Forth Valley & Lomond Blog


Members of the staff team, the LAG and occasionally people from outwith the immediate Forth Valley and Lomond team will contribute blog articles in order to inform people as to what we do and how we go about doing it.

FVL säger välkommen till Hanna från Sverige

FVL says welcome to Hanna from Sweden

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14 Feb 2018 - Posted by Hanna Deblen

Making a Living From Local Food event

Attended the Making a Living From Local Food event, hosted by Nourish Scotland. Running alongside Nourish's "Making a Living from Local Food", a peer-support and mentoring programme, the event invited those interested in local food - from bakers to farmers to green grocers to policy makers - to network, socialise, and learn.

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13 Oct 2017 - Posted by robinsona

Local Food & Drink Business Network meeting

Engagement session and catch-up with the Local Food and Drink Business Network from the Stirlingshire Region. Including a fab Branding and Marketing workshop from Connect Local.

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05 Oct 2017 - Posted by robinsona

Stirling Food Summit success!

The Stirling and region Food Summit 2017 was a great success. Read on to hear what community members, businesses, third sector organisations, and public bodies had to say about changing Stirling's food system for the better.

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02 Aug 2017 - Posted by robinsona

Stirling Food Summit video

Enjoy watching a short video taken at the Stirling Food Summit Community Day. Food for Thought...

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13 Jun 2017 - Posted by Nikki Kenn

More on Crowdfunding

Did you know that there are four types of Crowdfunding campaigns: by donation, by reward (where the donor gets something in return), by equity (shares) and by debt (loan). The most common is by donation as these campaigns are easiest to administer - however the most lucrative in fundraising terms are the campaigns where you can offer something in return.

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06 Jun 2017 - Posted by AMK

Come to the Stirling Food Summit!

Join us for a jam-packed day of inspiration, celebration, and skill-sharing around FOOD!! On May 20th, we are inviting everyone to come along to the Stirling Food Summit from 10 - 15:00, at Forth Valley College, Stirling Campus. If you can only make it for part of the day, please come along. We will be celebrating foodie sucesses, hearing what is important to you in regards to food, putting on free workshops about food, and of course, eating lots of local and delicious food!

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09 May 2017 - Posted by robinsona

Rural Broadband - What Can LEADER Do to Help?

Lack of access to reliable and quality broadband continues to be the number 1 issue affecting businesses in our LEADER area...

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26 Feb 2017 - Posted by AMK

New Year reflections from FVL LEADER

Happy New Year from everyone at Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER! The start of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on the past year and plan for the future.

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16 Jan 2017 - Posted by robinsona

An Active Travel Hub for Aberfoyle?

Anne-Michelle has been helping the Business Partnership in the Trossachs explore the possibility of some kind of Active Travel Hub for Aberfoyle and the Trossachs. They have secured £9,500 from Transport Scotland to undertake a feasibility study which they have started by appointing Nick Soutar Associates who are well versed in consultation techniques to explore environmental projects. A first step is a survey which they are asking as many visitors and residents to complete as possible.

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13 Jan 2017 - Posted by AMK

Have you thought about Crowdfunding?

Using Crowdfunding to lever in LEADER funding

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29 Aug 2016 - Posted by AMK

Have an innovative rural enterprise idea?

Have an innovative rural enterprise idea? Live in the rural Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire or West Dunbartonshire area? Come chat to us at FVL LEADER about potential funding for your project/business idea.

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18 Aug 2016 - Posted by robinsona

LEADER post EU Referendum

What will happen to LEADER post the EU referendum decision to leave the EU?

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13 Jul 2016 - Posted by AMK

Are you an enterprising FVL farmer?

Are you an enterprising farmer in the Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER area? We are supporting farm diversification projects in our area - read on!

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06 Jul 2016 - Posted by robinsona

Developing Applications

About how developing applications has changed in the last three years.

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26 Feb 2016 - Posted by neilramsay