Duck Hunt 2017
It’s Fling weekend and that can only mean one thing – it’s Duck Hunt time! There are 40 ducks — big and small — out there in shop windows around Dunblane. Can you find them all? Download the Duck Hunt Entry Sheet for full details of how to enter. Good luck!
Calling all pedalling Dunblaners
Whether you are regular confident free-wheeling road/mountain bikers, relying on electric motors, still on your balance bike or just thinking of starting from scratch, we want to meet you! Dunblane-by-Cycle is a new community group that is affiliated to Cycling UK after emerging from the success of Discover Dunblane BID’s participation in European Mobility Week in September 2016. Our primary aim is to develop, promote and support cycling as a practical and safe means of everyday transport for all ages within, to and from Dunblane Free Launch Event: Dunblane-by-Cycle WHEN: Sunday 7th May from 1:30-3:30 pm WHERE: Braeport Community Centre All committed or aspirant cyclists are welcome to drop-in and join us (preferably with wheels!) to: – learn more about our plans for the year – get advice on how to prepare your bike for summer – sample some of Dunblane’s cycle ways – have some family fun For further information, send us a Facebook message or email: email@example.com
Easter Weekend Photo Quiz
Can you identify 20 randomly selected Discover Dunblane BID businesses from the photo clues provided? FREE Galaxy Chocolate egg (or alternative) for all completed entries handed in to Meldrum Newsagents! Download the Discover Dunblane Easter Photo Quiz Entry Form or pick up a copy at the Dunblane Post Office or Toy Hub. ** One lucky entry will be picked out to receive a £20 Discover Dunblane voucher to spend in a BID business!! **
Dunblane Community Summit to reveal draft action plan
Discover Dunblane (BID) together with Dunblane Community Council (DCC) and Dunblane Development Trust (DDT) are convening a “Community Summit” to discuss the draft Community Action Plan Dunblane 2020, developed from the Town Centre Charrette. The meeting will be on 20 February 2017 from 7.30 to 9pm in the Braeport Centre. A large number of local organisations have been invited to attend and to provide comment on the draft action plan. The organisers have been meeting regularly to turn the results of the Town Centre Charrette into a Community Action Plan which will bring improvements and new activity to Dunblane. Speaking about the plan, the group said: “Our previous Action Plan expired at the end of 2014 after much had been achieved. We hope that this new Action Plan, covering 2017 to 2020, reflects the needs of Dunblane – residents, businesses and visitors – and believe that the actions are aspirational but achievable. “The Action Plan shows what we as a community want to achieve – and will help us to get other partners involved, raise funds for new projects – and get the wider community of Dunblane involved.” More details on the proposed actions will be […]
Update on planned works in Dunblane
There are two updates below, one for Network Rail plans and the other for on-going Streetscape works NETWORK RAIL – planned works to replace rail bridge on dual carriageway. Facts from the meeting today (Attendees – Network Rail, Dunblane Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust, Discover Dunblane). Reason for works: Change to electrification standards means that the bridge under the northbound lane of the dual carriageway must be replaced in order to create an additional distance between the electric wires and the bridge. 1. Investigation work will commence in February but this does not impact traffic flow as work will be contained to the pavement area of the dual carriageway around the bridge. Details on pedestrian access to be provided. 2. Work is scheduled to commence at the end of May (after the Fling weekend and 12k road race). The start date cannot be moved for a number of reasons, eg; regulation requires work to be completed by end 2018, electrification of the line is scheduled for to go live Q4 2018. 3. Work will last of up to a year. There are three main sections to the work; a) re-route utilities – c.3 months; b) demolish and replace the bridge […]
Businesses praised for supporting Dunblane Christmas prize draw
Thank you to the following businesses who supported the Christmas Prize Draw with gifts and vouchers Another Tilly Tearoom, 01786 823968, www.tillytearoom.co.uk – Gift voucher Charisma, 01786 825256, www.facebook.com/charisma.scotland – Gift voucher McCulloch Dental Practice, 01786 822316 – Phillips Electric Toothbrush worth over £80 Monterey Jack’s, 01786 824234, www.monterey-jacks.com – Gift voucher Dunblane Post Office, Mrs Bhatti, 01786 825317, www.facebook.com/DunblanePO – Meal for two cooked by Mrs Bhatti The Riverside, 01786 823318, www.theriversidedunblane.co.uk – Gift voucher The Secret Garden, 01786 826937, www.secretgarden.co.uk – Gift voucher Steven Croal Hairdressing, 01786 825746, www.facebook.com/Steven-croal-hairdressing – Gift voucher Sue Ryder, 01786 825523, www.sueryder.org/dunblane – Gift voucher Tho. & J.W. Barty Solicitors, 01786 822296, www.bartys.co.uk – Free will writing session Toy Hub, 01786 825933, www.toyhubdirect.co.uk – Gift voucher
