About Dunblane

Come to Dunblane to walk, to cycle or to wander about.

Experience the Town's history + its quality environment.
Have a look at the informative guide In Dunblane and our Map and Local Guide 
Detailed Travel Maps are available to download hereThey can also be picked up at the local Library or museum. 

 

By Public Transport

This journey planner gives all travel options: Traveline Scotland website  0871 200 22 33 (24 hour)

By Rail

Dunblane is on the main railway line through Scotland and has regular direct services to Stirling (7 mins), Edinburgh (1hr), Glasgow (40mins), Gleneagles (15mins), Perth (30mins), Dundee (1 hour), Aberdeen and Inverness and via Stirling for Alloa.  It is only 5hr 40mins from central London. Alternatively, the sleeper service enables a full 2 day relaxing weekend away.  Cycles are carried free but usually need booking for long distance journeys.

The train is also convenient for local walking and cycling excursions to Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Alloa, many other stops between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and north to Gleneagles and Perth.  The station booking office is manned Mon - Sat mornings only.  Dunblane railway station is now fully accessible with lifts on the new footbridge.

National Rail Enquiries: 03457 48 49 50 National Rail website  National Rail Enquiries Textphone (for customers with hearing impairments): 0845 60 50 600. You could also try Trainline.

The Strathallan Comunity Rail Partnership seeks to link the railway with the community. Here is their website

Taxis

See our Taxis Webpage

By Bus

  • Citylink M8:  Glasgow-Stirling-Dunblane-Perth-Dundee: use bus stop on Perth Road by/opposite police station. Bikes are carried free provided they are in an approved box or bag and that there is sufficient space in the luggage hold.  See the Scottish Citylink website for further details. 
  • The Ember Electric bus runs between Glasgow and Dundee (Malmaison by train station) via Broxden/Perth. It comes through Dunblane (police station) and makes intermediate stops when booked online which makes it quick and efficient. A live online map shows the bus position. It takes bikes, wheelchairs and has an onboard toilet. People aged 5-21, over 60, or with disabilities get it free with a Scottish Bus pass.
  • Local Buses: link Dunblane with towns and villages off the railway network – including Crieff, Doune, Callander, Stirling University, the Hillfoots and Fife.  Many don’t run on Sundays and/or are infrequent so need planning.
  • The Trossachs: There are demand responsive taxis at bus prices which need to be booked 24hrs in advance. Stirling Council website - Demand Responsive Transport
  • Within Dunblane: Local bus C48 does a circuit from Argyle and Whitecross estates to the town centre shops and health centre 3 or 4 times a day. Live bus times can be viewed on the station plaza information board. Local Bus timetables:  Bus Times website and Traveline Scotland.

By Road

Dunblane is just 6 miles north of Stirling at the end of the M9. Google Map

Airports

Three airports offer both domestic and international flights.

  • Edinburgh : Edinburgh Airport is 8 miles west of Edinburgh on the Glasgow A8, 38 miles from Dunblane via M9. Trams and buses go between the airport and the city. The tram links with the train to/from Dunblane beside Edinburgh Park Station - buy your ticket at the tram machine.
  • Glasgow : Glasgow Airport is 8 miles west of the city centre off the M8, junction 28, and 44 miles from Dunblane.  There is a Shuttle bus (25 mins) to Glasgow Queen St station and then train (40 mins) to Dunblane.  Airport taxis go to Glasgow City Centre.
  • Prestwick : Prestwick International Airport is near Ayr and 67 miles from Dunblane.  This airport offers free/ discounted train travel (50 min) to Glasgow Central station. From there it's a 6 min walk/free bus to Queen St station and then train (40 mins) to Dunblane.

By Cycle

Cycles are carried free on trains but usually need booking for long distance journeys.  There is usually space for cycles on local off peak trains to extend day rides, and a folding bike provides the ultimate flexibility on buses too.  Bikes are carried on Scottish Citylink services free of charge provided they are in an approved box or bag and that there is sufficient space in the luggage hold.  See the Scottish Citylink website for further details. The Ember Electric bus runs between Glasgow and Dundee (Malmaison by train station) via Broxden/Perth with intermediate stops if booked and can accommodate 2 bikes in the luggage hold and 1 in the bus if not being used for a wheelchair. 

Dunblane is an attractive day ride from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Fife using canals, old railway lines and rural roads;  links with NCN 76 Round the Forth and just 12 miles from Lochs and Glens NCN 7.  Dunblane is now linked with Stirling via NCN765 through Glen Road SSSI and on to Doune.; then take the Deanston back road to Callander.  The quiet rural roads to Perth and Crieff make Dunblane particularly well connected in all directions, and in lovely scenic cycling country.

 

Cambushinnie Substation Open Meeting 12 June

30 May 2024
Cambushinnie Substation Open Meeting 12 June

https://www.ssen-transmission.co.uk/events/2024/cambushinnie-400kv-substation-braco-event/

Our Dunblane Survey Now Live !

24 May 2024
Our Dunblane Survey Now Live !

Our Dunblane Survey - To participate take survey (NOW LIVE!) For more information - Our Dunblane

Dunblane Community Council - May Update

09 May 2024
Dunblane Community Council - May Update

Please find updated notes following the May meeting : https://dunblane.info/dcc

Sextortion alert from National Crime Agency

09 May 2024
Sextortion alert from National Crime Agency

Please see this article : https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/nca-issues-urgent-warning-about-sextortion

Have Your Say - Stirling Local Development Plan

06 May 2024
Have Your Say - Stirling Local Development Plan

We are currently preparing an Evidence Report, which is the first stage in the preparation of LDP3. A key part of the Evidence Report process is to gather information from early consultation and engagement, and use the information gathered to establish what to plan for before the Proposed Local Development...

Community Council Meeting - Wednesday (8th)

06 May 2024
Community Council Meeting - Wednesday (8th)

This meeting of Dunblane Community Council will be held in Dunblane Library The meeting is open to members of the public and will be accessible via Zoom. Anyone wishing to attend by Zoom should contact DCC’s Secretary for an access code This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://dunblane.info/dcc

Blaze at Dunblane Mansion

29 April 2024
Blaze at Dunblane Mansion

A devastating fire at a derelict property in Dunblane is being treated as deliberate after firefighters tackled the large blaze through the night on Wednesday. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) sent four fire engines and specialist resources to the property, previously owned by the Cypriot hotel magnate Sir...

Dunblane's Matthew McKinney wins prestigious Singing Award

29 April 2024
Dunblane's Matthew McKinney wins prestigious Singing Award

Tenor Matthew McKinney has won the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award 2024 at the Wigmore Hall on Friday 26th April. He was a pupil of DPS and DHS and popular star of many their musicals. Over several years he was a loyal treble in Dunblane Cathedral Choir, continuing in the adult...

Dunblane Ecofest 7-11 May

26 April 2024
Dunblane Ecofest 7-11 May

Programme below :

Cycling Event Makes £4.5M for Stirling

18 April 2024
Cycling Event Makes £4.5M for Stirling

The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships brought around £4.5 million of economic benefits to the Stirling area, as well as sporting, social and cultural gains. Data from event organisers found the economic benefits were more than 10 times the  budget of £350,000 committed by Stirling Council to the event, the...

Paul Gilliland Retires

14 April 2024
Paul Gilliland Retires

PC Paul Gilliland has announced his retirement as community police officer for Dunblaneand Bridge of Allan on 18 April 2024. Dunblane Community Council wishes to thank Paul forthe huge contribution he has made to community policing in the Dunblane area and we wishhim the best in his well-deserved retirement.

Dunblane Primary P5 - Citizens of the Future

14 April 2024
Dunblane Primary P5 - Citizens of the Future

We wish to thank the primary 5 pupils at Dunblane Primary School for the letters thatappeared on “X” addressed to Dunblane Community Council. We are extremely impressedwith your citizenship activities.The community councillors are particularly interested to read about your project “Fish in theClassroom” where you looked after young trout for...

Community Council & SC secure 40mph limit on Kinbuck Road

14 April 2024
Community Council & SC secure 40mph limit on Kinbuck Road

Stirling Council has decided to reduce the speed limit on the B8033 between Dunblane and Kinbuckfrom 60mph to 40mph. This follows an earlier decision by them to clear the vegetation from andresurface the narrow footpath.Ailsa Gray, the chair of Dunblane Community Council, said, “we raised this matter with StirlingCouncil after...

East Dunblane Power Upgrades

13 April 2024
East Dunblane Power Upgrades

https://www.ssen.co.uk/news-views/2024/East-Dunblane-set-to-benefit-from-network-upgrade-by-SSEN-Distribution/

Dunblane Community Council - News Update - April

10 April 2024
Dunblane Community Council - News Update - April

The latest DCC news is now updated on https://dunblane.info/dcc.  Our next meeting is 10th April 7pm in the library.

