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Rail Electrification Project - Overnight Piling in January - Consultation on 28 November

14 November 2017
Rail Electrification Project - Overnight Piling in January - Consultation on 28 November

Piling Works – KippenrossTunnel to Dunblane Station Download the complete letter from Network Rail As part of a Scottish Government investment in our infrastructure, Network Rail is delivering work to electrify the railway across central Scotland. The next phase is the electrification of the railway from Grangemouth and Falkirk, through...

Dunblane’s Nanayakkara says apprenticeships give pupils the edge

14 November 2017
Dunblane’s Nanayakkara says apprenticeships give pupils the edge

Teenager Nanayakkara Gunasinghe decided to sign up for a Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) after a careers adviser recommended them – and reckons the programme gives pupils the edge when it comes to the world of work. The 17-year-old from Dunblane completes an FA in Financial Services next summer and would like...

Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza 30 Nov

11 November 2017
Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza 30 Nov

Thursday 30 November5.00pm – 9.00pm  http://www.discoverdunblane.co.uk/

Judy Murray OBE

11 November 2017
Judy Murray OBE

Congratulations to Judy who becomes the third member of the Murray family to be honoured after her two sons.  She received the honour from Prince William for services to tennis,, charity and women's sport   https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1401955-tennis-coach-judy-murray-honoured-with-obe-at-palace/https:

Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post

08 November 2017
Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post

Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post starts on 27 November and finishes on 15 December. Stamps are 25p each  Download the Poster

Dunblane Man, Jim Snedden, Wins Sunday Mail Great Scot Award

07 November 2017
Dunblane Man, Jim Snedden, Wins Sunday Mail Great Scot Award

Jim picked up this prestigious award in Glasgow recently. It was presented by athletes, Eilidh Doyle and Zoey Clark ... read more From 23 July Stirling Observer ArticleFireman Jim Snedden has volunteered to go back to the Mediterranean on another refugee rescue mission after helping to save the lives of...

Have Your Say - Community Council Review

29 October 2017
Have Your Say - Community Council Review

There are 40 Community Councils operating in the Stirling Council area. Community Council’s are groups of people who want to improve their area and the quality of life for residents. Stirling Council is currently reviewing how Community Council’s work, looking at the rules they adhere to, boundaries, representation, communication and resources.We are asking people...

Dunblane BB receives generous donation from Fling Committee

27 October 2017
Dunblane BB receives generous donation from Fling Committee

Lewis O’Donnell receives the cheque from Peter Gouw while BB Captain, Paul Christmas, looks on.   DUNBLANE Boys' Brigade received a generous donation from the local Fling event committee.  They visited the club to hand over a cheque for £275 from funds raised at the popular festival back in May....

Community Garden Project at Dunblane High School

24 October 2017
Community Garden Project at Dunblane High School

The Community Council started a project this March at the High School with a view to creating a community garden. The initial funding came from a budget to reduce anti-social behaviour and promote inclusion. We believe that the outcome has been of such great benefit to the children and wider...

Purple Cathedral for one Night to mark World Polio Day

21 October 2017
Purple Cathedral for one Night to mark World Polio Day

On Tuesday, October 24, the Bridge of Allan and Dunblane Rotary Club will mark World Polio Day along with other Rotarians across the country and with the 'Purple4Polio' campaign in full swing, Dunblane Cathedral and other buildings will don the colour for one night. Since Rotary and its partners launched...

Rail Closures and Replacement Bus Services

20 October 2017
Rail Closures and Replacement Bus Services

 Rail Closures : Dunblane Community Council has been working with Scotrail to sort out the replacement bus services for the ongoing electrification scheme which is going to run for many months.  Until December 9th there are no trains in the evenings from Sunday to Thursday between Polmont/Croy and Dunblane. This...

Big Changes on Laigh Hills : Improving Access + Planting an Orchard

17 October 2017
Big Changes on Laigh Hills : Improving Access + Planting an Orchard

Improving Access to the Laigh Hills Members of the Laigh Hills Park Masterplan Steering Group have managed to secure a significant sum of money from the European funded Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) to Improve Public Access to the Laigh Hills. Almost 2km of improved paths and steps with drainage,...

Footpaths on Dumyat : Understanding What's Happening

13 October 2017
Footpaths on Dumyat : Understanding What's Happening

This is a letter from the Stirling Observer from 11 October 2017 It is with great disappointment, but not surprise, that I have heard about the controversy regarding the footpaths on Dumyat. Two months ago I retired to Keswick in the Lake District but prior to that I lived in...

Ideas to Improve Streets around the Cathedral – Refined Designs

13 October 2017
Ideas to Improve Streets around the Cathedral – Refined Designs

Here are the Designs and Presentation Boards that were shown at the Event on 30 October Dunblane Street Design – Stakeholder Boards redrafted Dunblane Street Proposal – Oct 2017 Braeport street proposal - Aug 2017 Over the past year Stirling Council, Dunblane Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust, Discover Dunblane and...

