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Special Waste Collections Resume

04 May 2021
Special Waste Collections Resume

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/bins-waste-recycling/special-uplift/

Christian Aid Week Goes Virtual

04 May 2021
Christian Aid Week Goes Virtual

Because of current government Covid restrictions our volunteer collectors are unable this year to call on you to uplift your Christian Aid envelope. Instead, we would invite you to donate to the work of Christian Aid using one of these two methods: Use the dedicated online Just Giving page for...

Mary's Meals Reopens

04 May 2021
Mary's Meals Reopens

DUNBLANE SHOP NOW OPEN PNow feeding 1,838,859 children in 19 countries around the worldlease call in and grab yourself a bargain! Grab yourself a bargain! Donations welcome. Please call on 01786 825797 to arrange a suitable time for drop off.le time 

Dunblane Library open by appointment from 26th April

30 March 2021
Dunblane Library open by appointment from 26th April

Dunblane Library will be open by appointment for browsing, computer use, select and collect, bag and battery collection. Mondays 10am-2pmTuesdays 10am-2pmThursdays 1pm-5pmFridays 10am-2pmSaturdays 10am-12pmClosed Sat 1st and Mon 3rd May Online catalogue stirling.gov.uk/libraries These are by appointment only and appointments must be made in advance. Staff will be available to...

A9 Truck Stop + Fuel Station : March 2021 Update

19 March 2021
A9 Truck Stop + Fuel Station : March 2021 Update

Local people in Glassingall have provided the attached update to their campaign against the proposed Truck Stop + Fuel Station Read their flyer   Text drafted in December 2020 by Pete Bicheno, Glassingall Resident Stirling Council's planning committee meeting on the 4th August 2020 approved this controversial plan. After discussing the...

25th Anniversary ITV documentary was aired on 11th March

04 March 2021
25th Anniversary ITV documentary was aired on 11th March

Alaska TV prewarned the community that a documentary about the Dunblane tragedy was being aired on 11th March on ITV..   Read their letter here.

Dunblane's Callum Davidson leads St.Johnstone to cup victory

01 March 2021
Dunblane's Callum Davidson leads St.Johnstone to cup victory

Another of Dunblane's sporting heroes has made history leading St.Johnstone to victory in the Scottish League Cup final in his first year as manager of the club. Ex-international football player Callum Davidson was given his first full-time role in management with St Johnstone in June 2020 and the team is...

Zoom into DCC meeting on 3 March

01 March 2021
Zoom into DCC meeting on 3 March

The next Dunblane Community Council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 3 March from 7pm until around 8.30pm. The Draft agenda is attached If you would like to attend the meeting via Zoom, please email DCC's Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - he will then send you a link for the meeting.

Council consults on 'Spaces for People' proposals for Dunblane

26 February 2021
Council consults on 'Spaces for People' proposals for Dunblane

Stirling Council has launched a public consultation for the Spaces for People initiative in Dunblane: : https://spaces-for-people-stirling.hub.arcgis.com/pages/dunblane     The Council would like to share the designs for the following package of measures that were proposed for Dunblane: (Please click the "Design" links to view)   1. Provide enhanced cycle parking in High...

New garden waste permits now available

25 February 2021
New garden waste permits now available

Council writing to residents about new garden waste permit Residents across Stirling will shortly receive a letter with details of the Council’s new Garden Waste Recycling Permit.From 19 April, garden waste will only be collected from brown bins with a valid permit on display. The annual permit will cost £35 (£1.45 per...

Voters urged to get election-ready for May 6

24 February 2021
Voters urged to get election-ready for May 6

Stirling residents are being urged to get ready for the Scottish Parliament elections as early as possible Scotland will go to the polls in less than three months’ time on 6 May and general voter registration closes on 19 April. With a significant increase expected for postal votes amid the...

New app for Council Library E-Book access

24 February 2021
New app for Council Library E-Book access

E-Books from Stirling Council Libraries are moving to a new platform Access to digital e-books and audiobooks will switch from RBdigital to the Libby app on Tuesday 23 February, 2021. Libby is a free, award-winning app where library members can continue to borrow and enjoy digital content from their public library. Readers...

New approach to household waste + recycling

17 February 2021
New approach to household waste + recycling

Stirling’s Councillors have adopted a new household waste and recycling policy which includes a 100% concession scheme for the new Garden Waste Permit. The £35 annual opt-in charge for garden waste collection will start on 19 April and will support the Council’s drive to improve its household waste collection services....

Park of Keir : Consultation Extended until 31st March 2021

14 February 2021
Park of Keir : Consultation Extended until 31st March 2021

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/park-keir-talks-now-extended-23487927 Read the full article from the Stirling Oberver dated 3 July 2020

New carved benches on Holmehill

28 January 2021
New carved benches on Holmehill

Here are pictures of three of the new benches now in place on Holmehill.  They were carved from some of the trees which had to be taken down and were designed by children at the local Primary Schools - the theme is Scottish Wildlife.     

