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Discovering ‘Outlander’

Adapted fron Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, the 1st season of the Outlander TV series has become a big international hit.

The books are inspired by the Jacobite period, and the TV series was filmed at locations across  Central Scotland.  If you would like to learn more about the intrigue surrounding the risings and the failed attempt to restore the Stuart monarchy to the thrones of Scotland and England, then we suggest a visit to Alloa Tower, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine family, The Earls of Mar and Kellie.

The Erskines were loyal supporters of several Stuart monarchs who spent their early lives at Alloa Tower,  including Mary Queen of Scots and James VI and I, and the 6th Earl of Mar was a key figure at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, rallying the troups to do battle on November 13th 1715.

Today Alloa Tower is one of the largest surviving medeival tower houses in Scotland. Having been restored, you can explore the four floors, and the fine collection of furniture and portraits,  taking in the panoramic views from the tower’s roof walk.

Alloa Tower is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open from April until October.  For further visiting information visit www.nts.org.uk/AlloaTower

 

Tillicoultry Gala Day 21st June 2015

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The parade will leave Murray Square, Tillicoultry  at 12.45 led by the Argyll and Sutherland battalion army Cadet Force Pipe Band. Loads of local groups will be taking part in the parade,  it would be great if we could see as many people taking part to make this biggest parade ever!

The Royal Gala will be escorted to the Public Park.  This year sees the introduction of a Gala King.  All members of the party are pupils of Tillicoultry Primary School. Our very special Guest of Honour Mr Briggs who will officially open the Gala.

This year we will see loads of family games, kids and grown-ups races, mini-highland games, dancers, fancy dress competition and all the usual favourites.  There will be loads of stalls from local groups and charities together with amusements, bouncy castles and rides for the kids, football tournament, dancers, obstacle course, climbing wall, music,Punch & Judy – the list goes on and on .

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Forth Valley Open Studios 2015

The Forth Valley Open Studios starts this Saturday and runs from the 6th – 14th June 2015.

Over 140 artists and makers throughout Central Scotland welcome you to the studios and workspaces.  Start planning your visit…

Clackmannanshire’s Makers Gallery & Bistro will be hosting a pop-up exhibition all the way through to the 27th June 2015.

Forth Valley Open Studios 2013

open studios 2013

8th until 16th June 2013

Forth Valley Open Studios is a nine-day art event in Central Scotland for artists, designers, makers, art clubs and galleries. Artists open their studios and work spaces inviting all members of the community to view their work. Many offer demonstrations and provide the public with an experience, taking time to engage with the audiences and explain their ideas and inspiration for their work.  To find out who is exhibiting, and how you can take part and visit go to www.forthvalleyopenstudios.com

Resonate Arts House

Resonate Arts House have published their June programme of activities and events which offers a range of activities including photography, pottery, life drawing and textiles, visit their website http://resonatetogether.co.uk/ for the full programme.

The Swarm Gallry and art supplies shop within Resonate Arts House is open every Friday and Satirday 10am – 4pm

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VisitScotland Expo 2013

Clackmannanshire will be exhibiting on stand H3 at the VisitScotland Expo taking place at the Glasgow SECC April 17th – 18th April 2013.  This is an opportunity to showcase Clackmannanshire and is open to businesses interested in making connections with a both UK and International inbound tourism companies.   For Further information about attending visit www.visitscotlandexpo.com

Showcase Your Business Event

Clackmannanshire Business will be holding a ‘Showcase Your Business’ event on Thursday 24th May 2012 at Alloa Town Hall from 3.00pm until 8.30pm giving businesses in Clackmannanshire an opportunity to promote their business for free, network with the business community and generate new business leads.   Businesses interested in participating should contact Allyson Keen at akeen@clacks.gov.uk

Discover Clackmannanshire

Discover Clackmannanshire is a not-for-profit group created specifically to look at ways to support business throughout Clackmannanshire by bringing new visitors to the area and increase awareness of what Clackmannanshire has to offer.  Membership of Discover Clackmannanshire provides a range of benefits to businesses, to find out contact discover.clackmannanshire@gmail.com

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Discovering ‘Outlander’

Adapted fron Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, the 1st season of the Outlander TV series has become a big international hit.

The books are inspired by the Jacobite period, and the TV series was filmed at locations across  Central Scotland.  If you would like to learn more about the intrigue surrounding the risings and the failed attempt to restore the Stuart monarchy to the thrones of Scotland and England, then we suggest a visit to Alloa Tower, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine family, The Earls of Mar and Kellie.

The Erskines were loyal supporters of several Stuart monarchs who spent their early lives at Alloa Tower,  including Mary Queen of Scots and James VI and I, and the 6th Earl of Mar was a key figure at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, rallying the troups to do battle on November 13th 1715.

