In Bannockburn, current councillors MARGARET BRISLEY and VIOLET WEIR will be standing for re-election.
Violet is a former NHS nurse and lives with husband Alistair in Bannockburn. She was first elected to Stirling Council in a by-election in 2009. Violet is currently the Portfolio Leader for Housing on Stirling Council. Violet is a former nurse who worked at Stirling Royal Infirmary for 24 years and then in community nursing for 12 years. Her husband was a miner at Polmaise Colliery and was on strike for a year in 1985.
Margaret was first elected as a councillor for Bannockburn in 1980, the community where she has lived all of her life. A former teacher, Margaret has been a councillor in the current Bannockburn ward since 2007.