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STIRLING’S LOCAL MAGAZINE

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

CELEBRATING EVERYTHING LOCAL

IN AND AROUND STIRLING, BRIDGE OF ALLAN AND DUNBLANE.



CONTENTS

Welcome to our Festive Edition I am proud to once again showcase Christmas gifts that are available to buy locally, alongside our usual array of articles and local advertising. Love Local Mag only exists due to the support of the local businesses advertising, so when you contact a business please tell them where you saw their advert. Finally, I would like to say a massive thank you to all the wonderful local businesses that have advertised with Love Local Mag this year and to all you wonderful readers for picking the mag up and supporting these businesses! Merry Christmas! Love Local Editor

Front Cover: David Robertson, www.scot-image.com. Prints are available to purchase from website.

Choosing your Christmas Meat Page 6 Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding Page 9 Hangover Help Did Grandad Really? Fitness Timetable Kaasaen Cryotherapy Treatment

Page 11 Page 13 Page 14 Page 16

Top Christmas Events Christmas Panto Extravaganza

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Gifts Under £10 Gifts Under £50 Gifts Over £50

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Poisonous Food for Pets

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Bring Scent of Christmas Into Your Home Page 33 Keep Your Home Safe this Winter Page 38 Hardies of Stirling Serve up an Ace Page 47

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ALLANWATER

Brewing and Pouring since `96

BREWHOUSE BR N IDG E OF ALLA

Brewing & pouring since ’96 the multi award winning microbrewery and real ale Pub greets everyone, locals or tourists alike, with a warm welcoming smile. We pride ourselves not only in great beer, informative tours, live acoustic music but, more than anything else, truly outstanding Scottish hospitality. The SHINDIG BEER FESTIVAL Fri 9th Sept – Sun 11th Sept

OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 12 NOON Sunday - Thursday open ‘til 11pm Friday & Saturday open ‘til midnight

FIND A WARM AND WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE WE MAKE OVER 250 DRAFT BEERS AT THE BREWHOUSE LIVE MUSIC & EVENTS ARE A REGULAR FEATURE Queens Lane, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NY Tel: 01786 843555 www.bridgeofallan.co.uk

CHRISTMAS

party NIGHTS

Join us at Gartmore House on: Friday 9th December Saturday 10th December Friday 16th December Saturday 17th December for a wonderful Christmas dinner followed by live music by the local band Acoustic Station and disco!

edenmill Cafe & farm shop festive weekend 28TH & 29TH NOVEMBER 10-5PM

ADULTS £4. KIDS (over 3 yrs) £2 FAMILY TICKET £10 (2 adults & 3 kids) and FREE access to Soft Play

Join us for a weekend of family fun and merriment. Discover fabulous gift ideas from local stall holders and indulge in delicious food with live music each afternoon. Children can enjoy festive face painting, meet our friendly farm animals, Reindeer and see Santa in his grotto!

Tickets: £35 Accommodation packages available. M O R E I N F O O N W W W. GA R T M O R E H O U S E . C O M

email mail@gartmorehouse.com or call 01877 382 991

Edenmill Farm, Blanefield, Glasgow G63 9AX Edenmill.co.uk 01360 771707

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the

Riverside

Pub • Kitchen

Coffee House

Bookings now being taken for Christmas 3 Courses & Glass of Fizz £25 / 2 Course Lunch £15

classic and contemporary cocktails • old and new world wines local food and real ales • artisan coffee and home baking riverside dining • wood burning stove Stirling Road, Dunblane, FK15 9EP • 01786 823318 • www.theriversidedunblane.co.uk Opening Times: Mon - Thurs 10am - 12am, Fri - Sat 10am - 1am, Sun 11am - 12pm LLCAOCT14

The Westerton Arms Pub food the way it should be, plus beer, wine and cocktails. Great deals every night of the week, new Winter menu and serving our delicious Christmas menu from 1st to 24th December.

CHRISTMAS MENU

2 courses £14.99 / 3 courses £18.99 Stuck for a gift? Why not treat someone to a Westerton gift voucher. 34 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HR • T: 01786 833999 E: info@westertonarms.co.uk • W: www.westertonarms.co.uk f

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Choosing your Christmas meat Christmas is near and if you are preparing a big feast for family and friends, we have a few ideas to make sure your main Christmas dish looks and tastes amazing this year– apologies to vegans, you will have to look away now. The Classic Turkey If you go with turkey but want to make sure the meat will be juicy and tender we have two words for you: marinade and fat. Make sure you marinate the bird for a night in brine with spices before putting it in the oven. Just before putting the turkey in the oven, add butter under the turkey’s skin. Stuffing also lengthens cooking times but also gives moisture to the bird. Don’t forget to baste while in the oven. If turkey is definitely not your cup of tea, we have a few more suggestions: The Next Best - Roast beef A beef fillet can be a perfect Christmas dish; make sure you remove it from the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking it and that you ask the butcher for a middle cut so it is equally thick. Add your favourite spices, or wrap the beef in prosciutto to make sure it stays juicy and tender. Follow cooking time, take out of the oven, cover for a few minutes. Roast is done! And let’s not forget the added benefit of leftover sandwiches on Boxing Day. The American Way - Pulled Pork Pulled pork is usually made from a less popular pork cut, which makes not only for a tasty dish but also a budget friendly one. For pulled pork, choose good quality pork shoulder and marinate it or cure it

