Who We Are

Stirling Council

Stirling Council is a unitary authority in the central belt of Scotland. Our new strategic plan sets out Stirling Council’s priorities for the next four years.

We’re determined to:

  • make services better
  • encourage participation and responsibility
  • make Stirling more sustainable.

The plan sets out how everything we do is focused on making the Stirling area somewhere that is:

  • open for business
  • with jobs and opportunities for all
  • where lifelong learning is valued and encouraged
  • improved wellbeing adds years to life – and life to years
  • with a high quality environment

Just as important as what the Council is trying to achieve and what it does, is how it behaves. As well as renewing the strategic vision the Council has also reconfirmed its core values, these are:

  • openness and responsiveness
  • equality and fairness
  • trust and empowerment
  • dignity and respect
  • caring and supportive
  • working in partnership.


 Clackmannanshire Council

Clackmannanshire Council is one of 32 Scottish unitary local authorities, serving a community of over 51,000 citizens in central Scotland with a full range of public services. We share our borders with our neighbours in Stirling, Falkirk, Fife and Perth & Kinross. We have nine Priority Outcomes:

  • The area has a positive image and attracts people and businesses;
  • Our communities are more cohesive and inclusive;
  • People are better skilled, trained and ready for learning and employment;
  • Our communities are safer;
  • Vulnerable people and families are supported;
  • Substance misuse and its effects are reduced;
  • Health is improving and health inequalities are reducing;
  • The environment is protected and enhanced for all;
  • The council is effective, efficient and recognised for excellence.

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 Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council is a unitary authority which provides all local government services for the Falkirk Council area. Covering 112 square miles, it has a population of 151,570 and extends from Banknock in the west to Blackness in the east and from South Alloa in the North as far as Limerigg in the south.

The area contains varied countryside, including areas of considerable landscape quality. It also contains the port of Grangemouth and depends for its prosperity on a broad industrial base which includes sizeable industrial areas in Falkirk and Grangemouth. 

The Council Headquarters are located in Falkirk but there are many service points throughout the area. The Council has in the region of 7,000 employees making it one of the largest employers in the area and has a net council general fund expenditure of £344.8 million for 2012/2013. 

Falkirk Council’s aim is to improve the quality of life for local people by working with all communities, sectors and groups to deliver high quality services which are accessible, accountable, responsive and provide value for money.

The Council is developing an effective policy of decentralisation and is totally committed to consultation and partnership with the community to ensure that high standards of service delivery are achieved and maintained. There are 32 councillors in 9 wards of 3 or 4 members each.

The Council is controlled by a Labour/Conservative/Independent coalition.


 Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help everyone understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.snh.gov.uk.

  Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and we are charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

Our role

Our role is to deliver policy and advise on all aspects of the historic environment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.We also carry out statutory functions relating to two acts of Parliament - the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, which allows us to schedule sites of national importance and take them into state care, and the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 that grants us the authority to list structures for their architectural or historical significance.

It is headed by a Chief Executive who is responsible to Scottish Ministers, within the terms of the Framework Document, for its management, performance and future development.

Our staff

Historic Scotland's staff encompass a wide range of disciplines and skills. Archaeologists and art historians. Conservators and craftsmen. Custodians and keykeepers. Building professionals and specialised support staff and administrators. All provide a single agency in Scotland to safeguard the nation's heritage for present and future generations.

The agency is divided into six groups which carry out the functions required by Scottish Ministers.

The agency is responsible for all management functions, including staff pay and conditions, accommodation, finance, personnel, procurement, computer systems and external communications. Historic Scotland has undergone considerable cultural and organisational change since becoming an agency, adopting a business-like approach related to customers' needs.


 RSPB Scotland

The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We have over a million members, and play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. Our work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds, and the environment on which our future depends.
Find our more at www.rspb.org.uk.


Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people's lives.

We help people think about and change the travel choices they make. Through our work to create better walking and cycling links, including the National Cycle Network, we're providing the space to make sure sustainable travel is not just a choice: it's the most obvious and convenient option.


 Central Scotland Green Network Trust

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) was established in March 2014. It was created to provide capacity to help realise the Vision for the Central Scotland Green Network. Its role and activities are intended to be complementary to, and supportive of, the wider CSGN network.

CSGNT seeks to:

  • Drive forward and coordinate the delivery of the CSGN
  • Raise awareness of, and participation in, the CSGN
  • Provide support and capacity to others delivering the CSGN
  • Identify spatial and thematic needs to help target resources
  •  Directly deliver with stakeholders projects on the ground

Find out more about CSGNT. 

The Inner Forth Landscape Partnership

The initiative was developed by a partnership of nine organisations who came together to take coordinated action to conserve the important heritage assets within this landscape. RSPB Scotland is the lead partner. The formal partnership originally involved three local authorities (Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk Councils), three public bodies (Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), SEPA and Historic Scotland), and three NGOs (RSPB Scotland, Sustrans and the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT)). Eight partners now make up the Partnership:

In addition, the initiative worked in collaboration with a wide range of national and local organisations and community groups who played a significant role in the development and delivery of projects.

To oversee the development of the scheme a Board, Steering Group and Working Groups were established in 2012. The Working Groups included our partners and other organisations with specialist knowledge. During 2012-2013, the Board, Steering Group and Working Groups assisted the project team by guiding the development process and rigorous selection of projects.

The Board, Steering Group and Working Groups met on a regular basis to ensure that the Partners and projects that made up the Initiative remained at the heart of decision making, and that the Initiative adhered to its aims and objectives in a responsible, effective and efficient manner. 

From over 100 initial ideas, we ended up with 54 exciting projects that were delivered through the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative. Browse our projects via our project sorter or search our project map.