The Carron Valley and District hosts a wide variety of thriving businesses, we are proud to highlight them here. Discover the businesses and local entrepreneurs on your door step.
If you own a business based in the Carron Valley and District region and would like it to be featured on this page please get in touch.
Please note in featuring local businesses on this page VRG are not recommending individual businesses and are not responsible for any interaction which may take place with these businesses.
Buckieburn No. 3
Buckieburn No.3 is spacious and comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation in a peaceful rural location, within easy driving distance of all central Scotland attractions and facilities. The cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms and enjoys views across central Scotland. Located near Carron Valley mountain biking trails and fishing there are lots of opportunities for walking and it is an excellent local base from which to explore the history and sights of central Scotland. If you’d like to find out more or get in touch you can visit their website here.
Set in beautiful natural surroundings, yet only 5 mins from Junction 9 on the M9/M80 and 15 minutes from the centre of Stirling, Swanswater offers fly and bait fishing for top quality trout. There are three ponds – Swanswater and the Meadow Pond are fly only and the Millpond is mixed fly and bait. The main water (Swanswater) is 10 acres in size and offers bank fishing plus 3 boats for hire. All fish are reared on site and varieties include Rainbow, Blue, Golden, Tiger and Brown trout. Equipment is available for hire. The Fishery is open all year.
Osprey Hideaways is a multi-award winning, courtyard development of five self catering cottages run by local family George and Morag Holdsworth. Located in stunning rural scenery overlooking the 120 acre North Third Reservoir, yet only 4 miles outside Stirling, Osprey Hideaways is ideally located to enjoy the peace of the countryside and the amenities and activities of the city. Perfect for couples or family getaways.
You can find out more and get in touch with George and Morag via their website.
Dugald McAlpine Builders
Dugald is a local builder, property maintenance contractor, and all round handy man, with no job to big or to small. He is a skilled craftsman providing professional services throughout the Carron Valley and District Community and beyond. Services offered include: building work, carpentry, landscaping, seasonal repairs, and general property maintenance tasks.
You can get in touch with Dugald on: firstname.lastname@example.org 01324 826205/ 07899956039
About in Scotland
Run by Carron Valley and District residents, Dorothy Breckenridge and Margaret Porter, About in Scotland provides specialised tours combining Scottish fiddle music with some easy-ish walking.
Tours immerse walkers in Scotland’s beautiful natural landscape and feature some of Scotland’s best traditional musicians sharing their music, stories of music-making and passion for their heritage. Their ethos is small and sustainable, care for and empathy with the environment, sympathetic and informal but professional leadership, a desire to share knowledge of Scotland, and all its natural things. Traveling slowly through the landscape is best way to be at one with it.
Tours have now restarted following the pandemic. You can find out more about About in Scotland on their website.
Easter Buckieburn Farm
Easter Buckieburn Farm is a smallholding to the south of Loch Coulter. David and Lynda farm pedigree Zwartbles sheep, with top quality MV accredited breeding stock often available for sale. Along side their sheep they have many many chickens, ducks and the occasional peacock.
You can keep up to date with activities at Easter Buckieburn Farm through their Facebook page.
Duncarron is a replica Medieval Fort situated just outside the Carron Valley and District Region to the south of Carron Valley Reservoir.
Run by educational charity the Clanranald Trust, Duncarron is an open air museum which has been built, by hand, by volunteers, over the past 25 years as a learning facility to be enjoyed by all. They offer living history as a way for children and adults alike to see, feel and hear Scottish History through Education. The fort is open to the public and hosts events throughout the year. It is also regularly used in TV and Film, featuring in blockbusters such as Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, and Netflix’s Outlaw King.