First Squirrel death from pox in Central Scotland

06 April 2024
First Squirrel death from pox in Central Scotland

First death of red squirrel from squirrelpox confirmed north of Scotland’s Central Belt The first identified death of a red squirrel from squirrelpox virus north of Scotland’s Central Belt has been confirmed on the outskirts of Dunfermline, Fife. This news could have serious consequences for the area’s red squirrel populations, and...

Scottish & Southern - Priority Services Register for Electricity

03 April 2024
Scottish & Southern - Priority Services Register for Electricity

No matter who you pay your bills to, the people who actually deliver the power and keep the lights on in Dunblane are SSEN.  Here's a recent update from them about priority service for certain groups. Disruption to essential services like electricity can sometimes happen and it affects our everyday...

Community Council meeting rescheduled for 10 April

01 April 2024
Community Council meeting rescheduled for 10 April

Please find our April news update on https://dunblane.info/dcc The Community Council meeting due to take place on 3 April has been rescheduled to 10 April. See the listing in What's On?

Stirling Council's Planning Guidance Review Survey

27 March 2024
Stirling Council's Planning Guidance Review Survey

We are seeking your views on the following draft planning guidance documents: ·       Sustainable Transport and Access for New Development, February 2024. ·       Householder Alterations and Extensions, February 2024. ·       Energy Efficiency and Micro-Renewables in the Historic Environment, February 2024. We have reviewed the three existing planning guidance documents, which can be found here,...

Perth Road Closures for Whitelining Work 2-9 April

25 March 2024
Perth Road Closures for Whitelining Work 2-9 April

Daytime closures will be implemented on Perth Road due to the removal of cycle lanes.  These will be replaced by hashed areas to warn of the danger of open car doors to cyclists.  Closures are as follows : Northbound : Claredon to Fourways 2,3 April Southbound : Fourways to Beech...

New Direct Train Service from Stirling to London (bypassing Edi/Glw)

08 March 2024
New Direct Train Service from Stirling to London (bypassing Edi/Glw)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-68450567

Stirling Council 2024 Budget - Now Finalised

25 February 2024
Stirling Council 2024 Budget - Now Finalised

Stirling Council has approved its budget for 2024-25 which addresses a shortfall of over £16m and delivers a package of investments that prioritises key frontline services.  At a meeting of Council today (29 Feb), councillors agreed by a majority to the administration’s proposals amid an incredibly challenging financial landscape for...

Creative Dunblane : A Survey of Co-working

11 February 2024
Creative Dunblane : A Survey of Co-working

Please spare a couple of minutes to complete our short survey and we will keep you up to date about the community co-working space that we are planning. There are only 4 questions - http://bit.ly/CrDCo-working

Burns Club Centenary Sells Out

11 February 2024
Burns Club Centenary Sells Out

Dunblane Burns Club celebrated its centenary in style on Friday 9th Feb.  132 people packed out Victoria Hall and their generous donations enabled the event to raise over £1500 which will go to the chosen charities of the Dunblane Centre and Dunblane High School.  The full programme is available below...

A9 Closed Overnight 12-14 Feb

11 February 2024
A9 Closed Overnight 12-14 Feb

Please be advised, a full overnight closure of the southbound carriageway of the A9 will be in operation between Keir roundabout and the B8033 (to the northwest of Dunblane) for three nights from Monday 12th February until Wednesday 14th February. The closure will be in place between 10pm and 5am each night, with...

Whopping turnout at Victoria Hall to discuss Budget (potentially library) cuts

09 February 2024
Whopping turnout at Victoria Hall to discuss Budget (potentially library) cuts

Over 150 people turned up at the Victoria Hall to a Dunblane Community Council Meeting to discuss potential budget cuts.  Much of the audience concern was about library cuts, potentially due to recent press speculation.  Councillors stressed that no decisions had yet been taken and that the four of them...

The train leaving from platform 3...

06 February 2024
The train leaving from platform 3...

Following completion of Network Rail's crossover project on 3/4 Feb, trains have started running for some services directly from Platform 3 when heading South.  This prevents a 13 minute turnaround time which can allow late running Inverness and Aberdeen trains to pass South without the need to hold up local...

Pollinator Action Plan

Trial sites and future changes to green space management can be seen here (October 2022). Comments should be emailed by 18th November 2022.

Disabled parking Beech Road

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons) (Beech Road, Dunblane) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on 30-9-22. The Order will introduce disabled parking as follows:- Beech Road, Dunblane – TM/6 – SRO/2022(265). A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anyone wishing to question the validity of this order, should write to the Court of Session within 6 weeks of 30-9-22.

Temporary Closure of High Street

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (High Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure (Eastbound only) and Suspension of Parking) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 16-9-22. This Order will close:- High Street - eastbound From its junction with Fourways Roundabout to its junction with The Cross. This Order will also suspend the parking:- High Street On both sides of the road, from its junction with Sinclair Street to its junction with Fourways Roundabout from 2100 hours until 0600 hours from 18-10-22 until 19-10-22 to facilitate Openreach works to an underground structure. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes: via The Cross, Kirk Street, Braeport, Ramoyle, Perth Road A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Temporary Closure of Auchinlay Road

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Auchinlay Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure and Suspension of Parking) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 9-9-22.

This Order will close:- Auchinlay Road: From its junction with Strathmore Avenue to its junction with the B8033. See Map

This Order will also suspend the parking on: Auchinlay Road : From its junction with Strathmore Avenue to Rhu House, a distance of 1.1 kilometres or thereby from 3-10-22 until 4-11-22 to facilitate the installation of a 33kv cable. Emergency service access will be maintained.

Alternative Routes: via Kilbryde Crescent, A820 Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Sunnyside, B8033, Auchinlay Road and vice versa

A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

 

Traffic Update Re Perth Road & George Street 27 May 2022

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Restriction on Waiting) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 27-5-22. See the map
The ORDER will suspend existing parking and restrict it to rail replacement buses:-
B8033, Perth Road In the parking layby on the north west side of Perth Road from a point approximately 40 metres or thereby from the junction of St Blanes Road, in a north westerly direction, for a distance of approximately 40 metres or thereby, and
B8033, Perth Road In the parking layby opposite the Police Station on the south east side of Perth Road from its most northerly point for a distance of approximately 40 metres or thereby from 0001 hours until 2359 hours on 19-6-22 during works at Dunblane Railway Station.
 
The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure and Suspension of Parking – Amendment – No 2) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 27-5-22. See the map
This Order will close: George Street From the junction with Charles Street to its junctions with Claredon Place and Hillside Avenue. 
The Order will also suspend the parking on:George Street On both sides of the road from the junction with Charles Street in a southerly direction to the boundary lines between properties 9/11 and 5/7 and 54/56 and 58/60 George Street from 6-6-22 until 29-7-22 to facilitate Scottish Water works. Please note that this is a change to the previously advertised dates of 23-5-22 until 15-7-22. Emergency service access will be maintained.
Alternative Routes: via Hillside Avenue, Claredon Place, Springfield Terrace, Old Doune Road, George Street and vice versa
A COPY of the Orders can be provided by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk 
 
Update on Clarendon Place 14 May 2022
The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure - Northbound) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 13-5-22. The ORDER will close:-B8033 – northbound From the roundabout at the junction with Claredon Place to its junction with Sunnyside from 6-6-22 until 17-6-22 to facilitate Scottish Water works. Alternative Route: Northbound via B8033, Claredon Place, Sunnyside, B8033 Southbound via B8033 south to Keir Roundabout, B8033 north then continue on northbound diversion  A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing 

Road & Path Closures at George Street, Claredon Place, Sunnyside : April 2022 (Updated)

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure and Suspension of Parking - Amendment) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 29-4-22.

This Order will close: George Street From the junction with Charles Street to its junctions with Claredon Place and Hillside Avenue.

The Order will also suspend the parking on:George Street On both sides of the road from the junction with Charles Street in a southerly direction to the boundary lines between properties 9/11 and 5/7 and 54/56 and 58/60 George Street from 23-5-22 until 15-7-22 to facilitate Scottish Water works. Please note that this is a change to the previously advertised dates of 4-5-22 until 22-6-22. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes:via Hillside Avenue, Claredon Place, Springfield Terrace, Old Doune Road, George Street and vice versa

 

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place / George Street / Hillside Avenue, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure), (Claredon Place, Dunblane) (Temporary Footway Closure) and (Sunnyside, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-Way System - Extension) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 29-4-22.

The ORDER will close:- Claredon Place From its junction with the B8033 to its junction with Sunnyside / Springfield Terrace, and; George Street From its junction with Claredon Place to its junction adjacent to No’s 11 / 12 George Street, and; Hillside Avenue For its entire length.

The Order will also close the footway:-Claredon Place On the west side of the road from the mini roundabout at the B8033 to its junction with Springfield Terrace / Sunnyside Road.

