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Salon owners receive honour at Investiture

Salon owners receive honour at Investiture

Alan and Linda Stewart, Co-Owners of Scotland’s largest salon group and multi award winners, Rainbow Room International have received their OBE Award for Services to Hairdressing.

First Published: 1st July 2022
Scottish Album fo the Year opens for eligible album submissions today

Scottish Album fo the Year opens for eligible album submissions today

Today, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award returns for 2022, calling on artists, labels and music fans to submit eligible albums – for free.

First Published: 1st July 2022
Green Space Dark Skies announces Orkney Mainland and North Ronaldsay as new event locations

Green Space Dark Skies announces Orkney Mainland and North Ronaldsay as new event locations

Green Space Dark Skies, led by Walk the Plank as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, has announcing two new locations for this unique project.

First Published: 28th June 2022
Commemorative 20th anniversary calendar now on sale

Commemorative 20th anniversary calendar now on sale

To commemorate its 20th anniversary and raise funds for the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, Loch Lomond Shores has produced a calendar that runs from June 2022 to May 2023.

First Published: 27th June 2022
Scots Language Makeover for Loved Literature

Scots Language Makeover for Loved Literature

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, Visit Scotland has teamed up with Scots expert and writer Alistair Heather to translate the first lines of some of the world’s most popular books

First Published: 27th June 2022
The Snooker Scottish Open Heads To Edinburgh

The Snooker Scottish Open Heads To Edinburgh

The Meadowbank Sports Centre will welcome the best snooker players on the planet later this year when the Scottish Open comes to Edinburgh.

First Published: 24th June 2022
Founder of Alloa based Charity Wins Community Hero Award

Founder of Alloa based Charity Wins Community Hero Award

Louise Russell, who runs Give a Dog a Bone, has won the prestigious Pride of Scotland Community Hero award for her work to combat loneliness.

First Published: 23rd June 2022
Jane Spiers announced as new Chair of the National Theatre of Scotland

Jane Spiers announced as new Chair of the National Theatre of Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland is delighted to announce that Jane Spiers will be taking up the role of Chair of the National Theatre of Scotland’s board, commencing in September 2022.

First Published: 20th June 2022
Wounded Highlanders Team Ready To Beat World Records at Stirling Highland Games

Wounded Highlanders Team Ready To Beat World Records at Stirling Highland Games

A team of injured military veterans are set to smash adaptive athletics world records at this year’s Stirling Highland Games.

First Published: 20th June 2022
Communities across the country celebrate the biggest ever Make Music Day UK

Communities across the country celebrate the biggest ever Make Music Day UK

More than 70 events will take place across Scotland on 21st June to mark the global annual celebration of music!

First Published: 20th June 2022
Summer safety warning of open water dangers across Stirling

Summer safety warning of open water dangers across Stirling

Stirling Council and its public safety partners are urging people to stay safe around open water this summer as Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) launches across the UK and Ireland.

First Published: 18th June 2022
Summerfest... let the celebrations begin!

Summerfest... let the celebrations begin!

Summer 2022 marks the 20th birthday of Loch Lomond Shores and they're celebrating in style with a brand-new FREE festival called Summerfest on the 2nd and 3rd July!

First Published: 17th June 2022
Ukrainian opera singer helps launch Refugee Festival Scotland

Ukrainian opera singer helps launch Refugee Festival Scotland

A Ukrainian opera singer is among the performers launching Refugee Festival Scotland – a unique celebration of refugee arts and culture coming to towns and cities across the country.

First Published: 15th June 2022
Doune Castle reopens to visitors

Doune Castle reopens to visitors

One of Scotland's most iconic heritage attractions and star of hit TV series Outlander, Doune Castle, has reopened to the public.

First Published: 13th June 2022
Cash Boost for revamp of shopfronts in Stirling

Cash Boost for revamp of shopfronts in Stirling

Stirling's shopfronts have been given a major facelift thanks to a £100K cash injection from the city’s Business Improvement District.

