Health walks utilise the beautiful and nurturing surroundings of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Join us for a free, fun and easy way to get fit and feel better. Come along to a walk in Aberfoyle (mondays), Callander (tuesdays), Killin (wednesdays), Balloch (wednesdays) or Drymen (thursdays). We always meet at 10.20am.
You can download the walking schedules below:
No need to book simply turn up and join in … everyone’s welcome! It’s also a great way to meet new people and we usually enjoy a coffee and a chat together after the walk.
All of our walks aim to be accessible and interesting for everyone.
- They last about 45 minutes
- The routes are mostly flat, with slight inclines
- They have good walking surfaces
- Some are around the town, others out in the countryside
In Your Element is now offering instructor-led canoe taster sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The sessions are available throughout September and start at 10am – with 1 hour and 2 hours sessions to choose from.
It’s a perfect way to start the weekend, have a bit of fun with the family, or simply try out canoeing to see what you think – all against the stunning backdrop of Ben Lomond, this is one of the most scenic paddling venues in the country.
The one hour taster will consist of a safety briefing and teaching you some basic paddling skills, before playing some canoe-based games at the southern end of Loch Lomond. Minimum age 5.
Two hour sessions include a similar briefing and skills before exploring the southern end of the loch in the company of a qualified guide. Learn about the loch, its legends, local history, how to paddle and – most importantly – have fun along the way! Minimum age 7.
All necessary paddling equipment and transport is provided. Minimum of 4 people required per session. No previous experience necessary.
Artisan Craft Market, Loch Lomond Shores 16/17th
Loch Lomond Shores Artisan Crafts Market takes place outside, beside the SeaLife Centre at Loch Lomond Shores, every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.
The market runs alongside our well established Farmers Market at The Gathering, and consists of top quality artisan craft stalls.
The following races are full, (so don’t think you can just have-a-go!), and offer the most demanding running/mountaineering/alpinism in Scotland. However, it is quite something to watch the runners tackle the challenging terrain. If you head up early, park sensibly off the A82 and find a spot to watch, then I highly recommend. Video of event HERE
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ Saturday 16th September 2017
29km / 2,500m (spectate only)
A variation of the classic ‘Ring of Steall’ ridge-walking route, the Skyrace® has spectacular views of Ben Nevis from the Mamores and includes short sections of easy scrambling.
Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ Sunday 17th September 2017 –
55km / 4,750m (spectate only)
Does this race need any introduction? Pure Skyrunning that includes the most challenging Scottish mountain terrain. Scrambling/climbing experience required.
Free events & access to Stirling’s buildings on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th and throughout SeptemberDownloadable booklet for Stirling can be found HERE
Doors Open Days, like its sister event, Archaeology Month, is a family friendly event for all ages and is completely FREE! Take this opportunity to get inside many buildings that are normally closed to the public. Or take part in some of the many events. Booklets will be delivered to all schools and will be available at all libraries and at many other locations throughout the Stirling Council area. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see our facebook and twitter pages.
Are you interested in eco buildings? Have you ever considered what a truly sustainable building is? Did you know that buildings built mostly from local materials in a local style, just like many of Stirling’s historic buildings, are both eco-friendly and sustainable? See inside some of Stirling’s most historic and sustainable buildings which are often closed to the public.
Visit unknown sites rich in history and attend events specially put on for Doors Open Days and Archaeology Month. Doors Open Days and Archaeology Month are family friendly and all completely free of charge for you to enjoy, no matter how old you are.
We hope you enjoy visiting the many wonderful buildings which are opening their doors this year and all the exciting and varied events organised for Archaeology Month. Look out for the blue banners / balloons on participating buildings.
- Stirling Observatory at the Highland Hotel
- Stirling Fire Station
- Stirling Sheriff Court
- Mugdock castle
Art4you Scotland, Ballochruin Farm
Treat yourself to a weekend of art and enjoy drawing or painting in a relaxed, creative atmosphere in an art studio 20 miles north of Glasgow. Artist and art teacher Ewen Duncan will work with complete beginners to experienced artists. The art weekends include drawing, water colour, acrylic or oil painting. Individual preferences will be catered for and there will be many opportunities to exchange your experience with like-minded creative people during the art weekend.
Lunch, refreshments and all materials are provided during this art short break. Weather permitting, some work might take place outside near Ballochruin Farm.
Macrobert Centre, Stirling – September
(courtesy of Macrobert Centre website)
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.
15/09 – 21/09
A book festival, with discussions, signings, storytelling sessions, Zine making workshops and a BYOB book quiz. Confirmed authors include Christopher Brookmyre. Events take place in Waterstones Byres Road, Oxfam Music Byres Road, Oxfam Books Byres Road and Hillhead Library.
We are delighted to welcome you to the second Byres Road Book Festival, after a great inaugural year in 2016. We have a broad range of events and activities that we hope engage all ages and many interests.
Amongst more than twenty events in this programme you find witty Gaelic women, four crime writers in search of a plot, a poet working with a cartoonist, one of Scotland’s finest literary Irish imports, superheroes and an innovative project by Scottish PEN.
So join us in the West End for a September Weekend filled with books, conversations and laughter, and spend some time exploring all that Byres Road and the lanes have to offer.
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