Some very well dressed teddy bears, accompanied by a large group of local children, gathered on Holmehill for an afternoon picnic recenty. The bears came in all shapes and sizes, wearing everything from pyjamas to ballgowns and kilts, with prizes awarded for those judged to be the best dressed.
As well as enjoying a picnic in the sunshine, children and their families were able to climb trees, play games and appreciate the wildlife of this special green space in the heart of the town.
The event was organised by the Holmehill Community Buyout Group who have been campaigning to keep Holmehill as an open green space for the benefit of the community. The site is protected through a Tree Preservation Order put in place by Stirling Council. However the current owner, Allanwater Developments Ltd, has continued to defy Stirling Council by unauthorised cutting of trees, denying access to the public, and failing to reinstate the trees destroyed last year.
Holmehill Group Chair, David Prescott, said “It was great to see so many local families enjoying an afternoon out in woods close to their homes. We will continue to do all we can to protect and enhance this very special place so that everyone will be able to enjoy Holmehill both now and in the future.”