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Health Walks in Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Countryside Trust are running ‘Walk in the Park’- a series of health walks to get people back in to walking and regular exercise.

Find out more at

Flanders Moss In The News

The Guardian Newspaper has an article about Flanders Moss which you can read here.

And following David’s departure last year there is now a new Reserve Manager, and bog dog of course, in post. Read Amee’s post below.

Another year has passed and we now embark on a new year with a new start! My name is Amee and this is Oatie aka The new reserve manager and bog dog! Many may recognise me as I return back to Stirling NNRs! But this time the return is permanent! Read more…

2 bogs, a swamp and some islands

Bus Service Over Festive Period

Winter Health Information & Advice

Advice from NHS Forth Valley on who to contact for help and advice

Covid19 UPDATE

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Here is a link to the latest advice and requirements as issued by the Scottish Government.

In brief :-

Advice is to work from home where possible

  • Taking frequent Lateral Flow Device tests, and, more specifically, taking one each and every time before mixing with others outside your household. The tests are freely available at local pharmacies; you can order them online here: ordertests or you can pick them up all through this month from the community testing locations listed below.
  • Wearing face coverings in all indoor settings for food and retail; on public transport and in all communal spaces if you are working in one of our premises
  • Getting a Covid booster jag if you are eligible. You can book your booster online via.
  • Washing and sanitising your hands regularly

 Full details here with drop down menus :-



Stirling Observer ‘Give a Gift Appeal’

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

I wanted to draw attention to the annual Stirling Observer ‘Give a Gift Appeal’ that has been running since 2008 and has grown over the years into a significant local event.

The appeal receives and distributes donations of new toys and gifts for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people aged from babies to teenagers.  If you would like to organise a collection of gifts at your workplace, school or group, would like to be one of the official drop-off points, or would simply like more information, contact the Observer by phone on (01786) 451110 or email: or

Ideally gifts should be donated by December 8 although they can be accepted later

Tesco’s in Callander is the most local drop off point but there are not any others at present in the Trossachs & Teith ward.

 •Toys and gifts – Gifts should be new and unused and left unwrapped. This year please do not donate cuddly toys as the charities have difficulty placing these for health and hygiene reasons.

•Vouchers – Given the current pandemic, there is also the option of donating gift cards and vouchers to offer some flexibility to both those donating and to the charities. Please mail vouchers and cards, marked Stirling Observer Toy Appeal, c/o Kaiya Marjoribanks, Mailroom, One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA. Please include details of the value of the gift card or voucher. If you would like a confirmation of receipt, provide your name and postal address or email address.

 Among the charities and good causes which help to distribute gifts are Stirling Council’s social services, Stirling Young Carers, Home-Start, PLUS, Barnardo’s, Stirling Women’s Aid, FV Royal Hospital’s children’s ward, and Support4Families.

 The appeal also aims to respond to any one-off approaches from organisations which deal with children or young people whom they feel may be facing a difficult festive season. It also exists to ease the pressure many charities face over the festive season, allowing them to put resources they may otherwise have had to use for gifts into their other vital work.

BBC Scotland Debate Night

BBC Scotland’s Debate Night TV programme is returning to Stirling City Centre with a studio audience. 

We’re inviting people to apply to join us for our final run of episodes on the evening of Wednesday 10 November 2021.

How do I take part?

Visit and click ‘Apply to the Audience’ then select a location near you.  Filling out the online application will take two minutes.

Why be part of the audience?

It’s your questions that lead the discussion – the stories and experiences and opinions that you share. 

Debate Night is the only television programme of its kind in Scotland where you can put questions to some of our key decision-makers and public figures.

Perhaps you run a business or are a frontline worker? You might be a parent, a carer or a student?  Retired, self-employed or just starting out in the workplace?  Whatever your situation, we want you to apply so Debate Night can hear from as many different voices as possible.

Thornhill Weather & Air Quality Station

Our new Thornhill air quality & weather station is now online.
Located atop the Masonic Lodge at the Junction of the Kippen and Aberfoyle Roads it measures particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5 plus wind speed, direction, solar energy, temperature, pressure, humidity and of course rainfall. Additional air quality sensors are scheduled to be located at the other end of Main Street during February and Traffic Data will follow in due course

Live Data Here

Picnic Bench on South Common

Now that we’re heading for autumn and winter it may not seem the weather for a picnic, but if you should feel the need for a seat outdoors for a natter with friends or just to have a rest there is a new picnic bench on the South Common outside the Community Hall.

Money for the bench was donated by Thornhill & Blairdrummond Community Council, Thornhill Community Hall and Thornhill Community Trust. Thanks to Jim and his helpers who installed the bench. We hope you enjoy using it.

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.

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