Bikes worth £2000 stolen
Bikes worth £2300 belonging to workers at an outdoor activity location near Gartmore were swiped by thieves.
The high-end mountain bikes went missing after being left outside a barn at Action Adventure Activities at Easterhill Farm.
Action Adventure Activities provide activities for both individuals and groups and includes blindfold driving, water sports and activity trails.
The distinctive bikes went missing between 3pm and midnight on Wednesday, July 11.
A bright orange Crush Pro mountain bike, valued at £2000, and a lime green Kona mountain bike, valued at £300, were both taken.
Police are now looking to trace both bicycles.
Inspector Jo Jollie said:“I’d like to remind everyone to keep their personal items in secure locations and try, where possible, not to leave any items unattended or insecure.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police on the non– emergency 101 number. A trailblazing restaurant run by students has received a food and drink award from VisitScotland.
The Gallery at Forth Valley College in Stirling was handed a Taste Our Best accolade and became the first training restaurant in Scotland to achieve the award.
Taste Our Best connects the places people visit with first-class food and drink experiences through a quality mark which stands out to locals and visitors alike.
The joint initiative between VisitScotland and the Scottish Government, with support from Scotland Food and Drink, aims to form stronger links between the places people visit and the food and drink experiences on offer.
As part of the scheme, restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, takeaways, cafes, visitor attractions and pubs or bars are assessed on not just the quality of their food and drink offering but also how they include and promote Scottish produce on their menus.
The college restaurant is operated by students in roles including chefs and front of house staff while being supervised by chef lecturers.
It is open to the public but as well as preparing quality dishes for its customers, its main priority is to prepare the next generation of chefs and front of house staff for professional life by demanding high standards in a real-life setting and helping them towards a range of high standard professional qualifications.
Students cooking and serving at the restaurant are working towards a range of qualifications from City and Guilds to HND level.
The Gallery joins 26 other businesses with a Taste Our Best award in the Stirling area including The Wallace Monument which received the accolade on Tuesday.
Diane Creed, FVC’s Director of Creative Industries, Hospitality and Tourism, said: “This award is a great endorsement of the high standards that we strive for each day and will no doubt inspire our talented and hardworking staff and current and future students, to improve even further to make the Gallery Restaurant an essential destination for visitors to the City of Stirling, as well as for local people.”
Right recipe Marking the award are (left) VisitScotland regional director Neil Christison, FVC’s Dane Creed, cookery student Katherine Lewis, hospitality management student Oliver Flett and VisitScotland chairman Lord Thurso