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The Distiller's Choice opens in High St

16 August 2019
The Distiller's Choice opens in High St

The Distiller's Choice for Scottish Gins, Old & Rare Whiskies, Tastings & EventsContact Scott Abercrombie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. High Street, Dunblane FK15 0AD01786 497267 or 07939 085 911  

Glen Road Path Appeal Update

06 August 2019
Glen Road Path Appeal Update

Work in Progress! There has been some good progress of planting, fencing and digger work to help stabilise and repair the path and improve drainage along it. As we volunteers know it will all green up very quickly. In addition a survey above the path has highlighted the need to...

Crowd funding for High St Shop

01 August 2019
Crowd funding for High St Shop

Crowdfunding Opportunity : £10k sought - here is the link Coming soon to the High Street - with your support! Hello I'm Rosie and have dreamed about opening a shop for years. Having listened to the community I decided a zero waste, plastic free social enterprise was the way to go....

Giant Hogweed blitz threat?

26 July 2019
Giant Hogweed blitz threat?

Former Community Council Chair, Terence O'Byrne, has been tackling the giant hogweed problem in Dunblane in a voluntary capacity for the last 7 years but now funding for chemicals & sprayng equipment is under threat. Read the Stirling Observer article

Heart 200 routed through Dunblane

23 July 2019
Heart 200 routed through Dunblane

The latest Scottish road trip, Heart 200, will take visitors through the most scenic parts of Central Scotland from Blair Atholl to Kinross, from Aberfoyle to Blairgowrie. AND the route comes through Dunblane - a significant opportunity for the town! Read more about HEART 200

Gold Post Box takes a tumble but back up within 24hrs

22 July 2019
Gold Post Box takes a tumble but back up within 24hrs

Monday 22 July : Dunblane's Gold Post Box tonight took a tumble as a runaway car uprooted it. Tuesday 23rd : The Post Box is back where it should be! An amazing effort! See     BBC News     The Herald

Phone box removal

13 July 2019
Phone box removal

BT have a proposal to remove one telephone box in Dunblane - Kippendavie Avenue used 19 times in the last 12 months. Contact the local authority if you have any comments.

Vote at Tesco for 3 new projects

09 July 2019
Vote at Tesco for 3 new projects

3 new projects for July and August Read more about Tesco Bags of Help in Dunblane

Dunblane gets £100k

09 July 2019
Dunblane gets £100k

A public vote has led to some communities gaining £100k in Stirling Council funding £100k will provide accessible toilets + outdoor gym in Dunblane Accessible toilets that will meet the needs of complex care needs within an existing location with adequate space. (Pamis changing place toilets) Outdoor gym which will...

Mid summer hop at Holmehill

23 June 2019
Mid summer hop at Holmehill

Midsummer saw double billing on Holme Hill with a family crowd enjoying super weather, brilliant atmosphere and a truly unique outdoor venue. First to go in late afternoon was "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed by Rubber Chicken Theatre.  This was really well received with the young actors performing in the...

Ideas Fund - deadline 26 July

10 June 2019
Ideas Fund - deadline 26 July

The Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund has re-opened for a further round - the deadline is 26 July 2019.  The Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership has allocated funds from the Integrated Care Fund (ICF). These are for one-off grants from the Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund Grants will support...

Another Dunblane sports star

08 June 2019
Another Dunblane sports star

Read the Guardian Article Read the Stirling Observer Article Read the Herald Article

Wind Farm Fund open to 14 Sept

03 June 2019
Wind Farm Fund open to 14 Sept

  The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4,000 towards their 2019/20 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...

Glen Road Path Appeal

27 May 2019
Glen Road Path Appeal

Since closing as a road for vehicles in 1987 due to landslips between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, both communities have fought hard to retain this popular walking, running and cycling path. In 2011 the communities came together (via Dunblane Development Trust & Bridge of Allan Community Council) with engineering...

New vehicle for 1st Response

27 May 2019
New vehicle for 1st Response

  First Responders Meeting : Six potential volunteers come forward Download the Poster                Read the Stirling Observer article on 120419                   Read the Stirling Observer article on 170419 A new team of First Responders is being established in Dunblane under the auspices...

