Scotland’s First Minister spent time with staff and volunteers during a visit to the Start Up Stirling foodbank. Nicola Sturgeon was joined by Children and Young People’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson at the Springkerse-based charity last Wednesday. Both met with the hard-working team who enable the foodbank to operate, including project co-ordinator Linda Sterry, and were told about the work they do in helping tackle poverty, hunger and loneliness.
A hero in his underpants jumped into a loch to smash the windows of a sinking car to rescue dogs trapped inside. He stripped off before battering the windows with a spade to free the two animals before the car sunk to the bottom of Loch Venachar near Callander, Stirlingshire . It’s thought a problem with an electric handbrake on the Volvo estate caused the car to roll into the water after the owner parked up to go into the Venachar Lochside cafe.
Heroic staff at a Callander eatery dramatically rescued two dogs from a sinking car at the weekend. A black Volvo estate rolled into the water at Loch Venachar on Saturday afternoon, prompting those working at the Venachar Lochside restaurant and cafe to spring into action. Police officers and a team from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) were also called to assist.
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