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Rail services disruption update

19 September 2018
Rail services disruption update

Line Closure notification - Larbert to Dunblane and Alloa : 14 to 22 October 2018 To support the delivery of the electrification of the Larbert, Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa (SDA) lines for the introduction of ScotRail’s new electric 385 trains this December, Network Rail is intensifying engineering works which will...

New Community Councillors sought : Elections coming up soon

12 September 2018
New Community Councillors sought : Elections coming up soon

Election to Dunblane Community Council are coming up soon More information  

Dunblane Parking Consultation : Complete a questionnaire by 28 September

11 September 2018
Dunblane Parking Consultation : Complete a questionnaire by 28 September

There was a Drop-in on Tuesday 11 September in Victoria Hall from 3pm to 7pm. You can complete their questionnaire until 28 September Read more about the consultation  

Dunblane's Fiona Brown helps Scotland to World Cup

11 September 2018
Dunblane's Fiona Brown helps Scotland to World Cup

Fiona Brown helped Scotland's Women's Football team make history last week when they beat Albania to ensure first-ever participation in next year’s women’s World Cup in France. Fiona now has 31 Scotland Caps but it hasn't been an easy road for the Dunblane lass as you will see from her story below....

Jamie US Open Mixed Doubles champion again

09 September 2018
Jamie US Open Mixed Doubles champion again

Dunblane's Jamie Murray has won his 6th grand slam title at the US Open 2018. Read about his latest win here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/45461248  

Dunblane's Sunday rail services disrupted until October

28 August 2018
Dunblane's Sunday rail services disrupted until October

The disruption is due to work to electrify the Glasgow to Aberdeen line Go to the Scotrail websiteWork to electrify the Glasgow to Aberdeen line will mean disruption for rail travellers leaving Glasgow Queen Street station over the next two months. Electrification work at Dunblane, Stirling and Alloa means that...

Building in High Street declared a 'Building at Risk'

14 August 2018
Building in High Street declared a 'Building at Risk'

Historic Environment Scotland - a branch of Scottish Government - has decided that the building at 22/24 High Street, Dunblane is a 'Building at Risk'. See the entry in the Register 22/24 High Street is opposite the Sue Ryder shop. It contains two shops and has three flats above. It...

Dunblane Community Radio : Please complete our survey form

12 August 2018
Dunblane Community Radio : Please complete our survey form

A group of local people is considering setting up a local community radio station. Your views are important to us and we would like to hear them. Please circulate our Survey Form to family and friends, as all your opinions count. Once completed, please email the survey form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....

Funding boost for development of Dunblane dementia initiative

07 August 2018
Funding boost for development of Dunblane dementia initiative

FAMILIES living with dementia in Dunblane can benefit from a programme of community activities thanks to a funding boost. From Stirling News website The Dunblane Development Trust has been given £20,000 from the Life Changes Trust. It will work alongside a range of other organisations and businesses as part of...

Dunblane Museum summer opening hours

06 July 2018
Dunblane Museum summer opening hours

In addition to their normal opening hours of 1.30am - 4.30pm Mon to Sat, Dunblane Museum will also be open on Sundays throughout July & August from 2.00 - 4.00pm. July exhibition is all about local people & celebrities including Hercules the Bear.    Find out more about the museum...

Applications for Wind Farm Funding : Closing date 14 September

04 July 2018
Applications for Wind Farm Funding : Closing date 14 September

Read the Stirling Observer Article from 4 July 2018 The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4,000 towards their 2018/19 projects. This is open to any community organisation, group, school, club, or facility in the Dunblane, Ashfield and Kinbuck area. CLOSING DATE 14TH SEPTEMBER; so...

We thought there were 6 defibrillators in Dunblane - but NO there are 14

01 July 2018
We thought there were 6 defibrillators in Dunblane - but NO there are 14

Check out all the locations Do you know of any others? If so, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dunblane’s Another Tilly Tearoom wins award

27 June 2018
Dunblane’s Another Tilly Tearoom wins award

Another Tilly Tearoom is Scotland’s Most Wanted Café Article from Stirling News THE branch-out venture of a Tillicoultry café has last week scooped an accolade.  Another Tilly Tearoom, in nearby Dunblane, won in the central region at the Scottish Café Awards before going on the clinch the Customer’s Most Wanted...

Dunblane Primary bids farewell to Head, Sally Kennedy

27 June 2018
Dunblane Primary bids farewell to Head, Sally Kennedy

From the Stirling Observer 27 June 2018

Stirling Observer article about the 'mystery owner' of Holmehill

24 June 2018
Stirling Observer article about the 'mystery owner' of Holmehill

The Press Release from Holmehill Ltd The community group that has been protecting Dunblane’s Holmehill from development for more than a decade was told on Thursday 7 June that Holmehill has a new owner – a local charity that is intent on maintaining and improving the area. David Prescott, Chair...

Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN.

20 June 2018
Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions, with initiatives including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Community-led organisations not currently in receipt of a CCF grant are invited to apply...

Volunteer Befrienders needed

30 May 2018
Volunteer Befrienders needed

Could you spare a couple of hours a week as a volunteer befriender? We are looking for volunteer befrienders to build relationships with people living with the early stages of dementia in the Stirlingshire area. We match befrienders with people who have similar interests so they can be encouraged to pursue...

Action Earth grants available from Volunteering Matters

22 May 2018
Action Earth grants available from Volunteering Matters

Read all about the Action Grants Go to the website for Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants

Three new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

11 May 2018
Three new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

Read more about Tesco Bags of Help in DunblaneTesco Bags of Help in Dunblane

Now five fruit trees are damaged in Laigh Hills orchard

11 May 2018
Now five fruit trees are damaged in Laigh Hills orchard

Article by Robert Fairnie from the Stirling Observer 9 May 2018 Article by Robert Fairnie from the Stirling Observer 18 April 2018 Two fruit trees have been stolen from a community orchard in Dunblane. Police are investigating after a Black Oliver cherry and a Sweet Prune damson were dug up...

Rail journeys to Glasgow and Edinburgh now back to normal

11 May 2018
Rail journeys to Glasgow and Edinburgh now back to normal

  Since September 2016 rail journeys from Dunblane to Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted in the evenings and at weekends due to electrification works, with replacement buses being used. Futher electrification work will be undertaken overnight.  Services return to normal after 20 May 2018. Read more

Exciting New Job With Dementia Friendly Dunblane

04 May 2018
Exciting New Job With Dementia Friendly Dunblane

  In conjunction with the Dementia Friendly Dunblane Steering Group, we have created a one year project co-ordinator job. The role aims to develop a range of initiatives which provide activities for people living with dementia, raise awareness of dementia within community organisations and businesses and support local people to become more...

Join DDT's Environment Group on the Allan Water Beach

24 April 2018
Join DDT's Environment Group on the Allan Water Beach

More information about DDT's Environment Group

Forth Valley artbeat from 9 to 17 June 2018

23 April 2018
Forth Valley artbeat from 9 to 17 June 2018

View the Forth Valley ArtBeat Website Follow the Blue Route through Dunblane Here are the local artists that are taking part:- 1.  Lys Hanse2.  Eileen Wilson3.  Sarah Spofforth-McOuat4.  Rachel Davies5.  Gwen Dean6.  Irene Aylott7.  Maureen Mitchell8.  Camphill @Dunblane Library9.  Dunblane Art Club10.  Libby Yule11.  Laura Gill12.  Fiona McKenzie van Baardwijk13. ...

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