The disruption is due to work to electrify the Glasgow to Aberdeen line
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Work to electrify the Glasgow to Aberdeen line will mean disruption for rail travellers leaving Glasgow Queen Street station over the next two months. Electrification work at Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa means that coaches will be laid on for rail travellers over eight Sundays starting from this Sunday, September 2. Services will be disrupted over the months of September and October, on Sunday, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 as well as Sunday, October 7, 14 and 21. Trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen/Inverurie will be diverted (via Fife), with buses replacement services in operation between Falkirk High and Dundee calling at intermediate stations. And trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness will be diverted (via Fife) and will not call at Larbert, Stirling, Dunblane & Gleneagles. Buses will operate between these stations and connect into train services at Perth.
The routes set to be affected
Meanwhile, replacement buses will also be in operation for people travelling to Alloa and Elgin from Glasgow Queen Street on the dates above, with buses between Falkirk Grahamston and Alloa and, with respect to the Elgin route, train services starting from Perth, with buses in place between Falkirk High and Perth. Scotrail are advising that journey times will be increased and replacement buses may arrive/depart earlier or later than advertised train times.
This Planning Application is being considered now by Stirling Council
Major development on A9 Northbound at Firs of Kinbuck on land some 500m South West of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane
Proposed roadside services comprising Petrol Filling Station (sui generis), Truck Stop, Restaurants and Drive-thru (Class 3/sui generis), Amenity Building (Class 1 & 3 and ancillary uses), Hotel (Class 7), landscaping, access and ancillary works. View Planning Application 19/00243/PPP
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This News Item was posted in 2018
The Proposal of Application Notice is for Land at Firs of Kinbuck, A9, 500m South-west of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane.
The Notice is for the Erection of a Roadside Services Area comprising Petrol Filling Station, a Truck Stop, a Restaurant and Drive-thru’s an Amenity Building and a Hotel and Leisure (whatever all that means!)
If you want to know more, come along to a Public Exhibition in the Victoria Hall, Dunblane on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 from 3pm to 8pm
Historic Environment Scotland - a branch of Scottish Government - has decided that the building at 22/24 High Street, Dunblane is a 'Building at Risk'. See the entry in the Register
22/24 High Street is opposite the Sue Ryder shop. It contains two shops and has three flats above. It used to house Tickety Boo and Fuzzies. It has been empty for a number of years. It is a listed building and it is in a conservation area. It dates from 1726.
A 'Building at Risk' is a building which is listed, or within a conservation area, that meets one or several of the following criteria:
- vacant with no identified new use
- suffering from structural problems
- fire damaged
- unsecured and open to the elements
- threatened with demolition
The Buildings at Risk Register has been in operation in Scotland since 1990 in response to a concern at the growing number of listed buildings and buildings in Conservation Areas that were vacant and had fallen into a state of disrepair. The Register is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland, and provides information on properties of architectural or historic merit throughout the country that are considered to be at risk.
A group of local people is considering setting up a local community radio station.
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FAMILIES living with dementia in Dunblane can benefit from a programme of community activities thanks to a funding boost.
From Stirling News website
The Dunblane Development Trust has been given £20,000 from the Life Changes Trust. It will work alongside a range of other organisations and businesses as part of the Dementia Friendly Dunblane Initiative. The money will help to develop the services and activities that have already been established, along with creating new ones based on what people with dementia say would be most meaningful to them. This will include the continued expansion of dementia friendly activities such as inter-generational engagement with local schools, music memory activities with charity Playlist for Life, encouraging local businesses to become dementia friendly and developing Dunblane as a dementia friendly community.
Barbara Allan, chairperson of Dunblane Development Trust, said: “We are very excited to receive this grant which will allow us to continue our work with the range of local organisations who have already committed to being part of Dementia Friendly Dunblane. "This will allow us to reach more people living with dementia and their families and make a real difference to their lives.” Anna Buchanan, director of the Life Changes Trust dementia programme, said: “This project is aiming to be truly community based and community led. "The Dunblane Development Trust are encouraging everyone in the local area to get involved in making the community one which is not only safe for people with dementia, but inclusive, empowering and stimulating. "The aim of this funding is to bring awareness about dementia across Dunblane and give people with dementia and carers opportunities that help them thrive rather than just survive.”
