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STIRLING’S LOCAL MAGAZINE

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MAY - JUNE 2017

CELEBRATING EVERYTHING LOCAL IN AND AROUND STIRLING, BRIDGE OF ALLAN AND DUNBLANE.

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Welcome to Love Local Mag PUBLISHER Independently published by KST Marketing EDITOR Karen Tully FOR ADVERTISING OR GENERAL ENQUIRIES CONTACT Karen@lovelocalmag.com

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CONTENTS Grind Coee Lounge Chocolate Fondant Tart Meet & Eat on Friars Street Humans of Strirling

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Local Fitness Timetable Plan Ahead for Healthy Travel Eye Health

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Life Changing Approach to Dyslexia

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Local Business Interview A Good Read

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Puppy Socialisation

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Tool Library Continues to Grow What the heck is "Hygge"? Traditional Building Health Check Smart Security Systems Tools of the Month

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lovelocalmag Love Local Mag is distributed 10 times per year. Love Local Stirling is bi-monthly and distributed to 33,000 homes in Stirling, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane by the Royal Mail. Love Local Clacks is a quarterly publication delivered by the Royal Mail to 28,000 homes and businesses in Clackmannanshire.

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KST Marketing, publishers of Love Local Mag cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in advertisements nor any consequences arising from this. Opinion expressed by contributors or advertisements are not necessarily those of the publisher. Coryright: All righsts reserved. Reproduction of any article, photograph or artwork without permission from the Publisher is strictly prohibited.

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Spoil yourself with speciality coffee in Stirling at The Grind Coffee Lounge. by LOVE LOCAL MAG

Passionate about good food and great service, owners - Jim Hughes and his son Steven, both successful local business men dreamt of one day owning their own coffee house. Serving specialist coffee and quality locally sourced food was always a priority in their vision. They spent 18 months doing their research into what makes the perfect coffee shop. Traveling all over Scotland, from the Borders to Shetland, they visited other coffee shops to see what works and more importantly what doesn't. The result of that 18 months is The Grind Coffee Lounge. Stirling's premier coffee lounge, located within Castle Business Park and open between 8.00am and 4.30pm is the perfect place to meet friends and colleagues for a coffee and a chat. Breakfast and lunch menus are created by our Manager, Andy Harrower, a qualified chef, using local suppliers such as Falleninch Farm Butchers and Mhor Bakery in Callander and include fresh soup, baked potatoes with amazing fillings, baguettes, toasties plus lots more. Every day there are special deals to be had, such as their Friday morning bacon roll and hot drink deal for only £3.45, one of their most popular deals. The coffee on sale is "The Grind Blend", made to order for them by Dear Green Coffee Roasters in Glasgow and made on their specially commissioned coffee machine which came all the way from Italy in their corporate blue colour, and lots of flashing lights ! For the tea drinkers out there, The Grind Coffee Lounge are supplied by Tea Lovers Company (TLC) tea, a not for profit company based in St. Andrews who supply award winning, delicious tasting tea. Choices include a variety of Breakfast, Oolong, Green and White teas as well as delightful caffeine

free herbal infusions. With 100% of Tea Lovers Company profits going to educational charities in India, they will taste even better. Jim and Steven are also very passionate about supporting new mums and have a baby changing room, fully stocked with nappies and wipes, free to use when the need arises. They are also breastfeeding friendly, so no need to go hide to do what comes naturally. All these carefully thought out details make The Grind Coffee Lounge an ideal place for mums to meet midweek for a get together. Jim says "as a grandad to 4 kids under 10, The Grind has to be child friendly. We want mums to come and feel relaxed and to enjoy the experience" The carefully chosen and friendly staff will make you feel welcome and always go that extra mile to make sure you have a enjoyable visit. From breakfast to lunch to afternoon cakes, you'll find it all at The Grind Coffee Lounge...and of course plenty of fresh, hot proper coffee. Give The Grind Coffee Lounge a visit at Lomond Court in Castle Business Park in Stirling. FK9 4TU or get in touch by phone on 01786 450811 for enquiries. You can also keep up to date with news and the latest offer on ; www.facebook.com/thegrindcoffeelounge An additional service offered by The Grind is their professional meeting rooms which are available to hire by the hour. Available for all types of meeting, from private interviews, committee meetings and off site to full day bookings including lunch, The Grind can accommodate. Free on site parking is also included. With their central location, n, just 3 ion 10, minutes off the M9 at junction ming from this is an ideal location if coming uiries email: North or South. For all enquiries ok.com. grindmeetingrooms@outlook.com.

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STIRLING’S PREMIER COFFEE LOUNGE

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Tel: 01786 450811 Open to the public Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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Share S h informal tapas, with family and friends in our inviting and relaxed atmosphere Tapas dishes from £5 and delicious T sharing boards for £15 which is made up of meats, cheeses, olives, anchovies and sun dried tomatoes. Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs 1pm to 11pm Fri & Sat 1pm - 12pm Sunday 1-10pm 1 Allanvale Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4NU

01786 834365 Find us on Facebook www.thecrookbar.com

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right and airy café, with stunning views and a fresh, interesting menu including delicious daily specials and fabulous home baking. Shop selling daily essentials; fruit, veg and milk, unusual gifts and speciality food and drink. Butchery department with quality meat that is locally sourced.

