And yes, more than 40 people have already suffered the consequences of dropping their butts!
|Bark in the Park||13-Aug-06|
|Groups Share LOTTO £40,000||04-Aug-06|
Recently-formed Trossachs Toddlers in Brig o' Turk is receiving £4761 for kitchen equipment, toys and hall hire.
Aberfoyle Youth Activities Group gets £1874 towards a multi-activiity residential course.
Out-of-school group the Poppy Club Ltd in Balfron has been awarded £5000 to buy furniture and equipment.
Buchanan Community Council in Balmaha also receives £5000, which is to be spent on printing and artwork costs, DVDs and stationery.
£5000 is on its way to Killearn Primary School towards preparing a building site and creating a new structure.
New group Buchanan 500, set up to organise and stage an event celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of George Buchanan, gets £4750.
Buchanan School in Milton of Buchanan now has £4179 to put towards resurfacing and painting the playground and providing seating and a soft play area.
Crossroads (West Stirlingshire) care attendant scheme receives £4968 towards training costs.
Strathblane out of school care has been awarded £5000.
Forth Valley Indian Women's Association, based in Stirling, is a new group whose £4920 grant will go towards equipment, fees, outings and toys for its creche.
Groups that want to apply for a grant of £500-£10,000 can get an Awards For All application pack by calling 0845 600 2040 or by visiting the website at www.awardsforall.org.uk.
|Annie and Angus set for first flight||04-Aug-06|
Since the chicks hatched seven weeks ago, children from as far afield as the south coast of England have been entering a competition to name them.
Staff and volunteers at David Marshall Lodge eventually settled on Annie and Angus, suggested by Kerry Monaghan of Dumbarton.
Education officer Joanna McFarlane said: 'Name suggestions have ranged from the typical to the bizarre, including Bonnie and Clyde and Cherie and Tony.
This is an incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking time for us. It will only be a few more days before the chicks make their first flight and prepare to leave the nest — something you need to get right when you are 30 feet up a tree — and in a few weeks the chicks will be off to Africa for the winter.
Everyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the chicks taking their first flight should make sure they come along to the viewing centre as soon as they can.'
Ospreys are a highlight of the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail, which was lunched in January and has proved popular.