The Community Council would like to hear your views on the 20mph members bill in the Scottish Parliament, submitted by Mark Ruskell (Green Party). The full consultation document can be downloaded from the Scottish Parliament Website here.  

The bill proposes reducing the default speed limit on restricted roads from 30mph to 20mph, whilst giving local councils the power to retain specific streets as 30mph zones where suitable, e.g. as designated through routes. Whilst many communities have already benefited from being reclassified as 20mph zones, the approach in Scotland to date has been piecemeal, resulting in some local councils having no permanent 20mph zones in place at all.

Please email your views to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Ward 3 - Dunblane and Bridge of Allan - 4 seats

There were seven candidates in Dunblane & Bridge of Allan for the local elections to Stirling Council held on 4 May 2017. They competed for four seats selected by proportional representation. The four elected to serve as Councillors are Alastair Majury, Douglas Dodds, Graham Houston and Alasdair Tollemache. May they serve us well.





 1st pref votes


Stage elected


Conservative  Alastair Majury  1543 1
Conservative Douglas Dodds 1502 1
Scottish Green Alasdair Tollemache 706 7
SNP Graham Houston 1203 5
Labour Mike Robbins 824
Liberal Democrats Stuart Auld 476
SNP Rosemary Hunter 723

Turnout 61.8%


Read what the candidates wrote for the Stirling Observer in advance of elections

Here is a list of the 7 candidates that stood for election


Dementia Friendly Dunblane


Carers and people living with dementia are invited to afternoon tea at the Dunblane Centre (next to M&S) on  Monday 8th May from 2.00 to 4.00pm

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Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland, arrived in Antigua on Sunday having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Her time of 59 days, 19 hours and 14 minutes makes her the fastest woman to cross the Atlantic solo in the 30-year history of the race, dubbed the world’s toughest row.

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Last month's Christian Aid Week activities in Dunblane raised just over £12,000. The local committee thanks everyone who contributed in any way to this successful outcome.

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Dunblane has lots of 'Listed Buildings'

Listed buildings in Dunblane

Listed buildings in Dunblane & Lecropt

Dunblane, Kinbuck & Doune have a number of buildings which are considered by the Registers of Scotland to be 'Buildings At Risk'.

Dunblane Buildings 'At Risk'

Kinbuck Buildings 'At Risk'

Doune Buildings 'At Risk'

Resurfacing of Dunblane’s Historic Route welcomed by cyclists and walkers

Dunblane cyclists and walkers have welcomed the resurfacing of a short section of the National Cycle Network (NCN) 765 between Doune and Dunblane.

The works, which saw an existing farm track (the historic Old Doune Road) upgraded to a tarmacked surface, were carried out over February and March by Stirling Council, in partnership with Sustrans Scotland and Transport Scotland, and the local landowner.

Sustrans Scotland volunteer and local resident Bridget Clark said the community was delighted that the track had been upgraded to accommodate all abilities. She added: “The track is now perfect for commuting cyclists, school children, families, cycle tourists, walking groups and people using disability scooters to get out into the country with spectacular views over the Trossachs.   

“People can then follow the NCN 765 signs down a path to cross the A820 and reach the popular old railway line into Doune.”

Leaders of the local health and buggy walking groups welcomed the upgrade and said, “We’re really pleased to add the route to our schedule, since it was too wet and muddy before, particularly for the mums and their prams and buggies”. Map maker Chris Beacock added: “It’s a fantastic cycle to my work in Doune.”

Local teacher Sharon Milne noted, “I feel so much safer than cycling amongst the fast traffic along the road”.

School cycle trainer Cameron McMillan added, “This route will be great for novice cyclists and families to explore and gain confidence in a quiet setting.  We will be launching a new cycling group called DunblanebyCycle on May 7th at the Braeport Centre.”

“Yes and our updated Green Travel Maps will help people explore our local country and heritage” added Bridget. “This ancient route brought St Blane to Dunblane, drovers to the Falkirk Tryst, and the regent Murdoch Stewart who was captured here and beheaded by James 1st at Stirling Castle! “

xOld Doune Road NCN 765

The Stirling Marathon starts at Blairdrummond Safari Park and after nine of the 26.2 miles will arrive in Dunblane via Doune. The 6,500 runners will come down the Doune Road, detour up along George Street, then along the dual carriageway to the Keir roundabout and then to Bridge of Allan. See the route through Dunblane.

The race starts at 9.00am, so the first runners could be in Dunblane around 9.40. Road closures are likely to be between around 5.00am and midday - hopefully nearer the time there will be more information.

Go to the Marathon Website    Information from Stirling Council    Marathon Map


Transition Stirling is a Stirling based environmental charity; in the past year we have opened a new community resource offering free tool loans to individuals and community groups accross the Stirling area.

The tool library works just like an ordinary library, except instead of borrowing books you can borrow all sorts of equipment.  We have over 300 items in our tool library; from sewing machines and drills & saws to mechanical tools, gardening tools and cooking equipment.  We are currently looking forward to being able to offer a delivery service for this which will also enable us to deliver tools and equipment to people accross the region. You can find out more information and view our tool library catalogue online through our website at

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Lyndsay Sutton, Project Officer, Transition Stirling

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Calling all cycling


Whether you are regular confident free-wheeling road/mountain bikers, relying on electric motors, still on your balance bike or just thinking of starting from scratch, we want to meet you.

Dunblane by Cycle is a new community group that emerged after the success of Discover Dunblane's participation in European Mobility Week in September 2016. 

Our primary aim is to support cycling as a practical and safe means of everyday transport for all ages within, to and from Dunblane


Sunday 7th May from 1:30-3:30 pm 

Braeport Community Centre

All committed or aspirant cyclists are welcome to drop-in and join us (preferably with wheels!) to:

  • learn more about our plans for the year
  • get advice on how to prepare your bike for summer
  • sample some of Dunblane's cycle ways
  • have some family fun

Event Programme

For further information:

  • drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • look at a summary of how we plan to operate
  • see our full constitution.
  • explore local cycling routes on Dunblane's Green Travel Map
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