Dunblane Quaker Meeting
Meeting Place: Braeport Centre, Braeport, Dunblane, FK15 0AT.
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Meeting for Worship: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Children Welcome.
Meeting for Worship takes place in the Braeport Centre on Sundays. If you arrive by rail, exit Dunblane station main door, go straight on, at a mini roundabout turn left, straight on at the next mini roundabout towards the cathedral, right, left, past the next left turn into the road signed Braeport, and soon turn right into a car park. Entance to the Braeport Centre is at the back of the building about half-way along. If you arrive by car from the south (M9), go to the end of the M9 (northbound). At the roundabout take 3rd exit - marked Dunblane, B8033, a dual carriageway. This dual carriageway narrows and ends at a mini roundabout - go straight on, turn left at Fourways roundabout, right at the next mini roundabout towards the cathedral and then follow the instructions for pedestrians. If you arrive by car from the north (A9), take the first Dunblane exit from the A9. At the end of the slip road turn left (B8033). At the mini roundabout go straight ahead, at ‘Fourways’ roundabout turn right, right at the next min roundabout towards the cathedral, and then follow the instructions for pedestrians.
Dunblane is one of Scotland's ancient burghs. Situated at the northern end of the M9 motorway and on the main railway line 7 miles north of Stirling with a frequent train and bus service, this picturesque small town is well worth a visit. Dunblane was founded in 602AD by the Celtic missionary St. Blane. The Cathedral in the centre of the town dates from 1204. Its interior, which was restored in the late 19th century, is worth viewing.
There are still many 17th and 18th century buildings in Dunblane. Among these are the Leighton library (1689), the oldest private library in Scotland, dating from 1687, which contains over 4000 rare books and the Dean's House (1624), which now contains the local museum. Dunblane Museum houses a collection of artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs about the Cathedral and Dunblane, and it has one of the largest collections of Communion tokens. Both these buildings are open on weekdays (May - October).
The Allan Water flows swiftly through the town and there are attractive walks along its banks.
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