• Dementia friendly flats set to open this month

    COUNCILLORS and stakeholders attended an open day at the cutting edge Primrose Place housing development, due to be completed mid-February. The state-of-the-art block of flats is a dementia friendly building, with signage and landscaping easily

  • Appeal for foster carers

    FOSTER families across the Wee County are being sought to provide homes for single children and siblings. The Clackmannanshire Adoption Service has launched an appeal for more foster carers, amid research recently released that suggests the cost-of-living

  • Bronze for U13 pentathlon star

    IT WAS competition time for Central Athletics Club as they headed to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena to take part in the Scottish Indoor Championships. The sports events took place on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29 with the Stirling and Clacks

  • Clackmannan ELC graded positively after inspection

    A CLACKS early learning centre has received a favourable report following an unannounced visit at the end of last month. Clackmannan ELC was ranked “good” in three of the four areas evaluated and scored “very good” in the other by the Care Inspectorate

  • Annie the alpaca surprises children at pop-up cafe

    REDWELL Primary’s pop-up café had a visit from a special guest as Annie the alpaca made her way out to see the children. The Honey Pot café is run from within the school and is organised by P4-P7 pupils who open it up to parents and the local community

  • Forth Valley launch eight renewable energy courses

    EIGHT new courses linked to sustainable energy have been launched at Forth Valley College. The programmes, held at the Renewable and Energy Efficiency Training Centre in Falkirk, offer training in skills such as installing and maintaining energy

  • ScotRail issue travel advice ahead of rugby

    SCOTRAIL have announced they will be adding extra seats on routes in and out of Edinburgh to help fans travel to the rugby. Scotland take on Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, February 11 at 4.45pm, with rail travel expected to soar on the day.

  • Four hospitalised after crash on A91

    FOUR people were rushed to hospital last week following a serious three-car crash on the A91. Police and ambulance crews raced to the scene on the morning of Thursday, February 9. The three cars collided while travelling on the stretch of road

  • A Walk in the Past: Skeletal remains found in Menstrie (1874)

    DURING excavation works being carried out for a new school at Menstrie in 1874, where School Mews is today, human remains were found relatively near the surface of the ground. On Wednesday November 11, while the men were carrying out the groundworks

  • Warm clothing on offer for Forth Valley people in need

    WARM clothing is on offer for people in need form across the Forth Valley on a “pay what you can” basis. The Winter Warmers Community Hub launched this week at the Thistles shopping centre in Stirling, offering a helping hand to anyone in the wider

  • Appeals continue at Clacks foodbank

    DESPERATE appeals are continuing at a Wee County foodbank supporting people at the end of the line. The Gate Charity's crisis foodbank, temporarily based under 83 Main Street in Sauchie, is continuing with appeals for food and other necessities

  • Residents sought to refine regeneration ideas

    CLACKS residents are being sought after to share their ideas as part of the regeneration project to better the Wee County. The Verdancy Group is looking to establish Community Support Volunteers within Clackmannanshire to provide advice to current