Month: March 2011

Green projects get £600,000 boost

GREEN projects in the Stirling area have been awarded more than £620,000 from the Scottish Government’s £8 million Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

Going Carbon Neutral Stirling (GCNS), the programme administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, along with projects in Broomridge, Bannockburn, Doune, Strathblane, 7th Beechwood Scouts, Callander and Killearn, have all received grants to carry out energy efficiency and generation projects, food growing schemes and active travel plans.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Teens brave 192-mile trek for scanner appeal

AN INTREPID teenager and his friends are about to walk almost 200 miles as a thank you to the hospital which is treating his father for a brain tumour.

Seventeen-year-old Struan Scott and friends Alistair Eddie (18) and Matthew Heron (17) are preparing to set out on Monday on a two-way trek of the West Highland Way.

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Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

“Outrage” over garden proposal

Killearn Community Council has failed in a bid to prevent a piece of land in a village housing estate being turned into a private garden.

Applicant Karen Lindsay had submitted application to Stirling Council planners for change of use and erection of a boundary fence next to 16 Rowan Crescent, which was discussed before Stirling Council’s planning panel at a hearing on Tuesday.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Finnich Glen gorge rescue for women stuck on ledge

Three women have been rescued from a deep gorge in rural Stirling after becoming trapped on a ledge.

The trio were exploring Finnich Glen, near Killearn, and became stuck on a 20m (66ft) high ledge near a place known as Devil’s Pulpit.

Read it on the BBC News website.