Law firm announces financial results and senior rural team hires

Full-service law firm Ledingham Chalmers today announces two senior rural team hires in Aberdeen and Stirling as part of its nationwide growth plans. The news comes the same day as the full-service firm announces its 2022/23 financial results — recording the highest turnover since becoming an LLP in 2006. Meanwhile, its headcount has grown by […]

Stirling Distillery Make History Filling Their First Whisky Cask

This is the first time whisky has been made in Stirling for 171 years.   Stirling, Scotland – 28th November, 2023 – Stirling Distillery has announced they have filled their first whisky cask with new make spirit – the first time whisky has been made in Stirling for 171 years. The distillery have a limited […]

Forth Valley must act now to address transport and economy challenges, says report

The Forth Valley region must act immediately if it is to successfully address transport and economy challenges and lay the foundations for future growth and sustainability, according to a new report.   Three ‘Big Moves’ will drive quick wins for the region and change its path for the better, says Bridging Divides, Connecting Communities, the […]

Forth Green Freeport submits outline business case as development platform takes shape

The consortium behind the Forth Green Freeport has submitted its Outline Business Case (OBC) to the Scottish and UK Governments following its successful shortlisting earlier this year. Submission of the OBC is an important step in the process towards securing green freeport status as the team refines its visionary bid for Scotland. At the heart […]

ECITB’s £1M investment in Regional Skills Hubs to benefit Scottish clusters

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced it will invest one million pounds for Regional Skills Hubs over the next two years to boost training provider capacity and grow new entrant numbers in the ‘Industrial Cluster’ hot spots that are at the heart of the UK’s decarbonisation agenda.   Andrew Hockey, ECITB Chief […]

Local swimming providers championing inclusion

72% of children with disabilities in mainstream lessons    A NATIONAL diversity and inclusion initiative has reported a record number of children with disabilities enrolled in mainstream swimming lessons in Stirling.    Nearly three-quarters (72%) of children with disabilities who partake in Learn in Swim lessons with Active Stirling are now taking part in mainstream […]

University of Stirling’s enterprise mission celebrated as Shadow Education Secretary visits campus

Scottish Conservative Shadow Education Secretary Liam Kerr MSP joined innovators, students and graduates to celebrate the University of Stirling’s Enterprise Day yesterday [Tuesday 14 November]. Held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University’s Enterprise Day spotlights support for promising entrepreneurs, including a focus on success stories from university-incubated start-ups, and practical advice for students and graduates […]

Success at Scottish Gin Awards for Stirling Distillery

The award-winning distillery recognised for their Tropical Triumph Liqueur   Stirling, Scotland – 10th November, 2023 – Stirling Distillery are celebrating after winning a silver medal in the Gin Liqueur of the Year category at the 7th Annual Scottish Gin Awards with their popular Tropical Triumph liqueur. Tropical Triumph is a fresh and fruity liqueur with […]


A third generation Yard Manager is to retire from United Auctions this month after a remarkable 50 years’ serving agricultural communities from Stirling to Lairg and across the islands. John Stirton, a son of Stirling, has been a well-known face in the market yards of Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers for half a century in his […]

News from The Scotland 5G Centre on Whisky Distillery

The Scotland 5G Centre recently published a Whisky Distillery Report exploring the potential uses of 5G in whisky distilleries both in the distillation process and to support warehousing and logistics across 4 key areas: health and safety, cask management, site management and maintenance, and security. The key findings of the report are based on research […]