Alyn and Bruce Crawford MSP praise Creative Stirling

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and Scotland MEP Alyn Smith have praised the efforts of Creative Stirling, as developments continue at their new Creative Hub site on King Street.

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Alyn Smith MEP, Bruce Crawford MSP and Jo Hall of Creative Stirling at the Creative Hub on King Street

Mr Crawford made special mention of the local third sector organisation in the Scottish Parliament last week, during an exchange with Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop on the benefits to the sector of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.


Mr Crawford and Mr Smith have since visited the Hub for a tour of the progress that has been made to the site in recent months.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“Creative Stirling provides a unique opportunity for local creative people to grow and demonstrate their talents. The Creative Hub will also help to incubate new businesses in the area, with space for hot desking, as well as plans for a commercial community kitchen.


“I am delighted that the Scottish Government Culture Secretary was able to visit recently, and see for herself the incredible work that is being done here in Stirling City centre by organisations like Creative Stirling.


“Funding in the City Region Deal is targeted towards culture and tourism, and Creative Stirling have demonstrated the strength and potential of this sector in the local area.”


Alyn Smith added:


“Up and down the country, high streets are facing some real challenges. I have long held the view that a diverse high street is one that will thrive and prosper. Creative Stirling’s Hub is an impressive place, with lots of opportunities for local folk to get involved and express their creativity.


“It’s also an excellent example of diversifying the high street, providing a new reason to visit the city centre.


“I have to say, I was inspired by the team and the Hub, and hope to be invited back for a visit very soon.”