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St Mary's Primary School gets training from Trossachs Search & Rescue

18 March 2019
St Mary's Primary School gets training from Trossachs Search & Rescue

See the Facbook post about Trossachs Search & Rescue's visit to St Mary's Primary School to deliver emergency life support training including checking for breathing, the recovery position and CPR. Trossachs Search & Rescue is now providing First Responder services in Dunblane.       

Amazing tale of Dunblane

13 March 2019
Amazing tale of Dunblane

From the Stirling Observer 13 March 2019 The remarkable story of life in Dunblane over 2,000 years was revealed in drama, song and movement to delighted audiences in Dunblane High School's theatre. A total of 130 children from the three local primary schools of St Mary's Episcopal, Newton and Dunblane...

Leighton Library Looking for Volunteers

12 March 2019
Leighton Library Looking for Volunteers

THE LEIGHTON LIBRARY2019 ENROLMENT DAYSFOR NEW VOLUNTEER GUIDESAnybody who can offer some time to welcome visitors to the Leighton Libraryduring 2019 is invited to volunteer to join those experienced Guides who willopen The Leighton Library throughout the forthcoming season.The Library will open for six days each week from 01 May...

Community ‘Makeover’ starts in Dunblane’s High Street

11 March 2019
Community ‘Makeover’ starts in Dunblane’s High Street

Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the historic site near Dunblane. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/revolt-sparked-as-forest-on-sheriffmuir-battlefield-approved-1-4515986 A listed building in Dunblane’s historic High Street dating back to 1726 is being given a makeover thanks to the efforts of local people. The property at 22...

Dunblane's Andrew Stuart plays golf for GB

11 March 2019
Dunblane's Andrew Stuart plays golf for GB

Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the historic site near Dunblane. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/revolt-sparked-as-forest-on-sheriffmuir-battlefield-approved-1-4515986 Read the The National article

Report on Holmehill consultation released - you can make comment until 21 March

01 March 2019
Report on Holmehill consultation released - you can make comment until 21 March

February 2019 : Publication of Consultation Report During the Autumn of 2018, the Carman Family Foundation (CFF) undertook consultation with the local community about the future of Holmehill. The Report on the Consultation includes proposals re paths on the hill and a glasshouse. Feedback on the consultation report is welcomed...

Major work to trees on Holmehill has started

01 February 2019
Major work to trees on Holmehill has started

The new owners of Holmehill have received permission from Stirling Council to remove 18 trees and undertake surgery work to a further 27 trees. The work has started and is due to last around a month. Read the Trees Report Read the permission letter from Stirling Council  

Holiday Fun Club Fund Open for Applications

31 January 2019
Holiday Fun Club Fund Open for Applications

Stirling Council have allocated money for one–off grants of up to £2,000 to support new or existing third sector initiatives who will provide activities and food provision during the Easter school holidays 2019. (1-12 April) The fund is now open for applications. View the application pack with notes on how...

Job Opportunities at Starbucks Drive-Thru on A9 at Balhaldie

27 January 2019
Job Opportunities at Starbucks Drive-Thru on A9 at Balhaldie

Read all about it on Starbucks' Facebook page and on Twitter

20mph speed limit proposal

26 January 2019
20mph speed limit proposal

Stirling Council proposes to extend the 20mph speed limit to numerous streets in Dunblane (and other locations) : See the notice here Comments to Stirling Council at the address in the notice. NB it is already 20mph in High St, Cathedral area, Braeport, Ramoyle, etc.  

Dunblane Medical Practice is first in Dementia

22 January 2019
Dunblane Medical Practice is first in Dementia

Dunblane Medical Practice has become the first health centre in Forth Valley to be awarded a dementia friendly certificate. The award was presented by NHS Medical Director Andrew Murray who is pictured with practice manager Sue Lawson, chair of Dementia Friendly Dunblane, Breda Seaman and Patient Participation Group member Richard...

Bridgend Footbridge Closed 28-30 Jan

20 January 2019
Bridgend Footbridge Closed 28-30 Jan

The green bridge over the railway at Caledinian place will be closed from 0800 hours until 1600 hours from 8-1-19 until 30-1-19 to facilitate footway upgrading works.

Primary school pupil praises Andy Murray in video

19 January 2019
Primary school pupil praises Andy Murray in video

'I'm in bits!' Schoolgirl at Dunblane Primary melts hearts with adorable video tribute to Andy Murray after his painful final tennis match, saying: 'he lost but he never gave up'  Watch the video

3 new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

07 January 2019
3 new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

Read more about Tesco Bags of Help in Dunblane

Holmehill : Watch the Video of the New Owner's Consultation Day in September

21 December 2018
Holmehill : Watch the Video of the New Owner's Consultation Day in September

On 23 September 2018, the new owners of Holmehill held a Consultation day which was attended by over 250 people. Watch the Video A written report of the Consultation is due to be published early in 2019. Bill Carmen and Keith Hunter have invited anyone interested to join them on...

Scotrail services : Update from Keith Brown MSP

20 December 2018
Scotrail services : Update from Keith Brown MSP

Letter From Keith Brown is reprinted below Links to documents   1. dunblane bofa train timetables scotrail enquiry   2. Scotrail 13.12.18   3. Keith Brown MSP response Scotrail's customer website is now up and running, providing information for customers and seeking feedback, including on the proposed May timetable – it...

Winter Health Information & Advice

19 December 2018
Winter Health Information & Advice

NHS (Scotland) has produced a leaflet titled Winter Health Information & Advice  View the leaflet here

Community Council states its position

25 November 2018
Community Council states its position

Here is the Community Council's recent letter to the Stirling Observer  

First Electric Train Arrives in Dunblane

22 November 2018
First Electric Train Arrives in Dunblane

The first ever electric train arrived in Dunblane last night having completed a full speed test run,.  Electric services to Edinburgh and Glasgow are due to start on 9th December with Dunblane being the most northerly station in the country to have electric services.  See the video from Network Rail...

Partial Closure of A9 from January 14 will affect the Town!

14 November 2018
Partial Closure of A9 from January 14 will affect the Town!

Read the Stirlng Observer Articles

Local Concerns re Rail Bridge and Damaged Wall in Perth Road

14 November 2018
Local Concerns re Rail Bridge and Damaged Wall in Perth Road

Read the Stirlng Observer Article about the Bridge    Here is the 28 November Stirlng Observer Article about the Wall   Here is the 21 November Stirlng Observer Article about the Wall    

Alex fences his way down under

09 November 2018
Alex fences his way down under

Read the Stirlng Observer Article

New Owner at Old Churches House

09 November 2018
New Owner at Old Churches House

Read the Stirlng News Article

3 new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

07 November 2018
3 new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

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

Stirling Observer finally picks up Story of Pink Benches

07 November 2018
Stirling Observer finally picks up Story of Pink Benches

Stirling Observer Picks up the Pink Benches Story ! From Facebook : Dear Stirling Council, please bring back our benches! #bringbackourbenches #pinkbenches Nora Gilfillan‎toDunblane Development Trust  I thought the pink benches were lovely - sad they have gone Hamilton Rach Why did the go ?? Beth Boyd Hopefully to be repainted!!!!...

Rail Electrification Update October 2018

28 October 2018
Rail Electrification Update October 2018

Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa Electrification update Read the Safety Notice Following the successful completion of recent engineering works along the Stirling - Dunblane – Alloa (SDA) railway we are now moving to the next stage of making the line Live. The initial electrification of the SDA route between Greenhill Junction, Polmont Junction, Grangemouth...

Dunblane BB in November

27 October 2018
Dunblane BB in November

Read the Stirling News article

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