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What’s On in Stirling June 2014 www.Explore-Stirling.com If you have an Event you would like to advertise FREE OF CHARGE e.mail info@explorescotland.net with Date/Time/Event/ Venue/Price NB We try to make sure all the information we post is accurate, but please check directly with the venue concered before committing yourself.

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Stirling Vue Cinema Stirling Vue, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Vue Stirling is an eight screen, all luxury stadium seated cinema with wall to ceiling to floor huge screens, enhanced by the most progressive projection and Dolby Digital Surround Sound technology for the ultimate picture and sound quality. The cinema has 1,061 seats over eight screens and is the biggest cinema in Stirling. Tel: 08712 240 240 http://www.myvue.com/

Macrobert Arts Centre - Cinema Stirling University Campus

For full listings of what’s on at the cinema go to: Box Office 01786 466666 http://www.macrobert.org/cinema.htm

The Hippodrome - Bo’ness 10 Hope St Bo’ness EH51 0AA

Some 97 years after the first customers took their seats in the grand picture palace, The Hippodrome re-opens its doors to the public, recreating the golden age of cinema-going using

21st century technology. The A-listed building, brainchild of film-maker Louis Dickson and designed by local architect Matthew Steele, was opened on 11 March 1912, is a rare example of pre-art deco cinema architecture, and Scotland’s oldest purpose-built picture house. Having undergone extensive restoration as part of the Bo’ness Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), The Hippodrome has seen the 1926 decorative scheme reinstated, new seating installed and original seating restored, and digital and 35mm projectors fitted to offer the best cinema experience. Open 6 days a week Screening the best major new releases Independent films and classics. Tel: 01324 506850 www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Daily until 12th October. Stirling Smith Art Gallery Dumbarton Rd, Stirling, FK8 2RQ BANNOCKBURN 700 - REMEMBER BANNOCKBURN!

700 years after the Battle, we take a closer look at how Bannockburn has been celebrated, and remembered down the centuries. A hundred years ago, this picture of Bruce and de Bohun by John Duncan failed to win the 600th anniversary art competition. The picture which did was not liked, as this protest poster shows. Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Monday 31st March until: Saturday 21st June Macrobert Art Centre. University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA. Lets Dance 2014

Macrobert’s annual celebration of dance is back with a fantastic season of Scottish premieres, fantastic free shows, international dance and dance-along workshops for everyone. Highlights include: Northern Ballet’s newest production created

especially for children Three Little Pigs Groundbreaking contemporary dance from Erik Kahil: No Man Is an Island/ My True North Spectacular cine-dance performance featuring the films of Stirling’s own Norman McLaren A Chairy Tale The chance to get your rock ‘n’ roll on with Danny, Sandy and the whole Rydell High gang in Dance-along-a-movie: Grease As well as many more events going on all around Stirling throughout our Big Dance Day, Saturday 5th April! See our Live Events Brochure for more informtion! Box Office Tel: 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org

Daily Saturday 7th June 2014 until: Sunday 28th Sept 2014 9:30am - 6.00pm The Three Estates Costume Exhibition. Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Stirling FK8 1EJ

Admire the detail and mastery in the costumes created for last year’s unique performances of A Satire of the Three Estates. Gain an insight into the fashions of the time and learn about Sir David Lyndsay’s epic play of Scottish politics, power and reform. Tel: 01786 450000 www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk

Daily Tuesday 24th June 2014 to Sunday 17th Aug 2014 Delightful Dunedin Exhibition. Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2RQ Celebrating 50 years of twinning, Dunedin in Florida shows why it is Stirling’s sister city. Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

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Daily Tuesday 24th June 2014 to Tuesday 22nd July 2014 The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

Telling Tales to Scotland! Discover the incredible global legacy of Scots and their culture in this breath-taking artistic tribute to the Scottish Diaspora. Stitched in 25 countries around the world, telling hundreds of individual tales of personal journeys, sacrifice, pride and achievement, this is one Homecoming exhibition which is not to be missed. www.scottishdiasporatapestry.org Tel: 01786 465646 www.mcadirect.com

Weekly Events Mondays Every Monday Night 8pm Stirling County R.F.C., Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling FK9 5AP Stirling Folk Club Tickets available on the

door www.stirlingfolkclub.co.uk

TUESDAYS Every Tuesday Night. Kilted Kangaroo - Australian Bar & Grill House, 9 Upper Craigs, Stirling

If you’re looking for some tasty tucker, a cold beer and some bonza entertainment the n look no further. On top of our weekly programme of entertainment we host a number of events thoughout the year. These range from Stand-up Comedy Nights to day-long Music Festivals in the huge beer garden. Tel: 01786 451130 www.kiltedkangaroo.com/events.html

Every Tuesday Night No. 2 Baker Street 2 Baker St Stirling FK8 1BJ Quiz Night.

