Community

There are lots of opportunities for volunteering in Dunblane

 

DDT's Memory Cafe at the Braeport Centre
Opportunities : The Trust is opening a volunteer-run Memory Café at the Braeport Community Centre in September 2017. Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01786 822422 or 07748 219937 (leave a message)
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Contact the Elderly
Opportunities : The Dunblane group currently has a full compliment of volunteers but there may be opportunities elsewhere.
Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can volunteer here
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DDT's Dunblane in Bloom
Opportunities : Our volunteers are responsible for floral displays around Dunblane. New volunteers are always welcome.
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Dunblane Centre
Opportunities : We have around 70 volunteers, aged 12 to 70.You don’t need any specific skills; you just need to be flexible. Volunteering Info
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DDT's Environment Group
Opportunities : We meet every Wednesday morning. No previous knowledge of gardening is needed.  There is a place for anyone who wants to contribute.
Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01786.822752
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First Responders
Opportunities : We are volunteers that provide first aid interventions that save lives. You need to be able to drive and  be available for one shift a week. Training provided    
Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07770 563552
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Food Train
Opportunities : We need volunteers for our shopping team; also drivers and helpers with our delivery team,.
Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01786.450536
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Leighton Library
Opportunities : We need volunteers to welcome visitors to the Library. Read information about volunteering on the website.
Contact : 01786.822305
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Mary's Meals Shop, High Street
Opportunities : We need volunteers in our charity shop.  
Contact : Sharon Campbell Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DDT's Mid Week Group
Opportunities : Our work is mainly the repair & repainting of public benches and railings around the town. We meet on a Tuesday – Join us!    
Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01786.823737
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Dunblane Museum
Opportunities : As at January 2015, the Museum has a full complement of volunteers but we may need more in the future
Contact :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01786 82569 (April to October)
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Dunblane.Info Website Group
Opportunities : Volunteers run the website. More volunteers could help to develop the site and to keep it up to date.
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Volunteering Matters Help at Hand Befriending Project   -   If anyone in Dunblane would like to volunteer as an older person's befriender,  or indeed know any older people who are feeling isolated or lonely,  please contact John on 01259 928 088  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Volunteering Matters RSVP Handyperson Service - Team of volunteers willing to help any older (over 55) or disabled person in Dunblane who requires assistance from a volunteer handyman.  We do small jobs such as changing lightbulbs, changing curtains, putting up shelves, building flatpacks etc.  The service is free however we accept donations towards our running costs.  Unfortunately we do not do decorating, gardening or house clearing. If interested please contact John on 01259 928 088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Uniformed organisations
The town has a wide range of uniformed organisations that are interested in hearing from people willing to lend a hand. Local groups include the Guides and Scouts, the Boys Brigade, the Woodcraft Folk and the Air Training Corps. Use the search engine at the top of the page to find what you are looking for.

Does your Group need Funds? Here are some links

 

Dunblane only : Dunblane Wind Farm Fund

 

Foundation Scotland : Stirling-wide Grants Programme

 

Community Pride Fund/ Community Grants Scheme :
A grant of up to £1,500 provided by Stirling Council

 

 

Who are Dunblane's elected representatives in Stirling Council, the Scottish Parlianment, the Westminster Parliament and in Europe?

 

Stirling Council

Councillors represent the public interest as well as individuals living within their ward. The Dunblane and Bridge of Allan ward has four elected councillors. Each of the names listed alphabetically below is a link to that councillor's page on the Stirling Council website. These pages contain biographies, contact details, plus information about local surgeries and registered interests.

Douglas Dodds - Conservative

Graham Houston - Scottish National Party

Alastair Majury - Conservative

Alasdair Tollemache - Scottish Green Party

 

The Scottish Parliament

The MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane is Keith Brown (Scottish National Party).

Dunblane is also part of the Mid Scotland and Fife region, and so is represented by a further six regional list MSPs. Details of the regional list MSPs can be found on the Clackmannanshire and Dunblane page of the Scottish Parliament website.

 

UK Parliament

Dunblane is currently part of the Stirling constituency. Our MP at Westminster is Stephen Kerr (Conservative).

 

European Parliament

Scotland has 6 MEPs

 

Local party branches

Further information on political activities in and around Dunblane can be found on the local branch websites below. (If there are any other active websites for branches in the Dunblane area, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

SNP Dunblane branch: snpdunblane.co.uk

Scottish Green Party (Stirling and Clackmannanshire branch): stirlinggreens.org.uk

Stirling Constituency Labour Party: stirlinglabour.org

Stirling & Clackmannanshire Conservatives: stirlingconservatives.wordpress.com

 

Local Groups and Clubs

Dunblane has many community facilities.

Below, you can discover find what spaces are available and how to make a booking.

Some venues have their own websites - links are provided.