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before slow cooking it for 6 hours (for a 2kg/4lb pork shoulder). There are many ways to flavour your meat. If you are a purist or absolutely sure of the quality and provenance of the meat, just a rub in salt and sugar might be enough, but if you like spices add mustard, fennel, smoked paprika or cayenne for a bit of a kick. Once the meat is cooked, pull it from the bone with a fork in serving dish and serve with the regular mash and veg trimmings. The Unconventional Way – Chicken Parcels or Individual Pies If you feel like shaking things up a bit this year, go for what may seem an unexciting meat – chicken breast – in a new exciting way. Chicken parcels are made by wrapping chicken breasts with greens and butter in well buttered filo or shortcrust pastry. It will be different, it will be fun, it will give people something to talk about! Although there is something incredibly pleasurable in observing traditions around Christmas time, we think we can all agree it is the gathering together in celebration – big and small, young and old, living far or close - around a plentiful table is what Christmas is really all about – whether we eat the custom turkey, based on an old family recipe or a vegan dinner inspired by the latest gastronomic trends. We wish that you enjoy a hearty and delicious Christmas dinner and a peaceful celebration with your loved ones. Bon appetit, everyone!


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CHRISTMAS DINNER ON US! ORDER BY 2ND DECEMBER AND YOU COULD WIN YOUR ORDER!

FANTASTIC FESTIVE PACKS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW! Festive Gammon PLUS Pack £41

Large Easy Carve Turkey PLUS Pack £87

Festive Gammon Pack

Large Easy Carve Turkey Pack

Serves 8-10 Gammon Joint Approx. 2kg Farmhouse Steak Pie 2lb Pork Chipolata Sausages 2 x 454g packs Sausagemeat Stuffing 1 x 454g pack Streaky Bacon 1 x 454g pack Goose Fat 1 x jar 300g

(as above without Steak Pie) £26

Easy Carve Turkey PLUS Pack £52 Serves 8-10 Fresh Boneless Turkey Crown Approx. 2kg Farmhouse Steak Pie 2lb Pork Chipolata Sausages 2 x 454g packs Sausagemeat Stuffing 1 x 454g pack Streaky Bacon 1 x 454g pack Goose Fat 1 x jar 300g

Easy Carve Turkey Pack

(as above without Steak Pie) £37

Serves 16+ Fresh Boneless Turkey Crown Approx. 4kg Farmhouse Steak Pie 3lb Pork Chipolata Sausages 3 x 454g packs Sausagemeat Stuffing 2 x 454g Streaky Bacon 1 x 454g pack Goose Fat 1 x jar 300g

(as above without Steak Pie) £67

Complete Christmas PLUS Pack £117 Serves 24+ Fresh Boneless Turkey Crown Approx. 2kg Gammon Joint Approx. 2kg Topside Roasting Joint Approx. 2kg Farmhouse Steak Pie 3lb Pork Chipolata Sausages 5 x 454g packs Sausagemeat Stuffing 3 x 454g pack Streaky Bacon 3 x 454g pack Goose Fat 1 x jar 300g Beef Dripping 1 x 454g Yorkshire Pudding Mix 1 pack

Festive Beef PLUS Pack £52

Serves 8-10 Topside Roasting Joint Approx. 2kg Farmhouse Steak Pie 2lb Pork Chipolata Sausages 2 x 454g packs Sausagemeat Stuffing 1 x 454g pack Streaky Bacon 1 x 454g pack Beef Dripping 1 x 454g Yorkshire Pudding Mix 1 pack

Festive Beef Pack

(as above without Steak Pie) £37

Complete Christmas Pack (as above without Steak Pie) £97

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FASHION • FURNITURE • JEWELLERY • VINTAGE • BREAKFAST • LUNCH • COFFEE & CAKES

Merry Christmas to all our customers past and present DOUNE, Stirlingshire FK16 6HG Antiques & Arts Centre 01786 841 203 Cafe Circa 01786 841683 f

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Easter Cornton Road, Causewayhead Stirling FK9 5PB T: 01786 473663 E: rum4@aol.com W: thebirdsandthebees-stirling.com

ENJOY A FESTIVE FEAST AT THE BIRDS AND BEES BAR AND RESTAURANT Voted the DRAM Gastropub of the Year, you won’t find a more friendly welcome anywhere in central Scotland. Relax with a glass of wine in the cosy bar or enjoy a coffee by the roaring fire in the lounge. Choose from our daily seafood market specials, traditional brasserie favourites and children’s menu. Come and enjoy our Christmas Festive Fayre available throughout December.

