New Minister at Cathedral

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Discussion in Dunblane about Poverty

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OLD CHURCHES HOUSE, DUNBLANE, OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE FUSION GROUP OF
COMPANIES, HAS UNVEILED A STUNNING NEW "IN HOUSE" BRASSERIE,
WHICH SEES OWNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, ALEX MCKIE, FORM AN EXCITING NEW
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP WITH TV CHEF AND "LOCAL FOOD HERO", KENNY
WILSON. FUSION IS THE COMPANY BEHIND SEVERAL OTHER VENUES AND SELF
CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS SUCH AS THE RED BROLLY INN AT BALINLUIG AND THE
GOLF INN IN ST ANDREWS.
 
KENNY WILSON AND HIS WIFE MARIE CLAIRE CURRENTLY RUN JUNIPER, A BAR AND
RESTAURANT IN TILLICOULTRY, WHICH IN ONLY A YEAR OF TRADING, HAS
ESTABLISHED AN IMPRESSIVE REPUTATION FOR USING THE FINEST, LOCALLY
SOURCED, SEASONAL PRODUCE. THE RESTAURANT IS ALSO MAKING A NAME FOR
ITSELF WITH ITS HIGHLY CREATIVE VEGETARIAN AND GLUTEN FREE DINING,
REPRESENTING SOME OF THE WIDEST CHOICE IN THIS SECTOR TO BE FOUND
ANYWHERE IN THE SCOTTISH RESTAURANT SCENE.
 
JUNIPER AT OLD CHURCHES HOUSE WILL OPEN ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC ON 1ST
AUGUST 2017, REPLACING THE EXISTING EATERY, THE DUNBLATHIAN BRASSERIE.
 
SAID ALEX MCKIE, THE ENTREPRENEUR BEHIND THE RE-BIRTH OF OLD CHURCHES
HOUSE, FORMERLY SCOTTISH CHURCHES HOUSE, A MULTI FAITH ECUMENICAL
CENTRE, INTO A COSY HOTEL, BRASSERIE AND EVENTS SPACE IN 2013: "WE ARE
HUGELY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT JUNIPER IS COMING TO OLD CHURCHES HOUSE.
IT WAS VERY MUCH A MEETING OF MINDS WHEN, AS TWO EXISTING BUSINESSES
OPERATING A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY, WE FOUND ONE ANOTHER AND REALISED THAT
IT WOULD BE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL TO FORM A PARTNERSHIP. THIS NOT ONLY
BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO OUR FOOD OFFERING AS A BUSY HOTEL AND EVENTS
VENUE IN ONE OF THE MOST VIBRANT "FOODIE" PARTS OF SCOTLAND, BUT
ALSO ENABLES KENNY AND MARIE CLAIRE TO OPEN A SECOND OUTLET OF THEIR
SUCCESSFUL JUNIPER CONCEPT."
 
KENNY WILSON WILL BE WELL KNOWN TO STV VIEWERS THROUGH THE POPULAR TV
SERIES SQUARE MEALS, HAVING APPEARED IN TWENTY SIX EPISODES. COMMENTING
ON THE NEW VENTURE AT OLD CHURCHES HOUSE, HE SAID: "IT'S GREAT NEWS
FOR US, WITH THIS MAJOR OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND AND GROW OUR RESTAURANT
CONCEPT COMING ALONG AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME. WE ARE BUSY FINALISING THE
NEW MENUS FOR JUNIPER AT OLD CHURCHES HOUSE AND LOOK FORWARD TO CUSTOMER
FEEDBACK ONCE WE START SERVING OUR NEW DUNBLANE CLIENTELE. WE ARE ALSO
LOOKING AT POTENTIAL NEW SUPPLIERS ACROSS PERTHSHIRE."
 
FURTHER DETAILS AT WWW.OLDCHURCHESHOUSE.COM [1].

 

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Tappit

The Tappit Hen from the Cathedral tower

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Dunblane Cathedral For many centuries the focal point of Dunblane has been its magnificent cathedral, which dates back in part to the 12th century and is one of Scotland's few surviving medieval churches.

Dunblane Cathedral from river Viewed from the outside, the Cathedral is impressive, but its true beauty lies within. A sentinel of towering pillars and archways of weathered stone stand in the nave, overlooked by colourful religious icons of stained glass. The decorative woodcarvings are an added glory and each of the floral carvings on the Scots oak pews is unique. In front of the alter lies three slabs of Tournail limestone marked as the resting place of Margaret Drummond, who was reputed to have been the secret wife of King James IV.

You can read about the history of the cathedral here.

In the graveyard is a memorial to William McCowan, a soldier who died in 1864 in the American Civil War. Read the story here

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