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New grant offers young people the chance to travel the world

16 January 2018
New grant offers young people the chance to travel the world

Do you fancy travelling to New York, Singapore or Milan? Do you have a keen interest in environmental issues? Well this could be the project for you. Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched its inaugural Travel Grant to fund three young people to visit anywhere in the world...

Get involved in deciding Stirling Council's spending priorities

11 January 2018
Get involved in deciding Stirling Council's spending priorities

Stirling Council is committed to delivering high quality services that meet priorities and outcomes that have been agreed with our communities. Download the Poster In working with our communities, businesses and community planning partners we plan to make the best use of the money we have available. We are keen...

Read about the Gask Ridge – Rome’s Frontier Forts close to Dunblane

10 January 2018
Read about the Gask Ridge – Rome’s Frontier Forts close to Dunblane

The Gask Ridge is an early chain of frontier forts, watchtowers and fortifications built by the Romans in Caledonia (Scotland). The Ridge comes close to Dunblane at the Ardoch Roman Fort in Braco, the Glenbank Fortlet, Doune Roman Fort, and Bochastle Roman Fort in Callander. The fort system was built...

Dunblane BB helps Start-Up Stirling to deliver

10 January 2018
Dunblane BB helps Start-Up Stirling to deliver

From the Stirling Observer 10 January 2017 More than a ton of goods was collected by Dunblane Boys' Brigade members in their bid to help Start Up Stirling. Organisers were delighted with the response and say the amount collected was impressive as people responded to the request to donate toilet...

Kris & Blair Elliot have rowed 800 miles across Atlantic - only 2,200 to go

07 January 2018
Kris & Blair Elliot have rowed 800 miles across Atlantic - only 2,200 to go

Read the Stirling Observer article from 3 January 2017

Dunblane project wins National Rail Award

07 January 2018
Dunblane project wins National Rail Award

Read the article on the DDT website

2017 - Review of the Year - Dunblane

28 December 2017
2017 -  Review of the Year  - Dunblane

Sports - Andrew Butchart has been selected as one of the lead stars for the Scotland Commonwealth games team for 2018 having had another highly successful year in 2017.    In September, Jamie Murray and partner Martina Hingis won the US Open mixed doubles having previously won the same event in...

RBS branch closures : your views sought

18 December 2017
RBS branch closures : your views sought

Update 18 December 2017 Scottish Rural Action seeks your views Take the survey  Read more The Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its branch in Dunblane & Bridge of Allan RBS website STV website BBC website  

Dozens turn out to plant trees on the Laigh Hills

03 December 2017
Dozens turn out to plant trees on the Laigh Hills

Update Sunday Lunchtime 3 December Dozens of people including lots of children have been out on the Laigh Hills today planting fruit trees - a great success! Help Plant an Orchard on the Laigh HillsWe will need help planting fruit trees on the Laigh Hills. So if you can help...

Dancesingers release charity single

01 December 2017
Dancesingers release charity single

Participants of the Dancesing classes held in Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Killearn and Glasgow are the backing singers to a charity single fronted by Stirling's Greig Taylor.  All proceeds of the single, which is a cover of Bruce Springsteen's rock classic "Dancing in the Dark", will be donated to the...

RBS to close Dunblane branch

01 December 2017
RBS to close Dunblane branch

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its branch offices in Dunblane & Bridge of Allan RBS website STV website BBC website  

LDP Review : No More Housing Sites in Dunblane

30 November 2017
LDP Review : No More Housing Sites in Dunblane

Read the Report of the LDP Examination: Dunblane is covered on Pages 231-265:

Keir Home Farm : A Building at Risk

28 November 2017
Keir Home Farm : A Building at Risk

Keir Home Farm contained a very fine set of buildings. Now Registers for Scotland considers the farm to be 'At Risk'. See photos and the report on Keir Home Farm Also see photos from Deadline News /Forgotten Scotland There are other buildings on the estate which are 'At Risk'. Keir...

Braeport Centre looks for Architect

22 November 2017
Braeport Centre looks for Architect

From the Architect’s Journal ; 21 November, 2017 By Merlin Fulcher Competition: Braeport Centre, Dunblane The Dunblane Development Trust (DDT) is seeking an architect for a £500,000 extension to its Category C-listed Braeport Centre The winner of the estimated £16,000 contract will complete a feasibility study exploring options to upgrade...

Rail Electrification Project - Overnight Piling in January - Consultation on 28 November

14 November 2017
Rail Electrification Project - Overnight Piling in January - Consultation on 28 November

Piling Works – KippenrossTunnel to Dunblane Station Download the complete letter from Network Rail As part of a Scottish Government investment in our infrastructure, Network Rail is delivering work to electrify the railway across central Scotland. The next phase is the electrification of the railway from Grangemouth and Falkirk, through...