First Published: 13th June 2022
New round of grants to boost creativity

New round of grants to boost creativity

Scene Stirling has announced its first round of arts grants for 2022, with local artists and creatives invited to apply by Wednesday 22nd June.

First Published: 13th June 2022
The Scottish Album of the Year Award reveal Stirling as new location for 2022 ceremony

The Scottish Album of the Year Award reveal Stirling as new location for 2022 ceremony

Scotland’s national music prize, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, today announces Stirling as the host city for its 2022 ceremony.

First Published: 8th June 2022
Gilded Balloon Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Gilded Balloon Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Showcasing a captivating mix of acts by fresh and accomplished talent, the Gilded Balloon is returning this August with a big, bold programme of outstanding entertainment!

First Published: 7th June 2022
Tackling Waste one cup at a time

Tackling Waste one cup at a time

A pilot reusable cup scheme will be launched by Forth Valley Food and Drink network today (Wednesday 1 June) in a bid to tackle single-use cup waste and littering.

First Published: 31st May 2022
Who will be crowned the top cocktail bar in Scotland

Who will be crowned the top cocktail bar in Scotland

As the country heads out to enjoy the Queen's Jubilee long weekend, punters are being asked to nominate and 'crown' Scotland's very best cocktail bars.

First Published: 31st May 2022
Boost for communities as Scottish heritage projects are awarded funding

Boost for communities as Scottish heritage projects are awarded funding

£142,040 has been awarded to 11 heritage projects as part of the Historic Environment Support Fund, administered by HES.

First Published: 31st May 2022
Free Workshop to help understand impacts of trauma

Free Workshop to help understand impacts of trauma

A free workshop to help arts professionals understand the impact of trauma on people’s lives is being held at the University of Stirling this month.

First Published: 30th May 2022
Free Online Courses to Support Stirling Businesses Launched by BID

Free Online Courses to Support Stirling Businesses Launched by BID

New online courses including Natasha’s Law on allergen labelling have been launched on Stirling BID’s training platform.

First Published: 30th May 2022
Youth Music Initiative celebrates 20 years and incredible achievements from the past two decades

Youth Music Initiative celebrates 20 years and incredible achievements from the past two decades

YMI Programme has delivered a staggering increase in children's engagement with music across Scotland.

First Published: 23rd May 2022
Stirling BID Launches Ambitious Business Plan for Second Five Year Term

Stirling BID Launches Ambitious Business Plan for Second Five Year Term

An ambitious business plan outlining initiatives to raise Stirling’s profile and create a cleaner, safer and more vibrant environment is being launched by the city’s BID.

First Published: 23rd May 2022
Stirling Council raises awareness of Giant Hogweed dangers

Stirling Council raises awareness of Giant Hogweed dangers

Stirling Council is warning people of the dangers of Giant Hogweed as Invasive Species Week gets underway.

First Published: 17th May 2022
Can you help people living with chest, heart & stroke conditions across Scotland

Can you help people living with chest, heart & stroke conditions across Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is calling for people in the local community to become Collection Can Volunteers to help raise vital funds.

First Published: 16th May 2022
Plant A Tree Initiative for Stirling Highland Games

Plant A Tree Initiative for Stirling Highland Games

Visitors to this year’s Stirling Highland Games are being asked to `plant a tree’ and help breathe new life into Scotland’s native woodlands.

First Published: 16th May 2022
All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, will host Bookbug Week from Monday 16 May – Sunday 22 May.

First Published: 16th May 2022
Scottish hospitality Oscars on hunt to find the best loved pubs in Scotland

Scottish hospitality Oscars on hunt to find the best loved pubs in Scotland

Scotland's longest-running licensed trade awards - dubbed the hospitality Oscars, have launched their search to find Scotland's top pubs and best-loved bars today.

First Published: 13th May 2022

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