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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!)

You can read the Proposal of Application Notice and look at the location plan

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

THIRTY young musicians from Dunblane Boys’ Brigade have been in Germany for a week-long tour.

From Stirling News

The group headed out on Thursday, August 2 and are all members of the 40-strong Boys’ Brigade band in Dunblane, as well as three BB members who are bagpipers.  They were due to arrive in Bacharach in the Rhineland, above the steep-sided gorge of Europe’s busiest river and one of Germany’s most scenic tourist areas, to stay in a converted castle youth hostel.  Three concerts were to follow in quick succession: in Rudesheim on Saturday, Bad Ems on Sunday and in Bad Mu?nster am Stein-Ebernburg on Tuesday.  In between was a ‘day off’ at the huge Phantasialand theme park, with visits to a number of other historic attractions taking place on their concert days.

Band conductor, Fraser Boyd, said ahead of the trip out: “The boys have worked really hard towards this tour.  "They’ve not had a summer holiday from rehearsals, which have continued non-stop all year!  "In the run-up to the tour they’ve had some German lessons as well and we really hope the boys will gain from experiencing German culture and history as well as sharing in that international language of music.” 
BB captain, Paul Christmas, added: “This is only the second time the BB boys have been abroad following our trip to Malawi in 2016.  "It is really pleasing to see their efforts rewarded as the fantastic spring concert they put on in March as well as other recent performances the band has received income from have gone a long way to fund this brilliant opportunity.” 

The band would particularly like to thank North Sea Plastics for its generous financial support of the trip as well as everyone who has attended the band’s recent performances and fundraising events.  Upon their return, the band will be recruiting new members to learn instruments as beginners (or existing players) when the school term begins. 

 

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/ 

Read the Stirling Observer Article from 4 July 2018

The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4,000 towards their 2018/19 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.

Click Here for criteria, application forms and further information. See Poster Here   

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