The Dunblane Chamber Orchestra was founded by Fiona Shearer and Alistair Warwick in February 2008 and consists of highly-experienced players from around the area (Ashfield, Avonbridge, Balquidder, Braco, Bridge of Allan, Callander, Crieff, Denny, Drymen, Dunblane, Falkirk, Gargunnock, Glasgow, The Hillfoots, Larbert, Lenzie and Stirling). Since then we have had a number of hugely successful concerts, and we now play under the baton of our new Musical Director, Mark Wilson. The Dunblane Chamber Orchestra became a registered charity in 2011.
Dunblane Cathedral has handbell ensembles catering for all ages from 8 to adult. The beginning groups develop music reading skills. The groups for advanced handbell musicians perform widely.
They have been broadcast on television and radio on many occasions, and travelled the length and breadth of the country to perform on numerous occasions in venues both large and small. They have also performed in Europe, Canada and the USA.
They have made commercial recordings and have the distinction of having won the only UK-wide competition open to the thousand groups in Britain in recent times.
Practice sessions are held in the Cathedral Halls on Sundays. Children in P5 - P7 from 6.30 - 7.30pm. Those of High School age 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginner adults from 6.30 - 7.30pm. The adult group for experienced musicians rehearses from 7.30 - 9.15pm.
This organisation provides a team of experienced ringers for the Cathedral tower bells and fosters local interest in the art of change ringing, as well as being a mix of mild exercise, team-work, and mental challenge in learning the "methods". The team meets regularly for practice on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm - 9.00pm, and Sunday service ringing from 9.25am - 10.20am, and events outside Dunblane are a regular occurence, mainly organised by the Scottish Association of Change Ringers. Those new to ringing, of any age, can be taught from scratch.
The Rotary Club of Bridge of Allan & Dunblane was formed in 1973 and has 42 members. Situated in the heart of Scotland, we cover the communities of Bridge of Allan and Dunblane. The Darn Walk runs along the AllanWater which links the two communities, as depicted by our Club Banner. Robert Louis Stevenson was a frequent visitor to the area and the Darn Walk has a cave, said to be the inspiration for Ben Gunn’s cave in Treasure Island.
If you're nutty on knitting or crackers about crochet come and join us at Oor Woollie.
We meet in the Cockburn Lounge of the Dunblane Cathedral Halls from 7.00pm till 9.00pm every Thursday.
Oor Woollie costs £2 per week which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.
For more information contact Kat on 07904 440491 or Lesley on 01786 821427.
The Society meets at Dunblane Cathedral Halls at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month in September, October, November, January, February, and April. Currently the March meeting is a joint one with the Civic Society and is held in the Victoria Hall on the second Monday in March. We have a speaker each month who usually deals with a topic of local interest - check out the What's On calendar for details of each meeting.
Chatty Crafters meets every Tuesday from 10.00am till 1.00pm in Dunblane Christian Fellowship Church.
We do mostly papercraft but other crafts are tried from time to time.
New members are welcome for all or part of the time - come and join us for a cuppa and see what is on offer.
More information from Morag on 07770 552815