Preloved School Clothing 


A system has been introduced where school clothes which are donated are laundered and advertised on the website 

Information on how to donate is also available on this website

School uniform for primary and secondary aged children and young people. It is hoped that prom dresses can be included soon. 

Families can access the website and ‘purchase’ the items at no charge. The items are then posted out to the family, at no charge, thereby removing any stigma 

Further details can be found meals-ema/preloved-school-clothes/

Stirling Council Seeking Groups to run Holiday Fun Clubs

Stirling Council Seeking Groups to run Holiday Fun Clubs

From Stirling Council

  • In this climate of austerity, we are all aware that the most vulnerable are suffering the most 
  • Stirling Council has been offering activities and hot food during school holidays over the last 2 years 
  • We have not advertised this – as we do not want to stigmatise anyone 
  • Children are identified sensitively through the head teacher – the HT in each school know the situation of the children. 
  • Children are then offered a place on the holiday ‘fun clubs’ – and support to complete registration form is given by school staff. The fun club registration is then opened up to all – again to prevent children being stigmatised. 
  • So far, these fun clubs have been very successful – but there is not the physical resource within SC to commit to continuing to deliver. So far we have been awarded funding from SC budget – as you know its budget season – and particularly challenging this year. While I hope funding will be available again this year, this cannot guaranteed. 
  • Rather we are looking for community groups to take this up. Groups would bid for funding to provide activities and food for children in their area 
  • Good communication and liaisons with head teachers will be essential. 
  • Groups who feel they could offer support and assistance are requested to contact SC 
  • We have created a framework which outlines all that would be necessary to deliver a ‘fun club’. Those groups who are not yet ready are invited to enquire – support and guidance will be given to those groups 
  • All schools have children who are in need – some more than others. 
  • If you, or someone, or a group you know is interested, or you want to find out more information – please contact 
  • Claire Barron – or 01786 233881 
  • Information is also on Stirling Council website 
  • Individuals who do not want to organise a group, but want to help, could perhaps volunteer with an established group.
Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling – Concept Design Public Drop-In Event

Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling – Concept Design Public Drop-In Event

Details of a public drop in event to view the initial proposals for the new pedestrian & cycle links between Stirling train Station and the University

“Good Afternoon All,

I am very pleased to announce the first public design drop-in event for the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling Project will take place on Wednesday the 26th February at the Cowane Centre.

The project will make walking, cycling and wheeling more accessible, pleasant and safe along two routes through Stirling.

Join us at the Concept Design Event anytime between 1.30pm and 6.30pm to view and comment on the first drafts of the design, have your say on how we can improve the streets and meet the project team while having fun and enjoying some coffee, tea and cake.

Please spread the word!

To find out more about the project and leave comments on the map of the routes, visit the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling website at:

Drawings will be uploaded on to the website, and an email will be circulated when this is live for comment. Subscribe to the news to keep up to date on the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling Project.”

Do you, or does someone you know live with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)?

Do you, or does someone you know live with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)?

Please see attached message from the Scottish Health Council regarding those who live with the diagnosis of ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis).

“Good morning

Do you (or does someone you know) live with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)?

If so, the Scottish Health Council is looking for people who are living with a diagnosis of ME to give their views about what support they would like to see in place.

These views will be used to help the Scottish Government to address particular gaps in knowledge and understanding about the care and support needs of those who are affected.

If you would like to be involved in this piece of work, you can complete an online survey    

If you would prefer to take part in a telephone interview or participate in a face to face discussion (as part of a group or individually), please contact our local office and we’ll be happy to arrange.

There is a flyer attached which can be shared and/or printed and displayed. We want to make sure we have done everything we can to reach individuals living with ME, so are very grateful for any sharing of the flyer/this email/the survey link!”