The ORDER will also suspend the one-way system on:- Sunnyside From its junction with Hanover Court to its junction with Perth Road from 5-5-22 until 20-5-22 to facilitate works on behalf of Scottish Water. Emergency Service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes:via B8033, Sunnyside, Springfield Terrace, Old Doune Road, George Street and vice versa. Pedestrians – From the mini roundabout on the B8033 pedestrians will cross over to the east footway and walk north east to the Springfield Terrace / Sunnyside junction. Pedestrians will then cross at the junction to the west footway and vice versa

A COPY of the Orders can be provided by e-mailing www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

 

Road & Path Closures at Claredon Place : April 2022

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place / George Street / Hillside Avenue, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure), (Claredon Place, Dunblane) (Temporary Footway Closure) and (Sunnyside, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-Way System) Order 2022 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 1-4-22.
The ORDER will close:- Claredon Place  From its junction with the B8033 to its junction with Sunnyside / Springfield Terrace, and; George Street From its junction with Claredon Place to its junction adjacent to No’s 11 / 12 George Street, and Hillside AvenueFor its entire length.
 The Order will also close the footway:- Claredon Place On the west side of the road from the mini roundabout at the B8033 to its junction with Springfield Terrace / Sunnyside Road. 
The ORDER will also suspend the one-way system on:- Sunnyside From its junction with Hanover Court to its junction with Perth Road from 15-4-22 until 4-5-22 to facilitate Scottish Water works. Emergency Service access will be maintained.
Alternative Routes: via B8033, Sunnyside, Springfield Terrace, Old Doune Road, George Street and vice versa. Pedestrians – From the mini roundabout on the B8033 pedestrians will cross over to the east footway and walk north east to the Springfield Terrace / Sunnyside junction.  Pedestrians will then cross at the junction to the west footway and vice versa
A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk 

Closure of Ashfield Road 11th to 14th April 2022

For its entire length from 0900 hours until 1200 hours and from 1300 hours until 1600 hours from 11-4-22 until 14-4-22 to facilitate re-surfacing works

Works to replace bridge over Cocks Burn on the Darn Walk

Construction is still underway to replace the bridge on the Darn Walk at Cocks Burn.  Anticipated completion date is Friday 17 December 2021

There are two possible options to avoid the construction site, see the attached map

The first option – marked in dash blue, starts from the Lecropt Nursery near the Bridge of Allan Rail Station, it follows the existing core path network and it leads you to the Wharry Burn bridge which connects into the Darn Walk.  This route is relatively flat and easy going under foot and is similar in condition to the Darn Walk.

The second option – marked in dash pink, diverts users up a steep embankment from the construction site, then along the Glen Rd to Drumdruills and down to Wharry Burn bridge.  This route is challenging underfoot and extra care should be taken particularly on the steep sections.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of disruption. Kind regards, Angela
 
Angela Simpson, City Region Deal - Active Travel Project Manager, Transport Development | Stirling Council | Teith House | Stirling FK7 7QA   T: 01786 233458 || E: | W: stirling.gov.uk 

 

Stirling Council launches winter service with reminder to residents (November 2021)

Read more on the council website here.

Stirling Council's Interim Development Plan and National Planning Framework

The Draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), incorporating the revised Scottish Planning Policy, is due to be laid before the Scottish Parliament and published for public consultation this Autumn. In advance of this the Scottish Government has prepared a Participation Statement setting out how and with whom consultation will take place. Of particular note is the availability of funding through a Community Grant Scheme which is being set up to support communities in making representations to Draft NPF4. National Planning Framework 4 - Participation Statement - gov.scot 

 The Council’s interim Development Plan Scheme provides further detail on the role of NPF4 within the planning system and its relationship to the Council’s Local Development Plan.

Temporary closure of parts of Dual Carriageway (B8033) 29 September to 10 October

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Dunblane) (Temporary Road Closure and Suspension of Parking) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 24-9-21.

The ORDER will close:-

  B8033 – Phase 1 From its junction with Claredon Place, to its junction with Sunnyside, and; Northbound

  B8033 – Phase 2 From its junction with Claredon Place, to its junction with Sunnyside. Southbound

See the Map

The ORDER will also suspend the parking on:-

  B8033 On both sides of the road from its junction with Claredon Place to its junction with the A820 (Sunnyside), and;
  B8033 On its west side from the extended north kerbline of the B8064 (Stirling Road) in a northerly direction for a distance of 35 metres or thereby, and;
  B8033 On its east side, from the extended north kerbline of the A820 (Sunnyside) in a northerly direction for a distance of 65 metres or thereby from 29-9-21 until 10-10-21 to facilitate repairs to works on behalf of Amey.

Alternative Routes: Cars and LGVs - via Claredon Place, Sunnyside, B8033 northbound (Perth Road), Fourways Roundabout, B8033 Southbound (Perth Road), Keir Roundabout, B8033 Northbound (Perth Road). HGVs – via A9 Northbound, A820 Eastbound, Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Sunnyside, B8033 Northbound (Perth Road), Fourways Roundabout, B8033 Southbound (Perth Road).

A COPY of the Order can be provided by e-mailing 
www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Stirling Council and public safety partners warn of open water dangers (July 2021)

Stirling Council and its key public safety partners have delivered a joint message about the dangers of open water. The Stirling area is home to some of the most stunning lochs, rivers and reservoirs Scotland has to offer – but they can also be extremely dangerous. On average, 400 people drown in the UK each year. Although some of these tragedies are down to risky actions, many are everyday mistakes, such as a trip or fall, or underestimating the effect of swimming in cold open water that can cause ‘cold water shock’. Read more here.

Dunblane Roadworks in July 2021

Kellie Wynd

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Kellie Wynd, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 25-6-21.

This Order will close: Kellie Wynd For its entire length from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 21-7-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works. Residents and emergency services access will be maintained. Location of works is between No’s 4-10 Kellie Wynd – see map.

Claredon Place

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2021 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 25-6-21.

This Order will:-Temporarily suspend the parking on: Claredon Place From a point adjacent to No 18 Claredon Place in a southerly direction for a distance of 35 metres or thereby from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 19-7-21 to facilitate Scottish Water works – see map.

A COPY of both Orders can be provided by e-mailing 
www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

 Stirling Council Community Newsheets

All community newsheets can be found on the Stirling Council website.

Stirling Council Community Response Covid-19 Bulletins

All community response bulletins can be found on the Stirling Council website.

Disabled Parking Space - 43 Balmoral Court

The COUNCIL propose to make The Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons No’s 8-20) Order 2020 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The Order will introduce disabled parking to 43 Balmoral Court, Dunblane – SRO/2020(23). DETAILS can be examined at the Council’s Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours for three weeks from 22-1-20.

Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants 2019

Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50 -£250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces.
This includes enhancing local biodiversity by creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands or urban greenspaces.
See the flyer with more information

Council consults on Rylands Play Park renewal of the multi-unit play equipment

Read the News Item

Major plans for Glassingall near Kinbuck?

Glassingall Estates Ltd and Active Stirling have submitted to Stirling Council a Proposal of Application Notice for the development of 135 bespoke holiday lodges and a purpose-built residential activity centre on the Glassingall Estate near Dunblane

Read the News Item

Road Works on Murdoch Terrace 18th September 2019

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Murdoch Terrace, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 23-8-19. This Order will close: Murdoch Terrace From the junction with Wallace Road to the junction with Kinnoull Avenue from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 18-9-19 to facilitate repairs to a collapsed manhole cover. Exact location of works is outside No 2 Murdoch Terrace. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes: via Wallace Street, Doune Road, Old Doune Road, Cawdor Crescent, Kinnoull Avenue, Murdoch Terrace and vice versa. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours.

Temporary suspension of parking September 2019

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Claredon Place, George Street, Springfield Terrace, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 23-8-19. This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on:

Claredon Place On both sides of the road from the property known as Ashden to the property known as Parkview,
On both sides of the road from the property known as Fern Bank Villa to the junction of Sunnyside,
Springfield Terrace On both sides of the road from Boe Court to property number 4 Hanover Street from 16-9-19 until 30-9-19, and;
George Street On both sides of the road from the junction of Charles Street to a point outside No 11 George Street,
On both sides of the road from the rear of the property known as Pipers Cottage to the rear of number 6 Boe Court from 30-9-19 until 21-10-19, and;
Springfield Terrace On the north east side of the road from No 1 Springfield Terrace to No 3 Glebe Place from 23-9-19 until 14-10-19.
All restrictions are from 0800 hours until 1730 hours on the dates specified.
A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours.

