Practice Open for Business : We wish to inform our patients that the Practice has remained opened since the start of the covid pandemic and continues to do so. However, due to Government and RCGP guidelines, the doors are closed to allow controlled access for the protection of both patients and staff
Flu Vaccinations : This year the flu vaccination programme has been organised by NHS Forth Valley. The Clinics will be held at the Victoria Hall from 2-6 November. All eligible patients will be sent out an appointment. Patients should expect to receive their letters around 22/23 October.
The Ideas, Innovation, Improvment Fund is Now Open for another round of Funding
Closing Date 9th November 2020
The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership have allocated funds from the Integrated Care Fund (ICF) for one-off grants to support the development of new or existing third sector initiatives which build capacity within communities in order to encourage health and wellbeing.
This money is being administered by SVE and CTSi through the Ideas, Innovation, Improvement (I.I.I.) Fund.
Applications for the Ideas, Innovation, Improvement Fund are invited from constituted groups and organisations to support initiatives which meet the following criteria:
* Be from Third Sector (voluntary) organisations - Third Sector organisations include community groups, voluntary organisations, charities or social enterprises; these groups must have a constitution.
* Support the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver integrated or joined up health and social care services - The money for this fund comes from the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership therefore activities need to support the vision of people living full and positive lives within supportive communities.
The closing date for applications is 9th November 2020. The Panel will meet shortly after this date and decisions will then be made as soon as possible.
If you would like to talk about an idea or would like support to complete the application please contact Lee Stevenson.
Click here to access more information, guidance and the application form.
"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 www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk and clicking on our Cathedral Kids logo, or follow this link: Cathedral Kids
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
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 www.historicenvironment.scot,
- 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
Sent: 11 August 2020 12:41
Subject: Health Promotion Service Covid-19 Response Grants
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.
Health Promotion Lead Officer
Health Promotion Service
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.