Dunblane’s Nanayakkara says apprenticeships give pupils the edge

14 November 2017
Dunblane’s Nanayakkara says apprenticeships give pupils the edge

Teenager Nanayakkara Gunasinghe decided to sign up for a Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) after a careers adviser recommended them – and reckons the programme gives pupils the edge when it comes to the world of work. The 17-year-old from Dunblane completes an FA in Financial Services next summer and would like...

Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza 30 Nov

11 November 2017
Dunblane Christmas Extravaganza 30 Nov

Thursday 30 November5.00pm – 9.00pm  http://www.discoverdunblane.co.uk/

Judy Murray OBE

11 November 2017
Judy Murray OBE

Congratulations to Judy who becomes the third member of the Murray family to be honoured after her two sons.  She received the honour from Prince William for services to tennis, charity and women's sport  STV News clip

Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post

08 November 2017
Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post

Dunblane Scouts Christmas Post starts on 27 November and finishes on 15 December. Stamps are 25p each  Download the Poster

Dunblane Man, Jim Snedden, Wins Sunday Mail Great Scot Award

07 November 2017
Dunblane Man, Jim Snedden, Wins Sunday Mail Great Scot Award

Jim picked up this prestigious award in Glasgow recently. It was presented by athletes, Eilidh Doyle and Zoey Clark ... read more From 23 July Stirling Observer ArticleFireman Jim Snedden has volunteered to go back to the Mediterranean on another refugee rescue mission after helping to save the lives of...

Have Your Say - Community Council Review

29 October 2017
Have Your Say - Community Council Review

There are 40 Community Councils operating in the Stirling Council area. Community Council’s are groups of people who want to improve their area and the quality of life for residents. Stirling Council is currently reviewing how Community Council’s work, looking at the rules they adhere to, boundaries, representation, communication and resources.We are asking people...

Dunblane BB receives generous donation from Fling Committee

27 October 2017
Dunblane BB receives generous donation from Fling Committee

Lewis O’Donnell receives the cheque from Peter Gouw while BB Captain, Paul Christmas, looks on.   DUNBLANE Boys' Brigade received a generous donation from the local Fling event committee.  They visited the club to hand over a cheque for £275 from funds raised at the popular festival back in May....

Community Garden Project at Dunblane High School

24 October 2017
Community Garden Project at Dunblane High School

The Community Council started a project this March at the High School with a view to creating a community garden. The initial funding came from a budget to reduce anti-social behaviour and promote inclusion. We believe that the outcome has been of such great benefit to the children and wider...

Purple Cathedral for one Night to mark World Polio Day

21 October 2017
Purple Cathedral for one Night to mark World Polio Day

On Tuesday, October 24, the Bridge of Allan and Dunblane Rotary Club will mark World Polio Day along with other Rotarians across the country and with the 'Purple4Polio' campaign in full swing, Dunblane Cathedral and other buildings will don the colour for one night. Since Rotary and its partners launched...

Rail Closures and Replacement Bus Services

20 October 2017
Rail Closures and Replacement Bus Services

 Rail Closures : Dunblane Community Council has been working with Scotrail to sort out the replacement bus services for the ongoing electrification scheme which is going to run for many months.  Until December 9th there are no trains in the evenings from Sunday to Thursday between Polmont/Croy and Dunblane. This...

Footpaths on Dumyat : Understanding What's Happening

13 October 2017
Footpaths on Dumyat : Understanding What's Happening

This is a letter from the Stirling Observer from 11 October 2017 It is with great disappointment, but not surprise, that I have heard about the controversy regarding the footpaths on Dumyat. Two months ago I retired to Keswick in the Lake District but prior to that I lived in...

Ideas to Improve Streets around the Cathedral – Refined Designs

13 October 2017
Ideas to Improve Streets around the Cathedral – Refined Designs

Here are the Designs and Presentation Boards that were shown at the Event on 30 October Dunblane Street Design – Stakeholder Boards redrafted Dunblane Street Proposal – Oct 2017 Braeport street proposal - Aug 2017 Over the past year Stirling Council, Dunblane Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust, Discover Dunblane and...

Kris and Blair Elliot to row the Atlantic

13 October 2017
Kris and Blair Elliot to row the Atlantic

From the Stirling Observer on Wednesday 11 October 2017 Two brothers from Dunblane are just weeks away from taking to the seas in an epic charity challenge. Kris and Blair Elliot will battle giant waves and potential shark attacks when they jump in a rowing boat and embark on a...

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