Road Works in the High Street on 11 August

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (High Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 19-7-19.This Order will close: High Street From the junction with the Beech Road to the junction with The Cross from 0730 hours until 1700 hours on 11-8-19 to facilitate utility works. Emergency service access will be maintained . Alternative Routes:Northbound via Perth Road, High Street and vice versa Access to Beech Road / Stirling Road via Perth Road. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

 Road Works in George Street from 14 to 30 August

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Footway Closure) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 19-7-19. This Order will close: George Street footway From the southern boundary of No 42 George Street, in a northerly direction for a distance of 87 metres or thereby from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 14-8-19 until 30-8-19 to facilitate footway upgrading and associated works. Alternative Routes:via the opposite footway of George Street and vice versa. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Road Works in Smithy Loan on 13 August

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Smithy Loan, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 19-7-19. This Order will close: Smithy Loan From its junction with High Street to its junction with Perth Road from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 13-8-19 to facilitate repairs to a collapsed manhole cover. Emergency service access will be maintained Alternative Routes:via High Street, Perth Road and vice versa. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

B8033 temporary closure and Claredon Place temporary suspension of one-way system

The ORDER will close:-
B8033 - northbound From the junction with Keir Roundabout to the junction with the mini roundabout at Claredon Place;
B8033 – southbound From the junction with Fourways Roundabout to the junction with Keir Roundabout overnight from 1830 hours until 0630 hours on Sunday 4-8-19;
Alternative Route: Northbound via A9 northbound, B8033 Kinbuck, B8033 southbound
Southbound via B8033 northbound, A9 southbound
Vehicles leading Sunnyside / A820 wishing to travel southbound on the B8033 should use the southern diversion route.

B8033 - southbound From the junction of the mini roundabout at Claredon Place to the junction of Keir Roundabout overnight from 2030 hours until 0630 hours from 5 – 9-8-19 and 1830 hours until 0630 hours on 11-8-19 during carriageway overlay / inlay and associated works.
Alternative Route: Southbound via B8033 northbound, Perth Road northbound, A9 Southbound

The ORDER will also suspend the one-way system:-
Claredon Place From the junction with Hillside Avenue to the junction with the mini roundabout on the B8033 overnight from 1830 hours until 0630 hours on Sunday 4-8-19.
Emergency service access will be maintained.

Views Sought by 31 July about Taxi Services in Dunblane

Stirling Council’s Licensing Team is currently carrying out a consultation to ensure that Stirling's taxi and private hire licensing framework, best meets local needs in 2019 and into the future. There are two Surveys for Stirling's taxi and Private Hire licensing framework - The closing date for these surveys is 31 July 2019.
o The users and non-users feedback on their view of the taxi/private hire provision within the Stirling Council Area.
o The trade's view on the service and provision within the Stirling Council Area.
Both surveys can be found https://www.stirling.gov.uk/council-democracy/consultations/

'No Waiting' Restrictions in Kinbuck

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The COUNCIL propose to make The Stirling Council (B8033, Kinbuck) (Restriction on Waiting and Loading) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended). This Order will:-
Introduce new no waiting and loading at any time restrictions on the:B8033, Kinbuck

DETAILS can be examined at the Council’s Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours from 10-5-19. Objectors must state their reasons in writing to the Roads and Land Manager, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling FK7 7SN quoting reference No TM/6 – SRO/2019(84) by 31-5-19. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

VOLUNTEERING MATTERS ACTION EARTH - 2019 GRANTS now available

Read the information leaflet

New design for Dunblane Rail Bridge

Read the article from the Stirling Observer

Smithy Loan roadworks planned for on some Sundays in May and June

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Smithy Loan, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure and Temporary Suspension of One-Way System) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 18-4-19. The ORDER will close and suspend the one-way system on:- Smithy Loan, Dunblane From the junction with High Street to the junction with the B8033, Perth Road from 0800 hours until 1600 hours on Sunday 12, 19, 26-5-19 and 2-6-19 to facilitate the construction of a raised table. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Route:via High Street, B8033 Perth Road and vice versa

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Smithy Loan : No Waiting Areas Extended

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Smithy Loan, Dunblane) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 12-4-19. This Order will Introduce new no waiting at any time restrictions on the following section of roads at Smithy Loan, Dunblane A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Council’s Offices Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SN, by quoting Ref No TM/6 – SRO/2019(54). Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 12-4-19. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Stirling Council Parking Charges effective from Monday 6th May

Dunblane (On-Street)

Length of Stay

Current Charge

New Charge

Various

2 hours

£0.60

£0.70

Various

4 hours

£1.10

£1.20

 

Springfield Terrace (Lower car park)

Up to 2 hours

£0.60

£0.70

 

Up to 4 hours

£1.10

£1.20

 

All day

£2.40

£2.60

Change to Weight Restriction Cromlix Bridge, Kinbuck

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Weight Restriction) (Consolidation and Amendment No 11) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 22-3-19. 

This Order will reduce the existing 13 tonne weight restriction to a 10 tonne no access except for school and local service buses, waste management vehicles and winter maintenance vehicles operated by or on behalf of Stirling Council, weight restriction on the road detailed:-

B8033, Kinbuck That section carried by Cromlix Bridge, north of Kinbuck

Home Energy Scotland : We'll help you stay warm for less

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Works to close Anchorscross on 20 March

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Anchorscross, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 22-2-19. The ORDER will close:- Anchorscross From a point adjacent to No’s 10 / 42 Anchorscross to a point adjacent to No’s 24 / 26 Anchorscross from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 20-3-19 to facilitate repairs to iron works. Access for residents and emergency service access will be maintained Alternative Route: na.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Consultation on the proposed extension of Controlled Parking Zones in Dunblane : 26 February 2019

Read the letter from the Council

Doune Primary - Safer routes to schools

Confirmation that work on the above project is due to commence on Monday 18th February. Please find attached PDFs showing the work to be carried out. This proposal has been put together following discussion with the Primary School and taking into account the issues raised in the School Travel Plan.

Build Outs - Old Doune Road  Zebra Crossing - Springfield Terrace  Zebra Crossing - Wallace Road

No Waiting on John R Gray Road

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The COUNCIL propose to make The Stirling Council (John R Gray Road, Dunblane) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 2019 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended). This Order will:- Introduce new no waiting at any time restrictions on the following section of roads: John R Gray Road, Dunblane

DETAILS can be examined at the Council’s Offices, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SN during office hours from 9-1-19. Objectors must state their reasons in writing to the Manager Roads and Land, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SN quoting reference No TM/6 – SRO/2019(3) by 30-1-19. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Closure of High Street on Evening in January 2019

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Beech Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure and Suspension of Parking) and (High Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of One-Way System) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 21-12-18.

 The ORDER will close and suspend the parking on :-Beech Road, Dunblane For its entire length; The ORDER will also Suspend the One-Way System on the High Street, Dunblane From the point where it meets Beech Road / Stirling Road to the point where it meets the roundabout at The Cross.  All restrictions will apply from 1800 hours until 2200 hours on any one evening between 16-1-19 and 30-1-19 to facilitate road surfacing works. Emergency service access will be maintained Alternative Route:via Perth Road, High Street

 A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment Services, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Disabled Parking Spaces in Clarendon Place to be removed

The COUNCIL made the Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons) (Revocation No 78) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 21-12-18. The ORDER will remove the disabled persons parking spaces at the location detailed in the Schedule hereto.  8 Claredon Place, Dunblane – TM/6 – SRO/2018(372)

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 21-12-18.  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.tellmesotland.gov.uk 

Temporary weight restriction on B8033 through Dunblane 

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Dunblane) (Temporary 7.5 Tonne Weight Restriction) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 16-11-18.

The ORDER will introduce a temporary 7.5 tonne, with access, weight restriction (except for access by Fire Brigade Vehicles up to the Maximum Gross Weight of 18 tonnes, or for road winter maintenance vehicles) on the B8033 from Keir Roundabout to Barbush Roundabout from 22-11-18 until 14-12-18 and from 14-1-19 until 8-2-19 during bridge works on the A9.

Temporary closure of Menteith View on 7th December 2018

The council will close Menteith View for its entire length from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 7-12-18 to facilitate iron work repairs. NB: the actual location of the work is between property numbers 27 and 33 Menteith View. Emergency service access will be maintained.

Removal of disabled space on Claredon Place

The COUNCIL propose to make the Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons) (Revocation No 78) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended).. The ORDER will remove the disabled persons parking space at the location detailed in the Schedule hereto. 8 Claredon Place, Dunbane – TM/6 – SRO/2018(372)

Part of Sherrifmuir Road to be closed 18 to 20 November

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (C86 nr Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 26-10-18. This Order will close: C86 nr Dunblane From the junction with Sheriffmuir Road to the junction with the A9 from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 18-11-18 until 20-11-18 to facilitate carriageway overlay works. Emergency service access will be maintained Alternative Routes:via A9, B8033, Glen Road, C86 and vice versa A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Parking Restrictions on Perth Road due to Rail Closure w/c 14 October

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Restriction on Waiting – No 2) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 5-10-18.

The ORDER will suspend existing parking and restrict it to rail replacement buses Perth Road In the parking layby on the north west side of Perth Road from a point approximately 50 metres or thereby from the junction of St Blanes Road, in a north westerly direction, for a distance of approximately 40 metres, and Perth Road In the parking layby opposite the Police Station on the south east side of Perth Road from its most northerly point for a distance of approximately 40 metres from 0400 hours until 2359 hours from 15-10-18 until 21-10-18 during works at Dunblane Railway Station.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Temporary Closure of Barbush on 29 October

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Barbush, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 5-10-18.

