Information from Councillor Martin Earl


Here is a link to an information film that details how Active Stirling are planning to reopen when Scottish Government advice allows.


Here is a link to the McLaren Leisure Centre website that contains information on activities currently being run online and information on their reopening planning


Stirling libraries are once again offering hearing aid batteries, food waste caddy liners and dog waste bags for collection as part of the next stage of their re-opening.

While there is still no access to libraries, People can now make an appointment to collect Food waste bags, Dog Poo bags and Hearing Aid batteries as well as books during an available slot at each library every week.

Residents wanting to collect items should contact individual libraries via phone or email to choose their item and book a time to collect them.

When contacting a library, people can ask for the following bags/batteries they wish to collect:

Batteries – 2 packets of batteries per hearing aid

Food caddy liners – 1 roll  (max 6 per year)

Dog bags – 1 packet.

Contact details and times to call for Stirling Libraries are listed below.

Balfron – 01360 440407/
10, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Bannockburn – 01786 812286/
12-14 August (10am-4pm)

Bridge of Allan – 01786 833680/
10, 11, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Callander – 01877 331544/
11, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Cambusbarron – 01786 473873/
11, 12, 13 August (10am-2pm)

Central – 017876 237760/
11 August (9.30am-12.30pm)
12-14 August (9.30am – 12.30pm), (1.30pm-4.30pm)

Cowie – 01786 816269/
10 13 August (1-5pm)
11 August (10am-1pm), (2pm-5pm)

Doune – 01786 841732/
10, 13 August (10am-2pm)
12 August (9am-1pm)

Drymen – 01360 660751/
10, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Dunblane – 01786 823125/
10, 11, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Fallin – 01786 812492/
10 August (10am-1pm) (2-5pm)
11 August (10am-12pm) (1pm-5pm)
12 August (10am-2pm)

Killin – 01567 820571/
10, 14 August (10am-2pm)
12 August (2pm-5pm)

Plean – 01786 816319/
10, 11 August (12pm-5pm)
13 August (10am-2pm)

St Ninians – 01786 472069/
11, 12, 13, 14 August (10am-2pm)

Strathblane – 01360 770737/
10, 14 August (10am-2pm)
13 August (2pm-5pm)


The Smith Museum is re-opening on Thursday 20 August. They will be operating reduced hours and will not be taking any group bookings or holding events in the lecture theatre until Jan 2021, when the situation will be revised. New opening times will be Thursday to Sunday 11am-4pm.

To keep staff and visitors safe they have introduced several safety measures. Here is what you need to know before you visit.

• One-way system in operation marked by arrows on the floor.
• Please maintain the recommended 2 metres social distance.
• Please pay by contactless where possible.
• Hand sanitising stations throughout the museum.
• Increased cleaning of all touch points and toilets.
• We recommend visitors wear a face covering, particularly at reception.
• If you feel unwell with any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home.

The Front of House team will be on hand to direct you and answer any questions you have.

The Smith Café will also re-open on 20 August – same days and times as the museum. The café layout had been changed slightly to allow the required distance between tables and service procedures have been revised to ensure café visitors remain safe.

Here is what you need to know before you visit the cafe

• There is no need to book a table (however, if coming from a distance perhaps book to avoid disappointment).
• There will be a time slot on tables of 60 minutes.
• Table service will be in operation.
• Last orders 3.30pm.

The Smith Café is an independently run enterprise and it is not managed by the museum. Please contact café operator Lisa Bryson by email or call 07933560153 for bookings and enquiries. The Smith Café also has an active Facebook page where you can find regular updates.