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Read this before you donate

06 August 2020
Read this before you donate

Leaflets/ labels have been distributed in parts of Dunblane seeking unwanted clothes, etc. Before you donate, you might want to read the small print carefully. You could also read this newspaper article and this ASA ruling The Charity's website can be accessed here

New Cycling Maps

05 August 2020
New Cycling Maps

New Cycling Maps for locals and tourists feature easy e-bike rides in the Trossachs, great gravel rides in the Aberfoyle area and Scottish long distance routes with Dayrides at Visit Scotland, including one to Dunblane. All information has been added to our cycling information page. Read the article about the...

DCC Meetings now on Zoom

29 July 2020
DCC Meetings now on Zoom

The Community Council has had a request from a regular attender to join the monthly meeting, which has recently been held on Zoom and limited to Community Council members and Elected members (the police and Stirling Council staff are not  permitted to attend zoom meetings).   It may be that...

Glassingall House demolition : Police probe

28 July 2020
Glassingall House demolition : Police probe

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...

Talk to your Doctor via video link

27 July 2020
Talk to your Doctor via video link

Appointments with your GP practice can now be arranged by video link from your smartphone or computer Read the attached DRAFT leaflet from NHS Scotland

Holmehill owner seeks extension to land holding

08 July 2020
Holmehill owner seeks extension to land holding

The Carman Family Foundation - the relatively new owner of Holmehill - is seeking to buy the Hielieman's from the Council. This is the land the land to the North of Holmehill, stretching from Ramoyle to the new houses in Bogside. The letter and plan below have been delivered to...

Park of Keir : Stirling Observer suggests agreement !

05 July 2020
Park of Keir : Stirling Observer suggests agreement !

Read the full article from the Stirling Oberver dated 3 July 2020

Wind Farm Fund open to 18 Sept

04 July 2020
Wind Farm Fund open to 18 Sept

The Dunblane Windfarm Fund Committee invites all community groups to apply for up to £4000 towards their 2020/21 projects. This is open to any community organisation, group, school, club, or facility in the Dunblane, Ashfield and Kinbuck area. CLOSING DATE 18TH SEPTEMBER 2020 Application forms can be found on the...

Waste collection changes approved

28 June 2020
Waste collection changes approved

On Tuesday 30th June at the ‘virtual’ full council meeting the proposed changes to household waste services were approved by 12 votes to 10. See the council statement here. The main changes are:To collect blue and grey bins every four weeks.Glass collection to cease and glass put in the blue...

Glen Road Survey Results

26 June 2020
Glen Road Survey Results

This community led project is conserving the popular old Glen Road path between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan through the attractive Kippenrait Glen SSSI, for leisure and functional active travel for locals & visitors. The main aims of the survey were to report on use of the Glen Road path...

Climate Conversation Survey

26 June 2020
Climate Conversation Survey

The Council is conducting a resident’s survey to gauge the level of support for actions that individuals, the Council and our partners could take. This includes finding out what barriers prevent people from making changes that would benefit everyone. The survey invites residents to provide their views on the Climate...

Bereavement Support from PETAL

19 June 2020
Bereavement Support from PETAL

PETAL are a charity who have worked with people affected by homicide and suicide all over Scotland for over 25 years. During the coronavirus pandemic they have been awarded additional funding to extend the service to families bereaved by COVID19. You can read more here.

Holmehill's Meadow plan update

19 June 2020
Holmehill's Meadow plan update

June 2020 update Since the last update, the Braeport Board has had discussions with Water Gems the garden designers and the applicant the Carman Family Foundation. It was agreed that:The wall behind our new 'Sensory' Garden would be retained as it is.The remaining wall will be reduced and railings added...

Braeport Dementia Friendly Garden opens

19 June 2020
Braeport Dementia Friendly Garden opens

Braeport Community Centre's dementia friendly ‘sensory’ garden is now open after a great deal of renovation work since September 2019; mostly by DDT ‘DIY’ vounteers under the direction our volunteer landscape architect. Facilities now include a wide range of plants in a large central raised bed and boundary beds as...

Takeaways Restarting

07 June 2020
Takeaways Restarting

A number of local restaurants are restarting takeaway services: For details please visit Dunblane Telegram, Discover Dunblane , Dunblane.info Twitter Please send updates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    The Village Inn (Thurs-Sun): 01786 823911 https://instagram.com/thevillageinndunblane?igshid=1wzidco552h1u https://www.facebook.com/thevillageinndunblane2017/   The Allanview (Thurs-Sat): 01786 437955 https://www.facebook.com/allanviewrestaurant/   India Gate/ Mr Singhs (Mon-Sun) 01786 825394 https://www.facebook.com/MrSinghsDunblane/   Papa's...