Blair Drummond Smiddy, Blair Drummond, Stirling FK9 4UY Tel: 01786 235024 Email: hello@blairdrummondsmiddy.co.uk Open Daily: Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm www.blairdrummondsmiddy.co.uk

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Chocolate Fondant Tart Preparation time: 45 mins (plus chilling time)

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 6-8 Ingredients Pastry 100g/3½oz plain flour 50g/1¾oz icing sugar 50g/1¾oz chilled butter, diced Yolk from 1 large egg 1 tbsp water

Filling 100g/3½oz butter 150g/5½oz dark chocolate (70%) 150g/5½oz golden caster sugar 75g/3oz plain flour 6 medium eggs

To serve Icing sugar Strawberries or raspberries Cream

Method For the pastry

For the filling

1. Place the flour and icing sugar in a large bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

1. Melt the butter in a medium pan over a low heat, then add the chocolate and stir until melted, smooth and glossy. Remove from the heat and beat in the sugar and flour, then beat in the eggs, one at a time.

2. Add the egg yolk and water and mix quickly so that it comes together to form a firm dough. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 3. Preheat the oven to 200C/ Gas 6 (180C fan). 4. Dust the work surface with flour and then roll out the pastry to form a circle about 5cm/2in larger than your flan tin. Line the tin with the pastry. Pop it into the fridge to chill for a further 15 minutes.

2. Place the pastry case on a baking tray. Pour the chocolate mixture into the pastry case, filling it almost to the top then place in the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just set around the edges and still slightly wobbly in the centre. 3. Remove from the oven. You can serve it warm with raspberries or strawberries, or allow it to cool and dust with icing sugar.

5. You now need to blind-bake the pastry. To do this prick the base of the pastry with a fork then line the pastry case with a circle of greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans (these are ceramic beads, but you can use lentils or dried beans if you don't have any). Bake the pastry for 10 minutes, or until just lightly golden-brown, then remove the paper and the beans and return the tart to the oven to cook for a further 5-7 minutes, or until golden-brown and dried out.

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Meet & Eat on Friars Street by LOVE LOCAL MAG

Whether you are looking for a quiet cup of coffee, a spectacular dinner for a special occasion, or simply some great food with friends, Stirling’s Friars Street has long been a popular place for food and drink in Stirling. For many years Number 3 Friars’ Street was home to the Central Restaurant and popular with Stirling Albion fans, with the proprietors also providing the matchday snacks at Annfield Stadium. Today Number 3 is home to the “Fat Cyclist Café” Friar’s Wynd is a wonderful boutique hotel that opened in 2016 and is packed with character and fully restored period features. The theme of Scottish landscapes and Scotland’s rich literary history permeate through the hotel. The Wine Bar and restaurant offers some excellent, contemporary dishes or if you simply want a relaxing cup of coffee, you must try some of the traditional Scottish baking as well. Each of the eight bedrooms is individually designed and free wifi is avaible throughout the hotel. If you don’t feel like cooking, then Napizza at 19 Friars Street is quickly gaining a reputation for the best pizza in Stirling with one customer recently remarking that Napizza offers the “closest to true Italian pizza you can get without going to Italy.” Alex and Elpido are on a mission to offer fresh pizza made with the best ingredients from Southern Italy and be healthier than any other pizza in Stirling. They’re also happy to share their authentic Italian techniques with weekly classes where the whole family can learn how to stretch the dough and use the ovens. Their colourful, traditional pizza ovens are a bright and happy sight when you walk through the door, but are you brave enough to try the pizza called “Dante’s Hell”? Artisan coffee house “Sable and Flea” at Number 12 Friars’ Street offers so much more than delicious, single origin coffee. Customers can also enjoy their

organic bread, focaccia, antipasto and homemade cakes while soaking up the atmosphere of the eclectic selection of wrought iron, enamel, apothecary jars and French furniture. Or if the weather is nice, you can enjoy some calm time in the secluded garden courtyard. With so many interesting shops and restaurants with attractive window displays, we often forget to look up and admire the building the shop is situated in. Number 29 Friars Street (currently a convenience store) is the creation of local architect John Allan and is built using Welsh Ruabon brick and features a Dutch gable and large plate glass windows. If you look at the façade you’ll see 6 stone panels, 2 made from marble and 4 made from sandstone.The date of construction (1902) is carved into one of the panels. Others have symbols that are probably related to the Holy Rude Kirk, where John Allan was a member, and the Kings Park, where he lived. For many years 29 Friars Street was the premises of “J M Hay”, one of Stirling’s Music Stores. Selling everything from grand pianos to records, the Hay family were involved in most aspects of musical life in Stirling until they closed in 1996. Music lovers in Friars Street are well served today with popular independent music store “Europa Music”. Many of John Allan’s plans, along with fixtures and fittings from Hay’s music shop are on display at the city’s Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum The name Friars Street is linked to the early days of Stirling’s history. Stirling was made a Royal Burgh by David I (1124-53) with a regular market in Broad Street. Broad Street led into Bakers’ Wynd. Friars’ Wynd then weaved down the hill to the Dominican Friary on the edge of town. The Dominicans were known as Blackfriars because of the black cloth they wore over their tunics. Blackfriars were educated men who ministered to the poor and

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LOVE FOOD & DRINK sick, acted as confessors, collected alms and much more. In Stirling they owned the Town Mill, which was located near to the present day Craig’s Roundabout. The Friary was founded by Alexander II in 1233 and lasted until it was destroyed and abandoned during the Reformation in 1559. Friars’ Wynd would have continued beyond the burgh boundary and on past the harbour towards Cambuskenneth Abbey. The Friary’s main entrance was most likely where the FUBAR is today. The Alter of the church was located opposite the Clydesdale Bank. The Friary had some notable visitors. King Edward I of England recovered there from injuries he received at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298. In 1419 a man arrived at Stirling’s Friary claiming to be English King Richard II, who was supposed to have died twenty years early after losing his throne to Henry IV. Unable to verify whether this was true, the man became known as the “Mammet King” and eventually died at the Friary and was buried in the church.