JOIN US THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Recently awarded the Best Refurbishment in Scotland, The Inn at Torbrex is a former 18th century coaching inn which has been transformed into a modern bar and restaurant while retaining all the charm of the original. Our menus have been created using the very best of ingredients that Scotland has to offer and where possible sourced locally.

The Inn at Torbrex, Torbrex Lane, Stirling FK7 9HD T: 01786 461 832 W: www.torbrexinn.co.uk E: rum4@aol.com

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Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

200g (7oz) good quality milk chocolate 75g (3oz) butter 250g (8oz) (or about 10 slices) white bread 3 eggs 1 tsp. Cinnamon Ground 25g (1oz) caster sugar 1 Vanilla Pod 600ml (1 pint) milk Cocoa powder and icing sugar for dusting

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4.

bread, overlapping, to form a second layer.

2. Lightly grease the sides of an ovenproof dish measuring approx. 30cm x 20cm (12" X 8"). Break up the chocolate and, together with 25g (1oz) butter, put into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of lightly simmering water. Leave until melted. Stir lightly.

4. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan and remove from the heat. Beat the eggs with the Cinnamon, sugar and the seeds from the Vanilla Pod. Add the butter and milk and stir thoroughly. Spoon the mixture over the bread so that all of the bread is saturated. Allow to stand for 1 hour.

3. Cut the crusts from the bread and slice into 4 triangles. Arrange approximately half of the slices, overlapping, in the dish and spread with the melted chocolate sauce. Arrange the remaining

* Tips... Choc Chip Brioche rolls also work well and for added luxury, a splash of brandy in with the milk/custard.

5. Bake the pudding in the oven for 45-50 minutes until the custard has set and the bread .is golden brown.

Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Authentic Chinese Dishes, Sichuan Hot & Spicy, Dimsum, Hotpot and Bubble Tea Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Authentic Chinese Dishes, Sichuan Hot & Spicy, Dimsum, Hotpot and Bubble Tea

£5 Voucher £5 Voucher £5 Voucher Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Authentic Chinese Dishes, Sichuan Hot & Spicy, Dimsum, Hotpot and Bubble Tea

£5 off when you spend £20 or more £5 off when you spend £20 or more - not valid in December

CHRISTMAS MENU

Lunch: 2 courses £11.90 3 courses £14.90 Dinner: 2 £5 courses £15.90you3spend course £18.90 off when £20 or more

OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER EVERYDAY, H O M E D E L I V E RY AVA I L A B L E WITH HOME DELIVERY FROM 4:30 T: 01786 479799 • Address: 52, Port Street, Stirling FK8 2LJ OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY. For more information and reservations please call 01786 479799 • 2, Port Street, Stirling FK8 2LJ H O M E D E L I V E RY AVA I L A B L E T: 01786 479799 • Address: 52, Port Street, Stirling FK8 2LJ LOVE LOCAL | 9


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***Festive Feasts *** Bookings being taken now 3rd - 23rd December Lunch: 12noon - 2pm 2 courses £13.50 | 3 courses £16.50 Dinner: 6pm - 8:30pm - 2 courses £18.50 | 3 courses £23.50 Christmas Eve Dinner: 6pm - 8:30pm | 3 courses £25.00 Christmas Day Lunch: 12noon - 3:30pm | 4 courses £55.00 *** Pre Christmas Breaks *** Tuesday 1st to Wednesday 23rd December From £49pp for dinner, bed and breakfast For reservations call 01877 330329 or email info@poppieshotel.com www.poppieshotel.com

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Hangover Help! This is the time of year when most of us end up regretting that last glass of wine. And we all love a good Christmas party (or two) but often the morning after is not so much fun; pounding headaches and an upset stomach are what most expect. There are hundreds of old wives tales about how to cure a hangover but do any of them really work? And is it science of just a placebo effect? Sadly a perfect hangover cure has yet to be discovered however there are some tricks you can use to reduce the severity of symptoms. Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Have a good, healthy dinner before going out. It is a long known fact alcohol does a lot more damage on an empty stomach, so try a healthy meal with plenty of fruit and veg first. Hydrate. One of the best tips for lessening the symptoms of your hangover is to drink lots of water both before and after a night out. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it removes fluids from the body, so drinking too much can lead to dehydration. Dehydration is what causes many of the symptoms of a hangover. This is why you should also avoid drinking anything caffeinated; caffeine is also a diuretic and will make the dehydration even worse. Replace Salts. Another less known result of alcohol intake is a loss of salts in the blood. Eating

a large fry up after a night on the town is sometimes a good idea. Failing that just go for seasoned eggs, they contain taurine which is known to reduce liver damage. If your stomach isn’t up for solids try isotonic drinks or take a Dioralyte sachet. Yes they are for other types of ailments, but a hangover also depletes your body of essential salts and minerals. Another great suggestion is juicing – by mixing vegetables and fruit and blending them you obtain a refreshing drink that can help your liver recover too. Exercise. The most dubious myth circling around is the idea you can sweat off a hangover. Strangely though there is scientific backing to using exercise as a helpful hangover cure. Exercise is one of the best ways to increase your endorphin levels. The main purpose of endorphins is to impede the transmission of pain signals; they may also produce a feeling of euphoria very similar to that produced by other opioids. Both of these things will help reduce the symptoms of your hangover. Although probably running the marathon with a hangover might be a bad idea, taking a walk, a yoga or pilates class might bring some benefit. Generally speaking, it is always better to prevent than cure, so moderation is probably the best way to approach a night out. We wish you great nights out while keeping safe and healthy!

