Dunblane News Archive

Big Changes on Laigh Hills : Improving Access + Planting an Orchard

17 October 2017
Big Changes on Laigh Hills : Improving Access + Planting an Orchard

Improving Access to the Laigh Hills Members of the Laigh Hills Park Masterplan Steering Group have managed to secure a significant sum of money from the European funded Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) to Improve Public Access to the Laigh Hills. Almost 2km of improved paths and steps with drainage,...

Footpaths on Dumyat : Understanding What's Happening

13 October 2017
Footpaths on Dumyat : Understanding What's Happening

This is a letter from the Stirling Observer from 11 October 2017 It is with great disappointment, but not surprise, that I have heard about the controversy regarding the footpaths on Dumyat. Two months ago I retired to Keswick in the Lake District but prior to that I lived in...

Ideas to Improve Streets around the Cathedral – Refined Designs

13 October 2017
Ideas to Improve Streets around the Cathedral – Refined Designs

Here are the revised Designs and Presentation Boards that will be on show at the Event on 30 October Dunblane Street Design – Stakeholder Boards redrafted Dunblane Street Proposal – Oct 2017 Braeport street proposal - Aug 2017 Over the past year Stirling Council, Dunblane Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust,...

Kris and Blair Elliot to row the Atlantic

13 October 2017
Kris and Blair Elliot to row the Atlantic

From the Stirling Observer on Wednesday 11 October 2017 Two brothers from Dunblane are just weeks away from taking to the seas in an epic charity challenge. Kris and Blair Elliot will battle giant waves and potential shark attacks when they jump in a rowing boat and embark on a...

Road to Doune (A820) will close on Monday 16th October until December

09 October 2017
Road to Doune (A820) will close on Monday 16th October until December

  Read the SGN Leaflet Read the Stirling Observer article Read the SGN website about the closure

Perth Road now closed to 22nd October

09 October 2017
Perth Road now closed to 22nd October

September 2017 Update   The northbound section of the B8033 from the roundabout at Claredon Place to the junction of Stirling Road and the southbound section of the B8033 from the junction of Beech Road to the roundabout at Claredon Place. Sunnyside will also be closed for its entire length. All roads closed from 9-10-17...

Is your Group looking for Grant Funding? Try Foundation Scotland

06 October 2017
Is your Group looking for Grant Funding? Try Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland launch their Stirling-wide Grants Programme  Background : Foundation Scotland is currently seeking applications from charitable groups and organisations operating in the Stirling area. Aim : To fund local projects providing services and activities that can help to address the following themes: * Support for older people in retirement.*...

Glass collection changes from fortnightly to every four weeks

06 October 2017
Glass collection changes from fortnightly to every four weeks

Your new waste and recycling collection calendar is available online. The online calendar allows all residents to enter your postcode to check the dates of your future collections days, and features the option of printing off a handy calendar. Following customer feedback, the glass collection will move from fortnightly to...

Dunblane Pies Rise to Success

16 September 2017
Dunblane Pies Rise to Success

Dunblane butchers' pies have been deemed worthy of national recognition at the recent Scottish Craft Butchers Awards. John Hill won four awards in the 2017 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie, Speciality Pie and Mince Round Evaluation : Gold Award – Mince RoundSilver Award - Traditional Steak PieSilver Award – Chieftain...

Loch Katrine Trip for Contact the Elderly Group

16 September 2017
Loch Katrine Trip for Contact the Elderly Group

Contact the Elderly’s Dunblane group enjoyed a trip to Loch Katrine thanks to the fundraising efforts of one of its volunteers. Bobby Lennox completed the ‘Grasmere Gallop’ in Cumbria earlier in the year to raise funds for his group to enjoy a summer outing. The volunteers and guests enjoyed an afternoon...

Dunblane's James Huffam : VC War Hero

13 September 2017
Dunblane's James Huffam : VC War Hero

Read the article from the Stirling Observer 13 September 2017

RAGE asks you to Walk for Park of Keir on Saturday 16 September

10 September 2017
RAGE asks you to Walk for Park of Keir on Saturday 16 September

A message from the RAGE Group re Park of Keir decision Saturday 16th September 2017 at 10.45am. Please join us and invite any friends or family who care about saving Park of Keir We are walking from the two communities Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, onto Park of Keir, we aim...

Jamie & Martina win US mixed doubles

09 September 2017
Jamie & Martina win US mixed doubles

See the BBC article Read the Guardian article

Dunblane by Cycle : e-bike Day on 12 October

01 September 2017
Dunblane by Cycle : e-bike Day on 12 October

Flattening Dunblane’s Hills Dunblane is a hilly place but otherwise suitable for everyday travel by bike within the town and those hills can be ironed out by electrifying the ride. Dunblane by Cycle, a Cycling UK affiliated community group, is working in partnership with Dunblane Development Trust to run an...

