Ceangail CIC, an event provider based in Stirling, knows all too well how important volunteers are to the delivery and success of its tourism events in the area.
Ceangail has already added their support to back Stirling’s bid along with more than 100 other local and national organisations, including the Scottish Government.
The three bid partners consisting of SVE the areas Third Sector Interface, Stirling Council and Volunteer Scotland want Stirling to be the first area in Scotland where it’s the norm to volunteer and have set an ambitious target of increasing volunteering participation rates to 50%. Currently over a third of local people in Stirlingshire volunteer.
The bid panel will present Stirling’s pitch to an international jury of experts on Thursday 25th October 2018 with the winning municipality being announced on 5 December 2018, on the International Volunteer Day, at the International Conference hosted by CEV and the current #EVCapital, Aarhus.
Some of the past Stirling Highland Games Chieftains, who are famous daughters or sons of Stirling, have added their voices to the campaign.