The University of Stirling, alongside the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and with support from Stirling Council and the Scottish Government, are hosting a series of community-based workshop events designed to empower communities to take ownership for their local air quality.

Doune & Deanston is one of the study areas, and all are welcome to get involved with three drop-in events between now and Christmas.

Workshop 1

Thursday 10th November 2022
As part of Community Plan workshop, 7:30pm to 9pm
Rural Hall, Northlea, Doune

The first workshop will focus on mapping out where people percept that air quality is good, or bad. Locations where testing equipment could be temporarily installed will also be identified.

After the workshop, a number of monitoring stations will be temporary installed at locations in Doune & Deanston to take readings for a set period of time ahead of the next event.

Workshop 2

Saturday 3rd December 2022
Drop In, between 10am to 1pm
Information & Heritage Centre, Balkerach Street, Doune

The second workshop will present the results from the temporary monitoring stations, and show what air quality is really like in Doune & Deanston.

Workshop 3

Saturday 10th December 2022
Drop In, between 10am to 1pm
Information & Heritage Centre, Balkerach Street, Doune

The final workshop will focus on actions that can be taken to improve any air quality problem areas identified by the evidence collected by the project.

Amy McCarron

University of Stirling

Photographs of air quality workshops in Aberfoyle. Doune and Deanston are just one of Stirling district’s rural communities taking part in the project.