This Order will close:Barbush For its entire length from 0930 hours until 1230 on 29-10-18 to facilitate repairs to iron works. Exact location of works is from the junction with Glassingall Road for approximately 70 metres in an easterly direction. Emergency service access will be maintained Alternative Routes: no alternative route available

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Parking Restrictions in Dunblane

This is a pdf of parking restrictions applying in September 2018

Funding Fair on 2 October

Stirling Council and Stirlingshire Voluntary enterprise are holding a Funding Fair in Bridge of Allan Parish Church Halls on Tuesday 2 October. 

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Young People : Grants from £10k to £100k

Big Lottery is helping young people aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential.

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Scottish Water to finally tackle flooding in Dunblane’s Claredon Place

SCOTTISH Water haves undertaken several detailed surveys of the Claredon Place in Dunblane and modelled the reported conditions, thus providing them with a greater understanding of the issues being experienced. They have now potentially identified a number of additional properties on Claredon Place that they believe may be at risk of internal flooding. Scottish Water believe that the proposed solution will need to be comprehensive and they will need to claim additional funding per property effected. Scottish Water are now waiting for responses from the owners of the newly identified properties before they can add them to the At Risk of Internal Sewer Flooding Register. Properties have suffered severe internal flooding for many years. Due to the scale of works, Scottish Water are proposing that they now deliver the solution in multiple phases to resolve the flooding at Claredon Place. Scottish Water are currently progressing options for remediation. They have estimated that the preferred solution for Claredon place will be selected by September and that the necessary funding will be secured by December. Stirling Council have already committed to working with Scottish Water and installing additional gully’s, as required, to alleviate flooding and make premises more secure.

Perth Road Parking suspended 11th August 2018 5pm to 12th August 2018 5pm

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 3-8-18. This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on: B8033, Perth Road On the south-east side thereof from the traffic signals at the Sunnyside / Perth Road junction to the roundabout at Claredon Place from 1700 hours on 11-8-18 until 1700 hours on 12-8-18 to facilitate the installation of road markings. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk 

Understanding Social Investment : A Workshop in Alloa

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This workshop is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of social investment, and time to explore the opportunities and challenges in relation their own particular scenario. Come and find out:

  • What is social investment and is it right for me?
  • About using grants, shares and community shares as part of a broad financial mix
  • Tips on raising finance to grow and develop socially enterprising activities
  • Steps to help you become investment ready

This is a full day event suitable for staff, trustees and board members of community, third sector, charities and social enterprises; with or looking at developing enterprising activities.

Part of Ramoyle to be closed to Parking from 13 to 17 August 2018

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Ramoyle, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 20-7-18. This Order will Temporarily suspend the parking on Ramoyle - Both sides thereof from a point adjacent to the property known as Easdale to a point adjacent to the property known as Pear Tree Cottage from 0930 hours until 1800 hours from 13-8-18 until 17-8-18 to facilitate sewer work repairs. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Small Ideas, Big Impact Grants Scheme Roadshow on 6 August 2018

Through the Small Ideas, Big Impact Grants Scheme, applicants can apply for funds ranging from £50 to £5000 to test ideas which will prevent, detect or treat malnutrition in older people

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GP and Minor Injuries Centre at Stirling Health and Care Village - Public Tours in July & August

Members of the public, patients and local residents are invited to have a tour of the new GP and Minor Injuries Centre at Stirling Health and Care Village, ahead of its opening to patients in mid-August 2018. Tours will take place every half hour between 1.30pm and 4.00pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday July 31st,  Wednesday 1st August and Thursday 2nd August 2018. No booking is required and staff will meet visitors at the entrances to the new Centre.  For more info go to https://nhsforthvalley.com/new-gp-and-minor-injuries-centre-public-tours/

Kelly Tulloch
Administrator, Scottish Health Council Forth Valley, 46 Barnton Street, Stirling, FK8 1NA
 01786 471 550 www.scottishhealthcouncil.org 
Twitter @SHCForthValley & @SHC_org

Community Council Review - Final Consultation 4th July to 1st August 2018

Stirling Council is in the final stages of reviewing its Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils. The review started in September 2017 and since then there have two 8 week consultation periods. All of the information generated through both these consultations has been reported back to Council at Special Meetings held on 15 March 2018 and 28 June 2018. This final stage consultation will open on Wednesday 4 July 2018 and close on Wednesday 1 August 2018. The purpose of this final consultation is to provide feedback on the draft Governing Documents. During the review there have been suggestions for changes to some Community Council boundaries. For more information see the website.

To Give Your Views : Take our short online survey at – 
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SC_CCReviewfinal2018 

The results of the final stage consultation will be presented at a Special Meeting of Stirling Council on the 23 August 2018, at which elected members will be asked to decide upon the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils.

Damaged Wall on Perth Road : Update on 4 July 2018

Read the Stirling Observer Article from 4 July 2018

Temporary Closure of Bridgend on 4 June

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Bridgend, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 11-5-18. The ORDER will close:-
Bridgend For its entire length from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 4-6-18 to facilitate Ironwork repairs.
Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Route:    via Station Road.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Health and Social Care Integration : Service User Representatives for the Integrated Joint Board and the Strategic Planning Group.

Please find attached information regarding the forthcoming elections of service users representatives for the Integrated Joint Board and the Strategic Planning Group.  Download Poster    Download Information

Jessie-Anne Malcolm, Public Partnership Forum Development Coordinator  NHS Forth Valley, Administration Offices, Westburn Avenue, Falkirk  FK1 5SU  01324 614660  07766994969 

Parts of Charles Street / George Street to be closed for Road Works 26 to 30 March 2018 - 8am to 6pm

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Charles Street / George Street, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 9-3-18. The ORDER will close:- Charles Street (east-west section) from the junction with George Street to the junction with the north-south section of Charles Street, and George Street from the junction with Old Doune Road to the junction of Hillside Avenue from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 26-3-18 until 30-3-18 to ensure public safety during carriageway inlay works.

Alternative Route:Charles Street – via Charles Street, Anne Street, Albert Street, Old Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Claredon Place, Hillside Avenue, George Street, Roman Way, Albert Street, Edward Street and vice versa. George Street – via Old Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Claredon Place, Hillside Avenue and vice versa

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

More Piling Work on Railways - 24 February to 31 March

Read the information from Network Rail

Bin Collection Update on Monday 5 March

Council Update on Facebook

Battling the Winter Weather with Community Salt Piles

Community salt piles have been established by the Council to enable communities to draw salt to help the community clearance of side streets and footpaths, whilst the Council’s own winter maintenance fleet continues to concentrate on the Priority 1, 2 & 3 routes. The sites in Dunblane are:-

  * Dunblane Mill Row Car Park

  * Dunblane Tesco Car Park 

Nicole Paterson, Senior Manager – Environment and Place, Stirling Council, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling   FK7 7SZ 01786 237794

Ramoyle layby closed to parking on 15th March

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Ramoyle, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 23-2-18. This Order will:- Temporarily suspend the parking on: Ramoyle  - The layby to the front of property numbers 1 to 6 Laighill Court from 0930 hours until 1530 hours on 15-3-18 to facilitate Ironwork repairs.

Springfield Terrace closed to parking 5 to 21 March

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Springfield Terrace, Dunblane) (Temporary Suspension of Parking) Order 2018 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 9-2-18. This Order will Temporarily suspend the parking on Springfield Terrace on the west side thereof from the northern boundary of No 39 Springfield Terrace in a generally northerly direction for a distance of 30 metres or thereby from 5-3-18 until 21-3-18 to facilitate Openreach works.

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Road Closure Perth Road Dunblane overnight 10th February 2018

From the roundabout at the junction of Claredon Place to the junction of Beech Road overnight from 2100 hours until 0800 hours from 10-2-18 until 11-2-18 to facilitate bridge works.

Funding available to Local Groups for projects involving community buildings, open spaces and other initiatives.

Garfield Weston – Weston Anniversary Fund : To celebrate the Foundation’s 60th anniversary the Weston Anniversary Fund will award grants to provide new or improve existing community facilities. Unlike the Foundation’s other funds the Anniversary Fund will consider funding the entirety of a project. Capital projects will be bricks and mortar such as a new building or an extension or remodelling to an existing building that will create or improve a community facility. They will also consider landscaping or improvements to an open space if it will create a community resource. Additionally they will consider items that require a sizeable investment such as a new minibus and purchase of land. Grants from £30,000 to £150,000 the fund will run from 5 January to 30 June 2018. https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org/weston-anniversary-fund/

Take precautions in protecting your home

Due to recent housebreakings in the Forth Valley area, home owners and occupants are reminded that on the dark nights, particularly in the holiday season, to take precautions in protecting their homes. The precuations include:
 
- Leaving lights on in rooms such as living rooms and kitchens.
- Leaving on noise making devices such as televisions or radios.
- Where possible, leaving a car at the property.
- If away for a period of time, requesting a trusted friend or neighbour attend the property and remove items from behind doorways, such as newspapers or letters
 
Simple precautions such as the ones listed are proven to deter housebreakers thereby protecting property.
 
