Sad News

CLUNIES-ROSS

Peacefully, after 3 weeks of wonderful intensive care at Forth Valley Royal Infirmary on Wednesday 4th February, David Andrew Clunies-Ross, aged 50. Dearly loved son of Morag and Anthony; brother to Sarah, Bridgit and the late Jamie; friend and brother-in law to Steve and Jose; uncle to Kirsty, Laura, Aran and Euan.

Funeral service of thanksgiving for his life at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dunblane on Friday 20th February at 1pm, thereafter interment at the church graveyard to which all of David’s many friends are cordially invited.

Upcoming Play by Ardoch Amateur Dramatic Society

Ardoch Amateur Dramatic Society are venturing in to exciting new territory with their upcoming performance of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, a play written in 1996 by the award-winning Irish playwright, Martin McDonagh.

Set in the west of Ireland in the 1990s, it tells the story of Maureen, a down-trodden 40-year old stuck at home caring for her vile and devious mother, Mag. But when Pato Dooley returns from England for the weekend, Maureen is presented with the possibility of a love affair for the first and probably last time.

A darkly funny play from McDonagh, who also wrote the screenplay for the film In Bruges, The Beauty Queen of Leenane will have you rolling off your seat with laughter, before sitting on the edge of it as the play moves towards its shocking conclusion.

The play will run from Thursday 26th February to Saturday 28th February in Braco Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Tickets, price £6, can be purchased from Braco village shop or contact Fiona Watson on 01786 880256 (fionawatsonbraco@yahoo.co.uk).

Please note that this play is not suitable for those under 14 years of age.

Perth Road Closed

Stirling Council reports…

Road closure Perth Road, Dunblane. Fourways roundabout to QV School.

Emergency road closure due to fallen tree. Perth Road, Dunblane between Fourways Roundabout and Queen Victoria School.

For more information, call the Contact Centre on 0845 277 7000 (or 01786 404040 for a cheaper rate from a mobile phone).

Latest info on the Stirling Council Disruptions page.