News from Go Forth Stirling – February Edition

Happy snowy Thursday everyone!

Here’s your round-up of news from the Stirling Business Improvement District.

Usually, the next few days would be pretty eventful starting with The Chinese New Year on Friday, Valentine’s Day on Sunday and Pancake Day on Tuesday. It seems, however, that we will have to wait a little longer until we can enjoy these events out in the town. We can’t wait to meet up with our loved ones and savour delicious food & drink in businesses we’ve missed frequenting so much.

Don’t despair though, you can still have a good time and feel good about supporting local.

For starters, you can visit Stirling Businesses Directory on our website to see which Stirling City Centre businesses are open, operate takeaway service, trade online, do click & collect or sell gift vouchers.
We also have a dedicated blog post on Stirling restaurants that are doing deliveries and takeaway. Many of which have special discounts if you order directly on their website and Valentine’s Day offers.

NEW BUSINESSES & NEWS FROM BUSINESSES

NEW BUSINESS: GINGER ROOTS

A traditional fruit and veg shop Ginger Roots has opened its doors in Stirling’s Port Street. The greengrocers, which sells a wide range of fresh produce and delivers vegetable boxes, is run by Mark Ritchie who aims to sources local, organic and low air-mile produce as far as possible and to reduce food waste as shoppers can pick up exactly what they need.

You can read Ginger Root’s story here.

NEW BUSINESS: ESCAPE STIRLING

An escape room featuring two exciting adventures has opened in Stirling’s Murray Place. It includes two live game rooms – Witchcraft & Wizardry and The Bank Heist. Both offer a challenging experience to teams who are given 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and `escape’ from the room.

Use the code BID25 to receive a 25% discount on advance bookings as well as gift card purchases. Book on their website between now and 3 April.

You can read Escape Stirling’s story here.

SEASONAL OFFERS & IDEAS

CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH A MEAL FROM THE GOLDEN CROWN

The Chinese new year, the year of the Ox, starts this Friday with celebrations kicking off tonight 11th February.

Even if you don’t celebrate it, this might be a good excuse to order takeaway? We’d recommend the Golden Crown, Bite East or The Regent.

PINK GIN OR WHISKY, STIRLING GIN HAS THEM BOTH

Stirling Gin Distillery is on a roll.

Last year, they introduced their new Pink Gin and towards the end of January, they introduced a brand new line of whiskies called Sons of Scotland. They also offer virtual tastings.

Gin set could be a great gift for your love, don’t you think?

BEAUTIFUL JEWELLERY FROM AHDORS GOLD & GIFTS

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a piece of jewellery. And Ahdors Gold & Gifts sell truly unique pieces.

If you have an idea of your own, their bespoke service and craftsmanship can help you make it into reality.

FILLET STEAK FOR YOUR LOVE WITH A DISCOUNT FROM HUGH BLACK & SONS

Cooking that Valentine’s Day dinner for someone special yourself this year?
You will want to hear that starting today, Hugh Black & Sons Butchers have a special offer on fillet steaks! Yum!

OTHER NEWS FROM GO FORTH STIRLING

Local Artists Picked for Stirling’s Street Stories Project

We are working on a spectacular new vacant units community project called ’Street Stories’, designed to improve the appearance of empty shops in the city centre and turn them into points of interest.

In December, we invited Stirling artists to submit art celebrating Stirling, its people and heritage which could be brought to life via interactive Augmented Reality (AR). A group of eight artists were then selected by a judging panel. We are excited about the diverse range of artists and mediums that will be represented.

Go Forth Stirling Scraps Levy Payments for Small Businesses

Stirling has many small independent businesses who have been hard hit financially by the Tier 4 and lockdown trading restrictions and we want to support them as best we can.

That’s why we decided to scrap this year’s levy payment for smaller businesses to help those badly hit by Covid-19 trading restrictions.

On that note, if you’re not quite sure what we mean by ‘levy payments’ and what Go Forth actually does and how it works, head over to our Instastories for an explanation.

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