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James Robertson at Dunblane Library as part of Off the Page Book Festival

20 April 2018
James Robertson at Dunblane Library as part of Off the Page Book Festival

On 15th May 2018 at 7.15pm at Dunblane Library, The Institute High Street, Dunblane FK15 OER Tickets £5 - £3. Please call to book a place in advance 01786 823125. James Robertson is a poet, editor and writer of fiction. He has published six novels, including the award-winning Joseph Knight...

What next for the Braeport Centre?

19 April 2018
What next for the Braeport Centre?

Have you ever been involved in an event/activity at Dunblane’s Braeport Community Centre? How could the Centre serve you and other community members better?  Please take a few minutes to complete the Online Survey by Tuesday 1st MayThe Development Trust is currently working with a design team to look at...

Who stole trees from the new Laigh Hills orchard?

18 April 2018
Who stole trees from the new Laigh Hills orchard?

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 and taken away by crooks last week. Those responsible would have...

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...

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  

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