In addition to our Active Schools and Community Activation Officers working in their specific Council wards, we have an Active Stirling team who provide additional specialist services and support to Stirling’s communities, using sport and physical activities to change lives.

Specialist services

Our team provide a wide range of specialist services to people in our communities in the most need. All our services are tailored to specific user groups, to remove barriers to participation, which they may otherwise experience.

All our Changing Lives services and programmes are delivered by Active Stirling and supported by our partners, Stirling Council, sportscotland, NHS Forth Valley, ClubSport Stirling, Macmillan, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, The University of Stirling, and McLaren Community Leisure Centre.

Sport, physical activity, and inclusion

Our Sport, Physical Activity and Inclusion team, work with Stirling’s schools, sports clubs, community groups and public to help change people’s lives through sport and physical activity.

Find out more about our Sport, physical activity and inclusion work at sport-physical-activity-and-inclusion

Active adults

Our Active Adults programme provides a wide range of activities and fitness classes. Whether you are new to health and fitness, looking to get active or would like to try a new activity.


Laura Taylor - Physical Activity and Inclusion Officer leading programmes for older adults


Find out more about our Active Adults work at active-adults

Bikes without barriers

Bikes without barriers is an adapted cycling programme taking place in the City of Stirling. Developed and delivered in partnership with Active Stirling and Forth Valley Disability Sport, with support from Stirling Council.


Vikki Galbraith - Physical Activity Inclusion Officer


Graham Harvey - SportAbility Stirling Coordinator


Find out more about our Bikes without Barriers work at bikes-without-barriers

Employability and volunteering

Our Employability and Volunteering team provide opportunities for people to volunteer and develop skills that strengthen employability opportunities for them in leisure and other sectors.


Natalie Wilson - Employability and Volunteering Officer with a lead for volunteering


Grace Roberts - Employability and Volunteering Officer with a lead for employability


Steven Connell - Inspire Coordinator supporting the Inspire programme developing young sports leaders


Find out more about our Employability and volunteering work at employability-and-volunteering


FUNdamentals is a coaching resource created by Active Stirling for teachers and coaches that gives you plenty of ideas on how to deliver sports and activities for children. It’s free to use with handy tips, games, and activity ideas on how to run a session at your lunch or afterschool club.

Find out more about our FUNdamentals work at fundamentals

Generations active together

Generations Active Together (GAT) is an intergenerational project led by Active Stirling, in partnership with Generations Working Together and Stirling Council.

The programme brings together Senior Sports Leaders from secondary schools with care home residents across Stirling and its surrounding communities.


Laura Taylor - Physical Activity and Inclusion Officer leading programmes for older adults.


Find out more about our Generations active together work at https://www.activestirling.org.uk/services/generations-active-together

Inspire Stirling’s youth

Inspire Stirling’s Youth is a project funded by Young Start and delivered by Active Stirling. The project allows young people aged 16-26years to use sport and physical activity as a tool to prepare for employment, support young people’s health and well-being as well as open doors to new opportunities.


Steven Connell - Active Stirling Inspire Stirling’s Youth Coordinator


Grace Morrison - Active Stirling Employability & Volunteering Officer, and Active Schools Coordinator


Find out more about our Inspire Stirling’s youth work at https://www.activestirling.org.uk/services/inspire-stirlings-youth

Outdoor and adventure activities

Our Outdoor and Adventure Activities team work closely with schools and community groups to provide experiences in canoeing, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and other activities as well as supporting Stirling Council schools to deliver Outdoor Learning and Duke of Edinburgh programmes.


Iain Mackinnon - Duke of Edinburgh Development Officer


Pete Nellist - Climbing Development Officer


Finlay McGuire - Adventure Activities Instructor


Matt Brook - Outdoor Team Leader


Find out more about our Outdoor and adventure activities work at outdoor-and-adventure-activities