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It's time for Stirling Health Food Shop's ANNUAL CH RISTM

HAMPER PRIZE DRAW

Stop Smoking • Weight Loss • Gastric Band Stress & Anxiety • Phobias • Pain • Trauma Exams • Public Speaking • Driving Test IBS • Workplace • Performance • Sport etc Professional, Friendly, Confidental. Based in Stirling. VICKY MCLEOD

CPsychol, AFBPsS, TFT - DX, Dip. AH, GQHP

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Tickets are 50p and all proceeds go to charity, which thi s year is ‘Hand in Hand for Syr ia’. A charity which gives direct help into Syria to the people who ne ed it most. There is a grand Chris tmas hamper to win along side 2 runners-up prizes. The prize draw is Frida y 23rd December and win ners will be notified on tha t day. Pop into Stirling Healt h Food Shop on Dumbart on Road to get your tickets . www.stirlinghealthfo odstore.co.uk


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Did Great Grandad Really? by JANE HARRIS, JANEALOGY, PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGIST. Christmas, family gatherings, times when stories are told and memories shared. But how much truth is in them? How can we be sure? My uncle told me that his grandmother’s youngest brother was asked to stand as a Labour Party candidate in a general election. The youngest child of a poor Orkney crofter?? I was very doubtful but did some research, starting with Alexander Groundwaters birth, marriage and death records so I knew I had the right person. He’d left Orkney to join an older brother in Salford and eventually became a Congregational minister. While serving in Shetland he was elected as a local councillor, so some politics there. Then I found it, an article in the Glasgow Herald, December 1938. It described how he had been asked to stand as an Independent Labour Party candidate in Kinross and West Perth. After scanning the vast constituency, and bearing in mind it was winter and funds were low, “It dawned on me,” he said, “that the whole thing was hopeless.” So my uncle’s story was right. Sometimes clients have been told they are related to someone famous, Flora MacDonald for example. Depending on the availability of records, it can be possible to prove this. In other cases, the supposed connection is no more than a shared surname. To check such stories, start with yourself and work backwards. We generally have two named parents, four grandparents, eight great grandparents, doubling the numbers for each earlier generation. Some lines can probably be

Was great great great grandad a baker? discounted early on. If you start with the famous person and try to work forward, you will have all their children to check, then grandchildren, a load of different lines to try and find your connection. Famous or not, whoever your relations are, discovering your family history is fascinating. Some family history research or a voucher towards having some done make great Christmas presents.

FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

Curious about your roots? No time to research? Hit a brick wall? Let Janealogy do the work Gift vouchers available

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Fitness Timetable CLASS

LOCATION

DATE & TIME

CONTACT

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

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

Fitness Yoga/Pilates - a flowing mix of some of the best moves from each, great for flexibility and core strength.

Studio in Kings Park, Stirling

Sunday 10-11am

Elaine at Stirling Fitness 07933 911522

Barre Fitness – fun, functional and fatburning – a beautiful fusion of Ballet, Yoga and Pilates moves.

Studio in Kings Park, Stirling

Wed 6 pm

Elaine at Stirling Fitness 07933 911522

Morning Yoga - A mix of both flow and Yin, reflecting the seasons and participant experience.

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

Fri 9:30-10:30am.

Nicola Park on 07968 948722 nicolapark2003@ yahoo.co.uk

Line Dancing Improver level. Great way to get fit plus no partner required. Good variety of music. Experienced instructor. Contact for beginner info.

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

Mon 10:15am and 5:15pm, Tues 9.30am, 5:45pm and 6:20pm, Wed 6:15pm, Thurs 6:45pm and 7:15pm, Fri 9.30am and Sat 8am

Louise MacLaren on 07974445774

Lou Mac MacastrongCircuit Style Training.

Bannockburn Masonic Hall

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

Louise MacLaren on 07974445774

DBL O Fit: Cardio interval, and, strength and conditioning training.

Kippen Village Hall

Mon - 7.30pm -8.30pm

The Dunblane Centre

Wed - 9.20am-10am

Olivia Olivarius on 07712587423 Facebook: DBL O Fit

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CLASS

LOCATION

DATE & TIME

CONTACT

Base Fitness - Metafit High intensity class that involves working at your maximum for a short period of time with minimal rest. It ensures you get the most out of your time!

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. Be ready to get strong and fit!

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! Get strong and fit fast!

Allan Centre, Bridge of Allan

Every Monday 6:30pm. £5.