MP BACKS DUNBLANE ‘GOING FOR GOLD’ CAMPAIGN
Discover Dunblane has launched their drive for European Mobility Week. Locals and visitors alike will have noticed golden bikes around Dunblane – promoting a cycle event on Sunday 25th September. The cycle event through Dunblane will encourage people to use their bikes instead of cars in order to address the issue of traffic, congestion, parking availability, and environmental damage – as well as promoting an active healthy lifestyle. Discover Dunblane Project Manager, Scott Abercrombie said: “European Mobility Week is the perfect opportunity for Discover Dunblane to ask the residents and businesses of the town to think again above how their journeys are made. Whether on foot or bike, we want to encourage the whole community to look at the health and economic benefits of active and sustainable travel. “With the Rio Olympics in full swing, and of course our local success last weekend, our “Going for Gold” theme is designed to inspire and support not only our young people and families, but every person to walk, cycle and run. Our two-week engagement programme will run from 12-25 September and will culminate in a whole community active fun day taking place on Sunday 25 September. More information can be found on […]
Dunblane Station Access Update
If you have any questions relating to the updates below, please email Liam Wood from Mouchel: firstname.lastname@example.org October Update The Contractor, Coffey Construction, are progressing well with the Dunblane Station Access Project. The Station Plaza paving is complete, with the furniture yet to be installed. We are proceeding as planned around the Beech Road/ High Street area, completing 75% of the kerbing and drainage to date. The paving is now complete outside the shops on Beech Road and works are progressing in front of the Art Gallery between the High Street and Millrow. Some key milestones are shown below. Milestones 16/07/16 – Station Plaza area open for Public use. 20/07/16 – Dunblane Station Hotel Wall complete with copping stones. 21/07/16 – Paving complete outside Papas takeaway. Access open for Station Plaza. 22/07/16 – Caithness paving commenced outside the Beech Tree towards the High Street. 26/07/16 – Construction began on the Station Boundary Wall 27/07/16 – Luddon Commenced work on the new platform cycle stand on Station Road. 27/07/16 – Concrete copping stones replaced on retaining wall outside the Village Inn with Natural Stone copping. As we progress onto the next stage of works, we plan to resurface the carriageway and […]
Rio Trio from Dunblane
By Robert Fairnie, Daily Record. 29 June 2016. Dunblane will have three Olympians at this summer’s Rio games after distance runner Andrew Butchart surged to a stunning victory in the British Championships 5000m recently. The 24-year old broke away from the field with four laps remaining to secure the win and book his place on the plane to Brazil. He will now join tennis aces Andy and Jamie Murray in representing not only Team GB – but Team Dunblane – at the games. Andrew, who trains at the University of Stirling and runs with Central AC, said: “The support I’ve had since the race has been crazy – everyone has been getting in touch and a few of the guys from the club came down to Birmingham to support me. They made a big banner and they were the loudest people in the stadium.” Before Andrew heads to South America for the sporting showpiece he’s set to embark on a gruelling training camp in the mountains. He said: “I am actually going away to join the endurance team for some high altitude training in the Pyrenees now. “Mo Farah is already out there so we will be meeting up with him. […]
Calls for statue in honour of tennis hero Murray
By Gerry Braiden, Local Government Correspondent, HeraldScotland.com. HIS Grand Slam successes have finally laid to rest the comparisons with the UK’s other great tennis champion, Fred Perry. But following his Wimbledon double calls have been made for Andy Murray to be immortalised in bronze or stone alongside the tennis legend at SW19. As he looks set to become Britain’s richest sportsperson amid renewed calls for a knighthood and predictions of a record third triumph at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, the sport’s governing body in Scotland said a statue of the star was inevitable. Tennis Scotland said the only issue would be where, at Wimbledon or Murray’s home town of Dunblane. A spokesman said: “When you think his achievements are now up there with Fred Perry but consider that Perry’s was a totally different era and Andy is playing at a time which is agreed is the best ever era for men’s tennis, then yes, there’s sure to be something to mark his legacy. “If Andy had been around during the Fred Perry era he would’ve won so much more. A statue of Andy would be appropriate in Dunblane as it would at Wimbledon.” The spokesman added: “Andy’s also […]
Watch Wimbledon in Dunblane
