In Alloa, Hawkhill Community Association is hosting the Link Up worker based from the Hawkhill Community Centre which lies to the North of its neighbouring communities of the Bowmar and Mar Policies. Sara, the Link Up worker started in January.
The communities of Mar Policies, Bowmar and Hawkhill are located in the South East of Alloa, on the North bank of the Firth of Forth. Alloa, the administrative centre of Clackmannanshire has a population of around 19,000 and there are just less than 900 residents living in South East Alloa. Within South East Alloa there is a fantastic walled garden, many green spaces, a family centre and the new Forth Valley College. Hawkhill Community Centre, Community House and the Bowmar Centre are hubs of local community activity. Alloa was long associated with the brewing industry, with at least nine major breweries producing ales. However industrial decline during the late 20th century has led to the economy relying on retail and leisure.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More