Tradition pub full of character and real ale. Live music/disco at weekends. A friendly warm welcome awaits. For those that love...tradition, character and real ale. Tel: 01786 448 722

WEDNESDAYS Every Wednesday Night Kilted Kangaroo - Australian Bar & Grill House, 9 Upper Craigs, Stirling Pub Quiz. Australian Bar & Grill House, If

you’re looking for some tasty tucker, a cold beer and some bonza entertainment then look no further. Tel: 01786 451130 www.kiltedkangaroo.com

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Every Wednesday Night No. 2 Baker Street 2 Baker St Stirling FK8 1BJ Traditional Scottish Open Session.

tion pub full of character and real ale. Tel: 01786 448722

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Every Wednesday Night Kilted Kangaroo - Australian Bar & Grill House, 9 Upper Craigs, Stirling Pub Quiz. Australian Bar & Grill House, If you’re looking for some tasty tucker, a cold beer and some bonza entertainment then look no further. Tel: 01786 451130 www.kiltedkangaroo.com

Every Wednesday Night No. 2 Baker Street 2 Baker St Stirling FK8 1BJ

Traditional Scottish Open Session. Tradition pub full of character and real ale. Tel: 01786 448722

THURSDAYS Every Thursday Night from 9.00pm Kilted Kangaroo - Australian Bar & Grill House, 9 Upper Craigs, Stirling Karaoke! Australian Bar & Grill House, If you’re looking for some tasty tucker, a cold beer and some bonza entertainment then look no further. Tel: 01786 451130 www.kiltedkangaroo.com

FRIDAYS Every Friday Night Drouthy Neebors, 7 Baker Street FK8 1BJ Live local music Tel: 01786 450858 http://www.drouthyneebors-stirling.co.uk

Every Saturday and Sunday Drouthy Neebors 7 Baker Street FK8 1BJ

What’s On - Please keep checking back for forthcoming events. Tel: 01786 450858 http://www.drouthyneebors-stirling.co.uk/whatson

SATURDAYS Every Saturday Night Drouthy Neebors, 7 Baker Street FK8 1BJ Live local music Tel: 01786 450858 http://www.drouthyneebors-stirling.co.uk

First Saturday of the month 10am - 4pm Albert Halls Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2QL Scotfairs Antique Fair

A great shopping experience, antiques for the connoisseur, hidden treasures for the experts, specialist items for the experienced collector, and 1000s of interesting, beautiful and affordable items for the general public. Come along and enjoy the informal atmosphere of the market! Adults £1.50, accompanied children free. Tel: 01764 654555 or 654340 www.scotfairs.co.uk

Second Saturday of the Month starts 11am Port Street, Stirling City Centre FK8 2LJ Stirling Farmers Market

Highland beef, pork and bacon, venison and wild game, wild boar, fresh and smoked fish, great bread in variety - continental and traditional recipes including sourdoughs, scones and cakes, gluten-free baking, jams, chutneys and preserves, Scottish cheeses and butter, free-range hen/duck eggs, organic vegetables, cold-pressed oilseed-rape products and dressings, fudge and tablet, low sodium sea-salt, savoury pies, country fruit wines, hand-made, jewellery, soaps and body care products, knitted baby clothes, garden plants.