Residents are also reminded of the importance of reporting any suspicious persons or vehicles in their area to Police by calling 101.
 
By working together we will make our communities safer.
  
Alasdair Matheson
Sergeant C0819
Forth Valley Division
Dunblane Police Office
ISSI: 6510819
 
Website: www.scotland.police.uk
Twitter: @policescotland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland
https://scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts
RUN HIDE TELL – how to stay safe from a firearms or weapons attack: www.npcc.police.uk/StaySafe

Temporary suspension of parking on Ramoyle on 8th January 2018 8am-5pm

On the north-west side thereof from a point opposite the property known as Logan Brae to a point opposite the property known as Loch Sloy to facilitate repairs to ironworks. Map available here.

 Rural Watch Scotland

'Rural Watch Scotland' is an extension of the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland movement and endorsed by  the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) and Forth valley Rural Crime Group aimed specifically at the rural communities of Scotland and aims to bring all the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch to all rural communities irrespective of location, size or demographics. Rural watch is an online community for any member of the public where appeals, crime prevention tips and safety alerts can be posted by those who subscribe which can be viewed by all members. Subscription is free and the sharing of information on the forum is a great example of real time crime prevention in action. The objectives of Rural Watch Scotland are to:

  • Reduce crime and the fear of crime by providing the right information, to the right people, at the right time.
  • Encourage people to think about safety and security for themselves, their neighbours and their community.
  • Improve community cohesion and well-being by supporting communities to develop 'their watch, their way'.
  • Work in partnership with national and local service providers to develop more resilient communities that are better prepared against threats, intentional or unintentional, such as crime or extreme weather.

The experience of Neighbourhood Watch throughout Scotland and elsewhere across the world is that members of Rural Watch Scotland will be less likely than non-members in the rural community to be a victim of crime. By joining the Rural Watch Scotland scheme members can receive alerts and advice by phone, text or email. By keeping members informed about crime and other threats in specific areas, Rural Watch Scotland can help prevent crime, keep communities and residents safe, and members responses to these alerts can help catch criminals or be better prepared to deal with other threats to communities. To join Rural Watch Scotland simply:

  • Log onto
  • Click the green JOIN button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the on screen instructions."

Alasdair Matheson
Sergeant C0819, Forth Valley Division, Dunblane Police Office ISSI: 6510819
Website: www.scotland.police.uk Twitter: @policescotland Facebook: www.facebook.com/policescotland https://scotland.police.uk/yourviewcounts
RUN HIDE TELL – how to stay safe from a firearms or weapons attack: www.npcc.police.uk/StaySafe

Letter from Stirling Council about litter bins and pole mounted dog bins (4/12/17)

Land Services has taken the decision not to replace broken pole mounted dog bins for the reasons stated below. Could you pass the details below to all Community Councils as an explanation as to why, and the options available.  We are working hard to minimise the use of pole mounted dog bins, many were erected in the past, and as they fail we are assessing the need for litter bin provision in general. These dog bins are not particularly hygienic for use by the general public, as their use requires a "touch", with operation of the lid. Far worse, are the Health & Safety issues encountered by our operatives during the process of emptying, exacerbated by overfilling of the containers, and heavy rain. Within the environment of a residential street, the first option for disposal of dog waste is the domestic wheeled bin, this also applies to other items of litter, most of which can be readily recycled with the variety of containers our residents are issued.  The second option is to use a free standing litter bin, which accepts both litter & dog waste. These larger containers act as a dilute and disperse for the waste, giving a much cleaner empty for the operative. They also empty via a door, preferable to a straight lift up from a pole bin, on occasion showering the employee with the contents. These free standing litter bins are expensive, therefore they cannot be located everywhere.

Road Closure Auchinlay Road Dunblane 13th to 17th November 2017

For its entire length from 13-11-17 until 17-11-17 to ensure public safety during bridge works. NB: the exact location of the work is at the bridge over the Allan Water. Alternative Route: via B8033, A820, Kilbryde Crescent, Auchinlay Road and vice versa.

Community Council consultation launched

Stirling Council has launched a new consultation into the way Community Councils function across the Stirling area.

At a special full Council Meeting, Councillors agreed to a review of the local authority’s Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils and accompanying Code of Conduct.
The initial consultation process will be held over two 8 weeks periods - any amendments to proposals would then be put out for a final 4 week consultation.
The first 8 week consultation period is open to Community Councils, community groups, local trust and organisations who are invited to take part in an online survey.
Community Councillors are also being invited to meet with Stirling Council to discuss the review on Saturday 25 November in the Council Chambers at Old Viewforth.
Community Council boundaries, the number of representatives and election procedures are determined by each part local authority, through the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils.

The review follows significant changes at a national level, including the review of the area’s electoral wards and is part of Stirling Council’s work to maintain a strong understanding of the needs of our communities. Community Planning and Regeneration Committee Convenor Chris Kane said, “Community Councils are a vital part of the democratic process. As a former Community Council Chairperson, I’ve had countless conversations with fellow Community Councillors about what works, what doesn’t work and what could work better; this consultation gives everybody the chance to have their say.  With the next community council elections due in 2018, it is crucial we take the opportunity to ensure they are robust and continue to be effective champions of local democracy.”

Currently there are 40 Community Councils operating in the Stirling Council area – with membership ranging from 8 to 15 councillors covering areas as small as 200 residents and as large as around 9,500.  More information on the consultation, as well as a survey link can be found here: https://www.stirling.gov.uk/community-leisure/about-community-councils/community-council-review/ccreview

Road Closure B8033 in Dunblane 9th to 23rd October 2017

The northbound section of the B8033 from the roundabout at Claredon Place to the junction of Stirling Road and the southbound section of the B8033 from the junction of Beech Road to the roundabout at Claredon Place. Sunnyside will also be closed for its entire length. All roads closed from 9-10-17 until 23-10-17 to ensure public safety during bridge works. Alternative route : via Claredon Place-Springfield Road-Doune Road-A820-A9- B8033-Perth Road and vice versa. NB: Claredon Place will be open to two-way traffic.

New Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons in Dunblane

The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons No’s 18 - 32) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on 8-9-17. The Order will introduce disabled parking as follows:- 16 Claredon Place, Dunblane – SRO/2017(184), 12 Rylands Avenue, Dunblane – SRO/2017(185). A copy of the Order, may be examined at the Council’s Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours, by quoting the appropriate reference number. Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 8-9-17. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk

Waiting Restrictions during Work on Perth Road in October

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Perth Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Restriction on Waiting) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 8-9-17. The ORDER will suspend existing parking and restrict it to rail replacement buses all as generally detailed in the Schedule hereto on 14 - 15-10-17 and 21 - 22-10-17 during works at Dunblane Railway Station.. A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Road to Doune closed for two months from mid October due to gas installation works

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (A820 Doune - Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 8-9-17. The ORDER will close:-A82 From the junction of the B824 to the on / off slip roads to / from the A9 from 16-10-17 until 15-12-17 to facilitate major gas mains installation works. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Route: Cars & LGVs: via A9, B824 and vice versa. HGVs: via A9, M9, A84 and vice versa.A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours.www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Funding Opportunities for Voluntary Organisations

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Glen Road closed at Pisgah daytimes from 4 to 8 September

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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (Glen Road, Dunblane) (Temporary Closure) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 11-8-17.  The ORDER will close Glen Road from the junction with the C86 to the junction of the road leading to the development known as Pisgah from 0800 hours until 1800 hours from 4-9-17 until 8-9-17 to facilitate carriageway inlay works. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes via Glen Road, B8033, A9, Kenilworth Road, Sheriffmuir Road, C86 and vice versa.  A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Volunteering Support Fund 2017-18 – NOW OPEN

Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland.

The Volunteering Support Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one) and improve how volunteers are supported in their role.

See the Information Leaflet

Climate Challenge Fund - Apply Now.

Empowering communities to take local action on climate change

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund provides grants of up to £150,000 for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was launched in 2008 and since then 986 projects in 622 communities, across all 32 local authorities, have been awarded CCF Grants totalling £85.8 million.

See the Information Leaflet

Revocation of Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons
The COUNCIL made the Stirling Council (On-Street Parking Spaces for Disabled Persons) (Revocation No’s 3-6,8-10) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 26/5/17. The ORDER will remove the disabled persons parking spaces at the location detailed in the Schedule hereto.

