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Fiona plays her football in Malmo

21 February 2018
Fiona plays her football in Malmo

 From the Stirling Observer 21 February 2018 Moving to one of Europe's most famous clubs would undoubtedly be a daunting prospect for many a footballer. However Dunblane's Fiona Brown has taken no time in settling in to life at Sweden's FC Rosengard - relishing the prospect of sharing a changing...

Dunblane High students win Subway competition

20 February 2018
Dunblane High students win Subway competition

STUDENTS from Dunblane High School have beaten off competition from schools and colleges across West Scotland to be crowned winner of the Subway brand’s Design a Sub competition. The challenge, which was launched in Scotland last year, asked budding entrepreneurs from schools and colleges across Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Dunbarton, Falkirk,...

Sue Ryder Shop Reopens on Wednesday 21st February

18 February 2018
Sue Ryder Shop Reopens on Wednesday 21st February

Having been closed for a number of weeks due to building works, the Sue Ryder Shop reopens on Wednesday 21st February at 9.00am See the Sue Ryder page on this website Go to the Sue Ryder website

'From Education to Employment' : Big Lottery Funding success

15 February 2018
'From Education to Employment' : Big Lottery Funding success

Young people in Dunblane are being given a boost to get into work with the help of almost £40,000 of lottery funding. From the Stirling Observer 14 February 2018 Discover Dunblane BID, the group representing over 90 businesses in and around the town, has been awarded £39,000 for the next...

Adventurous Dunblane brothers finish 3,000 mile Atlantic row

13 February 2018
Adventurous Dunblane brothers finish 3,000 mile Atlantic row

Kris & Blair have made it across the atlantic - well done  Read the article from the Press & Journal Read the Stirling Observer article from 3 January 2017    

Dunblane's Abbatoir has Closed

10 February 2018
Dunblane's Abbatoir has Closed

Article from Stirling Observer 14 February 2018 Slaughterhouse staff, some with up to 40 years' service, were last week shown the door after their company collapsed Liquidators turned up at DS (Slaughterhouse) Ltd, Dunblane, on Tuesday, February 6, and told the company's 11 employees that their employment was terminated with...

Have Your Say - Stirling Care Village

21 January 2018
Have Your Say - Stirling Care Village

An innovative new Care Village is being built in the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital. Community groups and members of the public are invited to explore how the indoor public spaces and green space at the care village could be used as a community resource. Come along and have your say...

New grant offers young people the chance to travel the world

16 January 2018
New grant offers young people the chance to travel the world

Do you fancy travelling to New York, Singapore or Milan? Do you have a keen interest in environmental issues? Well this could be the project for you. Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched its inaugural Travel Grant to fund three young people to visit anywhere in the world...

Get involved in deciding Stirling Council's spending priorities

11 January 2018
Get involved in deciding Stirling Council's spending priorities

Stirling Council is committed to delivering high quality services that meet priorities and outcomes that have been agreed with our communities. Download the Poster In working with our communities, businesses and community planning partners we plan to make the best use of the money we have available. We are keen...

Read about the Gask Ridge – Rome’s Frontier Forts close to Dunblane

10 January 2018
Read about the Gask Ridge – Rome’s Frontier Forts close to Dunblane

The Gask Ridge is an early chain of frontier forts, watchtowers and fortifications built by the Romans in Caledonia (Scotland). The Ridge comes close to Dunblane at the Ardoch Roman Fort in Braco, the Glenbank Fortlet, Doune Roman Fort, and Bochastle Roman Fort in Callander. The fort system was built...

Dunblane BB helps Start-Up Stirling to deliver

10 January 2018
Dunblane BB helps Start-Up Stirling to deliver

From the Stirling Observer 10 January 2017 More than a ton of goods was collected by Dunblane Boys' Brigade members in their bid to help Start Up Stirling. Organisers were delighted with the response and say the amount collected was impressive as people responded to the request to donate toilet...

Dunblane project wins National Rail Award

07 January 2018
Dunblane project wins National Rail Award

Read the article on the DDT website

2017 - Review of the Year - Dunblane

28 December 2017
2017 -  Review of the Year  - Dunblane

Sports - Andrew Butchart has been selected as one of the lead stars for the Scotland Commonwealth games team for 2018 having had another highly successful year in 2017.    In September, Jamie Murray and partner Martina Hingis won the US Open mixed doubles having previously won the same event in...