Second only to being at The Championships, Wimbledon is to watch the action in Dunblane. Come along, join the locals and be part of the Dunblane Roar as the town cheers on Andy Murray. There are a number of locations showing all Wimbledon matches live on TV… Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro… Perth Road, FK15 0HG The Dunblane Hotel… Stirling Rd, FK15 9EP Monterey Jack’s Dunblane… High Street, FK15 0EE Old Churches House… Kirk St, FK15 0AN The Riverside, Dunblane… Stirling Rd, FK15 9EP Tappit Hen, Dunblane… Kirk St, FK15 0AN The Village Inn, Dunblane… Stirling Rd, FK15 9EP The Westlands Hotel… Doune Rd, FK15 9HT Don’t forget to share your photos and messages of support for Andy using the hashtags #DunblaneRoar and #Wimbledon.
Wimbledon fever hits Dunblane
Wimbledon is in full swing and the businesses of Dunblane know it. Shops and businesses across the town are showing their support for our local champions, Andy & Jamie Murray, with colourful tennis themed windows. For more information about The Championships 2016, head over to our dedicated Wimbledon page.
Work to proceed on Dunblane toilets
Published by Stirling Council: http://my.stirling.gov.uk/news/view/30576 Public toilets in Dunblane are set to be brought back into use after councillors agreed to support a community call for their reinstatement. The Bridgend Public Toilets closed in 2011 after a Comfort Partnership scheme was established. The public were able to access toilets in the local library, Burgh Chambers and Tappit Hen public house. However the community felt that the opening hours of these facilities didn’t fully meet their needs, and following an update to the Council’s Finance and Economy Committee today (Tuesday 21st June) councillors agreed the toilets should be brought back into use. The Council will pay the estimated £16-£18,000 cost of bringing the building back up to standard as well as estimated annual operating costs of £8200 once they are reopened. Discussions will continue with the community over how the building will be managed in terms of opening and closing and cleaning. Finance and Economy Committee Convenor, Councillor Neil Benny, said: “As a Council we are very much about working with communities to identify their priorities and the best way of achieving those, recognising that different approaches will often be needed for different areas and particular circumstances. “I’m delighted we’ve been […]
Daily Schedule A full Order of Play will be available the night before the next day’s play. Where to watch Wimbledon in Dunblane The Riverside, Monterey Jack’s, The Village Inn, The Tappit Hen, The Westlands Hotel, The Dunblane Hotel & Old Churches House. Members of Dunblane New Golf Club will be able to watch in the clubhouse. Championships Schedule The following is a provisional guide to which events are played when during The Championships: For more information, please visit the official Wimbledon website. Middle Saturday, 1 July Juniors from 11am on outside courts, all other main draw matches from 11.30am, 1pm on Centre and No.1 Courts. Gentlemen’s Singles third round Centre Court, 1pm John Millman (AUS) v Andy Murray (GBR)  Ladies’ Singles third round Gentlemen’s Doubles second round Ladies’ Doubles second round Mixed Doubles first round Boys’ and Girls’ singles first round Middle Sunday No play SECOND WEEK Second Monday Juniors from 11am on outside courts, all other main draw matches from 11.30am, 1pm on Centre and No.1 Courts. Gentlemen’s Singles fourth round Ladies’ Singles fourth round Gentlemen’s Doubles third round Ladies’ Doubles third round Mixed Doubles first round Boys’ and Girls’ Singles first round Second Tuesday Juniors from 11am on outside courts, all other […]
Dunblane Fling 2016
Dunblane Fling 2016 The Dunblane Fling 2016, a highlight of the Dunblane community events calendar, took place on Saturday 28 May down by the river. This annual event brings together friends, family, community and visitors alike with music, fun, dancing and attractions across the town. Full details can be found on the official Dunblane Fling website Duck Hunt Winner 2016 Congratulations to Erin Kerr, age 3. Erin successfully found all 32 ducks hiding in the windows of businesses in and around centre of town and was presented with some fantastic food vouchers courtesy of the Riverside, Another Tilly Tearoom and Monterey Jack’s – now all the family can celebrate together. Especially for Erin, Toy Hub prepared a special selection of goodies which Erin loved!. Pictured is Erin with her mum Claire and family. A huge thank you to our competition sponsors: The Procession along the High Street Watch the 2016 Duck Race as it happened. Can you spot any familiar faces? Peter from Meldrum’s Newsagents selects or Duck Hunt winner for 2016! The Kids Tug of War down at the Drying Green The Adukts Tug of War down at the Drying Green A selection of images from the […]
Christmas Extravaganza 2015
Take a look back at the Christmas Extravaganza 2015. View photographs from the event and see if you can spot a familiar face or two.
