Charity Forth Environment Link has joined forces with local heritage consultant Alan Buchan to create a series of nine heritage trails to explore by Forth Bike this winter, showcasing Forth Valley’s hidden (and not-so-hidden) heritage.
We are delighted to share some news with you all, Forth Environment Link (FEL) is launching a new project called Falkirk Food Futures, funded by the UK Government Community Renewal Fund. The Falkirk Food Futures project will work alongside community organisations, Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, CVS Falkirk and local third sector partners to build a fairer, more resilient and sustainable food future for the region.
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is partnering with Clackmannanshire Council and the Young person’s Guarantee Scheme from Scottish Government. We are delighted to be able to host two new project support officer roles, within two exciting projects.
As the world marked #EarthOvershootDay a new campaign was launched in our region, Forth Valley for Net Zero, to show the actions Forth Valley businesses and communities can take to tackle the #ClimateEmergency and achieve #NetZero by 2045.
Charity Forth Environment Link and pupils from Bantaskin Primary, Falkirk helped launch a major TV, radio and digital campaign to encourage people across Scotland to come together to tackle the climate emergency on 3rd June.
FEL is delighted to announce it has been awarded additional funding from the LEADER Cooperation Fund for an extension of our project between April and August 2021. FEL will be funded to offer support to markets in Borders, Fife, Forth Valley & Lomond, Perth & Kinross, but all NeighbourFood hosts, or those considering launching their own market, anywhere in Scotland are very welcome to all but one-to-one sessions.
A project to roll out click and collect farmers’ markets across Scotland has injected nearly a quarter of a million pounds into the rural economy - helping keep food and drink producers afloat at a critical time for the industry.
Five new Forth Bike stations opened in Falkirk on Monday 1 March, doubling the number of electric bike hire points across the area thanks to funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund, Energy Saving Trust and Falkirk Council.
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Are you aged 18-24 and interested in supporting projects to act on Climate Change? We have 2 exciting new Project Support Officer roles within our Active Travel and Food & Reuse Teams.
Forth Environment Link are excited to launch an online version of their Green Christmas Event which has previously run from their Falkirk premises over the last two years. Green Christmas is all about providing an alternative way of enjoying the festive season without costing the earth or our purse strings.
Charity Forth Environment Link is set to launch a free roadside bike repair service for NHS key workers to encourage them to keep on cycling to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bike Medic scheme responds to a surge in the number of NHS Forth Valley staff commuting by bike or e-bike and will be available from Monday 28 September.
Forth Environment Link are excited to announce a week-long programme of online events that invite people to Gather Around Local Food.
These events have been shaped by and serve to share experiences and skills from our NeighbourFood Scotland partners as part of our Regional Online Food Markets project.
A surge in people cycling prompts an innovative partnership initiative to offer three-month free bike trial in the city.
The latest statistics show the numbers of people cycling in Cornton Road in Stirling increased by 61 per cent compared to May 2019.
Forth Environment Link is offering NHS key workers free use of an electric bike during the Covid-19 crisis, allowing them to get to and from work and between hospital sites without using public transport.
A fourth local school has joined Stirling’s popular bike share network, nextbike.
St Modan’s High School, joins Bannockburn, Stirling, and Wallace, in the first school-based bike share scheme in the UK – making it free and easy for pupils aged 14 and over to bike to class.
Scotland’s largest electric bike hire scheme, Forth Bike, will be launched today in Forth Valley.
Overtaking city-wide schemes planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh, the 120 e-bike project by charity Forth Environment Link will also be the UK’s first cross regional e-bike scheme connecting three Council areas: Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.
Forth Environment Link has been awarded £270,000 from Transport Scotland to create Scotland’s first large scale electric bike scheme. The news comes as the charity celebrates the runaway success of its bike rental scheme, which turns three this Friday (27 October).