Aug 062018

OPEN DAY Saturday 25th August 2018

This year’s Open Day is on Saturday 25th August 12.00 noon -4.00 p.m. at Craigend farm, courtesy of Evelyn and Willie Crawford. Last year was a bumper event with well over 200 attending-a record- and more stalls.




12.30 p.m. Demand Responsive Transport Scheme for Carron Valley and District-Robert Plewes

1.00 p.m Launch of Community Woodland-David Sparkes and Isaac Tabner

2.00 p.m. De Graham Castle update and investigating Valley’s archaeology Murray

Cook, Stirling Council

2.30 p.m. Stirling’s Historic Graveyards-Eleanor Young

3.30 p.m The Future of Howietoun Heritage Site-what now for community?

Round table discussion with Nicolas Sinclair

The Demand Responsive Transport Scheme is now available for our Community. Find out what it is about and how it can help you from Robert Plewes, Stirling Council

We have now secured the go-ahead for a Community Woodland at Carron Reservoir. This is a major project for the Community and visitors alike. It will demand time, effort and enthusiasm from volunteers. Let’s make it a success-we need your ideas. Come to launch with David Sparkes and Isaac Tabner at 1.00 p.m

Murray Cook, the Stirling Council archaeologist will give an update on investigations at de Graham Castle and possible directions for further investigations in Valley. VRG hosted extensive investigations and training last year, funded by Heritage Lottery and ourselves, with Murray and associates at de Graham and Kirk o’ Muir.

A group has recently been formed to renovate and promote Stirling’s Historic Graveyards including Kirk o’ Muir. Eleanor Young will talk about her work at Logie’s ancient kirkyard and the way forward for these graveyards and the benefits for local communities

The Howietoun Fish farm has been closed and put up for sale. There is a real threat that the Community will lose this very important part of it’s heritage. Here what is happening and what can be done about it from Nicolas Sinclair and give your views.

We hope you meet old friends and make new ones at this Open Day. Surprise visitors around 2.OO p.m. will be Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

There are many stalls and activities to be explored and much for children to do. There is a free BBQ. There is a free raffle-one ticket per household.

Our thanks go to Evelyn and Willie Crawford for hosting the event and Evelyn for organising the BBQ.

We want to help build community ties so introduce yourselves to those you don’t know!


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