14/07/2021

Building Robots and Making Murals: Creating Opportunities Through Experimenting and Play

We spoke with Matthew MacMillan, age 15 (going on 16), who is leading our Creative Robotics workshops as part of our HIT PLAY Summer Programme for Kids and Young People in Stirling. We wanted to hear more about how he got into robotics and coding from a young age, his experience of […]
14/07/2021

Building Wellbeing: Creative Jewellery Sessions for Parents & Kids

On Saturday 23rd June, we hosted our second Creativity and Wellbeing session: a series of jewellery workshops delivered by local jewellery makers aimed at community building, reconnecting and wellbeing, with the project organised by Roberta Pederzoli from Quinta Essenza Jewellery. The adults that attended our session took a step into the world […]
14/07/2021

There’s No Community Without You – Community Video and Interview with Hannah Grey

We are making a short film in collaboration with Strathcarron Hospice & The Kitchen at 44 to celebrate the ways that our community comes together!  We would love to include anything that has brought people together since the beginning of the pandemic – perhaps you have created a WhatsApp group with your neighbours; […]

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14/07/2021

Spotlight on Local Talent: Cat Hepburn

This month we want to shout about local writer and poet Cat Hepburn who has recently released her book ‘Dating & Other Hobbies’. She is a writer living between Glasgow and Berlin. Cat is originally from Stirling and was co-producer with Kevin P Gilday of the fantastic programme of Sonnet Youth spoken word events in Edinburgh Glasgow and […]
24/06/2021

Artists make places make artists – our story of reorganisation and creative recovery

“In a sector rocked by the pandemic, freelance workers have been hit hard without the structure or financial support of an organisation to soften the devastating blow. This multiskilled, resourceful, creative, passionate, adaptable and dynamic workforce represents a third of the creative industries, yet they have felt completely abandoned by the sector they have worked so hard to build. So, what happens now that the sector is starting to return to ‘normal’, and is ‘normal’ good enough?”
24/06/2021

McLuckie & Walker: Creative Community Workshops

Read a bit about the kids workshops we've been running as part of the ongoing McLuckie & Walker exhibition, including a poetry workshop with Stirling Maker Laura Fyfe and a mixed media arts & craft workshop.
24/06/2021

Made in Stirling: how we grew our model to ensure Creative Stirling is sustainable

As shorthand, I always explain to visitors that our MIS store is the engine room for the Creative Stirling Hub. With a focus on supporting local creative sector individuals and business, every penny spent with us goes directly back into the local economy – the lions share directly to the growing collective […]