  20 Anne Street, Dunblane – SRO/2017(68)
  40b George Street, Dunblane – SRO/2017(69)

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. Anyone wishing to question the validity of this Order, should write to the Court of Session within six weeks of 26/5/17. www.stirling.gov.uk or www.tellmesotland.gov.uk  

 

Work at Kinbuck Bridge
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The COUNCIL made The Stirling Council (B8033, Kinbuck) (Temporary Closure) Order 2017 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) on 26-5-17. The ORDER will close:-B8033, Kinbuck : From the junction of the A9 on/off slip roads to the junction with the A822 from 0900 hours until 1000 hours, 1030 hours until 1200 hours and from 1300 hours until 1530 hours from 19-6-17 until 30-6-17 to facilitate bridge repairs. NB – Exact location of works is at Kinbuck Bridge. Emergency service access will be maintained. Alternative Routes:via A822, A9 and vice versa

A COPY of the Order, may be examined at the Stirling Council's Offices, Environment and Place, Endrick House, Kerse Road, Stirling during office hours. www.stirling.gov.uk  or www.tellmescotland.gov.uk

Strathallan Community Rail Partnership

The CRP Board meets at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 13th June at Highland Spring Offices in Blackford.  Morwen Mands needs to have a list of people who will be in the building to comply with the fire regulations so if anyone is coming to the meeting from your organisation please confirm the name of that person to me by 9.00am on the 13th please.

The provisional Agenda is as follows:

  1. Record of those present and apologies
  2. Approval of minutes of the meeting held on 14th March
  3. Any matters arising not on the agenda
  4. Items arising from the AGM held on 25th April
  5. Treasurer's report
  6. Links with No 47 bus
  7. Crieff  railway station - 50th anniversary of closure
  8. Web-site
  9. Use of rooms at Gleneagles station
  10. Walks leaflets
  11. AOCB
  12. Date and location of future meetings – 8th August, 10th October, 12th December 

Bill Young (vice-chair Strathallan Community Rail Partnership) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minutes of meeting held in March 2017

Police Advice on Doorstep Crime and Bogus Workmen

What is Doorstep Crime?

Bogus Callers: Will attempt to get into your home or obtain personal details by pretending to be someone they're not, including: Council Staff, Meter readers, Charity collectors, Police officers. In reality, they are criminals trying to steal your cash and valuables.

Rogue Traders: Usually cold callers, offering to make repairs or carry out work on your house, garden or driveway.  In reality they charge inflated prices for shoddy or often completely unnecessary work.

We do not recommend dealing with cold callers for property maintenance and repairs to your home and garden areas. Contact your local council to see if they operate a trusted traders scheme or similar, where you will find a list of accredited trades people. Below is some useful advice and considerations.

Think:

  • Be on your guard if someone turns up unexpectedly.
  • Be aware of methods used by criminals to distract you such as being asked to make a phone call, to use your toilet, for a glass of water, or being asked to check your water or gas supplies.
  • Do not keep large amounts of money at home.Does your premises or garden really require work to be carried out.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be vigilant for vulnerable neighbours who may fall foul of these criminals.
  • About calling the police when you see anything suspicious.
  • Never let someone you don't know into your house, if you're not sure don’t answer the door.

What can I do?

SECURE:

  • Use a door chain or bar: Always put the chain on before answering the door, and keep it on while taking to callers
  • If you have a door viewer- use it.
  • Keep rear, side doors and windows secure.
  • Don’t feel embarrassed- genuine callers expect you to be careful
  • Ask for identification, whether you expect anyone or not.
  • Remember- ID's can be fake and shouldn't be relied upon.
  • Don’t assume a caller is genuine because they are wearing a uniform
  • Obtain a written quote before agreeing to any work
  • If you have any doubts, tell the caller to come back when someone else is home, genuine callers won’t mind rearranging. IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT
  • Don’t feel pressurised into agreeing to immediate work- Never listen to scare stories, beware of traders who suddenly appear after storms or floods and claims of low prices if you sign up immediately.
  • Don’t agree to buy from the first person who calls- do you really want or need these goods or services
  • Don’t pay cash up front- never pay for work before it is completed and do not hand over large sums of money
  • Shop around if you decide you need work done- Get a minimum of three quotes from reputable traders or recommendations from people you trust
  • Cancellation rights- Any job over £42- traders are required to provide written notice informing the consumer that they have a 14 day cooling off period during which time the consumer can cancel the contract.

Should you require any further information please log onto www.policescotland.co.uk  or contact Police Scotland via 101 or Trading Standards at Stirling Council on (01786) 404040.

 Roman Fort, Ardoch    

The Romans in Dunblane

 

Even before Dunblane was founded in the 7th century it had an exciting history. The Roman army marched through the parish leaving behind the remains of three camps, a signal station, a small fort and traces of the road north. At Ardoch, in Braco, just to the north of Dunblane you can view the massive defences of the best preserved Roman fort in the United Kingdom

 

 
 Laighills Dunblane      

The Foundation of Dunblane

 
Dunblane is one of the oldest settlements in Scotland. St Blane after whom the town is named lived in the late 6th and early 7th centuries and had his base at Kingarth on the Isle of Bute. His precise association with the town is unclear though in the first written recording of the town in the 10th century it is called Dulblaan or Blane’s meadow. If you walk upstream along the river Allan to the edge of the town you will come to Laighhills Playpark round which the river curls. Is this Blane’s meadow?
 Dunblane Cathedral Tower      

Dunblane Cathedral

 

The Cathedral is built on the site of a much earlier building which may have been constructed as early as the 9th century. The only survival from this earlier building are the first four storeys of the tower. It is Romanesque in style (see its round windows) and probably dates from c 1150 though a case can be made for it being built nearly a century earlier c 1070. It is one of Scotland’s oldest buildings.
 Interior of Dunblane Cathedral      Today’s Cathedral, one of the six best mediaeval buildings in Scotland, was erected in the 13th century and is well worth a visit. It was constructed on the initiative of Bishop Clement 1232-1258 and completed by Bishop Robert de Prebenda 1258-1284. It was built all in one style and today has a cool beauty all of its own though in its early days as a Catholic Cathedral it was much more ornate with many bejewelled altars and colourful paintings on the walls.
 Dunblane Cathedral Nave 1885    

 About 1600 the roof of the nave collapsed and the building became a ruin except for the Chancel which continued to serve as the parish church. This situation was remedied in the early 1890s by a highly successful Restoration funded almost entirely by Janet Wallace of Glassingall and supervised by the distinguished architect Sir Rowand Anderson who restored the building without losing anything of its mediaeval character.

Today the Cathedral which is in the care of Historic Scotland is open daily. It is also the home of the congregation of Dunblane Cathedral.

High Street, Dunblane    

A Stroll through the Old Town of Dunblane

 

It is worth strolling through the Old Town of Dunblane with its pleasing mixture of 18th century, Victorian and contemporary buildings. It is strung along the Old Great North Road from Bridgend, to the High Street, round the Cathedral, up the Braeport and through Ramoyle. Along this road came the armies of William the Conqueror and Edward 1st, “The Hammer of the Scots”, who told his son, later Edward II, to strip the lead off the roof of the Cathedral to help with the siege of Stirling Castle. Back down the road came the followers of Wallace and Bruce to fight at the Battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn.

As you wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town there is a lot to see. After crossing the old bridge by the Stirling Arms look under the bridge and you will see the yellow stone work and the single arch of the original bridge built in 1410 by Bishop Finlay Dermoch.

Leighton Library, Dunblane     As you approach the Cathedral you will see on your left the Leighton Library. It was built in the late 1680s to house the library of Bishop Robert Leighton which he had gifted to Dunblane together with money for the building. He was Bishop of Dunblane from 1661 to 1670 and then Archbishop of Glasgow. The Library is frequently open to the public in the summer months.
 Dunblane Museum      On your right on the corner facing the Cathedral is the Dean’s House some of it dating from the early 17th century and which contains the Dunblane Museum which has recently been handsomely refurbished and modernised with the help of a large grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is open daily from Easter to the end of September.
 Ramoyle, Dunblane      Then walk round two sides of the Cathedral and up the Braeport. On your right you will see the old Victorian school, now the Braeport Centre, with its three large classrooms where teachers struggled with classes of up to 90 pupils. During your walk up the hill you will have deduced that the word Braeport means “Gate on the Hill”. In the Middle Ages there was indeed a gate at the top of the hill and one at the old bridge by the Stirling Arms which were shut at night to keep out undesirables. On to Ramoyle, home in the early 19th century to artisans especially weavers, where many of the houses still betray their origins. 
 Sheriffmuir    

The Battle of Sheriffmuir


On 13 November 1715 the Battle of Sheriffmuir took place three miles North East of Dunblane and directly south of the Sheriffmuir Inn. The site of the battle is easily accessible on foot or by car. The Battle was the culmination of the Jacobite Rebellion of that year. The Jacobite army mainly clansmen under the Earl of Mar numbered 8,000 men and the Government or Redcoat army only 2,500 led by the Duke of Argyle. The Highlanders charged sweeping away the Redcoats on their right but on their left they were held and eventually defeated by the Government Army. Ever since the battle has been described as a draw but it makes more sense to see it as a victory for the Redcoats because the Jacobites did not cross the Forth which had been their aim before the battle. Instead they retreated to Perth and quite soon disbanded their army. Read more.