RBS branch closures : your views sought

18 December 2017
RBS branch closures : your views sought

Update 18 December 2017 Scottish Rural Action seeks your views Take the survey  Read more The Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its branch in Dunblane & Bridge of Allan RBS website STV website BBC website  

Dozens turn out to plant trees on the Laigh Hills

03 December 2017
Dozens turn out to plant trees on the Laigh Hills

Update Sunday Lunchtime 3 December Dozens of people including lots of children have been out on the Laigh Hills today planting fruit trees - a great success! Help Plant an Orchard on the Laigh HillsWe will need help planting fruit trees on the Laigh Hills. So if you can help...

Dancesingers release charity single

01 December 2017
Dancesingers release charity single

Participants of the Dancesing classes held in Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Killearn and Glasgow are the backing singers to a charity single fronted by Stirling's Greig Taylor.  All proceeds of the single, which is a cover of Bruce Springsteen's rock classic "Dancing in the Dark", will be donated to the...

RBS to close Dunblane branch

01 December 2017
RBS to close Dunblane branch

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its branch offices in Dunblane & Bridge of Allan RBS website STV website BBC website  

LDP Review : No More Housing Sites in Dunblane

30 November 2017
LDP Review : No More Housing Sites in Dunblane

Read the Report of the LDP Examination: Dunblane is covered on Pages 231-265:

Keir Home Farm : A Building at Risk

28 November 2017
Keir Home Farm : A Building at Risk

Keir Home Farm contained a very fine set of buildings. Now Registers for Scotland considers the farm to be 'At Risk'. See photos and the report on Keir Home Farm Also see photos from Deadline News /Forgotten Scotland There are other buildings on the estate which are 'At Risk'. Keir...

Braeport Centre looks for Architect

22 November 2017
Braeport Centre looks for Architect

From the Architect’s Journal ; 21 November, 2017 By Merlin Fulcher Competition: Braeport Centre, Dunblane The Dunblane Development Trust (DDT) is seeking an architect for a £500,000 extension to its Category C-listed Braeport Centre The winner of the estimated £16,000 contract will complete a feasibility study exploring options to upgrade...

Rail Electrification Project - Overnight Piling in January - Consultation on 28 November

14 November 2017
Rail Electrification Project - Overnight Piling in January - Consultation on 28 November

Piling Works – KippenrossTunnel to Dunblane Station Download the complete letter from Network Rail As part of a Scottish Government investment in our infrastructure, Network Rail is delivering work to electrify the railway across central Scotland. The next phase is the electrification of the railway from Grangemouth and Falkirk, through...

Dunblane’s Nanayakkara says apprenticeships give pupils the edge

14 November 2017
Dunblane’s Nanayakkara says apprenticeships give pupils the edge

Teenager Nanayakkara Gunasinghe decided to sign up for a Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) after a careers adviser recommended them – and reckons the programme gives pupils the edge when it comes to the world of work. The 17-year-old from Dunblane completes an FA in Financial Services next summer and would like...

Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza 30 Nov

11 November 2017
Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza 30 Nov

Thursday 30 November5.00pm – 9.00pm  http://www.discoverdunblane.co.uk/

Judy Murray OBE

11 November 2017
Judy Murray OBE

Congratulations to Judy who becomes the third member of the Murray family to be honoured after her two sons.  She received the honour from Prince William for services to tennis, charity and women's sport  STV News clip

Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post

08 November 2017
Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post

Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post starts on 27 November and finishes on 15 December. Stamps are 25p each  Download the Poster

Dunblane Man, Jim Snedden, Wins Sunday Mail Great Scot Award

07 November 2017
Dunblane Man, Jim Snedden, Wins Sunday Mail Great Scot Award

Jim picked up this prestigious award in Glasgow recently. It was presented by athletes, Eilidh Doyle and Zoey Clark ... read more From 23 July Stirling Observer ArticleFireman Jim Snedden has volunteered to go back to the Mediterranean on another refugee rescue mission after helping to save the lives of...

Have Your Say - Community Council Review

29 October 2017
Have Your Say - Community Council Review

There are 40 Community Councils operating in the Stirling Council area. Community Council’s are groups of people who want to improve their area and the quality of life for residents. Stirling Council is currently reviewing how Community Council’s work, looking at the rules they adhere to, boundaries, representation, communication and resources.We are asking people...

Dunblane BB receives generous donation from Fling Committee

27 October 2017
Dunblane BB receives generous donation from Fling Committee

Lewis O’Donnell receives the cheque from Peter Gouw while BB Captain, Paul Christmas, looks on.   DUNBLANE Boys' Brigade received a generous donation from the local Fling event committee.  They visited the club to hand over a cheque for £275 from funds raised at the popular festival back in May....

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