Dunblane Area Maps Update 

Still time to complete the User Survey -

Thanks very much for the responses so far and suggestions to improve some key walking and cycling routes. Two popular requests are a safer, direct cycle route to Bridge of Allan, and a more accessible link to the excellent Sheriffmuir paths.

The remaining 2016 Maps are available from;
• ‘Weigh Ahead’ Dunblane High St
• Doune Information Centre (Post Office)
• Recyke-a-bike at Causewayhead
• Also some poster Index Street maps in A2 size are available – contact 01786 825741

More information on this project here - from DDT website. You can also read more about walking, cycling and running around Dunblane on this website here

User Survey link : Survey link

QR code for survey : maps survey qrcode

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Text drafted by Pete Bicheno, Glassingall Resident

Stirling Council's planning committee meeting on the 4th August 2020 approved this controversial plan. After discussing the application and spending much time on the dangers of this stretch of road the four Conservative councillors suddenly did an about turn and approved the planning application.

The meeting was recorded and made available for anyone to watch but has since been removed from the Council's website. Councillor Majury does have the video on his website.

A petition has been lodged in the Court of Session challenging this decision. Interestingly the planning officer recommended turning down the proposal on seven grounds. Most of the documents about this application have been removed from the council website but the planning officer's report (panel report) with a recommendation to reject is available here.

Perth councillors and local residents on both sides of the border are concerned. See the Courier 12 October 2020


This News Item was posted in 2019

Planning Application 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 & 3 and ancillary uses), Hotel (Class 7), landscaping, access and ancillary works. View Planning Application 19/00243/PPP

Tell the Council what you think asap


This News Item was posted in 2018

The Proposal of Application Notice is for Land at Firs of Kinbuck, A9, 500m South-west of Balhaldie Farm, Dunblane.

The Notice is for the Erection of a Roadside Services Area comprising Petrol Filling Station, a Truck Stop, a Restaurant and Drive-thru’s an Amenity Building and a Hotel and Leisure (whatever all that means!)

You can read the Proposal of Application Notice and look at the location plan

If you want to know more, come along to a Public Exhibition in the Victoria Hall, Dunblane on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 from 3pm to 8pm



Text drafted by Pete Bicheno, Glassingall Resident

SEPA has not taken the witness statements they originally promised and instead they “….are continuing to conduct other enquiries into the events …”

From the Stirling Observer 18.11.2020

“A man has denied destroying a bat roost and the nest of a wild bird while carrying out demolition of a house on Stagecoch tycoon Dame Ann Gloag’s Glassingall Estate.”

“…David Kerr, of Cumbernauld, pleaded not guilty at Stirling Sheriff Court on Friday 13th November to offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1994 and the European Communities Act 1972. “

Trial has been set for April 22nd.

Since the fire another demolition company has been on site and spent almost a month clearing up. The council granted permission for the demolition in retrospect.

Interestingly Dame Ann Gloag has put in for planning permission for a similar development at Beauly as she is proposing at Glassingall. See the Inverness Courier : 20.11.2020

Approval was granted on 01.12.2020 See the Inverness Courier:


Earlier text from July 2020

NEW Police launch wildlife crime probe at bus tycoon's estate following blaze Stirling Observer Article from 27 July 2020

Read Stirling Observer Article from 25 June 2020

Article  below updated on 20 June 2020 - updates in Green

Some local residents on the Glassingall Estate sent a letter to Glassingall Estates Ltd in response to the demolition and burning of Glassingall House on the 11th and 12th of June. The full letter can be viewed here. A letter has also been sent to the Health & Safety Executive SEPA and the Council. SEPA has apparently responded and is now taking witness statements.

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Glassingall Estates Limited is one of the companies in the Gloag portfolio. Dame Ann Gloag bought the estate over a year ago and a Pre Application Notification of Planning was submitted last year. This outlined a development of 135 chalets and an outdoor centre.

