Communuity

Local information, community groups and community calendar

Doune’s vibrant and friendly community spirit is what makes this place so special. Whether your family has been here for generations or you’re a new arrival, you’ll find everything you need to know right here, as well as plenty of things you didn’t know.

You can use our business directory and local information and services pages to get everything from a plumber to a doctor. You can also spread your wings and meet new folk by getting involved in some of the many community groups, clubs and societies.

There’s something for everyone – Doune’s your oyster! But whatever you do, keep your finger on the pulse with our diary of forthcoming events and news.

Local Information & Services
Local Information & Services

Cash point on the Main Street of Doune.

Doune Post Office (in The Village Store)
Phone: 01786 841 219

Deanston Post Office
Phone: 01786 841 490

Doune Health Centre
Address:
Castlehill, Doune , FK16 6DR
Phone: 01786 841213
Hours: Monday to Friday – 08:00 to 18:00 hrs

Dentist Callander
Phone: 01877 330 703 (for Emergency only 01877 330 536)

Woodside Pharmacy
Address:
 3 the cross, Doune
Phone: 01786 841304

Vet, Struthers & Scott
Address: Main Street, Doune
Phone: 01786 841 304

Kilmadock Information & Heritage Centre (Doune)
Address: The Woodside, Stirling Road:
Phone: 01786 841250
Email: kdtrust@btconnect.com

Doune Library – open Monday to Saturday except Tuesdays
Address: 5 Main Street,
Phone: 01786 841 732

Police
Phone: 01786 456 000

National Grid Gas Emergencies
Phone: 0800 111 999 (24 hr emergency line)

Rail
Phone: 0845 748 4950
Website: www.thetrainline.com

Tourist Information Centres

Callander
Phone: 01877 330 342
Email: callander@visitscotland.com

Stirling
Phone: 01786 475 019
Email: stirling@visitscotland.com

Local Electricity Network Operators’ 24 hr Emergency Helpline

Scottish Hydro
Phone: 0800 300 999

Scottish Power
Phone: 0845 2727 999

Church Services

Church of Scotland
Address:
43 Balkerach Street, Doune
Every Sunday 10.30am

Episcopal Church, Saint Modoc’s: Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday 09.30am
Rector: Rev. Alison Peden
Email: alison@pedens.plus.com
Website: http://www.stmodocsdoune.co.uk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StModocsDoune

Roman Catholic Church, St. Fillan’s: Holy Mass
Every Sunday 09.45am, Tuesday & Friday 10am
Priest: Father Jim McCruden
Phone: 01877 330 702

 

Doune Ponds Nature Reserve
Doune Ponds Nature Reserve is a regularly used reclaimed sand and gravel quarry of about 40 acres. (Grid reference NN724022). There is a broad diversity of habitat types and it has varied soil types, a water table close to the surface and a large variety of Flora and Fauna. It has been managed for wildlife conservation, birds, fungi and for the recreational needs of local people. It has three large ponds surrounded mainly by native regenerating Birch trees, Sallow, Osier and Willow. The large central pond has resident ducks, swans and many other varieties of migrating breeding birds.

Support the Area

10 ways to help

  1. Volunteer your time for community projects.
  2. Support community events, by attending and/or helping.
  3. Make visitors feel welcome.
  4. Encourage friends and family to visit Doune, Deanston and the surrounding area.
  5. Conserve the community environment, pick up litter, poop and scoop.
  6. Support the Kilmadock Information & Heritage Centre, you can buy books and maps, cards and more.
  7. Buy your shopping in the main street, help local traders.
  8. Get the latest community news in The Bridge, only £1 per issue.
  9. Become a member of the Kilmadock Development Trust (KDT), it costs just £1.
  10. Give us your thoughts on the area and this community website – email info@doune.co.
Green Doune

Doune takes carbon reduction seriously and has a number of activities that nurture the environment. The Kilmadock Development Trust in conjunction with Going Carbon Neutral Stirling are working towards Carbon reduction plans for individuals and groups to encourage more awareness of carbon reduction. The local allotments group will be promoting local food and is working with Forth environment link a charity involved with environmental education and resources in the Central Scotland area.

Already residents and businesses reduce their energy demand by insulating their walls, windows and roofs. A number of schemes are available to lower the cost of insulation.

We recycle our waste through the different household containers supplied by Stirling council and by the large community recycle metal containers in Moray park.

A facility has been set up to Reuse a 2nd hand books in the Information centre.

Here are some good local examples of green activities:

  • There are a number of local people sharing a car to work.
  • Deanston Distillery uses the hydro power of the river Teith to create their energy.
  • The Braes of Doune wind farm uses wind power to create energy.
  • A Community Allotments Group has been formed to encourage local food production and hence reduce food miles.
  • An informal network of green routes exist that encourage people to walk and cycle, keeping them active and also reducing car journeys.
  • The Deanston and Doune Primary Schools and has been awarded three green Eco flags
Get Involved

This website aims to truly represent everyone in Doune, Deanston and the surrounding area – it is for the local community and should be run by the local community. To this end we want to get as many people involved as possible. So, whatever your interests, whatever your needs, and whatever you feel you can bring to the party, we want to hear from you.

All you have to do is email info@doune.co to get the ball rolling.

There’s already so many ways you can get involved. Here are some ideas but please feel free to get in touch with new ideas too.

  • Are you organising a local event? Get in touch and we can highlight it on the website.
  • Do you have a good local story? Share it with others by emailing it to info@doune.co.
  • Why not send in your beautiful or funny photos? We can upload them into the picture gallery so everyone can enjoy them.
  • Do you have any spare time? You can help update www.doune.co and learn more about what’s going on.
  • Do you currently run a community group but want more people to come along? Get a free online listing so people know you exist and can easily get in touch.
  • Are you a local business? If so, you should definitely be featured in the online business directory.
  • Want know what is going on around here? Make www.doune.co your default home page.
  • What do you think of the website and how it could be improved? Tell us what you think.

This is YOUR website… so get involved TODAY!