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Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN.

20 June 2018
Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions, with initiatives including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Community-led organisations not currently in receipt of a CCF grant are invited to apply...

Dunblane Tenants & Residents Association - Join the Debate on 27th June

20 June 2018
Dunblane Tenants & Residents Association - Join the Debate on 27th June

Some folk in Dunblane are keen to form a community wide Residents Association.  All local residents are invited to a meeting at Victoria Halls on the evening of Wednesday 27th June. Click here for further information OR read on Tenants and residents associations are groups of people, acting in a voluntary capacity. They...

Holmehill has new Owner

11 June 2018
Holmehill has new Owner

The community group that has been protecting Dunblane’s Holmehill from development for more than a decade was told on Thursday 7 June that Holmehill has a new owner – a local charity that is intent on maintaining and improving the area. David Prescott, Chair of Holmehill Community Buyout said -...

Volunteer Befrienders needed

30 May 2018
Volunteer Befrienders needed

Could you spare a couple of hours a week as a volunteer befriender? We are looking for volunteer befrienders to build relationships with people living with the early stages of dementia in the Stirlingshire area. We match befrienders with people who have similar interests so they can be encouraged to pursue...

Action Earth grants available from Volunteering Matters

22 May 2018
Action Earth grants available from Volunteering Matters

Read all about the Action Grants Go to the website for Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants

Three new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

11 May 2018
Three new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

Read more about Tesco Bags of Help in DunblaneTesco Bags of Help in Dunblane

Now five fruit trees are damaged in Laigh Hills orchard

11 May 2018
Now five fruit trees are damaged in Laigh Hills orchard

Article by Robert Fairnie from the Stirling Observer 9 May 2018 Article by Robert Fairnie from the Stirling Observer 18 April 2018 Two fruit trees have been stolen from a community orchard in Dunblane. Police are investigating after a Black Oliver cherry and a Sweet Prune damson were dug up...

Rail journeys to Glasgow and Edinburgh now back to normal

11 May 2018
Rail journeys to Glasgow and Edinburgh now back to normal

  Since September 2016 rail journeys from Dunblane to Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted in the evenings and at weekends due to electrification works, with replacement buses being used. Futher electrification work will be undertaken overnight.  Services return to normal after 20 May 2018. Read more

Exciting New Job With Dementia Friendly Dunblane

04 May 2018
Exciting New Job With Dementia Friendly Dunblane

  In conjunction with the Dementia Friendly Dunblane Steering Group, we have created a one year project co-ordinator job. The role aims to develop a range of initiatives which provide activities for people living with dementia, raise awareness of dementia within community organisations and businesses and support local people to become more...

Join DDT's Environment Group on the Allan Water Beach

24 April 2018
Join DDT's Environment Group on the Allan Water Beach

More information about DDT's Environment Group

Forth Valley artbeat from 9 to 17 June 2018

23 April 2018
Forth Valley artbeat from 9 to 17 June 2018

View the Forth Valley ArtBeat Website Follow the Blue Route through Dunblane Here are the local artists that are taking part:- 1.  Lys Hanse2.  Eileen Wilson3.  Sarah Spofforth-McOuat4.  Rachel Davies5.  Gwen Dean6.  Irene Aylott7.  Maureen Mitchell8.  Camphill @Dunblane Library9.  Dunblane Art Club10.  Libby Yule11.  Laura Gill12.  Fiona McKenzie van Baardwijk13. ...

Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund 2018 Application Deadline 25 May 2018

13 April 2018
Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund 2018 Application Deadline 25 May 2018

A further round of the Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund has opened, with a deadline of 25 May 2018. Applications are welcomed from voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises delivering projects which aim for people living full and positive lives within supportive communities. Applications for up to £2000 for...

Six defibrillators in Dunblane - could you find them?

11 April 2018
Six defibrillators in Dunblane - could you find them?

There are six defibrillators in Dunblane that we are aware of. They are located The Dunblane Centre on the Perth Road The Westlands Hotel in the Doune Road St Blane's Church Hall in the High Street Northend Garage in Ramoyle The Coop in the High Street The Braeport Centre in...

Kerse Road in Stirling now closed for 6 months

03 April 2018
Kerse Road in Stirling now closed for 6 months

Kerse Road Bridge Update - Urgent We have been advised work is progressing well with the replacing of the New Rail Bridge to the extent they are bringing the full closure date forward by 1 week.  The planned full closure for Kerse Road Bridge is being brought forward by one week....

Parkland, Florida, USA Sign Dunblane's Book of Condolence

27 March 2018
Parkland, Florida, USA Sign Dunblane's Book of Condolence

22 years ago messages of kindness and support flowed into Dunblane from all over the world. For the next few days there is Book of Condolence for people to sign in Dunblane's 'Another Tilly Tearoom' For anybody who would like to send a message to the families affected by the...

Calls for repairs to fence on Laighhills after train kills dog

20 March 2018
Calls for repairs to fence on Laighhills after train kills dog

From the Stirling Observer 20 March 2018 A dog was hit and  killed by a train in Dunblane at the weekend prompting fresh calls for repairs to be made to a fence at the railway line.  Representatives from Dunblane Community Council contacted Network Rail to ask that they sort the...

Update re concerns about concrete parapets at rail bridge

14 March 2018
Update re concerns about concrete parapets at rail bridge

From the Stirling Observer 14 March 2018 Dunblane councillors met Network Rail to discuss the new concrete parapets at the town's railway bridge. Terence O'Byrne of the local community council said he was "apoplectic" at the finish and design of the new structures on the Perth Road Bridge. And Dunblane...

Dunblane survivors send support to Parkland school shooting students

13 March 2018
Dunblane survivors send support to Parkland school shooting students

  Survivors and relatives of the Dunblane tragedy have sent a message of support to students affected by the Parkland school shooting in Florida. A letter was sent to Marjory Stoneman Douglas School on the 22nd anniversary of the Dunblane murders. Ten family members of victims and survivors also recorded...

Ella recognised for commitment to cleaning up Scotland

28 February 2018
Ella recognised for commitment to cleaning up Scotland

Read the full article on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website Young girl from Dunblane presented with an award for her litter picking commitment We've presented Ella Ritch, aged 12, from Dunblane with the February Clean Up Scotland ‘Hero of the Month’ award in recognition of her commitment to remove litter...

Cromlix House Hotel has 5 stars

28 February 2018
Cromlix House Hotel  has 5 stars

Read the full article in the Scotsman A hotel owned by tennis legend Sir Andy Murray has been awarded the top possible rating following an inspection by national tourism organisation VisitScotland. Cromlix House Hotel, a Victorian mansion just three miles from Sir Andy’s home town of Dunblane, became one of...

New Chef at Old Churches House

28 February 2018
New Chef at Old Churches House

Read the full article in the Stirling News Tillicoultry chef takes the reins at Dunblane restaura A CHEF from Tillicoultry is hoping to take his career to the next level after accepting a senior role at a Dunblane restaurant. Ross McMillan, 27, has taken the reins as head chef at...

Your Place, Your Priorities: New Funding for your Community - until 16 March

23 February 2018
Your Place, Your Priorities: New Funding for your Community - until 16 March

  Stirling Council is delighted to announce a fund of £130,000 open now to community groups to deliver activities that will improve their community - DEADLINE for applications is 16 March 2018 Update 8 March 2018 : We wish to clarify that there will be two separate presentation/voting events at...

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,...

'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. The public were asked to come...

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