In 1537, during the Reformation, Friar Killour of Stirling wrote and performed a play at Stirling Castle for James V. The play was seen as an attack on the church and so the following year, Friar Killour was burned at the stake in Edinburgh. By 1652, the site of the former Friary was controlled by the Burgh Authorities and by the early 1800s was the location of a pub called the “Saracen’s Head Inn”. The inn was demolished in 1835 to make way for a Bank of Scotland. The bank was demolished in the early 1990s and on the church site today is a block of flats and an open public space. So while you’re enjoying a coffee or a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants and cafes on Friars Street, look out of the window and imagine the Blackfriars winding their way to and from the Friary, and the Kings and Queens who came to visit over the years. Credit: Many thanks to Chris Kane, Barry Ferguson, and Nigel Bisset for assistance in writing this article and sourcing the images.

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Meet the Humans of Stirling: Alexandru co-founder of Napizza by IRIS, FOUNDER OF HUMAN OF STIRLING FACEBOOK PAGE How did the idea of Napizza come about?

Outside of this, what hobbies do you have?

When I came here two and half year ago I noticed the negative idea people had about pizza. Back home, we don't consider it unhealthy, quite the opposite really thanks to the ingredients used. I felt that I needed to change people's view of it, the entrepreneurial mindset kicked in and I decided to open this place. Along the way, we faced many challenges, the biggest one being the oven. It was difficult getting the consent, as well as moving it in. It weighs 2500 kg, so we had to remove the shop front and then build it back up again.

I play futsal, which is an indoor smaller version of football. I'm a lover of cinema and movie editing. I always wanted to be a director, but I have not yet had the time to dwell into that as much as I've wanted to. This is the problem when having too many passions: if you run after two rabbits, you catch none. But that doesn't stop me from planning to do a documentary about the gypsy culture and about the music they make. I think it's completely unbelievable how people that don't study music manage to compose such incredible songs, it feels very pure and natural to me. Such pure talent.

When I first started the restaurant I looked for someone to back me up. Elpidio was a friend of mine, and he is a pizza geek, just like me. After five minutes of proposing the idea to him, he immediately said 'Yes'. From there on, a full immersion into the pizza world happened. We started looking at all the ingredients, oven, designs together, and we worked really well together as we both wanted the same things. When you say, 'back home', where is that more specifically? That's quite difficult to tell. I believe home is where your heart is, and at the moment for me that's Stirling. But I am originally from Napoli. And that's where the name of the restaurant comes from: Napoli pizza. The shape of our logo represent the Vesuvius volcano. But originally, in Italian, when you order a pizza, you usually say 'Fatte 'na pizza!' That's not a formal way of saying it, of course, but it gets the point across. What has setting up this restaurant taught you so far? A lot of things. It taught me that it's not about the success, and that it's all about the people. The ones you work with, the ones you're able to give jobs too. It's all about making as many people happy as you can. It's matured me a lot so far.

Napiazza Restaurant: 15 Friars Street Stirling FK8 1HA 01786 46441 www.napizza.uk/

Meet more Humans of Stirling by following their Facebook page: Facebook.com/ HumansOfStirling

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Fitness Pilates dynamic and exciting, with emphasis on strength, flexibility and functional movement.

Studio in Kings Park, Stirling

Mon 10-11am, 7-8pm Tues 10:30-11:30am, 7pm and 8:15pm Wed 7pm and Thurs 10:30am Sunday 10-11am

Elaine at Stirling Fitness 07933 911522

HIIT/Circuits - a balance of strength and aerobic training.

Studio in Kings Park, Stirling

Thurs 7-8pm

Elaine at Stirling Fitness 07933 911522

Empowering Wednesdays: Yoga with Will Fisher to re-centre and connect to a balanced state of mind. All are welcome Yin yoga and Meditation Class

The Yoga Tree Stirling

Wed 9.30am - 10.45am

Will Fisher 07732951964 completeunityyoga.comwill@completeunityyoga. com

Cecchetti Ballet Adult Ballet Classes, suitable for all ages and abilities. Booking required.

Dunblane Centre

Wednesdays 8.30-9.30pm

Yvonne at cecchettiballetdunblane@ hotmail.com or 07763 861305

Morning Yoga a warm, friendly, seasonal yoga practice for all levels of fitness. Relax & feel good!

Bridge of Allan Parish Church, 12 Keir Street, FK9 4NW

Fri 9:30-10:30am.

Nicola Park on 07968 948722 nicolapark2003@ yahoo.co.uk Find us on Facebook

Line Dancing Improver level. Great way to get fit plus no partner required.