Stirling Scottish Marathon 2018 : Entries now Open

01 September 2017
Stirling Scottish Marathon 2018 : Entries now Open

The Stirling Scottish Marathon 2018 will be held on Sunday 29 April 2019. Read a letter from the Council Entry forms can be accessed here  

Scottish Government grants approval in principle for Park of Keir against Reporter's Recommendations

30 August 2017
Scottish Government grants approval in principle for Park of Keir against Reporter's Recommendations

Decision from Scottish Government Website Scottish Government's Notice of Intention Scottish Reporter's Report on the Appeal Reporter's Recommendations 10.221 Accordingly, I recommend that Scottish Ministers dismiss the appeal and refuse to grant planning permission in principle for the proposed development at Park of Keir. 10.222 However, if Ministers are minded...

Plans for 129 houses at Hillside near the Keir roundabout in Dunblane have been rejected on appeal

30 August 2017
Plans for 129 houses at Hillside near the Keir roundabout in Dunblane have been rejected on appeal

The decision was reached despite the Scottish Government planning reporter who considered the appeal saying some issues of concern raised by objectors were not enough grounds to refuse the application. The application had attracted 55 letters of comment, including from the Woodland Trust, and a Stop Hillside Houses Facebook group...

Dunblane in Bloom Awards to Local Businesses 2017

23 August 2017
Dunblane in Bloom Awards to Local Businesses 2017

Dunblane businesses have been recognised for their hard work in brightening up the town. Sandy Mackay and Carolyn Murray, on behalf of local group Dunblane in Bloom, presented prizes to the Beech Tree Cafe, MacLean and Stewart Solicitors and Hairways. All three businesses were handed Mike Seal Trophies as reward...

Dunblane Boys Brigade looking for more new members

23 August 2017
Dunblane Boys Brigade looking for more new members

Dunblane Boys Brigade is on the lookout for new members to help celebrate its big birthday. It is a great year to get involved in the Boys’ Brigade as the organisation celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Junior Section. With lots of special events to mark the occasion, there’s never...

Braeport Memory Cafe opens on Wednesday 6 September

22 August 2017
Braeport Memory Cafe opens on Wednesday 6 September

Braeport memory café is for people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers All welcome, drop in for tea, coffee, a chat or to socialise, activities include singing, arts and crafts, board games and gentle exercise. Braeport Centre, Dunblane : Every Wednesday afternoon 2.00pm to 4.00pm If you are...

Declutter your house and recycle with Freegle in Stirling

20 August 2017
Declutter your house and recycle with Freegle in Stirling

Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the historic site near Dunblane. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/revolt-sparked-as-forest-on-sheriffmuir-battlefield-approved-1-4515986 Go to the Freegle Website What Do We Do? Do your unwanted but useful items need new homes? Are you looking for something? We help people give and...

Sheriffmuir Inn now Closed and For Sale

02 August 2017
Sheriffmuir Inn now Closed and For Sale

Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the historic site near Dunblane. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/revolt-sparked-as-forest-on-sheriffmuir-battlefield-approved-1-4515986 See the Estate Agent's property details

KGT Plans Approved for Tree Planting on Site of Battle of Sheriffmuir

29 July 2017
KGT Plans Approved for Tree Planting on Site of Battle of Sheriffmuir

Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the historic site near Dunblane. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/revolt-sparked-as-forest-on-sheriffmuir-battlefield-approved-1-4515986 Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners, Kippendavie Group Trust (KGT), to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the site of the Battle of Sheriffmuir (1715) near Dunblane. Read...

New Brasserie planned for Old Churches House

26 July 2017
New Brasserie planned for Old Churches House

From Scotland B2B East Coast Edition Fusion Group joins forces with TV chef to open new Scottish BrasserieJuly 25, 2017 The company behind a string of popular Scottish venues such as The Golf Inn in St Andrews and the Red Brolly Inn at Balinluig is set to open a new in-house...

Volunteers sought for Braeport Memory Cafe

17 July 2017
Volunteers sought for Braeport Memory Cafe

Read all about the Memory Cafe

Congratulations to Jamie Murray : Wimbledon Champion once again

16 July 2017
Congratulations to Jamie Murray : Wimbledon Champion once again

Dunblane's Jamie Murray & Martina Hingis win the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon 2017 Links BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40626378 Guardian https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/jamie-murray-martina-hingis-win-174640820.html    

Dunblane youngsters receive gold Duke of Edinburgh awards

16 July 2017
Dunblane youngsters receive gold Duke of Edinburgh awards

Iain Davies, Cameron McEwan and Liam McGregor, all from the 25th Stirling Company (Dunblane) of the Boys’ Brigade, have been presented with Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award certificates at a special ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh Link Stirling News http://www.stirlingnews.co.uk/news/15407128.Dunblane_youngsters_receive_gold_Duke_of_Edinburgh_awards/      

Funding Opportunities for Community Groups

16 July 2017
Funding Opportunities for Community Groups

Volunteering Support Fund 2017-18 – NOW OPEN Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland. The Volunteering Support Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering...

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