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 Lawrie with the finalists of The R&A 9-Hole Championship Credit: R&A, Getty Images
Our earlier article Dunblane duo tee up for Carnoustie : Two Dunblane golfers have won an opportunity to play at Carnoustie, just days before the world’s greatest player’s tee off at the 147th Open Championship. Read the full Stirlng News article
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
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' - to work with the new owners and seek to represent the views of the Dunblane community.
The meeting is to be held on Monday 27 August at 7.00pm in Old Churches House (in the Fraser Room). Tea & Coffee will be available on arrival.
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, Forth Valley College, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise.
It is proposed that the new CLD Plan for the Stirling area will have a key focus on tackling poverty and disadvantage, including reducing inequalities in educational outcomes, and will take its strategic direction from ‘The Stirling Plan’ (Local Outcomes Improvement Plan).
Stirling Council ask you to consider whether the following areas for improvement should be included in the plan. It is important that Stirling’s citizens and communities contribute to setting the priorities for the next three years.
This is the link for the online survey : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CLDPlan_2018_21 . The Survey will close on the 3rd of August.
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 on their website : http://dunblanemuseum.org.uk/
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 to brighten the lives of older, socially-isolated people through regular tea parties.The charity's premise is that offering a lifeline of friendship over a cuppa can help combat the cycle of loneliness experienced by some members of our older, vulnerable generation. And in addition to providing tea and cake, the children have been entertaining guests and taking part in crafts together.
As a result a total of 28 pupils earned Contact the Elderly's Youth Involvement certificates, awarded for supporting the work of the charity which is currently running a Future of Volunteering project to encourage youngsters to become volunteers.
The awards were presented by Contact the Elderly Support Officer for the area, Lorna Dunbar.
"It's been wonderful to see the generation gap being bridged in this unique way. The children have formed real friendships with the older guests and both groups are getting so much out of it.
"The school's initiative is making a real difference to the lives of the older people they invite and it's been a real pleasure to recognise the work the youngsters are doing to support us."
Contact the Elderly organises free monthly tea parties all over Scotland each Sunday for lonely older people. Volunteer drivers take guests, who might otherwise find it difficult to get out and about,
to the gatherings, usually held in a volunteer host's home. There they can enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake and conversation in like-minded company.
Contact the Elderly:
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 start thinking about this now!
Every year Dunblane get a grant of around £15,000 from the Braes of Doune Windfarm to help fund Community Projects. This is allocated to local groups/organisations who have applied for a funding. The process is governed by a committee of six people nominated by Dunblane Community Council and Dunblane Development Trust and guided in their decision making by a set of agreed criteria.
Click Here for criteria, application forms and further information. See Poster Here
Another Tilly Tearoom is Scotland’s Most Wanted Café
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 Café in Scotland for 2018. The original Clacks Tilly Tearoom also made the finals in the Most Welcoming Café category and staff from both ventures, under boss Nora Gilfillan, enjoyed a glitzy awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. They even got a shout-out from Judy Murray on social media with Nora, who was delighted and surprised, adding: “Customers are loyal to both cafés and we would like to thank everybody who nominated us for these awards. “It means a lot that our customers took the time to do that and it is our friendly customers who make the tearooms so nice to work in.” The Dunblane tearoom opened in 2015, following in the footsteps of the business in the Hillfoots. Staff work closely together and across the two venues with the same menu and decorative theme – they are all about creating a friendly, welcoming and caring atmosphere, serving delicious food and brews with a smile.