Walk in the Park

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


Canoe Taster Sessions

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.


Skyline Races

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.


Doors Open Days 2017

Stirling’s Doors Open Days & Archaeology Month
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 doorsopendays@stirling.gov.uk 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






























Art Weekend – Painting & Drawing, 23th & 24th Sept, 10-4pm

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)

The Limehouse Golem

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

Daniel Sloss: NOW

Daniel Sloss, one of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars, returns to Macrobert Arts Centre this September.


God's Own Country

God’s Own Country

A wonderfully performed and impressively unsentimental story of love and longing in the Yorkshire Pennines

15/09 – 21/09

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

15/09 – 19/09

Cars 3

Cars 3

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

16/09 – 17/09

Doors Open Day: Backstage Tours

Doors Open Day: Backstage Tours

Doors Open Days give you free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland, every weekend in September. Come and explore our vibrant arts centre.


Royal Opera House Live: The Magic Flute

Royal Opera House Live: The Magic Flute

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.

20/09 – 24/09

Stand By

Stand By

Written by a former Police Officer, Stand By shows the modern-day Police Service laid bare.


King Lear: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

King Lear: Live from Shakespeare’s Globe

Broadcast live to cinemas from the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe, this brand new retelling of one of the Bard’s greatest plays will capture your heart.




A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

22/09 – 28/09

Divas Unleashed

Divas Unleashed

Sing along to some of pop’s biggest hits with Divas Unleashed, a musical evening packed with smash hit songs.




A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

22/09 – 28/09

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

23/09 – 01/10

Blanche & Butch

Blanche & Butch

A dazzling new production directed and designed by Kenny Miller also featuring original songs and high camp!


Mean Girls - Pyjama Screening

Mean Girls – Pyjama Screening

On Wednesdays we wear pink!




A powerful and moving piece of dance theatre that re-enacts history and will have a deep impact.

28/09 – 30/09

In Between

In Between

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

29/09 – 03/10

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

29/09 – 05/10

The Story of the Little Gentleman

The Story of the Little Gentleman

An energetic family show that is a playful celebration of friendship and acceptanc


Byres Road Book Festival 

21st-25th September

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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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