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Home Energy Scotland is working in partnership with Scottish Water to encourage people who live and work in Dunblane to use water wisely. To help you save water, energy and money, Home Energy Scotland are giving out free water efficiency packs to residents in and around Dunblane. You can pick up a free pack from a Home Energy Scotland advisor at one of the following events: 

Malcolm Eakin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07908 428 729
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In July 2019, I will be leading the Forth Valley Guide International trip to 'Our Cabana' in Mexico, one of five Girl Guide World centres, to take part in a Global Summer Friendship Programme with Guides from across the World. Together, over two weeks, we will undertake a cultural experience and service project. This is my first international trip and as such this opportunity also presents a leadership and development opportunity for me within and out with Guiding but would mean I could offer more trips like this to Guiding in Forth Valley and also Dunblane more locally.

At present there are 20 individuals on the trip, so lots of fundraising and planning as each person on the trip needs to raise £2,800 to cover the cost of the trip. I have a number of events that I am organising between now and May 2019 and it would be great to be able to promote my trip to support these fundraising activities and raise a bit of awareness of my trip - any support local businesses could give would be fantastic. The first of my activities is an Afternoon Tea that I am hosting on 1st September at the Cathedral Hall and I am in the process of planning a Whisky tasting evening and Christmas Fayre.

Further details on my trip can be found at facebook.com/Fionas-fundraising-for-Mexico-2019-525125594539496/ or by telephone on 07809428003.

Fiona Millar, Unit Leader, 1st Dunblane Ranger Guides

 

Read the letter from Network Rail

Work Dates & Times:

Saturday 7th to Friday 26th July
Saturday – 1am to 8am
Sunday to Thursday – 1am to 4.30am, each night

There will be no piling the weekend of the 14th and 15th of July

Club Golfers Play on Golf’s Greatest Stage at Carnoustie

Forty-two club golfers, including Dunblane's Gary Aitken and Richard McLuckie, competed in the second playing of The R&A's 9 Hole Championship Final at Carnoustie on 15 July 2018. Gary and Richard were the runners up! Read more.

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1999 Champion Golfer Paul Lawrie with the finalists of The R&A 9-Hole Championship Credit: R&A, Getty Images

Our earlier article  Dunblane duo tee up for Carnoustie : Two Dunblane golfers have won an opportunity to play at Carnoustie, just days before the world’s greatest player’s tee off at the 147th Open Championship. Read the full Stirlng News article

A meeting is to be held in August in order to meet representatives of the local Charity that now owns Holmehill and to discuss how the hill might be developed.

The meeting will also start the process of establishing a new Group - provisionally called 'the Friends of Holmehill' - to work with the new owners and seek to represent the views of the Dunblane community.

The meeting is to be held on Monday 27 August at 7.00pm in Old Churches House (in the Fraser Room). Tea & Coffee will be available on arrival.

A new three year Community Learning and Development (CLD) Plan is required for 2018 – 2021.

Education Services in Local Authorities are required to ensure that they work with partnership to offer Community Learning and Development opportunities in local communities. The plan should be developed with Community Planning Partners e.g. NHS, Police, Forth Valley College, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise. 

It is proposed that the new CLD Plan for the Stirling area will have a key focus on tackling poverty and disadvantage, including reducing inequalities in educational outcomes, and will take its strategic direction from ‘The Stirling Plan’ (Local Outcomes Improvement Plan). 

Stirling Council ask you to consider whether the following areas for improvement should be included in the plan. It is important that Stirling’s citizens and communities contribute to setting the priorities for the next three years.

This is the link for the online survey : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CLDPlan_2018_21 . The Survey will close on the 3rd of August.

In addition to their normal opening hours of 1.30am - 4.30pm Mon to Sat, Dunblane Museum will also be open on Sundays throughout July & August from 2.00 - 4.00pm.

July exhibition is all about local people & celebrities including Hercules the Bear. 

  Find out more about the museum on their website : http://dunblanemuseum.org.uk/ 

A group of Dunblane Primary School pupils have been recognised for their work helping to erase loneliness among older people. The youngsters from Primaries 4-7, who are part of a Citizenship Group at the school, have been running a community café and inviting guests from Contact the Elderly which works to brighten the lives of older, socially-isolated people through regular tea parties.The charity's premise is that offering a lifeline of friendship over a cuppa can help combat the cycle of loneliness experienced by some members of our older, vulnerable generation. And in addition to providing tea and cake, the children have been entertaining guests and taking part in crafts together.

As a result a total of 28 pupils earned Contact the Elderly's Youth Involvement certificates, awarded for supporting the work of the charity which is currently running a Future of Volunteering project to encourage youngsters to become volunteers.
The awards were presented by Contact the Elderly Support Officer for the area, Lorna Dunbar.
She said:
"It's been wonderful to see the generation gap being bridged in this unique way. The children have formed real friendships with the older guests and both groups are getting so much out of it. 

"The school's initiative is making a real difference to the lives of the older people they invite and it's been a real pleasure to recognise the work the youngsters are doing to support us."

Contact the Elderly organises free monthly tea parties all over Scotland each Sunday for lonely older people. Volunteer drivers take guests, who might otherwise find it difficult to get out and about,
to the gatherings, usually held in a volunteer host's home. There they can enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake and conversation in like-minded company.

To find out more about becoming a guest or volunteer of Contact the Elderly in Scotland, please contact Lorna Dunbar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel 01738 730249
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For further media information please contact Alison Shaw on 07760 193375 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read the Stirling Observer Article from 4 July 2018

The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4,000 towards their 2018/19 projects. This is open to any community organisation, group, school, club, or facility in the Dunblane, Ashfield and Kinbuck area. CLOSING DATE 14TH SEPTEMBER; so start thinking about this now!

Every year Dunblane get a grant of around £15,000 from the Braes of Doune Windfarm to help fund Community Projects. This is allocated to local groups/organisations who have applied for a funding. The process is governed by a committee of six people nominated by Dunblane Community Council and Dunblane Development Trust and guided in their decision making by a set of agreed criteria.

Click Here for criteria, application forms and further information. See Poster Here   

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