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

Pilates Class: Beginners/Improvers Level. Focusing on the traditional methodology as created by Joseph Pilates

Bridge of Allan Sports Club

Tuesday 10am

Jacquie Robertson 07711336075 beaumontbodys.co.uk

Kettlebell and Metafit deal - both for £6

New Barre Fitness class This brand new fitness concept from America has come to Stirling Fitness! Elaine Machray is one of the first instructors in Scotland to qualify to teach this fun and challenging class, which finds it’s origins in Ballet, Pilates and Yoga.

Course dates... 19/10/16 23/11/16 Try-It Classes: 4 week – course 14/9/16 –£60 5/10/16 £40 Wednesday 7/9/16 8 spaces to 6pm book and for further course dates, Thursday 8/9/16 11.45am BOOK NOW 07933 911522 Call: 07933

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Kaasen Cryotherapy Treatments by DAVE JENKINS, SPORTS THERAPY SCOTLAND CryoStimulation (CS) is a technique for a drug-free, non-invasive treatment of pain, inflammation and musculo-skeletal trauma. Its indications are for both acute and chronic conditions. Cryostimulation is the natural response of the body when exposed to extreme temperatures by raising the temperature of the blood and increasing blood circulation to stimulate metabolic processes. Cryostimulation triggers the body to relax and relieve pain symptoms as well as stimulating the processes which aid healing and recovery. Cryotherapy / Cryostimulation is currently used to treat the following: • • • • • • • • • •

Pain Arthritis Inflammation Many sporting injuries Post Operation Recovery Multiple sclerosis (MS) Sciatica Post-Surgery Rehabilitation Post Exercise Recovery

Why KAASEN? Traditional ice packs get warmer the longer they are on your body because heat transfers from your skin to the pack. While this might feel more comfortable on your skin, it reduces the therapeutic effect. A Kaasen device delivers consistent, controllable cold that penetrates deeper into damaged tissue with the help of active compression. The result is more effective cooling that lasts longer. Better than static compression - Static compression is used to control swelling, but Kaasen do so much more. Active compression helps remove excess fluid, or edema, from the injured area while bringing fresh blood and nutrients at the same time. Freshly oxygenated blood and the flushing of cellular waste

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helps improve healing, so you can get back to normal activity more quickly. Faster healing - The combination of deeply-penetrating, long-lasting cold and active compression is proven to help accelerate healing in damaged tissues. A cryotherapy and compression machine is simply more effective than ice packs and compression bandages, so if a fast recovery is a priority for you, why wouldn’t you use one? More comfortable recovery - Injury rehabilitation is no fun for anybody. You are definitely going to experience some pain, swelling, and general discomfort, but a cryotherapy machine can make the journey more comfortable. The specialized wraps are fully adjustable and easy to apply, so you don’t have to worry about holding an ice pack or getting the right pressure with a static compression bandage. Just set up the system, apply the wrap, and sit back and relax while the cryotherapy machine does all the work. Only available at Sports Therapy Scotland Stirling and Glasgow 07966570733 enquiries@sportstherapyscotland.co.uk


UNIQUE CRYOTHERAPY TREATMENTS IN STIRLING STS is uniquely equipped to offer a Thermic Shock to treat many conditions: Back Pain, Head and Shoulder Pain. Whiplash, Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Tendonitis, Arthritis and any other inflammatory conditions.

Thermic Shock is a combination of extreme cold and high pressure providing key effects in the human body: • Analgesic for Pain Relief • Anti-Inflammation • Reduce Swelling • Increase Mobility • Strengthen and Speed Recovery • Muscle Relaxation.

Taking the "Ice Bath" to the next level and experienced Cryotherapy. Absolute magic! 1 min application on each Hamstring and Calf muscle. Instant release of niggles and increase in range of movement to hip flexor and knee joint! - Grant

Sports Therapy Scotland Unit 95, Stirling Enterprise Park John Player Building, Stirling FK7 7RP

07966570733

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Top Christmas Events Event: Stirling Christmas Lights Switch On Location: Stirling City Centre When: 20th November 2pm – 5pm Parade will go from Corn Exchange, down King Street and Murray Place to the Thistles. Central FM at the foot King Street from 2pm and the lights will be switched on at 5pm Further details will be on www. stirlingwinterfestival.com. Event: Blairdummond Christmas Fayre Location: Blairdrummond Hall When: 25th November Browse round over 20 stalls including The Wee Cake Stop; Stella & Dot; Briarlands Farm; Phoenix Cards; and more. There will be a charity raffle with proceeds being donated to Trossachs Search & Rescue. Admission is £1 for adults, children 50p and includes mulled wine/tea/juice and mince pie/shortbread. Event: Making Merry at Stirling Castle Location: Stirling Castle When: 4th December 12:30 - 3:30pm Join some crafty elves this festive season and have a go at creating everything from decorations to cards, crackers and baubles. Plus some fabulous festive entertainment from the Swinging Santas. Event: Christmas Shopping Fair Location: Stirling Castle

