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  1. East road round Loch Lomond closed to non-local traffic for three weeks

    Image caption: The B837 at Drymen

    The B837 road on the east side of Loch Lomond is being closed to non-local traffic for three weeks after day-trippers flocked to the beauty spot last weekend.

    The move by Stirling Council and Police Scotland to shut the Drymen to Rowardennan road from tomorrow will prevent access to Balmaha.

    It comes in response to people flouting the five-mile recreational travel guidance.

    Bracklinn Road near Bracklinn Falls in Callander will also be closed to non-local travel for 21 days from tomorrow.

    Quote Message: The message from the Scottish Government came loud and clear last week – don’t flock to rural beauty spots – but people made their own decision to ignore this advice. Those actions impacted our communities and left some people scared to leave their homes. That is unacceptable and we have worked with our partners to put in place robust measures to protect public safety." from Councillor Jim Thomson
    Councillor Jim Thomson
  2. PPE production marks new chapter for library staff

    Lauren McCombe

    Stirling Council’s libraries service is using 3D printing technology to produce PPE for NHS staff and other key workers.

    The libraries' digital team currently makes more than 100 face masks a week.

    Library technician Lauren McCombe said she was initially a "bit overwhelmed" after being given the responsibility of printing the masks, just a week after taking up the role.

    She said: “It turns out that throwing yourself into something like this is a great way to learn the ropes and I've had loads of fun doing it."