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The Dunblane Likhubula Link joins the community of Dunblane in Scotland with the community of Likhubula, a rural community in the Mulanje district of Malawi.

Since June 2005 we have directly supported projects focusing on clean water supplies, agriculture, and education, as well as maintaining frienship links between the two communities.

We are trying to raise funds to provide suport to our friends and partners in Likhubula. Any help you could give would be hugely appreciated. 

You can donate here. Thank you for your support.

Dunblane Allotments

Dunblane Allotment Group (DAG) was formed in 2004 with the aim of re-opening the derelict allotment site at the Laighhills, which had fallen into disuse in the early 1980s. The next nearest sites are at Bridge of Allan and Stirling with long waiting lists. This has been a major development for the Dunblane community, providing a significant new amenity for the town in line with the current environmental agenda.

The 60,000 square metre site houses 53 plots of varying sizes. Work by 3 volunteers began in November 2004 and has progressed from there to a constituted organisation run by volunteers. The Management Committee meets monthly with open meetings held four times per year. Volunteers also work regularly to maintain the site and work parties are organised at intervals throughout the year to tidy up. The Annual Potato Day is held on the first Saturday in March (Check 'What's On' for the details). There are now 5 starter plots for members to try before taking on a full plot. Read more about DAG here.

In April 2016, a group from the Criminal Justice Team have made life much safer for the members of the Dunblane Allotment Group by relaying paths, which had become overgrown and very slippery, in the allotment. Read More

If you are interested in having a plot, contact the DAG Secretary, Les Slater (see below)

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Is your child aged 3 to 5 years? Do you ever find their behaviour a challenge? If so, we may have the answer!
We are running a program designed to strengthen family relationships and help you identify positive ways of dealing with challenging behaviour.
Tea and coffee provided. Creche and transport available if required.

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We are Dunblane Runners – a small and friendly running club with the aim of bringing runners of all abilities together. We run three times a week - on Mondays and Thursdays (6.30pm) - meet at the entrance to Dunblane Centre and Saturday at 8.30am – meet at Dunblane Cathedral Car Park.

Saturday is the "Social" run, and we have a get together for a coffee at Old Churches House after running. The Saturday session is structured to suit all abilities from beginners upwards.

We have a broad range of ages and abilities in our club. At our Saturday sessions, we have a Meet & Greet set up where one of our members will welcome you and run with you, introducing you to some of our members who would likely be running at the same pace as you. Sessions generally last 30 – 60 minutes and will vary with time of year, weather and who is taking part. We have runners from walk / run level up to, and more than, 7 mins per mile pace. Nobody gets dropped or left behind at any of our sessions.

Before you take that step of joining Dunblane Runners, we would like to invite you to one or two of our sessions and meet us all. The sessions are free. We look forward to running with you!

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Contact the Elderly is an organisation with more than 130 groups in Scotland tackling the issue of loneliness through tea, cake and company. Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 70 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation. Our tea parties offer social contact, friendship and fun and fulfil a great need in the community. This can be true for the volunteers as well as the guests. The parties bring together people of all ages, encourage new friendships and support networks, and give everyone involved something to look forward to each month. It makes it possible for those with diminished mobility to maintain regular social contact. It gives everyone something to look forward to.

Lorna Dunbar, Support Officer at Contact the Elderly, said: “Our local groups are very popular and have made such a difference to the lives of the older people who attend. Our volunteers also have a great time and have made real and lasting friendships through the tea parties. Such a small, and mutually beneficial, act of kindness has an immeasurable impact in tackling social isolation among the local older community. Our groups are thriving with new ones launched in Stirling and Clackmannan as well as Dunblane.

Do you know someone who would benefit from coming along to one of our tea parties? Please get in touch and let us know!

Would you be interested in volunteering for us? Volunteer drivers collect one or two older people one Sunday afternoon a month and join them for the tea party before taking them safely home. Volunteer hosts will welcome a group of between eight to 10 people into their home once or twice a year, providing tea, sandwiches, cake and, most importantly, a warm atmosphere. Hosts’ homes must have no more than a few steps to enter and a downstairs toilet. The charity also has a pool of reserve drivers and each group requires a coordinator who communicates with the rest of the group on each month’s arrangements.

To find out more about volunteering or becoming a guest of Contact the Elderly, contact Lorna (see below)

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Dunblane Senior Citizens (DSC) has an office in Old Churches House. DSC runs a monthly coach trip for Senior Citizens
from April to September; they are all on a Tuesday - usually the last Tuesday of the month. Check the 'What's On' Calendar

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The University of Stirling Sports Centre provides a range of sports and fitness classes for adults and children.
The University has fantastic facilities such as the newly refurbished gym, indoor tennis courts, swimming pool, Loch and parklands for walking, plus a nine-hole golf course
These facilities are open to the local community and we welcome you to take part in a range of activities, sports and fitness classes.
See the website for further details and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Classes including Young at Heart and Children's Sport.

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We are a local charity providing  Home Starter Packs, Crisis Food Packs and a Listening/Befriending Service to those who are homeless or experiencing financial hardship. We operate throughout the Stirlingshire Area and the Dunblane community is extremely supportive of our work and food collections are much appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering or donating items please get in touch.

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The First Responder Service in Dunblane his now being provided by Trossachs Search & Rescue (TSAR)

Since October 2018, TSAR has been providing a First Responder Service in Dunblane from within their existing team of 20+ First Responders.

A new team of First Responders is now being established in Dunblane under the auspices of the Scottish Ambulance Service and Trossachs Search & Rescue (TSAR). It is hoped that the new team will be fully trained and operational early in 2020.

If you are interested in becoming a first responder in Dunblane contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What are First Responders? First responders attend emergency calls prior to the arrival of an emergency ambulance in order to provide lifesaving treatment, stabilise patients and promote recovery. They receive training from the Scottish Ambulance Service that qualifies them to respond to a variety of life threatening conditions. On duty personnel are dispatched by the Ambulance Control Centres after an emergency ambulance has first been directed to attend.

What happened to Dunblane First Responders (DFR) DFR provided a valuable service in Dunblane for nearly a decade. The group is no longer in a position to provide a First Responder service in the town.

Who are Trossachs Search & Rescue For the last ten years TSAR has provided a First Responder service in Stirling’s rural areas including Doune and Callander. Read more at https://www.trossachs-sar.com/. In October 2018, the group was invited by Dunblane Community Council to expand their area of operation to include Dunblane.

Defibrillators TSAR will maintain the existing network of defibrillators in the Town. They also have an App showing the location of defibrillators.

Heartstart Training TSAR will continue to provide Heartstart training in the Town so that as many people as possible are confident in doing CPR and using a defibrillator.

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Dunblane Art Club are an amateur group of artists who meet in Dunblane Cathedral halls on Tuesdays at 2pm.
We have an exhibition each year and have had some success selling our pictures
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For further information contact Helen Aitken at the email address below.

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