SUNDAYS Every Sunday Drouthy Neebors 7 Baker Street FK8 1BJ

What’s On - Please keep checking back for forthcoming events. Tel: 01786 450858 http://www.drouthyneebors-stirling.co.uk/whats-

Daily Events Diary Sunday 1st June 9:30am - 6.00pm Wallace, Bruce and Scotland’s Contested Crown. Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Stirling FK8 1EJ This special exhibition, created by the National Records of Scotland, explores the achievements of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Bringing together for the first time two rare medieval documents to provide a fascinating glimpse into a stormy period of Scottish history. The letters illustrate the different paths taken by the two leaders. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk Tel: 01786 450000 Adult£14, Child£7.50, Concession£11 Historic Scotland member £FREE

Monday 2nd June 2014 12 noon Stirling Castle Gun Salutes 2014 Queen Anne Garden, Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Stirling FK8 1EJ

This Spring/Summer will see Stirling Castle host three royal gun salutes. These will mark the


What’s On Stirling Highland Perthshire 2014 2013 Queen’s real and official birthdays as well as the anniversary of her coronation. The pomp and ceremony that surround the salute is a real spectacle and a fantastic treat for visitors with different entertainment on each occasion. So be sure to mark the dates in your diary. Tel: 01786 450000 www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk

Tel: 01786 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls.htm

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June 2014 Central Scotland Ballet School – TINSELTOWN Wednesday 4th June 2014 7.30pm Macrobert Arts Centre University Uncle Varick of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Central Scotland Ballet School returns to the MacMacrobert Arts Centre University robert with “Tinseltown”, a dance display showof Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA casing the talents of almost 500 young dancers.

What happens when the rock and roll of swinging sixties London collides with the not so rock and roll of remote Scotland? Sandy Sheridan: pretentious art critic and self proclaimed cultural icon returns from London, and home to his Scottish country pile with his new, much younger, wife in tow. Waiting for him are his stoical daughter Shona and his acerbic ex-brother in law: Uncle Varick. Add in the handsome local Doctor, the not so handsome local neighbour and you have a play full of comedy, pathos, jealously, lust and some very dodgy chain saws. John Byrne the writer behind iconic plays such as The Slab Boys and the legendary television series Tutti Frutti gives us a great Scottish comedy. Think Monarch of the Glen meets the Rolling Stones. A great soundtrack, a great comedy and a great night out. Tel: 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org

Thursday 5th June 2014 7.30pm Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2QL

“The world’s greatest living explorer” (The Guinness Book of Records) needs little introduction. He has dedicated his life to record-breaking expeditions. From the first hovercraft journey up the Nile, through to his 52,000 mile circumnavigation of the world via both poles and his successful summit of Mount Everest aged 64, he continues to push the boundaries of the adventure and to inspire people all over the world. £20 / £18 Tel: 01786 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls.htm

Friday 6th June 2014 7.30pm Barbara Dickson & Rab Noakes The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2QL

From little stars to aspiring professionals, the young dancers will perform routines inspired by music made famous on the silver screen which will have you singing and dancing in the aisles! Tel: 01786 466666 www.macrobert.org

Saturday 7th June 4pm McAree Brothers Knitting Workshop: Learn to Knit. McAree Brothers, 55 King Street, Stirling FK8 1DR

Tuesday 10th June 2014 7pm The Heart of Scotland Junior Choir The Albert Halls, The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2QL

Tickets £8/£6 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/ alberthalls.htm

Friday 13th June 2014 7.30pm I Will Survive Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

As long as we know how to love we know we’ll stay alive! The love of great friends and a good night out can be powerful in mending a broken heart. Remind yourself just how true this is with tickets to the brilliant new musical comedy, I Will Survive! Starring Gary Tank Commander’s and 51 Shades of Maggie’s Leah MacRae, Donna Hazelton from Channel 4’s Musicality, Lauren Ellis Steele , Alison Rona Cleland it features popular songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s and a whole bundle of laughs, taking you on a journey of love, loss and surviving it all... Tel: 01786 465646 www.mcadirect.com

