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The Ideas Innovation Improvement Fund. Deadline 26 July

10 June 2019
The Ideas Innovation Improvement 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...

Fiona Brown - another Dunblane sports star

08 June 2019
Fiona Brown - another Dunblane sports star

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

Applications for Wind Farm Funding : Closing date - 14 September 2019

03 June 2019
Applications for Wind Farm Funding : Closing date - 14 September 2019

  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 First Responders team in Dunblane

27 May 2019
New Vehicle for First Responders team in Dunblane

  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...

3 new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

20 May 2019
3 new projects seeking your support at Tesco Bags of Help

Read more about Tesco Bags of Help in Dunblane

Special Concert To Honour Sir Andy Murray

18 May 2019
Special Concert To Honour Sir 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.       

Amazing tale of Dunblane

13 March 2019
Amazing tale of Dunblane

From the Stirling Observer 13 March 2019 The remarkable story of life in Dunblane over 2,000 years was revealed in drama, song and movement to delighted audiences in Dunblane High School's theatre. A total of 130 children from the three local primary schools of St Mary's Episcopal, Newton and Dunblane...

Dunblane's Andrew Stuart plays golf for GB

11 March 2019
Dunblane's Andrew Stuart plays golf for GB

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 Read the The National article

Report on Holmehill consultation

01 March 2019
Report on Holmehill consultation

February 2019 : Publication of Consultation Report During the Autumn of 2018, the Carman Family Foundation (CFF) undertook consultation with the local community about the future of Holmehill. The Report on the Consultation includes proposals re paths on the hill and a glasshouse. Feedback on the consultation report is welcomed....

Major work to trees on Holmehill underway

01 February 2019
Major work to trees on Holmehill underway

The new owners of Holmehill have received permission from Stirling Council to remove 18 trees and undertake surgery work to a further 27 trees. The work has started and is due to last around a month. Read the Trees Report Read the permission letter from Stirling Council  

Holiday Fun Club Fund Open for Applications

31 January 2019
Holiday Fun Club Fund Open for Applications

Stirling Council have allocated money for one–off grants of up to £2,000 to support new or existing third sector initiatives who will provide activities and food provision during the Easter school holidays 2019. (1-12 April) The fund is now open for applications. View the application pack with notes on how...

Job Opportunities at Starbucks Drive-Thru on A9 at Balhaldie

27 January 2019
Job Opportunities at Starbucks Drive-Thru on A9 at Balhaldie

Read all about it on Starbucks' Facebook page and on Twitter

20mph speed limit proposal

26 January 2019
20mph speed limit proposal

Stirling Council proposes to extend the 20mph speed limit to numerous streets in Dunblane (and other locations) : See the notice here Comments to Stirling Council at the address in the notice. NB it is already 20mph in High St, Cathedral area, Braeport, Ramoyle, etc.  

Dunblane Medical Practice is first in Dementia

22 January 2019
Dunblane Medical Practice is first in Dementia

Dunblane Medical Practice has become the first health centre in Forth Valley to be awarded a dementia friendly certificate. The award was presented by NHS Medical Director Andrew Murray who is pictured with practice manager Sue Lawson, chair of Dementia Friendly Dunblane, Breda Seaman and Patient Participation Group member Richard...

Bridgend Footbridge Closed 28-30 Jan

20 January 2019
Bridgend Footbridge Closed 28-30 Jan

The green bridge over the railway at Caledinian place will be closed from 0800 hours until 1600 hours from 8-1-19 until 30-1-19 to facilitate footway upgrading works.

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