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When: 9th December 6-9pm Join in the spirit of Christmas at the annual fayre in the Great Hall. Come along and wander through the stalls of local crafts, fine foods and drink. Tickets: £6 for adults (includes parking) Event: Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker Location: MacRobert Arts Centre When: 8th - 15th December The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite Event: Victorian Christmas and Sail with Santa Location: Loch Katrine When: Weekends 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December A great experience for both children and adults - join the very popular “Sail with Santa” cruise on the iconic steamship Sir Walter Scott. Santa and his helpers will spend time with each child and give them a wrapped up present on this festive hour long sail. Adults are not left out as the price also includes a glass of mulled wine for the adults and local Christmas fayre. Event: Carols at the Castle Location: Stirling Castle When: 11th Decmeber, 7pm. Enjoy the sounds of the National Youth Choir of Scotland’s Stirling Contingent as they

perform a selection of classic carols and modern Christmas songs. Event: Discover Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza Location: Dunblane Main Street When: Thursday 24th November. 5-9pm Discover the best that Dunblane has to offer at Christmas time. Meet Santa and his reindeer, browse the shops, enjoy the fantastic eateries and be entertained into the evening with a Fireworks Display at 8pm. Event: Stirling’s Hogmanay Location: Stirling City Centre When: 31st December There will be a family lantern parade through the streets of Stirling in the evening with street entertainers and a series of free lantern making workshops at the Old Town Jail in December. Further details on www. stirlingwinterfesival. com nearer the time.

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Open 4th – 20th November 2016 Central Scotland location 30mins from Glasgow/Stirling, 1 hour from Edinburgh Free parking on site

Book Now! • Spectacular sound and light show in natural woodland setting • Produced by award winning NL Productions • Hot food available from award winning Skinner of Kippen

Tickets must be booked in advance. Peak: Adults £14, Children £7, Under 3's FREE Family Ticket £40 Off Peak: Adults £12, Children £6, Under 3's FREE Family Ticket £34 Pushchair & wheelchair accessible.

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Christmas Panto Extravaganza Christmas is coming, oh yes it is, and it’s time to get ready for another fabulous panto at Macrobert Arts Centre – Weans in the Wood, written by Johnny McKnight (23 Nov to 31 Dec). Hans No Solo is failing badly at Magic School. Headmistress Merlina has tried everything, but it’s unlikely he’s going to pass those exams. Then, horror of horrors, forest hooligan and ASBO-queen Little Red Riding Hood, unwittingly robs the pantosphere of all good magic, leaving the wicked Sheriffina of Nottingham to run riot with her band of evil minions.

Christmas panto extravaganza by Johnny McKnight

Will Hans save the pantosphere? Will Gretel ever get a joke to tell and not just be relegated to simpering Disneyesque princess? Will Merlina catch the eye of someone in the audience and get her happy ever after? There’s only one way to find out grab your magic wands, your dancing shoes and full-on-sing-song voices for this year’s panto extravaganza… come join the Weans In The Wood.

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The Steamship Sir Walter Scott is fully wheelchair friendly

Sailings and events with added sparkle

• Daily sailings on the steamship Sir Walter Scott • Walking & Cycling on the shores of Loch Katrine • The Brenachoile Restaurant • Katrine Gifts - Souvenirs & Crafts • Katrinewheelz - Cycle hire • Borg Grech Photography FIREWORKS CRUISE & LIVE MUSIC SPECTACULAR - 5th November – Join us onboard the classic steamship Sir Walter Scott for live music from the fabulous Shaky, complimentary burgers and delicious hot dogs from our barbecue, and round off the perfect end to your evening onboard with a spectacular, dazzling fireworks display against the magical surroundings of The Trossachs National Park.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AND SAIL WITH SANTA - Weekends 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December – A great experience for both children and adults - join our very popular “Sail with Santa” cruise on the iconic steamship Sir Walter Scott. Santa and his helpers will spend time with each child and give them a wrapped up present on this festive hour long sail. Adults are not left out as our price also includes a glass of mulled wine for the adults and local Christmas fayre.

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION CRUISE - Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd January 2017 – Come along and enjoy our one hour New Year Celebration Cruise aboard the steamship Sir Walter Scott, and in addition to taking in the magical scenery of Loch Katrine and The Trossachs, we invite you to join us in a complimentary toast to the Auld and New Year with traditional, locally produced black-bun and shortbread whilst listening to live music from Iain Barrie & Friends. VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE FULL LIST OF DATES & TIMES OF ALL EVENTS

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1. Pink Iridescent Earrings £8 2. Prosecco Glass Jar Candle £10 3. Gorjuss Pencil Set £6 4. Fox Tail Mug £8 5. Enid Blyton books £7.99 each 6. "Crap I've Gotta Get Done" notebook £10 Available from Angels Share Glass www.angelshareglass.com 7. Whisky Quote Christmas Baubles £10 Available from Right Medicine Pharmacy 8. Beckham Beyond Forever £10 9. Beyonce Heat Seduction £10

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Do you have a passion for fashion and a super sense of style? If so then Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Boutique shop at 21 Murray Place, Stirling needs your help. For more information about volunteering in the store please contact Sandra Kerr on 01786 464727 she is waiting to take your call.