Cambusbarron Community Centre

Tues 3:30-4:30

Virginia at virginia.keppie@gmail.com

Lou Mac Macafit - 30 minute high intensity interval bodyweight training with 30 minute core.

Bannockburn Masonic Hall

Everyday at 9:30, plus Mon 10:15am and 5:15pm, Tues, 5:45pm and 6:20pm, Wed 6:15pm, Thurs 6:45pm and 7:15pm, FSat 8am

Louise MacLaren on 07974445774

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Bannockburn Masonic Hall

Mon 6pm, Wed 7pm and Sat 8:30am

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PIYO - combine the benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of yoga. fat-burning, low-impact workout

Dunblane Centre

Tues 6pm, Thurs 6pm, Fri 9.15am Sat 11am

01786 824224 or email contactus@ dunblanecentre.co.uk

Tango Classes: Full body workout, developing dance ability, flexibility, strength and rhythm.

The Yoga Tree 25B Stirling Arcade FK8 1AX

Tues 20.30 - 21.30 Fri: Beginners 7:30-8:15. Fri: Int-Adv 8:15-9pm Guided Practice 9-10 Every other Sunday 1-2pm

info@yirajetango.co.uk 07720212500 www.yirajetango.co.uk

Adult £8 / Student £6 Wed 8pm -9:15pm

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Pilates - Realign, rebalance and restore your body with Pilates.

Bridge of Allan Sports Club

Beginners/Improvers: Tue 10am Mixed Ability: Tues 7.30pm & Thurs 7.30pm

Jacquie Robertson 07711336075 jacquie@beaumontbodys.co.uk www.beaumontbodys.co.uk

Base Fitness Metafit High intensity class that involves working at your maximum for a short period of time with minimal rest.

Allan Centre, Bridge of Allan

Thurs 6:30-7pm. £3.50.

Ian on 07779214605 Ian@Base-Fitness.co.uk

Base Fitness Kettlebells. Short but intense strength and toning class using kettlebells.

Allan Centre, Bridge of Allan

Every Thursday 6-6:30pm. £3.50. Kettlebell and Metafit deal both for £6

Ian on 07779214605 Ian@Base-Fitness.co.uk

Base Fitness - Circuit Training. A circuit based class suitable for all!

Allan Centre, Bridge of Allan

Every Monday 6:30pm. £5.

Ian on 07779214605 Ian@Base-Fitness.co.uk

Rock and ‘Reel’ Fun Aerobics Class for Over 60’s

Stirling County Rugby Club

Mon 2-3pm Wed 10-11am

Tricia on 07740676639 t.chillas@btinternet.com

Rock and ‘Reel’ Fun Chair Based Exercise Class for Over 60’s

Bridge of Allan Parish Church

Kettlebell and Metafit deal both for £6

£4.50 Tues 2-3pm

Tricia on 07740676639 t.chillas@btinternet.com

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Whilst every care has been taken to ensure all details are correct at time of printing, we recommend you contact the fitness class organiser to confirm dates/times and costs prior to attending.

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Plan Ahead for Healthy Travel As Spring thankfully approaches you may be looking forward to planning a Summer holiday abroad, and hopefully you won't forget to plan and seek health advice for safe and healthy travel. Over 60 million people from the UK travel abroad annually yet only 50% will seek travel health advice prior to travelling and therefore potentially putting their health at risk. Why? 1. Many travellers do not think about health advice as part of their travel checklist to include vaccinations, malarial prevention, travel safety, water related risks and ensuring taking a list of prescribed medications in case of loss or theft abroad. 2. Travel health advice sources are often fragmented and travellers unsure where to seek reliable advice online. 3. Not all clinics offer a complete travel advice service and the quality of advice may vary and appointment times inadequate to fully cover travel health issues comprehensively. 4. NHS GP Practices may not offer full travel

health services or offer convenient and timely appointments for patients to promote ease of accessing travel health advice and patients often unsure where to turn for a robust travel health clinic service. 5. Lack of knowledge may mean travellers may leave it too late to seek travel health advice and vaccinations. Many vaccinations for travel abroad require 4-12 weeks to offer full protection. The challenge to improve travel health is to raise awareness of travel related health issues and encourage travellers to seek professional advice and vaccinations prior to travel. Patients also require improved access and convenient appointment times to engage with travel health care clinic professionals with appropriate travel medicine experience. Please enjoy planning your forthcoming holidays and remember to plan early to include a travel health plan to ensure a happy and healthy holiday. Reliable health advice can be found at; www.fitfortravel. nhs.uk and www.travelhealthpro.org.uk.

KALMED CLINIC Kalmed Clinic is a unique Private Dispensing General Practice conveniently located in Stirling.

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he Clinic has been established by Dr. Kyle Lifson (MBChB, FRCP(Glasg), MRCGP) who has over 20 years experience as an NHS Dispensing GP, extensive Hospital and Travel Medicine experience. Kalmed Clinic provides a full range of General Practice services, corporate healthcare, travel medicine combined with medication dispensing for private patients. The Clinic is based in Springfield House, which is located in the attractive Kings Park area of Stirling and ensures a highly professional and quality environment for Consultations combined with ample parking and appropriate patient access.