The local residents say that ‘the remains of Glassingall House appear to have materials looking awfully like asbestos lying around in the open in a fragile condition. Do not attempt to enter the area and please keep your children away. Asbestos is extremely hazardous and kills. People have been seen wandering around with their children within the fenced off area. This is a very bad idea. Please keep away’.

Here is a statement from Stirling Council

A Stirling Council spokesperson said: “We are aware of the demolition works at Glassinghall estate and can confirm investigations are underway.

“Demolition works of this nature are subject to statutory processes and require permission from the planning authority, in this case, Stirling Council. We can confirm no building warrant for demolition was requested from, or issued by, Stirling Council in relation to this work and we have taken immediate measures to ensure the site is safe.

“We are in discussions with the landowner regarding the submission of a building warrant to regulate the works already undertaken, and to cover the completion of the remaining unauthorised work.”

Here is a Tweet from Mark Ruskell MSP

NHS Forth Valley is now offering flu vaccinations to patients who will be aged 60-64 by 31 March 2021.

These will be held at the Albert Halls in Stirling from 7-10 December.

At risk patients who have missed previous clinics, plus those who are shielding and their households, are also invited to book an appointment.

Patients should phone 01324 614692 or 01324 616050 to book an appointment.

Due to a lack of resources, clinics will not be held at the Victoria Hall, but most Pharmacies, including both Bannerman's Pharmacies, are now also able to provide free NHS vaccines to eligible patients.

It was felt that most patients in this age group would be able to travel to Stirling, however, they also have the option to book an appointment at the local pharmacies if they prefer.

The Practice will also be offering opportunistic vaccinations to eligible patients if they are attending for other reasons, although we have only been allocated a small supply.

Sue Lawson
Practice Manager/eHealth Practice Champion, Dunblane Medical Practice
Direct Tel: 01786 820980




Between the 1st and 23rd December, you are invited go on a Nativity Trail to find the characters from the story hidden in the windows of shops in Dunblane town centre.

Here is the form for you to print

“Cathedral Kids Keeping in Touch” webpage




Dunblane Library will be open for select and collect, bag and battery collection on


Mondays 10am-2pm

Tuesdays 10am-2pm

Thursday 2pm-6pm

Fridays 10am-2pm

Saturdays 10am-12noon

Online catalogue


These are by appointment only.

Staff will be available to take your calls during these hours.

Telephone 01786 823125 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your slot.



What a great way to celebrate St Andrew's Day.  The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by 39 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on 30th November.....and you're all invited!
The festival is free to watch with the aim of raising funds for 4 of Scotland's frontline charities.
* Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance
* Scottish Police Benevolent Fund
* Scottish Fire & Rescue Family Support Trust
* Scottish Ambulance Service Endowment Fund
Sign up for the festival via Facebook Events: "

or just share the link


Find the statistics here on the PHS Website 



Click on Cases by neighbourhood




Then choose Stirling from the drop down menu.

In a table lower down on the right you will see stats for the Neighbourhoods in Stirling.

These include Dunblane East & Dunblane West






Fiona grew up in Dunblane and attended Dunblane High School. In the podcast we speak about her journey going from an amateur to professional; champions league nights; life playing for FC Rosengård in Sweden; the highs and agonising lows of playing at Scotlands first ever World Cup last year; as well as her opinion on the current state of women's football.
She is part of the Scotland team that has help pave the way for future generations...and speaks about how she didn't really have many role models she could look up to where she could think "I want to be a professional just like them" growing up in Scotland.
We would really appreciate if you are able to check out the episode and share it also, as we are sure many from the area will be interested to get an insight into Fiona's journey!
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Our podcast is about exploring the journeys and personal experiences of people from all walks of life...with the hope that through the power of sharing their stories and the lessons they've learned, people listening will be inspired to dig a little deeper into their own.

The death has been announced of local silversmith Graham Stewart. Graham will be greatly missed by the whole community of Dunblane.

Read about Graham here

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