Suitable for complete beginners or those looking for a refresher of the basics, we will cover the Saturday 14th June 2014 12 noon knit stitch, the purl stitch, starting and finishing Stirling Castle Gun Salutes 2014 your work (casting on and casting off), tension/ Queen Anne Garden, Stirling Casgauge and how to read a pattern. Tea/coffee, yarn and needles included in the price. £15 per tle, Castle Esplanade Stirling FK8 person. Children welcome, but must be accompa- 1EJ nied by an adult. This Spring/Summer will see Stirling Castle host Tel: 01786 465646 three royal gun salutes. These will mark the www.mcadirect.com Queen’s real and official birthdays as well as the anniversary of her coronation. The pomp Sunday 8th June 2014 8pm and ceremony that surround the salute is a real spectacle and a fantastic treat for visitors with Graeme Clark & Graeme Duffin different entertainment on each occasion. So be The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd Stirling sure to mark the dates in your diary. FK8 1DE Tel: 01786 450000 www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk As a cornerstone of the record breaking, multi-million selling band Wet Wet Wet, Scottish Saturday 14th June 2014 7.30pm songwriter Graeme Clark is no stranger to playThe Kakatsitsi Master Drummers ing sell-out stadium concerts all over the world. More recently though, he’s been performing his The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd Stirling own stripped back, intimate and acoustic songs FK8 1DE to an army of loyal and devoted fans. Graeme The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana penned over 30 hits with Wet Wet Wet, including are one of Africa’s leading traditional drumming Goodnight Girl, Sweet little Mystery, Julia Says groups. Their UK tours have including appearand Temptation. Now, his debut solo album Mr ances at WOMAD, Glastonbury and numerous Understanding and EP, Catching Fire are being folk festivals, wowing audiences with their comvery well received. Playing his new solo material bination of funky, accessible dance and five part and covers some of the Wet’s favourites in his harmony singing. Their performance includes a own inimitable style, Graeme will be joined by traditional ‘Libation’ ceremony in which the drumfellow Wet Wet Wet member, guitarist Graeme mers summon the spirits of their ancestors to Duffin along with Iain Duff on piano and accorsanctify and bless the gathering. They also play dion. £12.50 the powerful, 5ft high ceremonial Fonton From Tel: 01786 274000 drums which play patterns of drum language http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/whats_ in call and response with the Atumpani talking on_at_the_tolbooth.htm drums which were used in pre-modern times to

Creating a stage show they are keen to share & delighted to bring ‘on the road’ together recalling their early years in Scottish folk clubs & concerts. Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes have been friends since they were teenagers, singing and playing in venues around Scotland. As separate acts they often found themselves performing alongside each other (and other musical luminaries) creating a lifetime bond. Subsequently, they Monday 9th June 2014 8pm have ‘occasionally’ performed live, sang on each Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante other’s records and remained friends for over 40 Stirling Folk Club, Bridgehaugh years. Both have diverse careers and have won Park, Stirling FK9 5AP awards and praise for their solo work in many £8 www.stirlingfolkclub.co.uk fields. Now, they’ve reunited to perform a wonderful blend of folk songs, classic pop influences and self written favourites. Rab’s continuing reputation as one of Scotlands finest singersongwriters and Barbara’s skills as an interpreter of new and traditional songs provide an enviable platform for this unique show.

communicate between villages. £10/£5 Under 16. Tel: 01786 274000 http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/whats_ on_at_the_tolbooth.htm

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Saturday 14th June 2014 11am (1hr) The Horrible History of Bannockburn (Bannockburn 700) Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2RQ

Tapsalteerie Theatre in partnership with The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum and the Stirling TOP Festival bring you a fast, humoroua and thought provoking interactive performance featuring William Wallace, The Battle of Stirling Bridge, Robert the Bruce, Edward II and Bannockburn. Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 15th Jun, 7.30pm The RSNO in Concert The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2QL

Sunday 22nd June 2014 7pm The Ken Dodd Happiness Show The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2QL

A tattifelarious evening of laughter and song with a true comic genius and showbiz legend. Treat yourself to a fun-filled variety show for all the family with guests, jokes and songs celebrating over 50 years of ‘happiness’ with The King of Comedy! £22.50 centre balcony / £20 Tel: 01786 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls.htm

Monday 23rd June 2014 2pm Art Lectures at the Smith Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2RQ

James Wedlake, Museums Galleries Scotland Intern at the Stirling Smith, delivers a series of lectures on artworks in the Smith collections and A warm welcome back the Royal Scottish Nawill situate the works within their broader artistic tional Orchestra to Stirling and the Albert Halls. and cultural contexts. A perfect programme for a summer’s evening. Lectures organised in partnership with the Bizet L’Arlésienne - Suite no.1 Saint-Saëns - Violin Friends of the Smith and The Stirling Smith Art concerto no.3 Mendelssohn - Symphony no.5 Gallery and Museum. Conductor - Alexandre Bloch Solo violin - Maya Tickets available now via Eventbrite. Iwabuchi £18/£16/£14/£5 Under 16. Tel: 01786 471917 Tel: 01786 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov. www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk uk/alberthalls.htm

