Stirling Council

Crowdfund Scotland Launch Workshop

Interested in finding out more about crowdfunding?

Crowdfunder are running a workshop on Thursday 29 November with their partners to celebrate the launch of Crowdfund Scotland.

This will be an introductory session suitable for anyone who wants to find out more about this method of fundraising and the potential uses for local projects.

They will also talk about the match funding available for projects in Scotland via Crowdfunder and how you can access this.

Topics to be covered:

National Convention of Youth Drama

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland is proud to present Scotland’s first ever National Convention of Youth Drama in partnership with Macrobert Arts Centre and in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

Meet Our Producers and Stirling's Food and Drink Ecosystem

STEP Food, Drink and Tourism are delighted to invite you to our annual food and drink event which will showcase the fantastic produce on our doorstep!

Find out how local produce can add significant value to your own business.

There will be an opportunity to sample some local flavours from producers at our ‘Tasting Tables’ during lunch and discuss how you can supply their products in your business.


1130 - Registration and Networking

1200 - Welcome

How to measure and value your own wood - a practical field day

Sponsored by Tayforth Machinery Ring

This is a great “hands on” opportunity to learn how to value your own woods and to discuss ideas for making best use of your farm woodlands.


Visit log burning biomass boiler – debate logs v chips. Visit farm woodlands brought into management to supply logs for the biomass boiler.

Coffee 10.30 for 11.00 start

12.30/13.30 picnic lunch

Venue: Old Leckie Farm, Gargunnock, FK8 3BN, (Off the A811)


Stirling Food Summit - Community Day

A jam-packed day of inspiration, celebration and skill-sharing around food!

If you can only make it for part of the day, please come along. The event is a chance to celebrate foodie successes, share what is important to you in regards to food,enjoy free workshops about food, and of course, eat local and delicious food!

Royal Scottish Forestry Society Conference

This late afternoon conference will explore the added profitability enjoyed by livestock enterprises using their woodland resource for shelter and timber production. The Conference will also highlightthe financial gain from planting new woodland.

Royal Scottish Forestry Society: Central Region events at Stirling and Kilmeford and field excursion near Oban

Royal Scottish Forestry Society – Central Region Events at Stirling and Kilmelford and Field Trips near Oban

Members and guests are welcome to attend any or all of the meetings, either in Stirling and/or in the Oban/Kilmelford area, irrespective of their affiliation. Non-members considering joining either the RSFS or Argyll Small Woods Co-operative are most welcome to attend. Please book in as requested.

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER launch

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER will be formally launching their new LEADER Programme with details on funding for rural development projects in rural Clackmannanshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire.  The new Programme will be launched by Bruce Crawford MSP and at the event you will hear from the Local Action Group Chair along with three inspiring projects from the last Programme and the Programme Co-ordinator.

What is the future of farming in Scotland?

Join Nourish Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage to reflect on, discuss and influence the future of farming in Scotland.

This summer the Scottish Government produced a discussion document setting out their vision for the future of farming in Scotland.

Do you know how the food and drink sector in rural Stirling is doing?

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER are helping Stirling Council produce an economic Action Plan for Rural Stirling. We have been gathering information on the economy, but importantly - we need your help.

If you are a business, a worker, a farmer, a land owner, a parent or just interested in the future of the food and drink sector in rural Stirling, please come and be part of the discussion, and help set future food and drink priorities.