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Stirling Cocktail Week: Cheap, cheerful and charitable

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The only thing better than a delicious cocktail is a discounted delicious cocktail. Stirling’s first-ever cocktail week is promising this and more.

Aiming to showcase local businesses, cocktail week includes a variety of venues to encompass all
atmospheres and audiences. All of which are offering cheap and cheerful cocktails, with some also offering discounted dining.

In association with Go Forth Stirling and Independent Stirling, cocktail week aims to garner support for Stirling-based businesses and provide some affordable fun in times of austerity.

Participating businesses include Kilted Kangaroo, Meraki, King Cons, and Clan Artisan.

As well as this, retail, hair, and beauty spots in Stirling have partnered with the event, supplying a range of offers of their own.

Additionally, cocktail week is donating to the Benevolent Fund (the Ben), a charity dedicated to supporting hospitality workers financially, mentally, and in every other way possible.

Co-founder Alice Christison, 24, from Dalgety Bay, spoke of her joy in staging this event and raising
funds for the Ben in the process.

Christison said: “The idea is to help boost trade by attracting locals and students into bars or restaurants
they haven’t tried, encourage repeat visits to those they know and, of course, attract tourists and visitors to help the whole area prosper.

“We bring in other aspects of ‘going out’ culture to support other businesses in town like hair and beauty salons, going for a bite to eat somewhere, all the other elements which are related to your night out.

“It works for everyone – the customer gets a cheaper experience, enjoying the best of local surroundings, venues and drinks at a vastly reduced rate.

“I have had some great nights out in Stirling and I want to show off the city’s attractions.”

Christison spoke not only of the fun of the event but of its sincerity:

“We also felt it was important to show we mean what we say about wanting to support our friends and colleagues in the trade, so once again we are making a donation from every wristband sold to the
Ben, a wonderful charity which really helps hospitality workers in need.”

The event is happening next month, from 6 to 15 October – meaning you actually have two weekends to make use of the savings.

The event is open to anyone who purchases a ticket, with prices starting at £5.95.

To find out more visit the website.

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