The project will also support and develop the Braeport Memory Cafe, working hand in hand with local volunteers and businesses to reach even more families affected by dementia. The café will be developed in consultation with people with dementia and their carers, so that the programme of events reflects their wishes and interests, including special and seasonal events. Dunblane Development Trust will also work with residents of the local residential home to provide opportunities to join in community activities, such as meeting friends at the memory cafe, attending lunch club at the Dunblane Centre, taking part in outdoor activities or attending church. Another phase of the project will focus on creating dementia friendly sports facilities such as tennis, golf and bowling clubs, and community groups such as Church Guilds and the Dunblane Centre Senior Citizens Club.
In addition to their normal opening hours of 1.30am - 4.30pm Mon to Sat, Dunblane Museum will also be open on Sundays throughout July & August from 2.00 - 4.00pm.
July exhibition is all about local people & celebrities including Hercules the Bear.
Find out more about the museum on their website : http://dunblanemuseum.org.uk/
The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4,000 towards their 2019/20 projects. This is open to any community organisation, group, school, club, or facility in the Dunblane, Ashfield and Kinbuck area. CLOSING DATE 14TH SEPTEMBER; so start thinking about this now!
Every year Dunblane get a grant of around £15,000 from the Braes of Doune Windfarm to help fund Community Projects. This is allocated to local groups/organisations who have applied for a funding. The process is governed by a committee of six people nominated by Dunblane Community Council and Dunblane Development Trust and guided in their decision making by a set of agreed criteria.
For criteria, application forms and further information. http://dunblanedevelopmenttrust.com/news/more-community-groups-get-extra-wind-in-their-sails-for-2019/
Another Tilly Tearoom is Scotland’s Most Wanted Café
THE branch-out venture of a Tillicoultry café has last week scooped an accolade. Another Tilly Tearoom, in nearby Dunblane, won in the central region at the Scottish Café Awards before going on the clinch the Customer’s Most Wanted Café in Scotland for 2018. The original Clacks Tilly Tearoom also made the finals in the Most Welcoming Café category and staff from both ventures, under boss Nora Gilfillan, enjoyed a glitzy awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. They even got a shout-out from Judy Murray on social media with Nora, who was delighted and surprised, adding: “Customers are loyal to both cafés and we would like to thank everybody who nominated us for these awards. “It means a lot that our customers took the time to do that and it is our friendly customers who make the tearooms so nice to work in.” The Dunblane tearoom opened in 2015, following in the footsteps of the business in the Hillfoots. Staff work closely together and across the two venues with the same menu and decorative theme – they are all about creating a friendly, welcoming and caring atmosphere, serving delicious food and brews with a smile.
The Press Release from Holmehill Ltd
The community group that has been protecting Dunblane’s Holmehill from development for more than a decade was told on Thursday 7 June that Holmehill has a new owner – a local charity that is intent on maintaining and improving the area.
David Prescott, Chair of Holmehill Community Buyout said - ‘Over the last 13 years, the group has sought to secure this lovely green space for public access and has successfully opposed several planning applications to build over Holmehill. We are overjoyed that a newly established local charity has bought Holmehill, expressly for the benefit of the community. This is an exciting new phase for Holmehill and for all of Dunblane and we look forward to working with the new owners, who have committed themselves to involving the community in the future of Holmehill. They plan to start consulting on their plans in the next few months’.
Note for editors:
The Holmehill Community Buyout Group was formed in 2004 to buy Holmehill using the, then new, Land Reform legislation. In 2005, they took Scottish Ministers to court in a landmark case to assert our right to pursue community ownership of the land. Since then the group has contributed to work aimed at improving land reform legislation.
In 2005 Holmehill was acquired by local developer, Allanwater Developments, who produced a plan to build up to 50 houses. In response, the local community came together to resist this and to campaign for the retention of - what is seen locally as - an important green space in the heart of the Cathedral city.
Subsequent planning applications and appeals by Allanwater Developments were all refused and Holmehill has continued to be designated at Public Green Space in the Local Development Plans.