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Mar 300 Event

On Thursday October 29th, Embrace the heritage of Clackmannanshire by commemorating the 6th Earl of Mar and the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

The FREE programme is as follows:

3.30pm – The official opening of the 6th Earl of Mar Exhibition at the Speirs Centre

4.15pm – Wreath laying ceremony at Mar Mosoleum, Kirkgate

5.15pm – Lighting of Alloa Tower and ‘invite to the great hunt’ Procession along Parliament Walk.

5.45pm – By Old Alloa Mercat Cross, Candelrigg, there will be ‘declaration for King James and rising‘.  Procession to the Town Hall.

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6.30pm – The official opening of the 24th Alloa Real Ale Festival

Tickets for the evening event are priced at £12.50 and can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking HERE

Pop Up Street Velodrome

26th & 27th September 2015

It’s a new and unique cycle sport event which will bring the excitement and drama of track cycling to Sterling Mills Retail Outlet Village.

FREE to enter, FREE to spectate, equipment is provided and coaching will be on hand too.

Everyday ccycling amateurs, kids and professionals can take part.  All riders compete / take part using identically prepared race spec bikes provided by the StreetVelodrome Team.

For more info visit www.sterlingmills.com

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Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

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

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Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

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

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Mar 300 Event

On Thursday October 29th, Embrace the heritage of Clackmannanshire by commemorating the 6th Earl of Mar and the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

The FREE programme is as follows:

3.30pm – The official opening of the 6th Earl of Mar Exhibition at the Speirs Centre

4.15pm – Wreath laying ceremony at Mar Mosoleum, Kirkgate

5.15pm – Lighting of Alloa Tower and ‘invite to the great hunt’ Procession along Parliament Walk.

5.45pm – By Old Alloa Mercat Cross, Candelrigg, there will be ‘declaration for King James and rising‘.  Procession to the Town Hall.

———————–

6.30pm – The official opening of the 24th Alloa Real Ale Festival

Tickets for the evening event are priced at £12.50 and can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking HERE

Pop Up Street Velodrome

26th & 27th September 2015

It’s a new and unique cycle sport event which will bring the excitement and drama of track cycling to Sterling Mills Retail Outlet Village.

FREE to enter, FREE to spectate, equipment is provided and coaching will be on hand too.

Everyday ccycling amateurs, kids and professionals can take part.  All riders compete / take part using identically prepared race spec bikes provided by the StreetVelodrome Team.

For more info visit www.sterlingmills.com

Galyna Lee goes solo…

Galya

Galyna Lee goes Solo… again

In a slight change for Alloas longest established art gallery, located at McFarlane Jewellers in Mill Street, the latest exhibition is a solo show, with all the exhibits produced by one very talented and prolific, prize winning artist – Galyna Lee.

Galyna Lee was born in Ukraine and her memories of an early age are of her dad encouraging her to do sketches of her brother and sisters, as well as painting landscapes, animals and birds.

At secondary school she studied technical drawing and advertising, which she continued to study in college. After college Galyna started work with a service company but continued doing advertising and technical drawing for private clients in her spare time.

In 2006 she moved to Scotland married a handsome Scottish man and her life completely changed, her dream came true and she was able to concentrate full time on her painting. Having received a diploma with distinction in Pet Portraits from The London Art College Galynas favourite subject is wildlife, pets and birds painted in oil, acrylic, pastel and pyrography (wood burning).

During her relatively short career she has already been featured several times in ‘Paint’ the magazine of The SAA (The Society for all Artists) and won first prize for best card of the month.

Galyna is a member of Falkirk and Stirling art clubs, Central Arts and a gold member of SAA and has also been featured in local newspapers such as the ‘Alloa Advertiser’, ‘Falkirk Herald’ and ‘Stirling observer’.

She has won numerous prizes for her fantastic artwork at Falkirk art club exhibitions and has been commissioned by numerous ‘fans’ from as far away as Canada, Ukraine, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Galyna exhibits her artwork online and in the Clackmannanshire, Falkirk & Stirlingshire areas helping to raise funds for Mcmillan Cancer Support and Strathcarron Hospice, she also donates pictures to RSPB and local school charity events.

This is Galyna’s second solo exhibition, her first solo show was in April 2012, held in Stirling and she hopes to meet you at her exhibition in Gordon McFarlanes, Watchmaker, Jeweller & Gallery in Alloa. The exhibition is open daily (exc Sundays) from 1st – 31st August. More information is available direct from the gallery at McFarlanes.

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Pop Up Street Velodrome

26th & 27th September 2015

It’s a new and unique cycle sport event which will bring the excitement and drama of track cycling to Sterling Mills Retail Outlet Village.

FREE to enter, FREE to spectate, equipment is provided and coaching will be on hand too.

Everyday ccycling amateurs, kids and professionals can take part.  All riders compete / take part using identically prepared race spec bikes provided by the StreetVelodrome Team.

For more info visit www.sterlingmills.com

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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Pop Up Street Velodrome

26th & 27th September 2015

It’s a new and unique cycle sport event which will bring the excitement and drama of track cycling to Sterling Mills Retail Outlet Village.

FREE to enter, FREE to spectate, equipment is provided and coaching will be on hand too.

Everyday ccycling amateurs, kids and professionals can take part.  All riders compete / take part using identically prepared race spec bikes provided by the StreetVelodrome Team.

For more info visit www.sterlingmills.com

Forth Valley Art Guide – August 2015

Exhibitions in Clackmannanshire and across the Forth Valley

Forth Valley Art Guide

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: