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 each Sunday in the Braeport Centre in Dunblane: see below. With the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are also meeting by Zoom each Sunday at 10:20 for 10:30. If you wish to join our Meeting for Worship by Zoom for the first time, please contact the clerk at dunblanequakers [at] googlemail.com for instructions.
Our meeting for worship on Sunday 29th May only will be joining Yearly Meeting’s All Together Worship by Zoom. All are welcome to come to the Braeport Centre to join us. There will not be a blended meeting that day, but anyone wishing to join the YM All Together Worship individually can do so using the link from Quakers in Britain, https://www.quaker.org.uk/ym/get-involved.
We are now in general holding Meeting for Worship in person each Sunday at the Braeport Centre, with distancing following the guidelines which apply, blended with the meetings by Zoom. If you want to join a meeting in person at the Braeport Centre, please contact the clerk to check feasibility and instructions; numbers could be limited although to date this has not been a problem: dunblanequakers [at] googlemail.com
Prior to lockdown we have had an active Children and Young People's (CYP) meeting. Restrictions due to lockdown have meant that at the moment we are a meeting in readiness to welcome children and young people whenever the need arises. To this end a number of age-appropriate activity packs are being developed, such that we are prepared for CYP should they attend. We have a core of children’s helpers who are PVG checked. To ensure we are prepared for your children and young people, please contact us in advance.
To attend meeting in person at the Braeport centre, 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. Entrance 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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