Stirling Farmer's Market Click & Collect at Dunblane Centre - Check Details Here

25 May 2020
Stirling Farmer's Market Click & Collect at Dunblane Centre - Check Details Here

https://www.thegreatbritishfoodhub.com/hubs/stirling-farmers-market-online    

Giant Hogweed : The battle goes on

07 May 2020
Giant Hogweed : The battle goes on

Volunteers Terence O'Byrne and Iain O'Byrne have been out spraying the giant hogweed in and around Dunblane. It can take three weeks for the effects of the spraying to be visible.  

Glen Road Works Update - survey now closed

25 April 2020
Glen Road Works Update - survey now closed

In these challenging times it is good that people can get out and enjoy the old Glen Road. The birds are singing and nesting, red squirrels chasing each other up trees and the spring flowers are emerging.  This community-led project is conserving the old Glen Road between Dunblane and Bridge...

Farewell to Sandy

16 April 2020
Farewell to Sandy

The death has been announced of local treasure, Sandy Hunter Read the Stirling Observer

SSEN to fund community responses to C-19

01 April 2020
SSEN to fund community responses to  C-19

SSEN launches £350,000 resilience fund to support community coronavirus response 31 March 2020: for immediate release A new £350,000 fund to support communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic is now open for applications. Due to the significant impact on communities from the coronavirus outbreak, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has repurposed its annual...

Council/SVE Response to Covid-19 – Volunteers wanted

31 March 2020
Council/SVE Response to Covid-19 – Volunteers wanted

Stirling Council and Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) are asking volunteers and local community groups to register and be part of a co-ordinated response to the Covid-19 emergency. By volunteering you can make a big difference in your area and on a national level. We are developing a recognised, formal Stirling area wide...

Dunblane Community Support fundraising appeal

30 March 2020
Dunblane Community Support fundraising appeal

With the prospect of the difficulties that would come with COVID-19, a group of Dunblane residents decided to set up a community support group. The purpose of the group is to provide support to vulnerable members of the community who are impacted by the changes that COVID-19 brings and aims...

Community Support - Links

27 March 2020
Community Support - Links

Here's some links to the fast moving Facebook and Twitter pages that keep us up to date with what's happening in the Community at this time.  Any others, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dunblane Community Support Dunblane Telegram  Discover Dunblane  Dunblane.info Twitter  Social Isolation Support Dunblane

DDT's latest Newsletter COVID-19 Special

27 March 2020
DDT's latest Newsletter COVID-19 Special

  DDT has just issued a special COVID edition of their 'Dunblane Today' newsletter.  Webpage Newsletter   STOP PRESS : DDT is working with the newly established Dunblane Community Support group; helping them to set up a fund to support their work which will grow arms and legs over coming weeks. They will...

COVID19 - Temporary changes to services

25 March 2020
COVID19 - Temporary changes to services

Stirling Council Media Release  For Immediate Release – 25.03.20 Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, Stirling Council is making necessary changes to household waste and recycling arrangements. These will affect the collection of blue, brown and glass containers, allowing the Waste Service to focus available staff resources on priority collections....

One walk a day? Try Kippendavie paths

25 March 2020
One walk a day? Try Kippendavie paths

    Download a pdf of the walks   Please note that this is a temporary map, as there are several more paths yet to be improved/constructed by the Kippendavie Trust during this and, probably now,  next year which, when finished, will be accompanied by a number of interpretation panels...

What's Open & What's Closed

18 March 2020
What's Open & What's Closed

As we would sadly expect in the present situation, there are a number of  closures coming through. We will update the WhatsOn Diary but please refer to this page for an overview of what's closed or cancelled and what is open or proceeding. Please see Discover Dunblane - Delivering page for...

Covid-19 : neighbours helping neighbours

17 March 2020
Covid-19 : neighbours helping neighbours

A great example of a community coming together !

Health Centre Update

16 March 2020
Health Centre Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Practice Update Coronavirus has been confirmed within the Practice area. We also have several staff self-isolating. In order to protect the health of both patients and healthcare workers, we would request that you only visit the health centre if absolutely necessary. From 27 March, we will not be...

Istanbul Turkish Barber opens in High Street

14 March 2020
Istanbul Turkish Barber opens in High Street

See the webpage and facebook page

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