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CFSLA Grants of upto £500 for local groups

17 January 2020
CFSLA Grants of upto £500 for local groups

CFSLA is the local payroll lottery for local authority staff in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling They support charities, community groups and staff fundraising activity by providing grants of upto £500. Read more

Graham Stewart Silversmith - shop now closed

15 January 2020
Graham Stewart Silversmith - shop now closed

With the closure of this Dunblane 'institution', we send Graham and Elizabeth all our best wishes.    

Grants for improving public areas for wildlife

13 January 2020
Grants for improving public areas for wildlife

Local charity, the Carman Family Foundation, have been the owners of Holmehill since mid 2018. Bill & Celia Carman live in Dunblane - see their webpage. They have decided to make grants available to projects in Dunblane which improve public areas for wildlife. At this stage, they are seeking expressions...

Your Stirling: You Decide - Dunblane projects

13 January 2020
Your Stirling: You Decide - Dunblane projects

During the Your Stirling: You Decide process, the proposals below were successfully voted for by local people. You can also see updates on these and other proposals on the council website. Outdoor Gym in Dunblane (DBA19) To create an outdoor gym, preferably in a central location e.g. Laighhills, Drying Green...

Update on Glassingall proposals

10 January 2020
Update on Glassingall proposals

Guided Walk attracts 120 people On Saturday 4 January 2020, a group of around 120 people met for a guided walk on the historic Glassingall Estate; 5km north of Dunblane. The walk was organised by Glassingall Residents Association (GRASS) with walkers from Glassingall, Kinbuck, Ashfield, Braco and Dunblane. Among them...

Rosina set to retire from Dunblane local office

10 January 2020
Rosina set to retire from Dunblane local office

After nearly 20 years registering Births, Marriages & Deaths in Dunblane and running Stirling Council’s local office, Rosina Hamilton has decided to retire. To show their appreciation of her dedicated service to the people of Dunblane, the three representative community bodies in Dunblane presented Rosina with a bouquet of flowers...

Stirling Marathon comes to Dunblane in October

10 January 2020
Stirling Marathon comes to Dunblane in October

The Stirling Marathon will be coming through Dunblane on Sunday 11 October 2020      Go to the Stirling Marathon Website   Here is the route    

Dunblane's amazing Victorian sporting heritage

07 January 2020
Dunblane's amazing Victorian sporting heritage

Read the article by local sports historian, Andy Mitchell

Dunblane 2019 Christmas Services

13 December 2019
Dunblane 2019 Christmas Services

  Dunblane Cathedral (Church of Scotland)1st December - Advent Sunday,   9.15am - ABC Service – a short, informal, service for pre-school children and their families  10.30am - Morning Worship 8th December - Advent 2  10.30am - Morning Worship   6.30pm - Evening Worship for Advent15th December - Advent 3 ...

Braeport - dementia friendly garden appeal

08 December 2019
Braeport - dementia friendly garden appeal

DDT is creating a dementia friendly garden in the grounds of the Braeport Community Centre which will also be open to the wider public. One purpose will be to involve the attendees at our weekly Memory Café in the planting up and occasional maintenance of the garden. £8,000 of the...

Sign up to Dunblane Road Race 31 May 2020

30 November 2019
Sign up to Dunblane Road Race 31 May 2020

Experience the exciting atmosphere of the Dunblane Road Race.This spectacular running event is a celebration of Dunblane’s sporting achievements and we are inviting people from all over the UK to take part. The day kicks off at 12pm for the Youth 2km race followed by the adults 12km race beginning...

Extension to Braeport Centre Approved

26 November 2019
Extension to Braeport Centre Approved

Dunblane Development Trust has received planning permission to undertake a major extension to the Braeport Centre. Go to the Planning Application 19/00308/FUL Read the Council's decision letter See the plan

State Secondary School of the Year

25 November 2019
State Secondary School of the Year

Dunblane High School has been named Scottish State Secondary School of the Year by the Sunday Times. Congratulations to all the staff & young people at the school and the wider learning community in Dunblane. Read Stirling Council's news release here.

15 groups benefit from Wind Farm Fund

12 November 2019
15 groups benefit from Wind Farm Fund

In 2019, the groups to benefit from small grants from the Wind Farm Fund were:- 4th-85th Dunblane Scouts Ashfield Village Association Dunblane Development Trust Dunblane in Bloom DDT Memory Café/Mid-Week Group Dunblane Bowling Club Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ringers Dunblane Fling Dunblane Primary School Parent Council Dunblane Soccer Club Friends of...

Mason Belles Kitchen opens at Old Churches House

12 November 2019
Mason Belles Kitchen opens at Old Churches House

The atmospheric restaurant & bar is set within Old Churches House Hotel. With pitched wooden ceilings, comfy booths and views across the Cathedral Square. We serve a variety of traditional dishes with some modern twists. All our dishes are made using fresh local produce and tailored to include the tastiest seasonal...

High Street restaurant closes

11 November 2019
High Street restaurant closes

Monterey Jack's is now closed See their Facebook page

Progress report on felling of Haugh trees

05 November 2019
Progress report on felling of Haugh trees

November Progress Report : Replacing the felled trees in The Haugh Following the felling of 42 poplar trees in The Haugh, representatives from Dunblane Environment Group (a DDT working group) and Dunblane Community Council have met officials from Stirling Council’s Land Services to discuss what kind of replacement trees should...

New Mortgage shop in High Street

03 November 2019
New Mortgage shop in High Street

Glasgow mortgage company sets up in Dunblane See Webpage about Mortgage Advice Brokerage See their Website  

Sign up to Dunblane Road Race 31 May 2020

02 November 2019
Sign up to Dunblane Road Race 31 May 2020

Experience the exciting atmosphere of the Dunblane Road Race.This spectacular running event is a celebration of Dunblane’s sporting achievements and we are inviting people from all over the UK to take part. The day kicks off at 12pm for the Youth 2km race followed by the adults 12km race beginning...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups

25 October 2019
Wee Grants for Wee Groups

Please see details below of a funding workshop run by the Robertson Trust for their Wee Grants for Wee Groups programme.  This is a great opportunity for community groups (including Community Councils) to find out more about Wee Grants for Wee Groups and maximise their chances of a successful application. ...

2 new shops come to High Street

12 October 2019
2 new shops come to High Street

Dunblane's High Sreet has a new hairdresser & beauty salon and a new green dry cleaning & ironing service   The Glam House - read more   Green Clean - read more  

Community Council wins Award

04 October 2019
Community Council wins Award

Dunblane Community Council has won the Mike Seal Cup 2019 for its work on one of the High Street's listed buildings (constructed in 1726). Read more about the work undertaken at 22/24 High Street  

Comment now on Plans for Service Station + Hotel

02 October 2019
Comment now on Plans for Service Station + Hotel

This Planning Application is being considered now by Stirling Council Major development on A9 Northbound at Firs of Kinbuck on land some 500m South West of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane Proposed roadside services comprising Petrol Filling Station (sui generis), Truck Stop, Restaurants and Drive-thru (Class 3/sui generis), Amenity Building (Class 1...

All Change at Old Churches House

01 October 2019
All Change at Old Churches House

Linsey Scott, Chef Proprietor of Linlithgow-based Mason Belles Kitchen will take over the running of Old Churches House from the beginning of November 2019 Read more See press release

Jamie Murray wins seventh Major!

09 September 2019
Jamie Murray wins seventh Major!

Read the article in Stirling Observer   And from the Herald  

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