A range of local residents from Deanston and Doune came together on Wednesday to tell the Doune.co website how the community website can be improved.

www.doune.co is currently being renovated and a range of informal consultation evenings have been held so that the community itself is feeding in directly to how the future website will look, work and what will be on it.

Key community groups, local businesses, schools, nurseries, mums and other residents have all taken part in the consultation evenings.

Kindly hosted by Deanston Distillery in their plush boardroom, the latest evening focused on how the website can be improved for parents and people thinking of moving to the area with clear information on local schools and nurseries as well as a clear diary of events so young people and others can easily find out what’s going on in the area.

A key area that was explored during the evening and earlier consultations was enabling community groups (including schools, nurseries and businesses) to have their own pages on the site which they themselves can update with their latest updates streaming onto the front page as new stories or on to a virtual notice board.

If you have been unable to attend one of the evenings but have an idea of how the website can be improved or would like to get involved in running the site, please email the website team at info@doune.co.

Attendees at the latest meeting included:

Helen Hutchison (Doune Primary),
Gillian Picton (Red Kite Community Nursery),
Beverley Donald & Angela Maxwell (Deanston Primary School),
Jim MacKenzie (CAFD)
Heidi Stewart (Doune Primary)
Belen Catalan (Deanston Distillery)