SERVICES Consultations • Medicals • Investigations • Referrals Travel & Expedition Clinic • Vaccinations & Dispensing

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Eye Health by LOVE LOCAL MAG

Your sight is so important. Even so, when it comes to looking after yourself, do you think about maintaining your eye health? Eye ailments, from cataracts to glaucoma and age related degeneration are more common than you might realise and there are simple steps to take that help to keep your eyes in top condition. Eye conditions to be aware of: Myopia, also known as short sightedness, is the most common and less serious visual defect of all, often appearing in the teenage years but sometimes before. Distant vision will be blurred though close vision is generally unaffected. Children may not realise they have this, so watch out for any changes in your child’s behaviour such as sitting close to the television or regular squinting. Hyperopia, or farsightedness, can commonly produce symptoms such as headaches, eye strain, tiredness and irritability and tends to get worse as you age. Though similar, hyperopia is different to presbyopia – the onset of sort sightedness than comes on during middle age due to natural deterioration of the lens. Many people have trouble achieving clear distance and close vision simultaneously, especially as people age. There are fantastic products on the market now, such varifocal lenses by top brands such as Varilux, which save the effort of switching between distance and reading glasses altogether.

60 develop them and the majority of cataracts can be treated successfully, some requiring a routine operation. Eye care advice. Your local optician is your first port of call when it comes to maintaining eye health. Your eyes rarely hurt when there is a problem so it’s important to schedule in a regular eye test, to not only test your vision but as a general eye health check. For example, Stirling eyecare experts McLaren and Mckechnie to Eyecare Experts MMeyecare formally known as McLaren and Mckechnie recommend as a regular eye test at least every 2 years. They offer free eye tests alongside other services such as contact lens fittings, diabetic screenings and home visits. Between appointments, steps towards a general healthy lifestyle such as giving up smoking, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol moderately and a healthy diet all contribute to good eye health. Limiting sun exposure by wearing sunglasses can also protect from irreversible sun damage. Another top tip is to limit screen time on laptops, computers, phones and tablets as too much exposure can cause eye strain. Don’t take your eyes for granted – regular checks and a healthy lifestyle will help to protect them for life.

More serious eye conditions include glaucoma, deterioration of the optic nerve which leads to tunnel vision, which everyone over 40 should be checked for at their regular eye test. Most cases can be treated, or at least delayed, using special eye drops. Cataracts are also more common to develop as you age, with the eye vision becoming blurry due to cloudy spots on the eye. Many people over

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Empathy. Integrity. Respect.

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Alsorts provides childcare before and after school during term-time and full days in the holidays. Alsorts aims to provide a welcoming, safe and fun environment that meets the needs of the children and parents attending the provision. Children and parents will be welcomed, valued,, respected p and treated in a polite, professional and efficient manner. During holiday time we offer outdoor play, organised outings and special events as well as general day to day child care. BORESTONE HUTS, BORESTONE PRIMARY SCHOOL, NEWPARK CRESCENT, STIRLING, FK7 0QA

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Life Changing Approach to Dyslexia by CELLFIELD

Teacher and former Headteacher, Fiona Macdiarmid – known to many Stirling parents as Centre Director of Stirling’s popular Kip McGrath tuition centre – believes Cellfield, a programme to help people overcome dyslexia and related processing difficulties, is the most exciting development in education she has come across during her 30 year career.

changing because of the positive impact it has on overall confidence and self belief”.

Developed in Australia, Fiona travelled to New Zealand for her Cellfield training in 2009 and, since then she and her team have helped well over 250 people. “Cellfield’s unique brain plasticity approach helps people break through the barrier to their learning caused by processing difficulties” explains Fiona, “and the benefits are wide ranging; as well as improvements in reading and language, our clients also tell us that Cellfield is life

Cellfield stimulates the brain networks which process the visual and auditory aspects of reading to bring about sustainable improvement in reading and language processing. “Everyone’s experience of Cellfield is different but all our clients have found it helpful”, explains Fiona, “on average, our clients can gain over two years in their reading age, after just 10 days of treatment.” Former Cellfield client, Angus says that undertaking Cellfield as a teenager changed him from being a reluctant reader to someone who now enjoys reading for personal enjoyment. To find out more, contact Fiona at the Stirling Cellfield centre on 01786 447527 or go to www.cellfield.co.uk

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Local Business Interview: Help-In-Hand INTERVIEW WITH MORAG KIRKWOOD, OWNER OF HELP-IN-HAND What kind of service does help-in-hand provide? Help-in-Hand provides a domestic homehelp service for the elderly in Stirling and surrounding areas. As well as housework and shopping, we can also provide an accompanying service to hospital, doctor and dental appointments. How did you start this business? The idea came to me during the bad winter of 2009/2010. At the time I was managing my son Gavin's sweet shop and noticed that a lot of our elderly customers disappeared for a few months. I started thinking about how difficult it was for them to go shopping, etc if they didn't have family or friends nearby to take them. I added to that the possible need for help with housework and Help-in-Hand was started up in June 2011. How many people are in your team? I have six members of staff at the moment who are fully insured and registered under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (Disclosure Scotland). Usually once they start working with a customer they stay with that customer for as long as they are needed. That means that the customer gets to know the person regularly coming into their home and the staff get to know their customers and their needs. Anyone interested in working for Help-inHand should contact me on 01786 475546.

