Several young people are with us on work experience placements.
We have six pupils from St Modan's High School in Stirling who are attending on a regular basis.
Caitlin from Dunblane High School has come on a one-week work placement.
Nicole from Kip McGrath education centre in Stirling continues her work placement as part of her SVQ in Social Care.
The annual Christmas lunch will be held in Gartmore House at 12.30 on Friday 20 December, and anyone interested will be welcome to come along. The cost is £15 for two courses, or £18 for three courses. You can see the menu here.
During the lunch, some of the students will again give a performance about the rivers of the Forth Valley, which they gave so successfully at the AGM.
The Centre will be closed from 20 December, re-opening on Monday, 6 January. The animals will still need to be fed, though, and if you can volunteer to feed them, please let Gillian know.
Back in September Willow produced eleven piglets. Here they are - weren't they cute?.
Look how much they have grown!. They have briefly met their Auntie Bramble, but mum decided that she might not be a good influence on her youngsters, so she had to be taken out again!
Our relationship with the children of Gartmore Primary School continues to thrive, and for Hallowe'en the children collected some of the pumpkins we had been growing.
Our employability project continues with eight of our students having the opportunity for work experience thanks to the local businesses and people willing to offer this opportunities.