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Lighting up History at Stirling Bridge


Lighting up History at Stirling Bridge

Although one of Scotland’s most historic landmarks, most passers-by are in the dark about the importance of Stirling Bridge on the outskirts of Stirling. This could be set to change thanks to a unique partnership between The Guardians of Scotland Trust (GOST), a Stirling-based charity working to enhance the area around the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the FES Group.

Dusk fell recently as representatives from The FES Group began a series of tests on new lighting designs at Old Stirling Bridge.

GOST project manager Kathleen O’Neill said:

FES has generously offered to support the Trust with support in-kind with lighting requirements and recently stakeholders from the Trust, Stirling Council and Historic Environment Scotland met at the site to see what FES would propose for new lighting designs for Stirling Bridge.
    The key to the designs is modernisation and GOST is considering lighting possibilities with Historic Environment Scotland. The interested parties will discuss ideas for designs at a later date with Stirling Council. The main aim here is to enhance this world famous site as a visitor attraction.

GOST chair, Councillor Fergus Wood said:

This very generous offer by FES will allow us to light the Old Bridge. It will greatly enhance the existing Stirling illuminations at the Castle and the Wallace Monument.

Duncan Fletcher, Managing Director of the FES Group said

This is an exciting opportunity for FES to participate in the project and support GOST in promoting the history of this hugely significant part of Stirling.
     This project will not only serve as a reminder of Stirling’s rich heritage to the local residents, but also enhance the City as a top tourist destination.

The Trust aims to enhance the site at Stirling Bridge by funding the creation of a commemorative artwork and to establish an education programme about Andrew de Moray and William Wallace.

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Naval Facilities Go GreenUSA

Naval Facilities Go Green

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity have completed more than 1,300 rooftop solar installations at Navy housing communities located in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. These are managed by Balfour Beatty Communities.

SolarCity designs, builds and maintains the solar panels, and Balfour Beatty Communities purchases the power they produce at a discount to local utility rates, generating savings for the overall project.
The initiative to install rooftop solar power at Naval Facilities along the east coast will help bring sustainable power to countless military personnel in New York as well as their families.

The project brings more than 7.5 megawatts of solar power generation capacity to the residential housing areas operated by Balfour Beatty Communities at five naval bases located in the northeast
This effort builds on the 13.3 megawatts of rooftop solar that Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity partnered to develop across the Balfour Beatty Communities-managed housing at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.


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