Forth Environment Link (FEL) works with communities and partners across Forth Valley on environmental and food issues. Covering the local authority areas of Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk, FEL combines environmental education and awareness with project support through the Stirling Cycle Hub;  Grow Forth, local food initiative; Forth Valley Orchards programme and the Zero Waste Communities project.

FEL began as the Kippen Nature Club in 1989 with the aim of teaching children about biodiversity and nature.  In response to community need and interest, the organisation grew in both mandate and geography, expanding to include adult education and demonstration projects.  In 2005, Forth Environment Link - a company limited by guarantee with charitable status – was created.

2008 Forth Valley Food Links merged with FEL, bringing an additional focus on sustainable local food production and consumption.  In 2012 FEL took over the hosting of Cycle Stirling bringing a new cycling focus to our work and in 2013 Stirling Cycle Hub was formed to increase awareness and participation in cycling and cycling related activities in the area.

FEL also works closely with targeted communities to support the development of their activities in these areas.

Our Scottish Charity Number is SCO 019 276

FEL's Vision:

Linking people and the environment for a greener, healthier future

FEL's Aims:

We work with others on environmental and food issues to:

  • Encourage and support involvement, learning and practical action
  • Educate and raise awareness
  • Create and develop new ideas

For more information on FEL or to find out more about our work contact us on tel: 01786 449215 or visit our Facebook Page


The members of the Forth Environment Link board are:

  • Kate Sankey (Chair)                                   
  • Roderick Lawson (Treasurer)
  • Sheila Winstone
  • John Lamond
  • Paul Smith
  • Peter Stott
  • Alasdair Tollemache


FEL has been successful in securing a range of funding and support including:

  • Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • The Big Lottery Fund - Investing in Ideas
  • Stirling Council
  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • Falkirk Council
  • Falkirk Environment Trust
  • The Caram Charitable Trust
  • The Robertson Trust
  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • Central Scotland Green Network Partnership
  • The Ernest Cook Trust
  • Transport Scotland
  • Scotrail
  • Climate Challenge Fund
  • Smarter Choices Smarter Places