Bonnie Prince Charlie

On 11 September 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie spent a night in Dunblane at Balhaldie House on his way south with his Highland army. Balhaldie House is next door to the Library. There he was the guest of Alexander Drummond of Balhaldie who was the Grand Old Man of Jacobitism in Dunblane. He had fought at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689, led a bold but unsuccessful attempt in 1715 to seize Edinburgh Castle for the Jacobites and had fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir. He crowned it all by naming one of his daughters Jacobina! Amazingly he was never arrested by the Government or had his estate confiscated.

Tannahill    

Six months later the Duke of Cumberland spent a night in Dunblane while pursuing the Prince and his army which was in retreat. As the Duke was riding past the Leighton Library the next morning a servant girl from Balhaldie House, who had taken a fancy to the Prince, threw a pail of boiling oil over the Duke from the upper window of a house. He was thrown from his horse but not otherwise hurt. She was not caught probably escaping up the Minnie Burn which runs underground through the centre of Dunblane. If you walk up to St Blane’s Church on your left down a passage way between the houses you will be able to hear and see the Minnie Burn running beneath you.

Robert Tannahill and Jessie 'the Flower of Dunblane'

One of Scotland's finest love songs is undoubtedly "Jessie, the Flower o' Dunblane". The words were composed by the famous weaver-poet, Robert Tannahill. On Tannahill's untimely death in 1810 at the age of 36, a search began to identify the girl immortalised in the poem. Although there were many contenders, it is believed that the real 'Jessie' was Jenny Tennant. Born in Braeport and then moving to work as a weaver in Paisley, Jessie/Jenny had in fact been Tannahill's sweetheart and muse for some three years, yet the poet believed she had been unfaithful. Tannahill then composed another poem to Jessie, this time entitled 'Farewell'. Read more
 Jane Stirling      

Jane Stirling and Chopin

Jane Wilhelmina Stirling of Kippendavie (1804 – 1859) has been recognised for supporting Frédéric Chopin in the last years of his life, when he was reportedly bankrupt and terminally ill, and in preserving his legacy. Her involvement with  her teacher and friend did not end with the death of the composer. It continued after 1849, clearly indicating how genuine and sincere her loyalty and commitment to Frédéric Chopin had been.  Jane helped to organise and finance the  transportation of Chopin's heart from Paris to Warsaw. She also purchased many Chopin-related artefacts and handed them over to his family, including his piano, exhibited now in the Frédéric Chopin Museum in Warsaw. Go to Jane Stirling Festival website
 Dunblane Hydro      

Dunblane - a Victorian Spa and Mill Town

In 1813 a spring was discovered on the Cromlix estate three miles north of the town which the experts believed would improve the health of those drinking the water. Eventually after the Hydro was opened in 1878, and it had acquired the rights, the water it was distributed at the lodge at the bottom of the drive leading up to the hotel.

The town itself also had much to offer. There were romantic walks up and down the River Allan (there still are), there was a ruined Cathedral to visit (even better when it was restored) and there was fishing, shooting and eventually golf and bowling. As a result a large number of villas were built in Dunblane mainly to serve as accommodation for visitors. All this was capped by the magnificent Hydro hotel which still dominates the town. At the start it had various types of “medicinal baths”, its mineral water and numerous activities designed to help the sick and calm the nerves of the “Worried Well”.
 Ashfield village, Dunblane      

But similar to many towns in Central Scotland Dunblane was also a mill town. In the centre of the town beside the river was the Springbank Mill, now housing, which spun wool much of it used for weaving carpets. Upstream at Ashfield was Pullars Dyeing Works with its model village built to house the workers. The factory is derelict but the village is still worth visiting.

A mile further upstream there was a much older mill at Kinbuck. Add to this the paper mills lower down the Allan Water and Dunblane was a significant industrial centre.
 In Memoriam, St Blane's church, Dunblane      

Modern Dunblane

From 1760 to 1960 Dunblane’s population hovered around 3,000 people. Since then it has grown steadily with the Argyle, Newton and Barbush estates so that the population has nearly tripled.

Tragically Dunblane’s quiet and dignified reserve was shattered for ever by the murder of a Teacher and 16 Primary One pupils on 13 March 1996. There are several memorials to those who were killed. A stone designed by Richard Kindersley is in the Cathedral, stained glass windows at St Blanes and the Church of the Holy Family, etched windows at the Dunblane Centre, a small garden at the Four Ways Roundabout and a beautiful fountain at Dunblane cemetery. If you wish to read more about this tragic event, please click here.

 James Huffam      

James Huffam VC

In August 1918, towards the end of the First World War, James Huffam from Dunblane undertook, what are considered to be, herioc acts on the field of battle. There is a memorial to James Huffam by Stirling's railway station. References:  VConlineWikipedia; Stirling Observer 13 September 2017

 Andy Murray, tennis player      

 Dunblane's Andy and Jamie Murray

On 5 August 2012 Andy Murray electrified Dunblane, where he grew up, by winning a gold medal at the Olympics and then following it up on 9 September by victory in the US Open, the first Grand Slam title won by a British player since Fred Perry in 1936. Dunblane now has its own gold post box in the High Street which has been visited by thousands of people since the Olympics. On 7th July 2013, the town and nation proudly witnessed Andy making history again by winning the Wimbledon men's final in 3 straight sets against the then world number 1 player Novak Djokovic. In November 2015 Andy and brother Jamie helped GB win the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years.  In 2016 Jamie Murray became the world's top ranked mens doubles player following grand slam successes at the Australian and US Opens with partner Bruno Suares. Not to be outdone, Andy won Wimbledon again and also the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, followed by a run of ATP tour wins taking him to number 1 mens singles player in the ATP rankings on 7th November 2016. To top off a spectacular season and year, Andy was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year Honours list.
       

Further Information

For Further Information about the History of Dunblane you can consult the following

  • Alexander B Barty, The History of Dunblane, Eneas Mackay, Stirling, 1944
  • Bill Inglis, Dunblane From the Stone Age to Mary Queen of Scots, Jamieson and Munro, Stirling, 2011
  • Bill Inglis, A Scottish Town : Dunblane from 1560 to 1919, John Jamieson Munro Trust, Stirling, 2016
  • Bill Inglis, The Battle of Sheriffmuir Based on Eye Witness Accounts, Stirling Council Libraries, 2005.
  • David Tate, The Dunblane Hydro, Dunblane 2005
  • The In Dunblane leaflet

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Dunblane is an attractive and beautifully located town at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands. A settlement has been here for hundreds of years but in the latter part of the 20th century and early 21st, Dunblane’s population trebled in a comparatively short period of time.

Bordered by rural estates and farmland, it was easy access to the countryside and good communications to major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh which made Dunblane a natural choice for many seeking a new home outwith the city.

The name Dunblane comes from dun meaning fortified hill and Blane a missionary - and subsequently saint - who came here in the 7th century. Dunblane rightly claims city status from its cathedral but in truth it is very much a town in the country.

There are famous capitals and major cities across Europe defined by a river which runs through them. The Seine in Paris, the Tiber in Rome, Glasgow’s River Clyde and the Thames in London – the list could go on and on.

Dunblane also has its river the Allan Water – more humble perhaps but, nevertheless, it has influenced the history of the place. Narrow and falling steeply from hills to the north, it flows into the larger River Forth which eventually becomes the Firth of Forth on which sits Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital.

As industry created towns across Scotland, it was Dunblane’s river, which brought people here as mills and weaving provided work. There is a deep fold to the river valley and so where Dunblane people live has always historically been on both sides of the river. The same goes for the newly-built estates, which provided homes for the thousands of families new to Dunblane in the last 30 years - some are on the west side of the river, some to the east.

Dunblane now has several different building styles – from its old square around the Cathedral to the former weavers’ houses in Ramoyle nearby, Victorian and Edwardian stone built houses on both sides of the town and the new estates.

Road and railway line follow similar paths to the river helping to make the town centre Dunblane’s focal point. Most of Dunblane’s shops and businesses are also sited here while every day hundreds of school pupils are seen walking to Dunblane High School and a little earlier in the morning many commuters leaving by car or train for work elsewhere.

For many years Dunblane has been known to people across Scotland as a popular venue for conferences. The pleasant surroundings and clean air were good reasons for this but a look at the map shows how centrally located Dunblane is for much of Scotland.

If time allows, one of the high vantage points on the edge of the town will reveal fine mountains to the north and the west, Stirling with its famous Royal castle to the south, the Ochil Hills to the east with Edinburgh beyond and sitting down below, Dunblane – a splendidly situated, traditionally Scottish town in the country.

To learn more about the history of Dunblane, please visit our History pages.