Many congratulations to Andrew on his fine effort in Rio

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Andrew Butchart, in his first major championships, took nearly five seconds off the Scottish 5,000m record of 13.13:30 he set in late May, setting a new mark of 13.08.61 in finishing sixth behind double gold medallist Mo Farah.

"I am over the moon," the 24-year-old from Dunblane told BBC Scotland. "The place is more important than the time, but I will take the time. I am so happy.

"I came into this year being really positive, and I guess I showed that. I am not scared of anyone, no matter who they are, and I think everyone has to be like that.

"You can't fear these people. I train and work as hard as them so I deserve to be there.

"I have no idea what I could do next, but it is looking good. This is my first majors and it went really well. I just hope I can keep going and progressing."

Andy Murray has done it again. He has won gold for Britain at the Rio Olymics after a gruelling and at times, magnificent, final against Juan Martin Del Potro.

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The Evening Times

Community in Action

Allan Water, Retaining Wall Restoration, Dunblane

A partnership project between Dunblane Development Trust and Stirling Council is about to restore a section of the collapsed Riverside Walk in Dunblane.

A section of the Riverside Walk, the recreational path that runs along the banks of the Allanwater just below Dunblane Cathedral has been fenced off and closed to the public since 2011 when it was washed away by the river in full flow following a period of extreme wet weather.

The local community led by Dunblane Development Trust has been working to see it restored and reopened as the walk is a valuable asset of cathedral city life for both locals and visitors.

Stirling Council has set aside £100,000 towards the necessary work and Dunblane Development Trust has also attained a £10,000 grant from the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust and has raised over £2,000 from local public donations to allow the restoration to take place.

Stirling Council Environment Convenor, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “We know just how important this part of Dunblane is to the local community and what a jewel in the crown it is of their visitor offering which is why we have pledged such a significant sum.  Stirling Council is delighted to support the community’s aspirations and efforts to have the Riverside Walk restored and reopened.”

Altogether the project is likely to cost up to £110,000 and the Dunblane Development Trust, acting as agent, has appointed IKM Consulting Ltd as the principal contractor.  The works will be overseen by Stirling Council’s Localities and Infrastucture service.  Weather permitting the project is anticipated to be complete by mid September 2016.

Roy Nicolson, chair of Dunblane Development Trust, said “after years of campaigning and effort by the trust’s volunteers, the local community will be delighted that the reinstatement of this valued riverside walkway is now being undertaken.”


Club of the Month – August 2016 - Dunblane Explorer Scout Unit

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Dunblane Milvus Explorer Unit is a fantastic group of young people between ages of 14 and 18, who are interested in adventure, meeting new people and travelling away to camps close and afar.  Recent camp locations include Fordell Firs and Kashel, and these are just private camps.  Some of the Unit also go to national camps like the Blair Athol Jamboree. These are a fantastic way to push yourself out of your comfort zone and do many activities that you never would do before. The best thing about the Milvus unit is that it predominantly relies upon the explorers themselves and not the leaders.  Since it is such a tight but approachable group, you will get to know everyone sooner or later after joining; the unit has seen a high influx of newcomers lately , we were in mid teens before Christmas, but now the unit member numbers are in the mid-twenties. The main and most popular as well as recognized event in the unit is the infamous film night, which happens twice a year, once before Christmas and once at the end of term, the films are a surprise but always a pleasant one, and plenty of food is involved as well. The unit meets every Friday night during the school term  at 7:45PM, (but don’t worry, its far from a sacrifice), at the Dunblane Scout Hall next to the fourways roundabout.  The leaders are David and Nick Morris and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so come along and have some fun with a fun lot of people!

By Diarmid Thomson (Explorer)

Many many congratulations to Andy Murray who has done us proud again winning the Wimbledon Gents Singles championship for the 2nd time.

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BBC Sport article

The Guradian article

The Telegraph article

Some parking suspensions are required as part of the Dunblane Station Access Project.  These will occur as and when required; dependant upon the location of the work being undertaken on any given day.

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 A Traffic Order by Stirling Council will, as required, temporarily suspend the parking on the following locations between July and end of October 2016:

  • Perth Road On the north-west side thereof from the junction of Stirling Road to the junction of Beech Road
  • Beech Road For its entire length;
  • High Street from the point where it meets Beech Road in a northerly direction for a distance of 13 metres or thereby
  • Station Road from the point where it meets Stirling Road to a point adjacent to the rear boundary of the building to the rear of number 1 Stirling Road
  • Stirling Road for its entire length.

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.  or

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