Kris and Blair Elliot to row the Atlantic

13 October 2017
Kris and Blair Elliot to row the Atlantic

From the Stirling Observer on Wednesday 11 October 2017 Two brothers from Dunblane are just weeks away from taking to the seas in an epic charity challenge. Kris and Blair Elliot will battle giant waves and potential shark attacks when they jump in a rowing boat and embark on a...

Road to Doune (A820) now Reopened

09 October 2017
Road to Doune (A820) now Reopened

  Read the SGN Leaflet Read the Stirling Observer article Read the SGN website about the closure

Perth Road now closed to 22nd October

09 October 2017
Perth Road now closed to 22nd October

September 2017 Update   The northbound section of the B8033 from the roundabout at Claredon Place to the junction of Stirling Road and the southbound section of the B8033 from the junction of Beech Road to the roundabout at Claredon Place. Sunnyside will also be closed for its entire length. All roads closed from 9-10-17...

Is your Group looking for Grant Funding? Try Foundation Scotland

06 October 2017
Is your Group looking for Grant Funding? Try Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland launch their Stirling-wide Grants Programme  Background : Foundation Scotland is currently seeking applications from charitable groups and organisations operating in the Stirling area. Aim : To fund local projects providing services and activities that can help to address the following themes: * Support for older people in retirement.*...

Glass collection changes from fortnightly to every four weeks

06 October 2017
Glass collection changes from fortnightly to every four weeks

Your new waste and recycling collection calendar is available online. The online calendar allows all residents to enter your postcode to check the dates of your future collections days, and features the option of printing off a handy calendar. Following customer feedback, the glass collection will move from fortnightly to...

Dunblane Pies Rise to Success

16 September 2017
Dunblane Pies Rise to Success

Dunblane butchers' pies have been deemed worthy of national recognition at the recent Scottish Craft Butchers Awards. John Hill won four awards in the 2017 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie, Speciality Pie and Mince Round Evaluation : Gold Award – Mince RoundSilver Award - Traditional Steak PieSilver Award – Chieftain...

Loch Katrine Trip for Contact the Elderly Group

16 September 2017
Loch Katrine Trip for Contact the Elderly Group

Contact the Elderly’s Dunblane group enjoyed a trip to Loch Katrine thanks to the fundraising efforts of one of its volunteers. Bobby Lennox completed the ‘Grasmere Gallop’ in Cumbria earlier in the year to raise funds for his group to enjoy a summer outing. The volunteers and guests enjoyed an afternoon...

Dunblane's James Huffam : VC War Hero

13 September 2017
Dunblane's James Huffam : VC War Hero

Read the article from the Stirling Observer 13 September 2017

RAGE asks you to Walk for Park of Keir on Saturday 16 September

10 September 2017
RAGE asks you to Walk for Park of Keir on Saturday 16 September

A message from the RAGE Group re Park of Keir decision Saturday 16th September 2017 at 10.45am. Please join us and invite any friends or family who care about saving Park of Keir We are walking from the two communities Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, onto Park of Keir, we aim...

Jamie & Martina win US mixed doubles

09 September 2017
Jamie & Martina win US mixed doubles

See the BBC article Read the Guardian article

Dunblane by Cycle : e-bike Day on 12 October

01 September 2017
Dunblane by Cycle : e-bike Day on 12 October

Flattening Dunblane’s Hills Dunblane is a hilly place but otherwise suitable for everyday travel by bike within the town and those hills can be ironed out by electrifying the ride. Dunblane by Cycle, a Cycling UK affiliated community group, is working in partnership with Dunblane Development Trust to run an...

Stirling Scottish Marathon 2018 : Entries now Open

01 September 2017
Stirling Scottish Marathon 2018 : Entries now Open

The Stirling Scottish Marathon 2018 will be held on Sunday 29 April 2019. Read a letter from the Council Entry forms can be accessed here  

Scottish Government 'minded to approve' Park of Keir planning application against Reporter's Recommendations

30 August 2017
Scottish Government 'minded to approve' Park of Keir planning application against Reporter's Recommendations

Decision from Scottish Government Website Scottish Government's Notice of Intention Scottish Reporter's Report on the Appeal Reporter's Recommendations 10.221 Accordingly, I recommend that Scottish Ministers dismiss the appeal and refuse to grant planning permission in principle for the proposed development at Park of Keir. 10.222 However, if Ministers are minded...

Plans for 129 houses at Hillside near the Keir roundabout in Dunblane have been rejected on appeal

30 August 2017
Plans for 129 houses at Hillside near the Keir roundabout in Dunblane have been rejected on appeal

The decision was reached despite the Scottish Government planning reporter who considered the appeal saying some issues of concern raised by objectors were not enough grounds to refuse the application. The application had attracted 55 letters of comment, including from the Woodland Trust, and a Stop Hillside Houses Facebook group...

Dunblane in Bloom Awards to Local Businesses 2017

23 August 2017
Dunblane in Bloom Awards to Local Businesses 2017

Dunblane businesses have been recognised for their hard work in brightening up the town. Sandy Mackay and Carolyn Murray, on behalf of local group Dunblane in Bloom, presented prizes to the Beech Tree Cafe, MacLean and Stewart Solicitors and Hairways. All three businesses were handed Mike Seal Trophies as reward...

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