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Vehicle Activated Signs On Pike Road Following SNP Councillor’s Consultation With Community

Alison stands in front of the newly deployed sign
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Rural Bus Pilot Services Extended

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Council Leader Welcomes Scottish Government Commitment To Doubling Of Funding For City Deals

Council meeting on City Deal
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Council Leader Takes Universal Credit Concerns To Tory Government

Halt Universal Credit in Stirling

Leader of Stirling Council, SNP Councillor Scott Farmer, has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke, calling for the rollout of Universal Credit to be halted.

Universal Credit was introduced in Stirling in June last year and a report from the Council has shown that council house and housing association rent arrears have increased significantly, there has been a sharp increase in the number of crisis grants awarded to struggling families and individuals, and food bank referrals have increased.

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Stirling Education Convener Hails Scottish Government Budget Announcement

Susan McGill on Majury
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Local Representatives Welcome Study To Be Carried Out On A84 Safety

Bruce Crawford at Aberfoyle

Local representatives Bruce Crawford MSP and Councillor Evelyn Tweed have welcomed the outcome of a recent meeting on road safety on the A84 through Blair Drummond.

During the meeting, concerns were raised about recent accidents that have taken place in the area.

An FOI response from Transport Scotland has shown that there have been a total of 14 reported personal injury accidents on the A84 in the Blair Drummond area between January 1 2014 and August 29 2017.

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Stirling MSP Submits Motion to Parliament Condemning RBS Closure In Bannockburn

RBS Bannockburn

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, condemning RBS’ planned closure of the Bannockburn branch.

Mr Crawford’s motion highlights that this closure will seriously affect a number of communities including Bannockburn, Fallin, Cowie, and Plean and calls on UK Government ministers to intervene on this matter in order to prevent the loss of RBS services in Bannockburn.

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Care Hub Celebrates New Milestone

Attendees at the Topping out ceremony

A topping out ceremony at the new Stirling Care Village was held on Friday 24th November 2017 to mark the final tiles being placed on the roof of the new Care Hub building. The hub will have more than 100 beds and will provide short-term care, assessment or rehabilitation to older people who require additional support following an illness or operation. Set in a comfortable, homely environment it aims to help older people recover, regain their independence and, in the majority of cases, return to their own homes.

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Stirling SNP Lead Universal Credit Demonstration

Bruce Crawford and Scott Farmer attend rally

Stirling SNP led a demonstration to halt Universal Credit on Saturday (25th Nov).
The day of action included a procession from King’s Park followed by a rally at Thistle Park in Stirling.
Rally speakers included Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford, SNP MP Drew Hendry, Stirling Council Leader Scott Farmer, and Jessica Lindohf of Stirling Women’s Aid.
Stirling SNP’s campaign has gained hundreds of signatures for the party’s petition to halt Universal Credit.

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Renewed Calls For Tories To Sack Alastair Majury

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