How much does the service cost? Our charges are £12.50 per hour for customers who are disabled or over 60. For customers not in these categories, the charge is £14.50 per hour. What is the impact of the services you offer on the lives of your customers? As people get older they sometimes worry about not being able to keep up with daily chores, etc., and I would like to think that we take some of that worry away. We visit our customers on a twice weekly/ weekly/fortnightly basis depending on their requirements and they can change this at any time. They also know that we are only a phone call away if they need a hand. For example, I have a customer whose family live abroad. As well as a fortnightly cleaning visit, I telephone her every night to make sure that she is well. She is not linked to the MECs system so my daily telephone call reassures her that, if she is taken ill and unable to get to the phone, I will be there checking that she is ok. We want our eldery or disabled customers to feel that if they have a problem, no matter how small, they can pick up the phone and say "can you help me with this?"

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Sailings and events throughout the year

Steamship Sir Walter Scott D The is fully wheelchair friendly

• Steamship cruises on Sir Walter Scott • Panoramic cruises on Lady of the Lake • Special events throughout the year • Lochside Dining in the Brenachoile Café • Katrine Gifts - Souvenirs & Crafts • Cycle Hire from Katrinewheelz • Borg Grech Photography • The Pier Café, Stronachlachar

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A Good Read: The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne It is true that the premise of this book may put some people off: eight-yearold Ben is found dead in a park and eleven-year-old Sebastian is arrested and charged with his murder. With echoes of other high profile cases it does ask us to question how our behaviour as adults can lead to horrific consequences. However, it is a very well-written and gripping novel. The focus of the story is Daniel, a solicitor chosen to represent Sebastian in court. Despite the child being quite difficult to warm to, Daniel sees something of himself in the boy and he begins to recall his own childhood as the son of a drug addict, who spent most of his time in foster care. Here the narrative splits and we discover his story in the mid-1980s interspersed in the current day court case.

where Daniel finally finds the warmth and love he has been looking for in the shape of his foster mother, Minnie. She immediately takes to this boy that no one else wants and an unlikely relationship develops between them. What becomes apparent though is that something went very wrong with the relationship and ass an eath adult, facing the death of Minnie, and the trial n, of young Sebastian, Daniel is forced to confront his own e childhood whilst we are left wondering who the guilty one really is.

Ballantyne successfully transports us back to a cold farm in the North of England

ANTIQUE, VINTAGE & COLLECTORS FAIR

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Thousands of interesting items for sale at bargain prices: • Gold, silver & costume jewellery • Coins, medals and militaria • Books, postcards and ephemera • Pictures & Prints

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Stirling Residents: Your help is needed by CAROLE O'CONNOR What do Suffragettes, actresses, authors, artists, witches, first ladies football team, and first female archaeologist have in common? Answer….Stirling. So much has happened in Stirling women’s live over the years, and still continues to do so. A new book is being written on these proud, and sometimes overlooked women of Scotland . So many events happened, such as two world wars, various Scottish battles, Cholera and typhoid outbreaks, poorhouses, women’s rights movement, the list is endless Stirling women were steadfast and united in many of their daily lives and experiences. The book will cover not just the suffrage movement, but how the Stirling women went about their daily lives. What work did they do? How was their health, their

children, children’s schooling? What leisure pursuits did they undertake? The book is thirsty for knowledge on these women. What is now needed are vital pieces of information from readers who may have lived latterly in that period, or whose relatives were indeed around, and there is a story to tell. Do you fit into these categories? If so I would love to hear from you. I would welcome photographs (they will be returned), and any information, tales to tell, even if only snippets however brief, which will bring this book to life. Acknowledgements will be given for any help relevant to this venture. Please contact Carole on 01786 609440, or email on carol_oconnor@sky.com

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Sunday 25 June 2017 Stirling Albion FC Forthbank Stadium 11am-6pm

football music stalls food village kid’s activities bar and much more… Early bird tickets: £5 p/person family ticket £10 (2 adults/2 children under 16) under 5s free

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JEWELLERY SUMMER SCHOOL July 24th -28th • 9:30am - 4:30pm • £350.00

Proceeds to cancer charities

IT'S FREE TO PROMOTE YOUR EVENT ACROSS ALL OF STIRLING Just fill out the online form at www.lovelocalmag.com and we will do the rest!

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Drive through Wild Animal Reserves, Boat Trips around Chimp Island, Sea Lion Presentations, Bird of Prey Centre & Displays, Lemur Land, Pets Farm, Elephant Habitat, Adventure Playground with Pirate Ship, Giant Astraglide, Pedal Boats, Flying Fox, Fun Fair, Restaurant, BBQ & Picnic areas. Free Parking. For information on Seasonal Memberships, Keeper for a Day, Animal Experiences & Encounters, Animal Adoptions & Hawk Walks visit our website.

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Puppy Socialisation by STRUTHERS & SCOTT This is getting your new pup used to the world they live in. Socialisation means exposing them in a safe way to all different kinds of people, animals and places so they grow up to be confident and happy.

Also introduce them to as many different looking people as you can. Dogs be scared of types of people they haven’t seen before so get them meeting people with hats, high viz, beards, wheelchairs, children etc.

The best time to actively socialise your puppy is from when you get them home up until around 16wks. This is because during this time, known as the socialisation period, they are likely to be curious about new things. After the socialisation period dogs are more likely to respond to something new with fear.

And finally socialise them with other dogs so they are happy to meet new dogs on their walks. Choose calm older friendly dogs and keep the meeting short and sweet. You can also join a puppy party through most vet practices which is a great way for them to play with other young puppies and learn how to interact with other dogs in a good and friendly way.