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Indulge yourself in an affordable all year round luxury lodge starting from ÂŁ59,995 Devon Road, Dollar, FK14 7LX To book your visit or for more information please call our team 01259 742896 or email sales@ dollarlodgeandholidayhomepark.co.uk

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12. Kelpies – Whisky Water Droppers £22 13. Angel & Whisky Miniature Set £40 Available from Made in Stirling, at studio or online www.scotlandglassblowing.co.uk 14. ‘Liquid Ice’ Candle holder. Hand blown glass by Elin Isaksson. Buy at Made in Stirling, at studio or online www.scotlandglassblowing.co.uk £48 Available from Doune Time, in Doune 15. Prosecco bracelet £15 Available from Makers Gallery Bistro, Alloa and www.nikkimcwilliams.com 16. Range of biscuit cushions £32 each

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Available from Contempo within Stirling Arcade 1. Portable Suitcase Record Player £90 2. Vinyl/CD & Cassette Player £179.00. Available from Tooth Plus 3. Laser tooth whitening £350 or at home whitening kits £250. 4. Available from Elin Isaksson Glass or online www.scotlandglassblowing.co.uk Glass Blowing Vouchers £45 - £180. Available from AHC Tools (Alloa Hire Centre Ltd) 5. DeWalt D024K Percussion Drill £59.95 6. Makita Combi Drill £119.95 Available from calidologs.com or instore 7. Lorenzo Wood Fired Pizza Oven £199.99 8. Squat Pewter Steel Chiminea £59.99 9. Log, Kindling & Match Holder Set £50

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Our Gift Shop comes alive at Christmas with a wonderful selection of gifts, cards and homewares

GARDEN CENTRE

Come and visit the Christmas display in our Garden Centre and from mid-November purchase your Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias and much more.

FESTIVE MENU

Our delicious Festive Menu will be available in the Restaurant from Monday 5 December. To reserve a table call us on 01764 654065 or email – rest@crieff.co.uk Open 7 Days 9.00am – 5.00pm. Muthill Road, Crieff, PH7 4HQ. Tel: 01764 654014 30 | LOVE LOCAL www.crieff.co.uk


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FELINE FRIEN Here at Struthers an

Our feline friends are very particul and not afraid to let us know! It some cats coming Struthers & Scott have been caring for your pets for over upsetting 50 years,for and having to share their space 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. ÂŁ5 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 ÂŁ10 per month. Ask a member of our team for more details.

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Poisonous Food for Pets With the festive season fast approaching there are many potentially toxic substances that could prove fatal to your pet if ingested. We have a put a list together of the most common Christmas poisons to try and increase owner awareness this season.

no effects, while others can develop kidney failure after eating only a few. Beware that Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, stollen and mince pies all contain currants, raisins and sultanas!

Chocolate Poisoning

Peanuts and Macadamia nuts are poisonous to pets. Ingestion can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle twitching, agitation or occasionally convulsions.

Chocolate contains theobromine which is very toxic to pets and is at its highest concentration in dark chocolate. The most common clinical signs of chocolate poisoning are vomiting and diarrhoea however, theobromine stimulates the central nervous system and the heart so animals can often appear hyperactive with increased heart rates. In the extreme cases animals can develop tremors and convulsions. Grapes, Raisins, Currants and Sultanas The toxic doses for these fruits are very variable between individuals. Some dogs are able to eat large quantities with

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Plants Poinsettia is only mildly toxic to cats and dogs. Although not a festive plant, lilies are very toxic to cats and ingestion can result in kidney failure. Mistletoe ingestion by your pet can cause retching, vomiting and salivation. Although holly berries and ivy are of low toxicity risk to dogs and cats, ivy can be very toxic to rabbits. Ivy can cause muscle twitching, paralysis, convulsions and even death if consumed by your rabbit.

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Bring the scent of Christmas into your home Smell is one of our strongest senses giving us the ability to recall memories, create atmosphere and even fall in love. Memories of family traditions and happy gatherings are triggered by the smell of delicious cinnamon or orange, clover or star anise, or perhaps the fragrance of mulled wine, the enticing aroma of a roast or a pie happily bubbling away in the oven waiting. This winter bring the smell of Christmas into your home with some of the simplest and traditional accessories. When thinking about how to add this extra layer to your Christmas atmosphere it is important to decide first whether to use candles or diffusers. Diffusers can be left unattended and are handy for those living in rented accommodation as some landlords don’t allow their tenants to have open flames. Candles however, also offer intimate lighting to add to the mood for a romantic meal or a night of TLC. Home fragrance doesn’t have to be expensive either; it is extremely easy to create your own perfumes to use yourself or offer as simple stocking filler. For 2

those looking for an all-natural scent, try creating scent jars. Add your favourite fruits, spices or herbs to a small pan and top up with water. Then bring the pan to a simmer and allow the aroma to fill your house. The mixture can be reheated to scent your rooms for several days. A favourite festive combination is oranges, cloves and cinnamon, but why not try your own combination?! Reed diffusers often suit more minimalist aesthetics with their simple design and pale colour palette. The essential oils are held in pretty glass bottles and dispersed with long thin rattan reeds. They also last longer and are often refillable. This is an easy gift that is not just for Christmas and allows their user to change the scent to match the seasons or their moods. However the most traditional and warming remains the candle. Dating back to the Victorian Christmas when families would decorate their tree with candles and hand made garlands. There is a wide variety of scents and colours to suit every taste and home. 3

