Christmas Fayre

Is it ok to mention C H R I S T M A S. We know it’s still October but in order to avoid clashing with other local events the Alva Christmas Fayre is a week earlier this year on Sat 18th November and the clock is ticking.

There will also be a Christmas Late Night Shopping Evening with an appearance from Santa in his sleigh on Thursday 16th November – more information to follow.

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Reminder Of Kirkin’ of the Council Service Tillicoultry – Amended Start Time – Tomorrow 10.30 am

Please note that the service start time of 11.00 am posted previously, has now been changed to 10.30 am.


Provost Tina Murphy would like to invite you to attend the Kirkin’ of the Council Service at Tillicoultry Parish Church on Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10.30am

Rev. Alison Britchfield will conduct the Kirkin’ of the Council Service.

The following arrangements have been made:

• Elected Members, Council Officials and other invited guests are advised to arrive by 10.15am and should meet at the Church.

• Rev. Alison Britchfield will make an announcement welcoming the guests and members of the Council to this Kirkin’ Service.

• Members of the Council and other invited guests will be led down the aisle to the reserved seats.

At the end of the Service, a steward will lead the main party to the refreshment area. Everyone attending the Service will be invited to the join the clergy for refreshments.

Please note that a parking steward will be available to direct guests to the parking behind the church.

For further information please contact Maggie Herd on 01259 45 2005 or email

I look forward to seeing you there.

Provost Tina Murphy

Alva Glen Illuminations

Alva Glen Illuminations
16 September at 19:30–21:00

Lots of new lighting effects will show off and highlight the natural beauty of the glen. Stalls with glow merchandise, food & refreshments. Live traditional music from the Stirling Riverside Ceilidh Band. Entry by voluntary donation.

Wee Cycle Festival

The Wee Cycle Festival is coming to Sterling Mills, Tillicoultry this weekend.

This year we’ll have:

  • The Bike Track people with their pump track and skills course.
  • The Clan with their incredible stunt show and a chance for fans to meet the riders.
  • Balance bike lessons for little ones.
  • Led rides for the family.
  • Central FM providing the soundtrack for the weekend with lots of competitions and give-aways!

The festival is on from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017 with Clan displays at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 each day.

#GrowClacks in Tillicoultry and Alva

Join us for an event focusing on community growing hosted by Greenspace Scotland and Clackmannanshire Council

Wednesday 31 May, 3-5pm
Ben Cleuch Centre

Park St, Tillicoultry

Sign up to the event here or join us on the day.

If you are growing already – you could be a member of a community garden, a garden volunteer with the local school or an allotment plot holder – then this event is for you.

If you are not growing anything (apart from maybe weeds in your own garden!) but you would like to give it a try – then this event is also for you!

The programme will be a mixture of presentation, discussion and a walk outside – so please come dressed for the weather. Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult.

The aim of this event (and others across the area) is to develop a Local Allotments and Food Growing Strategy for Clackmannanshire and we need local people to tell us why, where and how they would like to be growing their own food.

If you can’t come to the event then you can fill out a survey to let us know about how you are growing your own or if you are not – why not. The survey will be available shortly.

You can find us on Facebook @GrowClacks here:

Sign up to the event here

For more information contact: Andy MacPherson, Clackmannanshire Council

Ea O’Neill,  Greenspace Scotland Phone: 01259 452 639 Phone: 01786 849 757

Email: Ea.O’

This project is funded by the Central Green Scotland Greenspace Network Development Fund

Funbox Present Highland Fling

Funbox present Highland Fling at Alloa Town Hall on Wednesday 21st June. Join in the family fun with Anya, Kevin and Gary and Bonzo the dog. –

Hoots mon and help ma boab! Take the high road (or the low road) and get roamin in the gloamin for Funbox’s brand new show. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary and Bonzo the dog as they take a trip to the Highlands of Scotland to battle midgies, become monarchs of the glen and hear the skirl of the bagpipes in their latest singalong adventure. There’s silliness galore and songs to sing in this crazy new show for 2017. You’ll need to help us get the Funbox open – which contains everything you need to sing a song or have an adventure – but which of our special keys should we use? You may even be lucky enough to help the gang on stage!

Packed with family favourites like ‘Buy Me A Banana’, ‘Shove yer granny aff a bus’, and ‘The midgies are comin ‘, as well as brand new songs, Highland Fling is the perfect treat for kids of all ages – from nought to ninety

Wear something Tartan and join the hoolie

Highland Fling is at the Alloa Town Hall on Wednesday 21st June with performances at 10am and 6pm.

For tickets and information phone The Booking Office on 01259 213131 or follow us on  facebook for information. or see our website here

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