Monday 16th June 8pm Bill Adair Stirling Folk Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling FK9 5AP

Monday 23rd June 2014 8pm 50 Shades of Blue Stirling Folk Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling FK9 5AP

Wednesday 18th June 2014 - Thu 19 June 2014. Michael Clark Company Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

Tueday 24th & Wednesday 25th June 2014 Sweeney Todd Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA

£8 www.stirlingfolkclub.co.uk

In 2014 Michael Clark Company returns to macrobert with a new work set to a soundtrack by Relaxed Muscle, Scritti Politti and The Sex Pistols amongst others. The piece continues Clark’s history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and muscians, and includes lighting design from Charles Atlas and costumes by Stevie Stewart. Tel: 01786 465646 www.mcadirect.com

Saturday 21st June 2014 7.30pm Andy Abraham’s Soul Band The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd Stirling FK8 1DE

Come and be swept away by the smooth, swinging vocals of the UK’s most loved soul artist. The most refreshing voice on the current soul scene, Andy Abraham is a talent that takes you back to the golden years of music, yet bringing his own contemporary twist to classic songs. £20/£17.50/£15.50 Tel: 01786 274000 http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/whats_ on_at_the_tolbooth.htm

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2014 Thursday 26th June 2014 Bruce 700 by renowned piper and composer, Allan MacDonald The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2QL

Stirling Council has commissioned the renowned piper and composer, Allan MacDonald, to produce a musical commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. £12/£10/£6 Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Friday 27th Jun, 8pm Hamish Stuart The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd Stirling FK8 1DE

We can scarcely believe it ourselves that tonight in concert is the man who, with the Average White Band, wrote ‘Pick up the Pieces’... Since he first rocketed to fame in the 1970s as the falsetto voice and rhythm guitarist for Scotland’s own AWB , Glasgow native Hamish Stuart has written for and performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan, George Benson and Aretha Franklin are just a few of the artists who have relied upon Stuart’s soulful vocal talent and musical versatility. Stuart’s latest project, The Hamish Stuart Band, has once again earned him rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Thirty years after he first appeared on the scene Hamish Stuart is still at the forefront of modern R&B. You know you’ve got to be there... Tel: 01786 274000 http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/whats_ on_at_the_tolbooth.htm

Friday 27th June 2014 6.30pm Pipefest - Stirling Castle Esplanade Stirling FK8 1EJ

Marching from the gates of Stirling Castle to King’s Knot, below the Castle. To mark the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, Pipe Bands, Scottish Clans and Highland Dancers are Following last year’s sensational production of invited to take part in an international parade Oklahoma, Beaconhurst School is staging anthrough the City of Stirling. The March will be other classic show. Set in 19th Century London, led by the Atholl Highlanders – Europe’s only Sweeney Todd follows the story of the infamous private Army! The vision of thousands of pipers barber as he seeks bloody revenge on the evil and drummers marching through Stirling, will be Judge Turpin. As Todd’s thirst for blood increases, a wonderful sight not to be missed, as Scotland so does the number of victims... who Mrs. Lovett marks the 700 anniversary of the Battle of Banhappily disposes of. Tel: 01786 465646 nockburn! www.mcadirect.com

Wednesday 25th June 2014 7:30pm Singing Bowl Meditations and Healings with Peter Halley Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Rd Stirling FK8 2RQ

Singing bowls create a deeply nuturing special environment. The healing resonance and magic inherent in the song of the bowls allows deep releasing at cellular levels. Everyone has a distinctly individual evolving experience and usually find that they connect with the bowls effortlessly and quickly. The style and the depth of healing received is controlled by you. Effects include feeling revitalised, rejuvenated and generally a greater lightness of being. Tel: 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June 2014 The 2014 British Final Festival of One Act Plays. Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Scottish Community Drama Association presents... 81st British Final of 1 Act Plays Tel: 01786 465646 www.mcadirect.com


What’s On Stirling

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June 2014 10am to 7pm Bannockburn Live - Bannockburn Battlefield Battle of Bannockburn Heritage Centre, Glasgow Road, Stirling, FK7 0LJ

Saturday 28th June 2014 1pm to 5pm Armed Forces Day National Event – Stirling Castle Esplanade Stirling FK8 1EJ