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Based in Stirling we deliver both AMUSF Accredited Upholstery Courses and daytime & evening Leisure Classes. Evening and Daytime Leisure spaces available To join us please contact Jackie 07743135958 or info@upholsterycrafttraining.com 39 - 40 John Player Building, Stirling Enterprise Park, FK7 7RP www.upholsterycrafttraining.com facebook.com/upholsterycrafttrainingcentre to deliver

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New Home Interiors & Flooring shop opened on Cross Street, Callander. We have a great selection of Carpets & Vinyl A Quirky & Unique collection of Home Interior Accessories to choose from! Pop in and have a browse and chat with our friendly staff. CARPETS VINYLS RUGS LIGHTING FURNITURE SOFT FURNISHINGS CANDLES KITCHENWARE HOME ACCESSORIES Now Available! Fantastic range of co-ordinating Wall Coverings & Fabrics from Voyage & Iliv Bespoke Sofas & Chairs

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Keep your home safe this Winter by STIRLING ELECTRICAL As the weather gets colder and days shorter, the use of electricity for light, warmth and entertainment inevitably increases. Below are some handy tips from Stirling Electrical to help protect your property and reduce electrical energy consumption this winter. It is recommended that electrical work be carried out by a qualified electrical company registered with SELECT or NICEIC.

Fire Detection: Ensure you have smoke and heat detectors installed in properties. These detectors should interlink with each other and mains powered detectors are recommended. Detectors should be installed in hallways, living areas and kitchen. Carbon Monoxide detectors should also be installed in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance.

External Lighting: Replace old high energy usage 500 watt halogen floodlights with new LED floodlights ranging from 10 to 30 watt.

RCD: A RCD device which plugs into a socket is recommended to be used inline on appliances such as Christmas lights and any equipment used outdoors. If your property still has an old rewireable fusebox or does not contain a RCD device strong consideration should be given to replacing with a new modern consumer unit which will contain RCD and Circuit Breakers which increases life and property safety protection.

Internal Lighting: Old 50 watt low voltage or mains halogen ceiling downlights can be modified at low cost to use LED lamps with a wattage of at least 5 watts recommended. Extra Sockets: Overloaded extension leads are a high cause of electrical accidents and fires. Invest in installing extra socket outlets.

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Hardie of Stirling serve up an ace to Judy Murray Peugeot has pledged further support to Judy Murray’s ‘Tennis on the Road’ programme by presenting her with a Peugeot 508 at Hardie of Stirling.

that have limited existing activity, and builds a workforce of local people to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the sport.

Working in partnership with Peugeot UK, Judy has already visited over 40 schools and tennis clubs around Scotland as Tennis on the Road looks to grow the game across the country, in communities where there is limited access to activity. Judy will visit a further 7 locations across Scotland this year in her new Peugeot 508.

Gordon Hardie, commented: “We’re delighted to play a key role in the Tennis on the Road programme. Judy’s 508 GT is both practical with a perfectly sized boot for transporting essential tennis equipment and also incredibly stylish, with all the extras you’d expect from an executive car.

Judy Murray said: “Tennis on the Road is building a workforce across Scotland by inspiring and supporting parents, teachers, volunteers and coaches to increase participation in the game. “Being able to attend the sessions at the various schools and tennis clubs is really important to me and having the Peugeot 508 will get me, and all my equipment, to as many venues as I can.” Tennis on the Road specifically aims to bring tennis to communities

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For drivers looking for premium specification in a smaller model, the 208 Allure Premium Limited Edition is excellent. Recently launched, it boasts sat nav, panoramic glass roof, colour touchscreen with Apple Carplay and lots more”. For more information on any of the models in the Peugeot range visit hardiemotorgroup.com


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conditions, intended as a guide for comparative purposes only, and may not reflect actual on-the-road driving conditions. Model shown is a 208 Allure Premium 5 Dr 1.2L PureTech 82 in Bianca White from £16,465 OTR. On The Road price includes delivery to the Dealership, number plates, 12 months’ Government Vehicle Excise Duty and £55 Government First Registration Fee Specification featured in advertisement is model dependent. For full specification and pricing details visit peugeot.co.uk or contact your local Peugeot Dealer. Information correct at time of going to press. *While stocks last.


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you all for your business and support this year, and wishes you a sparkling Christmas and New Year.

We, at Stirling Health Food Store, would like to thank all our customers for their support and wish you a merry Christmas and a healthy New Year!

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