Council to launch the regional gift card, with the first year of costs being met by the Scottish Government as part of its £10million of support for Scotland Loves Local. There are no registration costs for businesses. Payments are processed as part of the Mastercard network.

Supported by the Scottish Government and others, Scotland Loves Local is the campaign urging people to think local first by spending in businesses and attractions around them – evoking the strong community spirit witnessed at the peak of the coronavirus crisis

Summer of Activities Fund

A new Summer of Activities Fund for Children & Young People has been launched today for Stirling.  Grants of up to £10,000 are open to public and third sector organisations and private partnership nurseries to deliver activities that will help to improve the wellbeing of children and young people over the summer holidays. 

Full details and application form at

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/summerfund

Please note – There is an early deadline of 11 am on 14 June 2021.

Stirling Area Remains Level Two

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Announced today – Stirling Council area is one of 13 Council areas in Scotland that will remain in level 2  when other change to level 1 on June 5.

This is due to higher case levels being reported in some locations in Stirling city.

Link to official announcement and info here:-  https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels-allocation-to-local-councils-1-june-2021/

A copy of the tables showing what is allowed in each level is available here.