Carron Valley Open Day draws the crowds
‘Going Forth for Local Produce and Crafts’ was the theme of this year’s annual Carron Valley and District Open Day held at Craigend Farm, Auchenbowie, last Saturday. Hosted by Willie and Evelyn Crawford and organized by the local development trust, Valley Renewables group, over 200 adults and children enjoyed willow weaving, mosaics, flower arranging and children’s crafts.
There were stalls devoted to baking and local produce, fruit wines, free range eggs and wildflowers for verges to encourage bees. There were also paintings and photography, University of Third Age, recycling and many more.
The event saw the launch of the Carron Reservoir Community Woodland and the extension of the Demand Responsive Transport scheme to the area.
Visitors also heard talks by Murray Cook, Council archaeologist, on evidence of human activity in the Valley 9000 years ago and 15th century fortifications near de Graham castle, followed by Eleanor Young of Friends of Stirlingshire Historic Graveyards on the renovation of Logie’s historic graveyard and implications for Kirk o’Muir.
There was also a photographic display of Stirling’s historic graveyards.