Bikes worth £2000 stolen

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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

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