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.
Jenny Davidson has been appointed to co-ordinate rural business support
22 Feb 2022 - Posted by AMK
Small grant fund to support small climate actions which will reduce carbon emissions
01 Nov 2021 - Posted by AMK
Funding of £10,000 is available for communities or businesses looking to take on or develop a project benefiting visitors to the area.
31 Aug 2021 - Posted by AMK
24 Mar 2021 - Posted by AMK
Help us plan for the future
15 Jan 2021 - Posted by AMK
Forth Valley Food Festival will return this October with a series of virtual and socially distanced events showcasing local food and drink producers, growers, brewers and eateries.
14 Sep 2020 - Posted by AMK
Community Champion by We are Cycling UK
17 Jul 2020 - Posted by AMK
Local food and drink businesses are adapting to current challenges to support local community in a time of need.
08 Apr 2020 - Posted by AMK
Follow-up from the 'Developing a Local Food Business Network' meeting in November 2019.
14 Jan 2020 - Posted by robinsona
Having superfast broadband connection really is a game changer
11 Nov 2019 - Posted by AMK
Forth Valley Food Festival whipped up the perfect recipe once again, with thousands of people flocking to a variety of events from foraging to farm tours over 10 days.
The annual food trail and promotional campaign, led by Forth Valley and Lomond Leader, offered nearly 50 opportunities to enjoy Forth Valley’s local larder at 12 locations across the region.
31 Oct 2019 - Posted by robinsona
There's a lot of interest in composting toilets of late, and we've been asked to repost the link to the 'Eco-Loo' study which we commissioned in 2010. Some research just doesn't go out of date...
08 Oct 2019 - Posted by AMK
The Scottish Wild Food Festival is a brand new festival focusing on foraging and wild food, taking place at Cardross Estate in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
08 Aug 2019 - Posted by Nikki Kenn
Alive with Local Food, the Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER and Stirling Council strategy for growing the local food economy, is launched.
10 Jun 2019 - Posted by robinsona
Join other local food folk for the launch of Alive with Local Food, a strategy for growing the local food ecoomy across the Forth Valley & Lomond region. Listen, learn, network, nibble and get involved!
21 May 2019 - Posted by robinsona
Is Crowdfunding is worth the bother?
02 Apr 2019 - Posted by AMK
#CrowdfundScotland launches in Stirling on 29 November 2018. Here's a blog from one of the attendees...
03 Dec 2018 - Posted by AMK
Follow-up from #ForthValleyFoodFest success!
13 Nov 2018 - Posted by robinsona
The first in our Spotlight Series for the #ForthValleyFoodFest campaign running from 12th - 21st of October.
12 Oct 2018 - Posted by robinsona
Game of Thrones fans eat your heart out
Check out this virtual tour of the Ochils, flying over the landscape and seeing the ancient ruins come to life
16 Aug 2018 - Posted by AMK
Together We Can, Together We Will
25 Jul 2018 - Posted by AMK
One of the biggest consultations in recent years on the future of the rural economy in Scotland is currently underway - and everyone who has an interest in rural matters is being urged to get involved and have their say.
15 Jun 2018 - Posted by AMK
Hanna has been interning with Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER since February - working on a variety of projects over the past four months. It's been a varied workload - from working on communications and social media, to food and drink research and event development, to driving co-operation project ideas between Scotland and Sweden, among other things.
She has been a valuble contribution to the team, and a real pleasure to work with. We will miss you Hanna!
18 May 2018 - Posted by robinsona
Overview of the FVL strategic project focusing on developing Cycle Tourism in the region.
11 May 2018 - Posted by Jane Beaton
FVL says welcome to Hanna from Sweden
14 Feb 2018 - Posted by Hanna Deblen
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.
13 Oct 2017 - Posted by robinsona
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.
05 Oct 2017 - Posted by robinsona
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.
02 Aug 2017 - Posted by robinsona
Enjoy watching a short video taken at the Stirling Food Summit Community Day. Food for Thought...
13 Jun 2017 - Posted by Nikki Kenn
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.
06 Jun 2017 - Posted by AMK
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!
09 May 2017 - Posted by robinsona
Lack of access to reliable and quality broadband continues to be the number 1 issue affecting businesses in our LEADER area...
26 Feb 2017 - Posted by AMK
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.
16 Jan 2017 - Posted by robinsona
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.
13 Jan 2017 - Posted by AMK
Using Crowdfunding to lever in LEADER funding
29 Aug 2016 - Posted by AMK
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.
18 Aug 2016 - Posted by robinsona
What will happen to LEADER post the EU referendum decision to leave the EU?
13 Jul 2016 - Posted by AMK
Are you an enterprising farmer in the Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER area? We are supporting farm diversification projects in our area - read on!
06 Jul 2016 - Posted by robinsona
About how developing applications has changed in the last three years.
26 Feb 2016 - Posted by neilramsay