Tesco 30 Minute Challenge
Tesco Dunblane are taking part in a Wet Sponge 30 minute Challenge on 13th and 14th May, where members of their team will have sponges flung at them for 30 mins at a time to raise funds for their charity which is diabetes UK and British heart foundation. They would love members of the #Dunblane community to participate and support them and this fabulous cause.
DNGC honours Andy and Jamie Murray
Members at Dunblane Golf Club have paid tribute to the town’s most famous sons by naming the 18th hole on their course after them. Jamie Murray at the newly named The Murrays’ Hame The final hole at Dunblane New Golf Club has been named after the town’s most famous sons. Members have opted to rename the 18th hole ‘The Murrays’ Hame’ after Andy and Jamie Murray . The older Murray brother was in town last week when he brought the Davis Cup to Dunblane – and called into the golf club on Monday night (April 25) for the renaming ceremony. Jamie tees up at the 18th And the two tennis stars were also named as honorary life members of the club. “It’s really cool,” said Jamie. “I went out last night (Monday) and they unveiled the new name which is nice of them. “We both feel really honoured to have received lifetime memberships too. There are only three other honorary members, one of which is my grandfather ( Roy Erskine ). I spent most of my life down here (at the sports club), and when I wasn’t playing tennis I was playing golf. I remember in the summer when the weather was good enough I’d […]
Dunblane attends VisitScotland Expo
For the very first time, Dunblane was represented at VisitScotland’s annual Expo event which was held in Edinburgh recently. Discover Dunblane working together with Destination Stirling, Dunblane New Golf Club and Crawford Aerial Imaging spent two days on stand at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston showcasing Dunblane to buyers and tourism professionals from across the world. The team also met with VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead to discuss ways to strengthen the offering of Dunblane and how better to promote our sporting links. For more information about this and other events, contact Scott Abercrombie: email@example.com
Station & Stirling Road Works
Stirling Council’s Infrastructure Development Team and Sustrans Scotland have been working over the past year with the local community, community groups, development trust, businesses and stakeholders to reimagine Stirling Road in Dunblane. Stirling Road is an important street linking the High Street to the railway station. The vision for the street is of a space that feels more welcoming, is people friendly and inclusive to all. This is an ambitious project that will see the entire street transformed into a vibrant series of key spaces for people to linger in, enjoy and travel slowly through. The design will improve access to the individual businesses on Stirling Road creating a high quality streetscape that people want to visit and spend time in. 1066791-wp23-t-100-006-consultation-boards-whole-project.pdf The design also capitalises on the key assets in this part of Dunblane by creating high quality spaces on the historic bridge over the Allan Water and alongside visually attractive Georgian and Victorian buildings. 1066791-wp23-t-100-006-consultation-boards-beech-road.pdf Dunblane benefits from a proactive and passionate community. Representatives from multiple community groups have played an active role in the project by influencing the design at steering group meetings, promoting the work and organising engagement events. Residents and businesses in the area have […]