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Dunblane's original Golf Course, laid out by Old Tom Morris and opened in 1892


In January 2019, local sports historian, Andy Mitchell, gave a talk to Dunblane Local History Society about the town's fantastic sporting heritage

Today, of course, Dunblane has a great sporting hall of fame. One immediately thinks of Andy and Jamie Murray, who have brought considerable prestige to the town, but there are many other sporting giants among us. To name just a few:

  * Fiona Brown and Frankie Brown could be part of the Scotland women’s football squad at the World Cup this summer
  * Louise Martin (made a Dame in the recent honours list) is president of the Commonwealth Games Federation
  * Elaine Hopley rowed across the Atlantic in record time
  * Callum Davidson, now coaching, played for Scotland at football, having also represented Scotland at golf and tennis as a boy
  * Grant McPherson was an ice hockey ace

That list could easily be added to.
Yet there was a time when sport was even more of an integral part of life here.

Dunblane offered an extraordinary range of sporting opportunities in the 19th century. Despite the town population being less than a third of what it is now, there were clubs for curling, bowling, football, golf, cricket, quoiting, cycling and angling. There were annual sports meetings each summer, shooting competitions for the Volunteers, and Dunblane Hydro boasted a tennis court and a croquet lawn.

Click here to download a pdf of Andy's talk about those sporting activities, as he attempted to explain why Dunblane had such a vibrant athletic culture, and reveal that some of our Victorian sporting heritage is still with us, even though you may not have noticed it.

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Curling pond laid out in Dunblane's Laigh Hills in the 1830s - the site layout is still visible

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Dunblane FC in 1888, with the Perthshire Cup, a trophy they won 12 times


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Louise is passionate about helping people feel better, move better and have more energy.  She is a Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer (REPS), Metabolic Effect UK certified Trainer, Sports Fitness Nutrition Coach (Pn1), has a FASTER Diploma in Functional Performance, and is an ICF accredited coach.  She also coaches clients within a corporate setting and delivers Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programmes. Louise strives to make a difference through delivering personal training that relates to her clients individually and is about accessibility, quality, professionalism and getting results.  And of course making it fun in the process!  She delivers real value for money and will help you make those lifestyle changes you need to achieve your goals. Personal training or lifestyle coaching is delivered from the comfort and convenience of the clients' own home.


Personal training and Metafit classes by a REPS qualified personal trainer and official Metafit coach - at the Hilton Hydro Hotel health club in Dunblane or at your home / an outdoor area at a time that fits in with your schedule.

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Mary-ann Cerruti is an Advanced  Level 3 REPS ACSM trained and certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist and Lifestyle coach .
Training specially tailored for women.


The University of Stirling Sports Centre provides a range of sports and fitness classes for adults and children.
The University has fantastic facilities such as the newly refurbished gym, indoor tennis courts, swimming pool, Loch and parklands for walking, plus a nine-hole golf course
These facilities are open to the local community and we welcome you to take part in a range of activities, sports and fitness classes.
See the website for further details and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Classes including Young at Heart and Children's Sport.

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In the Dunblane Centre, Mondays at 8pm. It's fun, friendly and a great way to get fit.

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In the Dunblane Centre, Mondays at 8pm. It's fun, friendly and a great way to get fit. Come along to see us. You don't need to be an expert !!!  :)


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Sports hall and fitness suite available to members and the public.
Badminton (3 courts), 5-a-side football, netball, volleyball, basketball, indoor bowling, fitness classes, dance classes.

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