So have a good think about the kind of life your dog is going to lead: Will you be walking around busy streets, going on public transport, or walking in the countryside around sheep and cattle? Now is the time to get them out and about and seeing these places.

Struthers & Scott offer a four week block of puppy parties on Thursday evenings. These classes cover socialisation, training and all aspects of puppy care. Please contact the practice for more details.

Struthers & Scott have been caring for your pets for over 50 years, and whilst our practice has grown considerably in size, we still hold the same values now as we did in our early days. Hills Dog Food. £5 off your first bag, and every 6th bag is free.

Our Pet Health Plan allows you to spread the cost of your routine and preventative treatments over the year, starting at only £10 per month. Ask a member of our team for more details.

Opening Hours Mon - Fri 8.00am-7.00 pm Sat 8.30am-12.30pm

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Tool Library Continues To Grow by LOVE LOCAL MAG If you’ve ever found yourself in the frustrating position of having to buy a tool or piece of equipment which you’ll only need once or twice before resigning it to the garden shed or loft, you can probably appreciate the many benefits of borrowing instead of buying. Transition Stirling, a local environmental charity, opened the tool library in the Stirling Arcade in 2016 and has recently received funding to continue for another year. Only the second of its kind in the UK, the tool library works just like an ordinary library, except instead of borrowing books, you can borrow all sorts of equipment. With over 300 items, members can borrow anything from sewing machines, drills, and saws to mechanical tools, gardening tools and cooking equipment.

This year the tool library will be offering a delivery service for those who don’t regularly access the town centre or who have difficulty lifting larger items. Transition Stirling are also introducing a new monthly ‘repair café’, bringing individuals together to learn how to mend broken items and give tired tools a new lease of life. The tool library also hosts a series of workshops including sewing and mending workshops, upcycling workshops and a programme of growing, cooking and foraging workshops. To find out more about Transition Stirling, view upcoming events, the full tool library catalogue and become a member visit www.transitionstirling.org.uk.

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What the heck is 'Hygge'? by LOVE LOCAL MAG You’d have had to be pretty well snuggled under a mountain of blankets not to have heard about hygge this winter. Pronounced ‘hue-gah’, it’s all about creating a sense of cosiness, of coming together with friends and family, of revelling in simple pleasures. Think warm, uy towels, roaring ďŹ res and ickering candles. Think good, honest, home-cooked food, shared with friends. Hygge isn’t about buying ‘stu’, whatever the retailers want us to think. You don’t need to spend money to create a sense of hygge. Wrapping up in a snuggly jumper and going for a walk can be hygge, as can catching up with a friend over coee. It’s about a feeling, not possessions. It’s about being kind to yourself, and to others.

You could‌ Curl up in PJs and a snuggly blanket, drink hot chocolate and read a book. Light that scented candle you’ve been saving. Stop trying to multi-task; turn o your phone and focus on the moment. Bake some gooey chocolate chip cookies. Invite a neighbour over for a a a a cuppa. Send a loved one a letter. Soak in a bath with a few drops of aromatherapy oils. Explore the great outdoors with your family. Turn o your phone. While fashions come and go, hygge is one trend that’s very much worth indulging in. Enjoy.

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Traditional Buildings Health Check The Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme (TBHC) is the first of its kind in Scotland, a 5-year pilot scheme open to all owners of traditional building types within the Stirling City boundary. The TBHC is a membership based service providing impartial and expert advice on the maintenance and repair of the external fabric of traditionally constructed buildings. By joining the scheme traditional building owners could save money, safeguard their building’s condition, be energy efficient, sustainable and support skills training and employment in the local area. Benefits of membership include: • An affordable and comprehensive external building inspection • Expert and impartial advice from our inspection team all year round on looking after your building • Access to our online membership area, a

quarterly newsletter, and exclusive events throughout the year. • The Traditional Buildings Repair Grant (TBRG) is a small grant available to members of the scheme. It is for traditional repairs which have been highlighted in the TBHC report. Members can apply for 50% of eligible works to a maximum of £5000 per building. With one year left of the pilot scheme, the main focus is for the TBHC scheme to reach as many new members as possible. This will ensure the longevity of as many traditional buildings in Stirling as possible. If the pilot is successful, Stirling City Heritage Trust hope the TBHC can continue and grow beyond 2018. For further information or to join, please call the Traditional Buildings Health Check team on 01786 498463, email sara@scht.org.uk or go to traditionalbuildingshealthcheck.org

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PROFESSIONAL OVEN CLEANING SERVICE 9 Removable parts are cleaned in a tank of ŽƵƌ ƐƉĞĐŝĂů ĐĂƵƐƟĐ ĨƌĞĞ ĨŽƌŵƵůĂ͘ 9 Using our cleaning tools, all traces of carbon and fat are removed leaving the ŽǀĞŶ ŝŶ ĂƐ ŶĞǁ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ 9 EŽ ĐĂƵƐƟĐ ĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůƐ ĂƌĞ ƵƐĞĚ Ăƚ Ăůů ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŽǀĞŶ ƌĞǀŝǀĞ ƉƌŽĐĞƐƐ͘ CONTACT FOR A QUOTE Mob: 07944 631 689 ĚĞƌĞŬΛŽǀĞŶͲƌĞǀŝǀĞͲƐĐŽƚůĂŶĚ͘ĐŽ͘ƵŬ ǁǁǁ͘ŽǀĞŶͲƌĞǀŝǀĞͲƐĐŽƚůĂŶĚ͘ĐŽ͘ƵŬ