Stirling Council Survey - Holiday Fun Clubs

22 May 2019
Stirling Council Survey - Holiday Fun Clubs

Stirling Council's cross party School Holiday Meals Provision Task Group has been working to develop a Stirling model of school holiday meal provision and activities, with a particular focus on tackling poverty and disadvantage. The group has asked that we send out a survey to local community groups and organisations to find...

Concert for Andy Murray

18 May 2019
Concert for Andy Murray

Shakila K hosts charity concert in Dunblane to honour Sir Andy Murray Fresh from opening for 1990s boy band, East 17, the 21-year-old Hertfordshire songstress, Shakila K, is hosting a charity concert in Dunblane to honour the town’s famous son, Sir Andy Murray. This concert - taking place in Dunblane’s Victoria...

Holmehill : Archeological Dig on Monday 20 May

16 May 2019
Holmehill : Archeological Dig on Monday 20 May

Murray Cook from Stirling Council is conducting an Archeological Dig on Monday 20 May on Holmehill. If you are interested contact Murray on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You are welcome to come and watch

Dunblane Road Race on 26 May

15 May 2019
Dunblane Road Race on 26 May

Go to the Dunblane Road Race WebsiteGo to the Facebok pageDunblane Runners' webpage

Alterations shop to open in High Street building which Community helped to bring back to life

13 May 2019
Alterations shop to open in High Street building which Community helped to bring back to life

The building in the High Street that the Community helped to revitalise, is now to house an Alterations Shop called SEWmarvellous Read the article about 22 to 24 High Street, Dunblane

Fracking Consultation open to 25 June

03 May 2019
Fracking Consultation open to 25 June

Unconventional Oil and Gas addendum consultation From: Lynn Sharp <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>  Sent: 30 April 2019 16:56 Subject: Unconventional Oil and Gas addendum consultation We have been asked by Scottish Government to share information about their Unconventional Oil and Gas addendum consultation. This follows on from a consultation in October 2018 on...

First Responders Meeting : Six potential volunteers come forward

23 April 2019
First Responders Meeting : Six potential volunteers come forward

Download the Poster                Read the Stirling Observer article on 120419                   Read the Stirling Observer article on 170419 A new team of First Responders is being established in Dunblane under the auspices of Trossachs Search & Rescue. If you are interested in...

Parking cars by Macrae Monument on Sheriffmuir

23 April 2019
Parking cars by Macrae Monument on Sheriffmuir

Article from Stirling Observer

More parking bays as Dunblane parking changes to be 'phased in'

17 April 2019
More parking bays as Dunblane parking changes to be 'phased in'

Article from Stirling Observer by Warren Hardie Changes to parking in Dunblane are to be ‘phased in’ following approval of a new plan by Stirling councillors.  At a meeting of the environment and housing committee last Thursday, councillors gave the green light to a Community Parking Management Plan for Dunblane...

Dunblane magician wows judges to land top award

16 April 2019
Dunblane magician wows judges to land top award

                                Adam wows judges with Rubik’s trick   A Dunblane youngster is off to Las Vegas after winning top honours at a magic competition in London.  Eighteen-year-old Adam Black was awarded the Magic Circle’s young magician of the year title at their London headquarters. Adam beat five other young magicians,...

Pedal Power available for Dunblaners

31 March 2019
Pedal Power available for Dunblaners

Pedal Power available for Dunblaners Dunblane Development Trust has launched an electric bike demonstration and loan scheme for local residents. Thanks to funding from the Climate Challenge Fund and the Energy Saving Trust, two bikes have been acquired for community use. The scheme is run on behalf of the DDT...

Community ‘Makeover’ in Dunblane’s High Street

21 March 2019
Community ‘Makeover’ in Dunblane’s High Street

Forestry Commission Scotland has permitted landowners to plant 62 hectares of woodland on the historic site near Dunblane. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/revolt-sparked-as-forest-on-sheriffmuir-battlefield-approved-1-4515986 A listed building in Dunblane’s historic High Street dating back to 1726 has been given a makeover thanks to the efforts of local people.   This is how...

St Mary's Primary School gets training from Trossachs Search & Rescue

18 March 2019
St Mary's Primary School gets training from Trossachs Search & Rescue

See the Facbook post about Trossachs Search & Rescue's visit to St Mary's Primary School to deliver emergency life support training including checking for breathing, the recovery position and CPR. Trossachs Search & Rescue is now providing First Responder services in Dunblane.       

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