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More overnight piling in Dunblane to 27 July

17 July 2018
More overnight piling in Dunblane to 27 July

Read the letter from Network Rail Work Dates & Times: Saturday 7th to Friday 26th July Saturday – 1am to 8amSunday to Thursday – 1am to 4.30am, each night There will be no piling the weekend of the 14th and 15th of July

Dunblane duo are runners up at Carnoustie

17 July 2018
Dunblane duo are runners up at Carnoustie

Club Golfers Play on Golf’s Greatest Stage at Carnoustie Forty-two club golfers, including Dunblane's Gary Aitken and Richard McLuckie, competed in the second playing of The R&A's 9 Hole Championship Final at Carnoustie on 15 July 2018. Gary and Richard were the runners up! Read more. 1999 Champion Golfer Paul...

Dunblane Long Driver, Sean, is in golf final

17 July 2018
Dunblane Long Driver, Sean, is in golf final

Dunblane Long Driver, Sean McCormack, has smashed his way to the final of this years' American Golf UK Long Drive Championship final. He is now just one step away from securing a place in the World Championships in the US. Read the full press release

Holmehill : Meet the new Owners on 27 August

11 July 2018
Holmehill : Meet the new Owners on 27 August

A meeting is to be held in August in order to meet representatives of the local Charity that now owns Holmehill and to discuss how the hill might be developed. The meeting will also start the process of establishing a new Group - provisionally called 'the Friends of Holmehill' -...

Have Your Say - Community Learning and Development Plan

10 July 2018
Have Your Say - Community Learning and Development Plan

A new three year Community Learning and Development (CLD) Plan is required for 2018 – 2021. Education Services in Local Authorities are required to ensure that they work with partnership to offer Community Learning and Development opportunities in local communities. The plan should be developed with Community Planning Partners e.g. NHS, Police,...

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...

Dunblane children helping to combat loneliness

06 July 2018
Dunblane children helping to combat loneliness

A group of Dunblane Primary School pupils have been recognised for their work helping to erase loneliness among older people. The youngsters from Primaries 4-7, who are part of a Citizenship Group at the school, have been running a community café and inviting guests from Contact the Elderly which works...

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

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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. ...

Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund 2018 Application Deadline 25 May 2018

13 April 2018
Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund 2018 Application Deadline 25 May 2018

A further round of the Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund has opened, with a deadline of 25 May 2018. Applications are welcomed from voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises delivering projects which aim for people living full and positive lives within supportive communities. Applications for up to £2000 for...

Kerse Road in Stirling now closed for 6 months

03 April 2018
Kerse Road in Stirling now closed for 6 months

Kerse Road Bridge Update - Urgent We have been advised work is progressing well with the replacing of the New Rail Bridge to the extent they are bringing the full closure date forward by 1 week.  The planned full closure for Kerse Road Bridge is being brought forward by one week....

Parkland, Florida, USA Sign Dunblane's Book of Condolence

27 March 2018
Parkland, Florida, USA Sign Dunblane's Book of Condolence

22 years ago messages of kindness and support flowed into Dunblane from all over the world. For the next few days there is Book of Condolence for people to sign in Dunblane's 'Another Tilly Tearoom' For anybody who would like to send a message to the families affected by the...

Calls for repairs to fence on Laighhills after train kills dog

20 March 2018
Calls for repairs to fence on Laighhills after train kills dog

From the Stirling Observer 20 March 2018 A dog was hit and  killed by a train in Dunblane at the weekend prompting fresh calls for repairs to be made to a fence at the railway line.  Representatives from Dunblane Community Council contacted Network Rail to ask that they sort the...

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