Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Useful Resources & links

Here you can find a number of links to useful websites. Content on external sites is not monitored nor endorsed by Forth Valley Sensory Centre. If you feel any link is inappropriate, or if you have a link you would like us to add, please email


Action on Hearing Loss

Charity working to meet the needs and aspirations of the 945,000 people across Scotland who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Angus MacDonald MSP

Angus MacDonald is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk East. Click for contact details and further information

Blackfrog IT

Blackfrog provide IT Support, Telephony, Internet Connectivity, Software Development, Websites, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing & SEO, Cloud & Virtual Computing, Printing & Document Management, Back Up & Disaster Recovery, Networks & Security across Falkirk, Stirling and Perth.


Braveheart offers a range of health related activities to help people live healthier lives. Braveheart groups give you the chance to take time out to look after your health, and have some fun along the way in a social group.

Bruce Crawford MSP

Bruce Crawford is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Stirling. Click for contact details and further information.

Carers Trust Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland, reaching around 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services throughout Scotland.

Central Carers

The Carers Centre provides information and support to carers of all ages living in Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire. The organisation seeks to ensure that carers of all ages in Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire are recognised, valued, receive the information and support they need to allow them to care with confidence and in good health, and are empowered to have a life of their own outside caring.

Central FM

Central FM is the Forth Valley’s Local Radio Station. It’s the home of Joe Kilday, Dougie Jackson, Liam McCann and the latest local news.

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC)

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) exists and works to promote  equality; fight hate crime and discrimination; foster good relations and build partnerships in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council areas.

Clackmannanshire Councillors

Click here for a list of local Councillors across Clackmannanshire. Here you will find contact details as well as information about dates and times for surgeries.


Enables access to Scottish public & voluntary sectors for BSL users. contactSCOTLAND also provide access to our services for BSL users. You can read more about this on the Accessiblity page of the website.

Counselling Directory

Private company offering a directory of councillors and therapists in local areas. Support for a range of issues including caring can be found here

Delta Studios

Delta Studios is a multi-purpose arts centre located in Larbert, Falkirk in Central Scotland.  Delta houses 14 artists studios, a large teaching facility and a fantastic exhibition space. A wide variety of classes run throughout the week offering something for everyone. Delta Studios welcomes and values the individual and encourages the development of ambitions.

Deaf Action

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity that has been working for an equal and better future for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people since 1835.

Disability Information Scotland

We provide reliable, accurate and accessible information throughout Scotland. We develop creative partnerships with other agencies to ensure information is widely distributed, accessible to all and has a positive impact on the lives of disabled people, their families, friends and carers and the people who work with them. We work with people to find out what information they need and how they would like it provided.

Falkirk Councillors

Click here for a list of local Councillors across Falkirk. Here you will find contact details as well as information about dates and times for surgeries.

Falkirk Herald

A Falkirk perspective on news, sport, what’s on, and more, for Grangemouth and the Central Lowlands of Scotland’s newspaper, The Falkirk Herald.

Falkirk Social Services

Find out more about the social services, including provision for carers, offered by Falkirk Council.

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce was founded in September 2012 with the aim of sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise across the Forth Valley.

Forth Valley Health and Social Care Integration

Integration of health and social care is the Scottish Government’s programme of reform to improve services for people who use adult health and social care services. There are two health and social care partnerships which cover the Forth Valley area – one for Falkirk and one for Clackmannanshire and Stirling.


Haggeye is a project that works across Scotland to bring together young people aged 12 to 25 years old living with sight loss. Haggeye aims to make a difference by campaigning for accessible services, facilities and opportunities, both locally and nationally.

Hearing Link

Hearing Link Scotland is a registered charity in Scotland and a part of Hearing Link UK. We are a team of staff and volunteers based at a national office in Edinburgh, who work to improve quality of life for people with an acquired hearing loss in Scotland, as well supporting partners, family and friends.

Keith Brown MSP

Keith Brown is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Click for contact details and further information.

Michael Matheson MSP

Michael Matheson is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk West. Click for contact details and further information.


The Forth Valley Talking Newspaper Association (FVTNA) is Falkirk’s own Talking Newspaper for the blind and visually impaired. FVTNA is known to our Listeners as Newsline. This Scottish registered charity was established in November 1981 to provide a weekly audio recording of the Falkirk Herald to those who struggle to read the local newspaper.

PLUS Group

PLUS is a registered charity that supports children and young people with disabilities, to have access to social, leisure and recreational opportunities and activities, across Forth Valley.  PLUS was established in 1988 by parents who believed that children with disabilities had as much right as anyone else to an ordinary social life. 


Through a network of eight branches and offices; including Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Hamilton, Airdrie and Ayrshire, our specialist advisors work with disabled people to understand their career aspirations and specific development needs. This enables us to create personalised support plans and equip individuals with the right skills to move into sustainable employment.

Right outside

Healtheir Scotland’s campaign to help stop people being affected by second hand smoke. Contains information on the new legislation banning smoking in cars with under 18’s and advice on how to get help to quit.

RNIB Scotland

RNIB Scotland works on behalf of 180,000 people in Scotland with sight loss. We deliver services our members need and campaign for their civil and welfare rights. We support children, young people and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives, and work with others to help minimise preventable sight loss.

Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded provides a free service supporting individuals in Scotland who at some point in their lives have served in the armed forces and currently live with a visual impairment. Members’ sight loss does not have to have occurred during or as a result of time spent in the armed forces.

Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD)

Now named Deaf Scotland (new website under construction), SCoD is the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland. They aim to ensure that deaf people in Scotland can access services and information across all sectors of society from their local communities to what comes from goverment departments.

Stirling Councillors

Click here for a list of local Councillors across Stirling. Here you will find contact details as well as information about dates and times for surgeries.

Stirling Observer

All the latest news, views, sport and pictures from the Stirling area. We bring you the best coverage of local stories and events from the twice weekly Stirling Observer newspaper.


Visibility is a charity that works throughout the West of Scotland, delivering a range of services and support to enable people living with visual impairment to live independently within their own communities.


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