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Biomass boiler servicing & installation

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Smart Security Systems Security Systems have come a long way in recent years with many systems now taking advantage of your home or business internet connection to allow you to control them from anywhere in the world via your smartphone, tablet or computer. Many home and business owners have taken advantage of having control of these systems while at work, commuting and even when travelling and on holiday. The peace of mind and assurance of being able to view and know your property is secure by viewing apps on your smartphone is growing in popularity. Just some of the systems and devices which can be installed are below and after the initial install payment usually have no ongoing costs to monitor or control. Security Alarms - A professional alarm system installed by a NSI accredited company such as Stirling Alarms will not only be favourable with your insurance

www.stirlingalarms.co.uk A division of www.stirlingelectrical.co.uk

company, it will also allow you to remotely set and unset your alarm as well as receive alarm activation notiďŹ cations including a history of recent events. Control your security alarm from your smart device from anywhere in the world. CCTV - View live images from the cameras installed at your home or business with the ability to search and view recorded images. Fire Detection - Smoke alarms around your home can integrate with security alarm systems and your smartphone to alert you if the smoke detectors activate. Smart Devices - Control your central heating, hot water, lights, appliances and even electric garage doors with devices such as smart thermostats, relays and WIFI enabled lamps and plugs. Smart Home systems and devices are available right now and are a lot more aordable than you think.

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QUALIFIED TRADESMEN - A Family Run Business Est. 1987 -

JBR is a family run business with 30 years of experience providing a wide range of roofing services for domestic and commercial clients. all work is carried out promptly and efficiently. • Flat roofs • Single ply roofs • UPVC cladding • Gutters • Downpipes

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• Building maintenance • Roughcasting • Velux window instillation • Re-roof specialists

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“JBR carried out the renewal of a single storey flat roof and replacement of miscellaneous main roof tiles in a very professional manner. Brian and Neil were a pleasure to deal with and I’d certainly recommend this company to anyone needing roof work in the future.” - Mick Douglas

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AHC Tools Recommended Tools of the month. 1. Bowser Petrol Pressure Washer 1

Cleaning your patio in spring is never an easy job, but this Petrol Powered Bowser Pressure Washer makes the job a lot easier for you. With a built in Bowser tank, this allows the machine to work in areas where there may be low or no water feed, and with 2200psi you will get rid of dirt and moss in no time and have your patio looking like new again. 2. The Turf Tree Cutter The Turf Cutter is a simple solution for lifting a lawn, the blade on the self propelled machine simply cuts into the surface and cuts a thin layer, the grass can then be rolled up and disposed of. For large or small lawn removal projects, this is 2 the go to machine.

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www.heartwoodtreesscotland.com LARGE & DANGEROUS TREE REMOVAL SPECIALISTS • Tree Removal • High Pruning • Tree Survey and Reports • Tree Planting • Scottish Power Authorised Contractor • Fully Insured • Suppliers of firewood & Wood Chippings East Coast Office: 01592 747 596 West Coast Office: 0141 573 1739 Head Office: 01786 478 126 Mobile Unit: 07798 762 510 e: enquiries@heartwoodtreesscotland.com

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Balancing Business & Life Success by VICTORIA MUNRO Key to business and life success is defining where you want to be in the future, and then keep in balance as you move towards your target. It’s a good idea to at least write down what you want your business (and your life) to look like three or five years from now. After all, if you’re uncertain about where you want to take your business and your life, how will you know if or when you’ve arrived? Hanging a picture, or collage of pictures, showing your business in the future makes this even more powerful. Keeping your desired destination clearly in view like this will inspire and motivate you to move forward. It can keep you going in the tough times too. Plus, it’s fun to assess your progress along the way. However, keeping life in balance as you move towards toward your dream isn’t always easy. Entrepreneurs may know this, but still struggle to keep their equilibrium. Below are some reminders of common pitfalls to avoid as you move forward: Having documented where you want to go, setting goals to get there can spur you steadily forward in the right direction, but keeping those goals in balance can be a challenge for entrepreneurs who love what they do. It’s important to have goals, but be careful not to set yourself up for failure with unrealistic goals.

and non-work activities you enjoy. Forgetting that life happens and things rarely go the way you hope they will all the time is a common hazard. Allow some wiggle room—a little extra time to complete the tasks you’ve planned to do. Seeing yourself as super human— working 12 hours a days, six, even seven days a week, and trying to sustain a crazy schedule is another trap that’s easy to fall into. Take care of yourself with regular exercise, a healthy diet and ample sleep and rest. Maintaining a healthy balance is good for you and your business. Keeping all your thoughts and mental energy focused solely on the daily needs and challenges of your business will cloud your vision of the future and drain your creativity. Plan regular time to step back and think, reflect on the ‘big picture,’ plan and make adjustments where needed. Ask a friend to hold you accountable and help you steer clear of these familiar entrepreneurial mistakes. Stay in balance and arrive at your desired destination happy, healthy and having enjoyed the journey!

Allowing the business to absorb all your time and energy can result in a loss of motivation and pleasure. Make sure you re-charge by taking time out for fun with people

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