Kicking off festivities will be an impressive parade of tri-Service personnel, supported by bands, marching from ancient Stirling Castle, making its Bannockburn Live is commemorating the 700th way through the streets of the city down to the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in the events field below the Castle. Joining the colourScottish Wars of Independence. The event has ful parade will be veterans of all ages, association something for everyone and is a celebration of Standards, and members of the Cadet Forces Scottish music, food and history. Be transported from across the United Kingdom. Visitors can back in time and visit 1314, experience the sights view the live and static displays, including aircraft and sounds of 14th century Scotland in the on site, Military Working Dogs demonstrations, medieval encampments from the forges’ sharpenRoyal Navy, Army, RAF marquees and a veterans ing weapons to the kitchens getting food ready village, and a model of super-carrier HMS Queen for the troops. See one of the spectacular battle Elizabeth, the brand new Royal Navy ship soon performances professionally choreographed by to be official named by HM The Queen at Rosyth. Clanranald known for their work on blockbuster Admission: £5.00, children free. films like Gladiator, Thor II and Robin Hood. Fast forward to 2014 and hear some of the best Saturday 28th June 2014 Scottish traditional music on the main stage. In Storyville listen to great discussions around Tartan Ties – Stirling Scotland and see recitals capturing the essence Blair Drummond Community Hall, of Scottish history and culture. Plus there are lots North Kirklane Farm Blair Drumof activities for children from hand-on crafts to mond Stirling FK9 4UX trying out medieval sports. Tel: 0844 493 2139 www.battleofbannockburn.com Tartan Ties is the name of Clan Hay’s annual social gathering. This year it will take the form of a ceilidh at Blair Drummond Hall, Blair DrumSaturday 28th June 2014 mond, Stirling. It is supported by the Scottish The Springsteen Sessions Clan Event Fund and, although organised by Clan The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road Hay, is open to everybody. Supper is included in the ticket price of £25 and music will be provided Stirling FK8 2QL by the Jack Delaney Band. Catering is by Regis As far as tributes to The Boss go, there’s none finer. From the moment The Springsteen Sessions Banqueting. The Earl of Erroll, The Lord High Constable of Scotland will be attending this arrive on the stage, they take you on a musievent. Transport to the venue will be provided cal journey down E Street that will leave you from Stirling Castle to the venue and back but enthralled, excited and exhausted, but, more please advise when booking if this is required. importantly, wanting more. Covering over four Tel: 01786 841 352 decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as ‘Born To Run’, ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Rosalita’ to name but a few. To the ‘True Springsteen Fan’, this will be a journey that they’ll never want to end. So sit back and enjoy the pure sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band. £15 centre balcony £14, £12 standing and side balcony. Tel:01786 473544 http://alberthalls.stirling.gov.uk/alberthalls.htm

2014 Saturday 28th June 2014 Introduction to Sock Knitting McAree Brothers, 55 King Street, Stirling FK8 1DR

Knitting socks is easy when you know how! Learn about the anatomy of a sock during our introduction to sock knitting workshop. Katherine will teach you all the techniques required for knitting a pair of socks in the round. The heel method used will be a heel flap and short-row shaping. On the day, please bring the following: 4 double pointed knitting pins size 4mm (UK 8, US 6), darning needle, stitch markers. This workshop is suitable for those who are able to knit and purl with ease. Price includes all materials (apart from those listed above), tea/ coffee and lunch at the Golden Lion hotel. You will also be given a 10% discount on any purchases on the day of the workshop. Tel: 01786 465646 www.mcadirect.com

Sunday 29th June 2014 7.30pm Fiddler’s Bid & Friends The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd Stirling FK8 1DE

A very special evening of the finest traditional music, featuring the leading exponent of Shetland’s rich fiddle tradition, Fiddler’s Bid. There are a total of seven formidable musicians on stage in the Bid, including four fiddlers who seem to be linked by musical telepathy, a strong rhythm section of guitar and bass and the flawless touch of Catriona McKay on harp and piano. They effortlessly blend the tradition of Shetland with wider musical influences, reels, jigs and polkas, are all delivered with amazing power and dexterity, while their beautifully measured waltzes and slow airs never fail to delight. £17/£16/£14. Tel:01786 274000 http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/whats_ on_at_the_tolbooth.htm

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Events & activities in Stirling & Forth Valley. For full details go to: http://www.explore-stirling.com/whats-on/

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