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 Holmehill
- Leighton Library Trust
- Rubber Chicken Theatre CIC
- St Mary's Episcopal Primary School Parent Council
- St Blane's Drama Group
- Victoria Halls
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 produce.
FOOD AVAILABLE FROM
11AM - 8:30PM, MONDAY TO SATURDAY
11AM - 8:00PM SUNDAY
To book a table please call: + 44 (0) 1786 825142
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 be planted, and the community is invited to send us their ideas.
The poplars were planted to commemorate the coronation in 1953 and several years ago began falling during storms, one by one, as they reached the end of their natural lives. Dunblane Environment Group volunteers, who maintain the border and beds in The Haugh for the community, recently called in Land Services to check the trees. Stirling Council’s tree surgeon then condemned all 42 as a danger to the public, and they were felled.
The plan is to replace them with silver birch, red birch and a few oak trees. They will all be fastigiate, ie with a narrow, erect habit. The border was developed with a woodland theme and the new trees will be planted in natural-looking groups.
Late September Update
We have just received notification from Network Rail. They have agreed that we can proceed with felling of the trees on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October. This will be between the hours of 8am and 5pm. This will only be for the felling of the trees whilst a supervisor from Network Rail is on site. The following week we will be cutting up the felled trees into manageable sizes and the branches will be chipped as previously discussed. This work will also be undertaken between the hours of 8am and 5pm. As you will all appreciate, these are very large trees and we do not want to take any risks with the public and rail users. We are therefore going to close the pathways on this entire side of the river until all chainsaw works have been completed. It is estimated this should take no longer that 1 week. Your help and patience in dealing with this matter has been much appreciated. Hopefully we can get these trees felled safely and with as little damage as possible.
Derek Leitch, Land Services Officer (Wallace)
Early September Update from Derek Leitch, Land Services Officer, Stirling Council
The Council has appointed a contractor for the felling works. There has also been a long discussion with Network Rail around times that we can fell the trees due to the proximity with the rail line. Planning permission has been received and everything is now in place. The proposed dates and times for felling are
Friday 27th September 01:15 to 04:45
Saturday 28th September 01:15 to 08:45
Sunday 29th September 01:15 to 04:45
I appreciate there is going to be some noise disturbance in surrounding houses. We are going to inform the closest residences via a mail drop. We will also inform our Communications team. If the Community Council could inform the local community as much as possible that would be appreciated. The local police station will be informed along with the Councils Contact Centre in case of any enquiries. As a further safety issue, I will be looking to close all the paths on that side of the river on the Friday afternoon until all the chainsaw works have been completed. This will allow for the safety of the public and the contractor on site. The only issue I can see causing us to stop works would be the weather.
Land Services Officer (Wallace)
Street Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance
Environment and Place
Original Article in August 2019
High risk trees lining the public path by the War Memorial are to be felled as they pose an imminent danger of falling branches.
Read more on the council website here.
See the Stirling News article
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 at 1pm.
Both races finish right at Andy Murray's GOLD POST BOX in Dunblane High Street.
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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. Places are limited, so don’t delay. Please note this workshop is not open to registered charities, though registered charities are eligible to apply to Wee Grants for Wee Groups.
The Robertson Trust is looking for ten constituted community groups to join them in Stirling for a free Wee Grants for Wee Groups ‘Making an Application’ workshop.
The event will take place on Tuesday 5 November at the Barracks Conference Centre from 10 am – 12 pm and offers two representatives from each group the opportunity to work with Funding Officers on writing an application for an award of between £500-£2000.
Although the fund is also open to registered charities this particular workshop is only for constituted community groups and they ask that you familiarise yourself with their eligibility guidance before getting in touch.
You can request a place at the workshop by contacting them (maximum two per organisation). Spaces are limited and a member of their Giving Team will be in touch to confirm availability.
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Tel: 01786 233143
To keep up to date with funding opportunities register on our Funding Stirling website:
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).
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 & 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 August 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!)
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