Today Alloa Tower is one of the largest surviving medeival tower houses in Scotland. Having been restored, you can explore the four floors, and the fine collection of furniture and portraits,  taking in the panoramic views from the tower’s roof walk.

Alloa Tower is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is open from April until October.  For further visiting information visit www.nts.org.uk/AlloaTower

 

Tillicoultry Gala Day 21st June 2015

http://www.tillicoultrygala.btck.co.uk/

The parade will leave Murray Square, Tillicoultry  at 12.45 led by the Argyll and Sutherland battalion army Cadet Force Pipe Band. Loads of local groups will be taking part in the parade,  it would be great if we could see as many people taking part to make this biggest parade ever!

The Royal Gala will be escorted to the Public Park.  This year sees the introduction of a Gala King.  All members of the party are pupils of Tillicoultry Primary School. Our very special Guest of Honour Mr Briggs who will officially open the Gala.

This year we will see loads of family games, kids and grown-ups races, mini-highland games, dancers, fancy dress competition and all the usual favourites.  There will be loads of stalls from local groups and charities together with amusements, bouncy castles and rides for the kids, football tournament, dancers, obstacle course, climbing wall, music,Punch & Judy – the list goes on and on .

Family Fun Day at the Speirs Centre – Saturday 18th October 2014

Speirs

Family Fun Day celebrating the opening of the new Speirs Centre

The wait is finally over and the Speirs Centre will be proudly opening its doors to the public on Saturday 18th October 2014 with a community fun day for everyone!

The refurbishment of this iconic and important building will showcase many newand improved services, with a modern new library complete with local and family history facilities, customer service facilities for all enquiries, payments and bookings, local displays and exhibits, registration of births, deaths and marriages, wifi and computers for public use, plus a tourist information point.

This truly will be a building to meet the needs of locals and visitors alike whether for accessing services, learning, relaxation and fun!

Join us at the Speirs Centre to celebrate the official opening (10.15am).

  • Face Painting
  • Games
  • Guided Tours
  • Gift Bags
  • Competitions

Please refer to our flyers below about services available at the Speirs Centre:

Contact information: Tel. 01259 450000, email: libraries@clacks.gov.uk
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Stevenson Way – Cultural Walking Route

The Stevenson Way is a unique wilderness walk across the heart of Scotland and over 230 miles in length.   Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Kidnapped, the route follows the adventures of the books protagonist David Balfour from Mull to Edinburgh.

The route travels through Clackmannanshire, along the Hillfoots, for full details of the route click here

European Robert Louis Stevenson Network recognised as a Cultural Route by the Council of Europe

He has long been one of the world’s best-loved writers, with a life story spanning the globe from Scotland to the South Seas.

Now 120 years after Robert Louis Stevenson’s death, all Europe will be following in his footsteps.  A new network linking places that inspired the author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Travels With A Donkey has won accreditation as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

The European Network “In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson” links Scotland, England, Belgium and France through a series of places associated with the life and works of the Scottish author:

 

 

 

 

 

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Stevenson Way – Cultural Walking Route

The Stevenson Way is a unique wilderness walk across the heart of Scotland and over 230 miles in length.   Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Kidnapped, the route follows the adventures of the books protagonist David Balfour from Mull to Edinburgh.

The route travels through Clackmannanshire, along the Hillfoots, for full details of the route click here

European Robert Louis Stevenson Network recognised as a Cultural Route by the Council of Europe

He has long been one of the world’s best-loved writers, with a life story spanning the globe from Scotland to the South Seas.

Now 120 years after Robert Louis Stevenson’s death, all Europe will be following in his footsteps.  A new network linking places that inspired the author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Travels With A Donkey has won accreditation as a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

The European Network “In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson” links Scotland, England, Belgium and France through a series of places associated with the life and works of the Scottish author:

 

 

 

 

 

Forth Valley Open Studios 2015

The Forth Valley Open Studios starts this Saturday and runs from the 6th – 14th June 2015.

Over 140 artists and makers throughout Central Scotland welcome you to the studios and workspaces.  Start planning your visit…

Clackmannanshire’s Makers Gallery & Bistro will be hosting a pop-up exhibition all the way through to the 27th June 2015.

Gartmorn Dam 300

Gartmorn Dam will be celebrating its tercentenary in 2013, with a programmeof events, exhibitions and outdoor activity.

Gartmorn Dam is the oldest man-made resovoir in Scotland and was built to supply the growing industrialisation that took place in Clackmannanshire during the 18th century.  Today Gartmorn Dam is a Country Park, with a circular  route, ideal for walking, cycling and horesriding.  There are picinic areas, and in winter months this is an important site for migratory wildfowl.

Look out for the programme of activity, and the main celebrations taking place between the 26th and 28th July 2013.