Forth Valley and Lomond News

News and Events

You'll be able to hear about all activity happening in our area that we are aware of including launches and events relevant to us and our strategic objectives.

Are You Ready to Crowdfund?

#CrowdfundScotland launches in Stirling on 29 November 2018. Here's a blog from one of the attendees...

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03 Dec 2018 - Posted by AMK

Food Fest gets locals back to their roots

Follow-up from #ForthValleyFoodFest success!

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13 Nov 2018 - Posted by robinsona

Crowdfunding Coaches - Recruitment is Underway

With a record 9 LEADER areas involved in this project, Crowdfunder are looking for some recruits from Central Scotland down to…

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29 Oct 2018 - Posted by AMK

Forth Valley Food Festival to Showcase Local Larder

#FORTHVALLEYFOODFEST Forth Valley Food Festival (12 – 21 October) kicks off, celebrating the best of the local larder.

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15 Oct 2018 - Posted by robinsona

Food Fest spotlight: Stirling Farmers' Market

The first in our Spotlight Series for the #ForthValleyFoodFest campaign running from 12th - 21st of October.

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12 Oct 2018 - Posted by robinsona

Bidding for more LEADER funding for the area

We are hoping to secure some more funds for the area, but you need to get your Expressions of Interest in asap

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07 Sep 2018 - Posted by AMK

ESEC book of projects in receipt of EU funding

FVL LEADER is delighted that one of its Farm Diversification Projects - Fordhead Tea Plantation - is selected

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20 Aug 2018 - Posted by AMK

Focus on Clackmannanshire

Game of Thrones fans eat your heart out Check out this virtual tour of the Ochils, flying over the landscape and seeing the…

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16 Aug 2018 - Posted by AMK

Submission from FVL LEADER LAG to National Council of Rural Advisors

Together We Can, Together We Will

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25 Jul 2018 - Posted by AMK

Have Your Say on the Future of Rural Economy in Scotland

One of the biggest consultations in recent years on the future of the rural economy in Scotland is currently underway - and…

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15 Jun 2018 - Posted by AMK

New LEADER funded pontoon in Balmaha formally opened

The new LEADER funded pontoon in Balmaha was opened by the Duke of Montrose on 8 June 2018.

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08 Jun 2018 - Posted by AMK

FVL LEADER is recruiting

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER is recruiting a development officer based in its Stirling office.

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18 May 2018 - Posted by AMK

Farewell to our intern, Hanna.

Hanna has been interning with Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER since February - working on a variety of projects over the past four…

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18 May 2018 - Posted by robinsona

Cycle Tourism

Overview of the FVL strategic project focusing on developing Cycle Tourism in the region.

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11 May 2018 - Posted by Jane Beaton

Europe Day is 9 May!

Come and celebrate Europe Day with the European Commission in Scotland. The event takes place in George Square and starts at…

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08 May 2018 - Posted by AMK

Recruiting a Business Development Officer

Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER is supporting the communities of Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Inversnaid and Stronachlachar to improve…

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03 May 2018 - Posted by AMK

New Chair for FVL LEADER LAG

FVL LAG delighted to announce the appointment of their new Chair, Douglas Johnston.

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19 Apr 2018 - Posted by AMK

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

New Facilities for Rural Businesses

New Rural Business Hub receives funding from Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER.

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24 Jan 2018 - Posted by Nikki Kenn

Applications now open for two exciting new posts!

Applications for Cycle Tourism Officer and Community Broadband Officer open now!

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11 Jan 2018 - Posted by Nikki Kenn

FVL LAG funds Cycle Tourism Officer and Community Broadband Officer

FVL LAG funds two new roles for the area - a Cycle Tourism Officer to market and promote the area for cycle tourism, and a…

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29 Dec 2017 - Posted by AMK

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…

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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…

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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…

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02 Aug 2017 - Posted by robinsona

Rural Transport Review

Stirling Council is in the process of consulting communities to identify transport problems in Drymen, Buchlyvie, Callander and…

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28 Jul 2017 - Posted by AMK

Calling all Trossachs business folk

Please participate in this rural Stirling business hub survey

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13 Jul 2017 - Posted by AMK

LEADER at the Royal Highland Show

Members from across the LEADER community are holding an information session during the Royal Highland Show.

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13 Jun 2017 - Posted by AMK

Stirling Rural Economic Development Plan

You are invited to a workshop session which will present Stirling Council's plans for rural economic development on 20 June at…

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13 Jun 2017 - Posted by AMK

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…

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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…

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09 May 2017 - Posted by robinsona

New Local Food & Drink Co-ordinator in post!

The new LAG-led project of a Local Food & Drink Co-ordinator role is now live, with Ashley Robinson in post. Ashley will be…

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19 Apr 2017 - Posted by robinsona

FVL LEADER is recruiting!

FVL LEADER LAG is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual who is not daunted by procedures and paperwork to join the…

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13 Mar 2017 - Posted by AMK

East of Scotland European Consortium - Inspiring Projects

FVL LEADER attended a reception at the Scottish Parliament recently to highlight the positive impact of EU funding in…

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28 Feb 2017 - Posted by phillipss

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…

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16 Jan 2017 - Posted by robinsona

Recruiting a Local Food and Drink Co-ordinator for the Forth Valley and Lomond area

FVL LAG, Forth Environment Link and Stirling Council are recruiting a Local Food and Drink Co-ordinator Closing Date 1 Feb 2017

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13 Jan 2017 - Posted by AMK

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…

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13 Jan 2017 - Posted by AMK

LEADER at Clacks Business Week 2016

LEADER will be attending the Clacks Business Week 2016, will you? We'll be speaking about Developing Tourism in Clackmannanshire…

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15 Nov 2016 - Posted by robinsona

FVL LAG Annual Report

Read about what the FVL LAG have been up to over the last 12 months

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11 Oct 2016 - Posted by AMK

Autumn Statement and LEADER

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16 Sep 2016 - 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…

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18 Aug 2016 - Posted by robinsona

Come visit us at the Killin Show, Aug 20th!

Come visit the Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER team on August 20th, we will be attending the Killin Agricultural Show to chat…

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28 Jul 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…

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06 Jul 2016 - Posted by robinsona

Doune & Dunblane Show

Come visit us at the Doune & Dunblane agricultural show! July 02nd, 9am - 5pm at Keir Mains, Dunblane. Chat about LEADER…

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13 Jun 2016 - Posted by robinsona

FVL LEADER has launched

We are very pleased to announce that the funding allocated to Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER to deliver the Local Development…

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09 Mar 2016 - Posted by neilramsay

Launching the website

Always need a synopsis

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26 Feb 2016 - Posted by neilramsay

Developing Applications

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

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26 Feb 2016 - Posted by neilramsay

Blog

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04 Dec 2015 - Posted by admin