High Street flats (and shops?) for sale!

26 January 2021
High Street flats (and shops?) for sale!

This High Street building, that was brought back from the brink by local community action, recently transferred ownership and the three flats are now for sale. The future ownership of the shops is presently unclear. The building at 22 to 24 High Street had been owned for many years by...

COVID-19 Partnership: Funding Open

24 January 2021
COVID-19 Partnership: Funding Open

Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership: Funding Open The Forth Valley COVID-19 Partnership has launched a new grants programme, distributing funds to support communities and people affected by COVID-19 outside of hospital. The Forth Valley Covid-19 Partnership consists of the NHS Forth Valley Endowment Fund (better known as Forth Valley Giving), the...

Have Your Say by 24 January Stirling Council's Big Budget Conversation

21 January 2021
Have Your Say by 24 January Stirling Council's Big Budget Conversation

Time is running out to have your say in helping Stirling Council set next year’s budget through the Big Budget Conversation. The local authority launched its budget engagement process for 2021/22 on 23 December, 2020 with the stark message that services must change to meet an £8million funding gap. Transformation of...

Kirsty Wark Programme on 19 Jan mentioned Dunblane

16 January 2021
Kirsty Wark Programme on 19 Jan mentioned Dunblane

This letter was sent to the Dunblane community on 16 January on behalf of the BBC   Dear Sir/Madam, I hope you don't mind me writing to this email address out of the blue.  I am a series producer working for Two Rivers Media and I am writing in an attempt...

Have a of read of latest Community Response Bulletin

09 January 2021
Have a of read of latest Community Response Bulletin

Community Response Bulletin 25 Please see link to read our latest Community Response Bulletin and catch up with previous issues.https://www.stirling.gov.uk/communityresponse This issue includes Local Support Increase Shielding Survey Mental Health Support and Advice Family Winter Walking Fun Funding And more If you have any problem getting into the Bulletin, please let us know. Thanks...

New Approach to A&E

06 January 2021
New Approach to A&E

Getting the Right Care in the Right Place (changes to the way we access A&E) A&E is always there for those who need it The way people access A&E services is changing to keep patients and NHS Scotland safe this winter – making sure everyone gets the right care in the right...

Library remains closed

05 January 2021
Library remains closed

The library has not reopened following the festive break.  

Salting & Gritting Dunblane's Roads & Pavements

04 January 2021
Salting & Gritting Dunblane's Roads & Pavements

From the Secretary, Dunblane Community Council The Community Council has received comments/complaints from a number of peopleabout the lack of salting/gritting of the pavements and footpaths aroundthe town  Certainly some of those I use are quite icy  The road gritterseems to have been round but pavements seem to have a...

Constellation of Carollers - primary school musicians

19 December 2020
Constellation of Carollers - primary school musicians

Watch a video of Christmas Carols performed as an online orchestra by primary school musicians from Dunblane - https://youtu.be/TFd3Im89a6g available until 31st Dec. We hope you enjoy it and that it brings some much-needed joy to the town, as well as offering the young people what is now a rare opportunity to...

Update on new owners' plans for Holmehill in 2021

10 December 2020
Update on new owners' plans for Holmehill in 2021

  The Friends of Holmehill contacted the website team with an update about the new owners’ plans for Holmehill. Here is their email   We recently asked The Carman Family Foundation for an update as to what has happened over the last few month. The response from Bill Carman is...

Update on Glassingall demolition : Dec 2020

02 December 2020
Update on Glassingall demolition : Dec 2020

  Text drafted by Pete Bicheno, Glassingall Resident SEPA has not taken the witness statements they originally promised and instead they “….are continuing to conduct other enquiries into the events …” From the Stirling Observer 18.11.2020 “A man has denied destroying a bat roost and the nest of a wild bird...

Flu Jabs for aged 60 to 64 from 7 to 10 Dec

30 November 2020
Flu Jabs for aged 60 to 64 from 7 to 10 Dec

NHS Forth Valley is now offering flu vaccinations to patients who will be aged 60-64 by 31 March 2021. These will be held at the Albert Halls in Stirling from 7-10 December. At risk patients who have missed previous clinics, plus those who are shielding and their households, are also...

Library - Arrangements during level 3

20 November 2020
Library - Arrangements during level 3

  Dunblane Library will be open for select and collect, browsing bag and battery collection on   Mondays 10am-2pm Tuesdays 10am-2pm Thursday 1pm-5pm (24th Dec 10am-2pm) Fridays 10am-2pm Saturdays 10am-12noon Online catalogue stirling.gov.uk/libraries   These are by appointment only. Staff will be available to take your calls during these hours....

Frontline Scotland Music Festival

19 November 2020
Frontline Scotland Music Festival

What a great way to celebrate St Andrew's Day.  The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by 39 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on 30th November.....and you're all invited!The festival is free to watch with the aim of raising funds for 4 of Scotland's...

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