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Public Access Defibrillator for Cambusbarron

Cambusbarron Community Development Trust held a successful defibrillator training awareness day today. The village will soon have a public access defibrillator situated outside the community centre. Chairperson Richard Norman said “We are indebted to Trossachs Search and Rescue Services for their advice and support prior to and on the day. Brian Devlin and Dr Jan Chesham delivered a clear and concise session and demonstrated that a defibrillator is easy to use. If any local group would like some further training, they would be happy to assist. Email The defibrillator was purchased from funds from the old social club and Stirling Electrical Services has generously agreed to fit it”.

Thank you to members of the Cambusbarron Development Trust, The Community Centre and the user groups particularly Cambusbarron Village Nursery and Rock and ‘Reel’ for pulling everything together.

The Defibrillator will be maintained by Trossachs Search and Rescue. Their list of Public Access Defibrillators can be found at

Co-op Community Fund

We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. The funding round will open on 27 October 2019 and close on 24 October 2020. During this funding phase, Co-op Members will be able to choose Cambusbarron Village Nursery as their local cause.

Every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend will come to the Village Nursery!

If you are a Co-op member all you have to do to help us benefit from this scheme is to go on-line and choose CVN as your preferred local cause! If you aren’t a Co-op member then you can join online at

Business Support

We are pleased to announce that we have qualified for some free business support through a Scottish Government funded programme called Accelerate which helps third sector organisations like us work towards achieving sustainability. More information on the programme is at this link. The support is being delivered by Community Enterprise, who are a social enterprise and consultancy to third sector organisations and community groups. Our initial meeting with Community Enterprise took place this week, and their support will focus on research into developing our current service as well as investigating potential additional services we could offer, for example, expanding our outdoor learning activities or offering our outdoor learning service as an after-school activity or as holiday club activities. Their research is likely to take the form of questionnaires and surveys and we will highlight them as they become available.


Yesterday, as we left the woods, we spotted a buzzard flying overheard. We have heard a buzzard call a couple of times but this is the first time we have seen it. After looking at the photographs today, the children were very interested in finding out more about buzzards. We found an RSPB website and the children were particularly keen to listen to the sound the buzzards make and pressed the “play” button repeatedly to hear the call. We learned that buzzards have a wing span of between 113 and 128cm – that’s bigger than nearly all of our children. We printed out some photographs and put them up on our wall.

When we went out to play in the garden we became very excited to see 3 buzzards flying overhead – we watched and listened to them as they flew around (staff were as excited as the children!)