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

Dunblane Library is offering select and collect.

This is a limited service and is available from 10am-2pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday until the 14th August.

You can now also collect Dog Bags, Hearing Aid Batteries and Food Bags.

The easiest way to book a slot is to email the library This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or phone us 10am-2pm any Monday-Friday (except Wednesday) 01786 823125.

All returned books are placed in quarantine for 72 hours.

Let us know how many books you would like (maximum5) and what type of book- Adult/Junior/Genre.

Leaflets/ labels have been distributed in parts of Dunblane seeking unwanted clothes, etc.

Before you donate, you might want to read the small print carefully.

You could also read this newspaper article and this ASA ruling

The Charity's website can be accessed here

New Cycling Maps for locals and tourists feature easy e-bike rides in the Trossachs, great gravel rides in the Aberfoyle area and Scottish long distance routes with Dayrides at Visit Scotland, including one to Dunblane.

All information has been added to our cycling information page.

Read the article about the e-bike trails in the Stirling Observer here.

The Community Council has had a request from a regular attender to join the monthly meeting, which has recently been held on Zoom and limited to Community Council members and Elected members (the police and Stirling Council staff are not  permitted to attend zoom meetings).  

It may be that we are able to open more to interested members of the public.  I say more interested as having 100 people signed into zoom will be a nightmare. If you are interested you will need to tell us that you wish to join and provide an email address so you can get an invitation to the zoom meeting. 

It is probably best to tell us if you have a burning issue that you want to have discussed.  I am wary of putting a limit on numbers – so we will see how it goes to start with.

So looking for something different to do on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm then drop me a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


NEW Police launch wildlife crime probe at bus tycoon's estate following blaze Stirling Observer Article from 27 July 2020

Read Stirling Observer Article from 25 June 2020

Article  below updated on 20 June 2020 - updates in Green

Some local residents on the Glassingall Estate sent a letter to Glassingall Estates Ltd in response to the demolition and burning of Glassingall House on the 11th and 12th of June. The full letter can be viewed here. A letter has also been sent to the Health & Safety Executive SEPA and the Council. SEPA has apparently responded and is now taking witness statements.

glass sign

Glassingall Estates Limited is one of the companies in the Gloag portfolio. Dame Ann Gloag bought the estate over a year ago and a Pre Application Notification of Planning was submitted last year. This outlined a development of 135 chalets and an outdoor centre.

The local residents say that ‘the remains of Glassingall House appear to have materials looking awfully like asbestos lying around in the open in a fragile condition. Do not attempt to enter the area and please keep your children away. Asbestos is extremely hazardous and kills. People have been seen wandering around with their children within the fenced off area. This is a very bad idea. Please keep away’.

Here is a statement from Stirling Council

A Stirling Council spokesperson said: “We are aware of the demolition works at Glassinghall estate and can confirm investigations are underway.

“Demolition works of this nature are subject to statutory processes and require permission from the planning authority, in this case, Stirling Council. We can confirm no building warrant for demolition was requested from, or issued by, Stirling Council in relation to this work and we have taken immediate measures to ensure the site is safe.

“We are in discussions with the landowner regarding the submission of a building warrant to regulate the works already undertaken, and to cover the completion of the remaining unauthorised work.”

Here is a Tweet from Mark Ruskell MSP

Appointments with your GP practice can now be arranged by video link from your smartphone or computer

Read the attached DRAFT leaflet from NHS Scotland

The Carman Family Foundation - the relatively new owner of Holmehill - is seeking to buy the Hielieman's from the Council. This is the land the land to the North of Holmehill, stretching from Ramoyle to the new houses in Bogside.

The letter and plan below have been delivered to households living close to the site.

In addition to sending your views to the Council and the Carman family, you might also want to email the community council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hieliemans Letter

Hieliemans Plan



The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4000 towards their 2020/21 projects. This is open to any community organisation, group, school, club, or facility in the Dunblane, Ashfield and Kinbuck area.


Application forms can be found on the Dunblane Development Trust website.

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