"From walking or cycling to get your goat ice cream to online events, there are local food experiences for everyone to enjoy this autumn.  Forth Valley Food Festival Website

Our attractive online cycle route (12) from Dunblane can take you to Loch Achray farm ice cream - now the Goat Route!   See the route

Or you can choose a shorter cycle, or walk, along the traffic free section beside Loch Venacher."




The Local History Society, in common with many other clubs and societies, has regretfully decided that we will be unable to hold any meetings for the rest of 2020.

We will review the situation after Christmas in the hope that we can resume as soon as conditions allow.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.



Normally the children of Dunblane Cathedral would be meeting in the halls on a Sunday morning in three groups. 

  Pre School- Littlestars

  P1 to P5- Superstars

  P6 to S2- Megastars

We can’t meet up at the moment, but our website is open to all and we invite families to have a look at the Cathedral Kids area of the Dunblane Cathedral Website.

Every week you’ll find there, some thoughts and activities provided by the leaders and a short talk by our Associate Minister, Dorothy.

We love welcoming new members to Cathedral Kids so although we can’t meet in person, feel free to join us in spirit by visiting and clicking on our Cathedral Kids logo, or follow this link: Cathedral Kids



Our September, October, November and December talks have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.  

It is hoped that the talks will resume early in the New Year, when conditions allow us to do so.  

Stay well and keep smiling as we will all meet up again in due course.


Community organisations can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 to organise beginner-friendly, local cycling events in 2021.

Applications are open for Cycling Scotland’s Pedal for Scotland funding.

The fund will support community organisations to deliver local cycling events next year, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

Events should support inclusive cycling and highlight local cycling infrastructure and opportunities.

There are two streams of funding available, each with their own criteria:

  • Up to £1,000 – Local events for between 50 and 250 people, delivered by community organisations
  • Up to £10,000 – Larger events for between 250 and 700 people, delivered in partnership with Cycling Scotland


  • Round 1 (for events happening before 30 June 2021) – 30 November 2020
  • Round 2 (for events happening before 31 October 2021) – 12 February 2021

To apply visit the Cycling Scotland website for full guidance on eligibility and criteria

Prior Booking Required!!

We are preparing to reopen Dunblane Cathedral to visitors on 2 September and I just wanted to give you a quick update on what our plans are. 

We will be opening all internal areas except the bell tower, Clement Chapel and west window viewing area.

To manage the number of people on site at any time to ensure space for social distancing we are asking all  visitors to

  • book an available entry time slot through our website, 
  • use hand sanitiser units which will be located throughout,
  • follow one way systems and wear face coverings in all internal areas. 

The health & safety of both our staff, and visitors, is our number one priority therefore we're following Scottish Government guidelines and taking a cautious approach to reopening with limited daily capacities, which will be reviewed when social distancing rules change.

As an organisation, Historic Environment Scotland has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in line with SG guidance, updates and the route map, and has developed a specific Covid-19 response Action Plan for 2020/21.  We have carefully considered how, and where, sites can be efficiently and safely reopened to support local economic recovery, and provide spaces for personal health and wellbeing. To enable this, we have prepared a detailed Minimum Operating Standards document - this sets the benchmark for safe delivery of property reopening and operational activity.

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back inside our beautiful Cathedral from Wednesday, but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any further questions about our plans.

Douglas Wilson | District Visitor Operations Manager | Commercial & Tourism
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This NHS Media Release was received on 31 August.

It was later amended to read Bridge of Allan Tennis Club NOT Dunblane Tennis Club!


c19 media

From: HPGRANTS (NHS FORTH VALLEY) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Sent: 11 August 2020 12:41
To: HPGRANTS (NHS FORTH VALLEY) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Subject: Health Promotion Service Covid-19 Response Grants
Good afternoon,
I want to bring to your attention NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service's Covid-19 Response Grant Scheme.  Applications are welcomed for grants of up to £500 to support groups and organisations to respond and adapt to the current Covid-19 situation.  We particularly wish to receive applications from groups and organisations working to address mental health and wellbeing and health inequalities.
Information about the scheme can be found at our website
Please get in touch if you require further information.
Ann McLaughlin
Health Promotion Lead Officer
Health Promotion Service

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