In early 2013 Stirling Council’s Community Engagement Team bought together representatives from Bannockburn, Braehead, Broomridge, Borestone, Cambusbarron, Cambuskenneth and Riverside to get their ideas on community projects as part of the 2014 commemorations. After discussions, the communities decided on heritage walks as a way to mark 2014 and leave a legacy which interpreted their notable history, whilst connecting with the renovation of Bannockburn Heritage Trail, a similar project already being planned with residents of Bannockburn. It was hoped the Trails would bring together the local history of the area and local knowledge to encourage residents and tourists to walk and find out about the area.
The whole project was supported by Stirling Council’s Community Engagement Team in partnership with Central Scotland Forest Trust, and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Stirling Council and Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environmental Trust. Consultants ‘Art is an Option’ was contracted to work with communities to create the artwork and material for the Trails.
The project was also supported by Stirling Council’s Environmental Services, the Council’s Archaeologist and connected with the Walkable Stirling initiative, Stirling Walking Network and their volunteers, as well as many local historians and community members.
As part of the project, local schools took part in a drawing competition the winners of which got certificates and whose artwork was included in the projects’s leaflets and interpretation boards. See the Gallery for more of this artwork.
For more information on the project contact:
Stirling Council’s Community Engagement Team 01786 233135