Category Archives: Stirling

Eco-Congregation Award for North Parish Church, Stirling

North Parish Church in Stirling has received their 1st Eco-Congregation Award. Congratulations!

Principally the award was awarded for:

– Their structured approach to reducing energy usage and the carbon footprint of the church buildings by first having a professional survey by the Energy Savings Trust, implementing the improvements and monitoring the benefits on a regular basis and showing these visually to the congregation.

– The work done on insulation, a high efficiency boiler system, the solar panels, PV panels and a control system to manage energy usage and heating in the building.

– Waste recycling facilities to encourage good practice.



– Making all users of the buildings aware and responsible for doing the right thing for our world.

– Plans to install a cycle rack to encourage sustainable models of transport to the Church and the example set by the Minister himself.

Well done and Happy Easter!


St Mary’s Dunblane gets Climate Challenge Fund grant

Received from Kate Nash of St Mary’s yesterday:

I thought you may be pleased to know that St Mary’s Dunblane has been awarded a grant from the Climate Challenge Fund of just under £21,000. We are all delighted as this means we will be able to insulate the church hall, double glaze windows, cavity wall and ceiling. We will also be working alongside St Mary’s Primary School and St Blanes Church in a monitoring of energy use.

I shall be attending the event for the announcement of grants at the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh tomorrow night.

St Mary’s is an eco-congregation. There will be more to follow on this as the project develops.