Bank Closures in Bridge of Allan – How to Complain

Bank Closures in Bridge of Allan – How to Complain

It’s hugely disappointing to hear this week that both RBS and the Bank of Scotland are proposing to close their Bridge of Allan branches. Despite a greater trend of folks using online banking, local bank branches is the only way many of the community carry out their banking so to have no available banking in the village will have a huge impact on some. It’ll also impact on how many small businesses operate.

Should you wish to complain to either bank then we have included some details below. There’s a link to the relevant online complaints form along with a suitable contact number.
Online Complaints Form or call 0800 072 8668
Online Complaints Form or call 03457 24 24 24
Residents urged to get ready for winter

Residents urged to get ready for winter

Stirling Council is calling on local residents to get themselves ready for winter before severe weather strikes.
The Council is already well under way with its own preparations with 7,000 tonnes of salt in stock. This will be used to treat Stirling’s road network’s priority areas during severe weather, with the remainder of the roads being treated as the weather conditions and capacity dictate. The responsive service will operate for 25 weeks until mid-April.
In addition, the Council teams will once again be out in force in mini-tractors enabling them to treat the footpath network in a more efficient manner, and operate for far longer periods without ongoing maintenance.
The Council also provides local residents with 475 salt bins at various locations of identified difficulty throughout the Council area. These will be replenished during or following spells of adverse weather conditions.
Residents can get ready for winter by checking the Council website to identify where their nearest grit bin is, and see if their street is likely to receive regular gritting so they know what to expect ( There is also a ‘Live Gritters Map’ which shows where each gritter vehicle is in the area.
Stirling Council’s Environment Convenor Jim Thomson said, “We can’t control the weather but Stirling Council is well prepared to respond to it and keep our roads and residents moving as much as possible. As well as the roads, we have plans in place relating to our footpath network that will allow us to prioritise which routes receive the appropriate treatment during adverse weather.
“Our teams use the latest weather forecast technology to monitor conditions and respond 24 hours a day throughout the winter period. We’ll also be posting any information about disruptions to travel and bin collections on our website and social media channels so I’d ask residents to join myStirling or like and follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“I would also ask that our residents be neighbourly by checking on older or vulnerable neighbours and helping less able neighbours to clear their paths.”
Environment Vice-Convenor Danny Gibson added, “It is important to highlight to residents that we have continued to protect the budget and policy for our winter service.  We recognise the importance of keeping major roads and pavements as safe as possible. That said the Council can’t treat all its road network, which spans over a thousand kilometers, at the same time and we will focus on getting our gritting team on the busiest roads first.”
Trunk roads and motorways which run through the Council area are treated by both BEAR Scotland and AMEY.



Top Tips for Working Together This Winter
•   If you are able, try to clear your own path and pavement in front of your home – or any other building you are responsible for – before the snow can become hard-packed ice, and be aware of where you pile it so it doesn’t block someone else’s property.
•    It’s not just grit that can prevent ice forming – ordinary table salt, dishwasher salt, sand or ash will work too.
•    Never use hot water to clear ice – the ice will melt at first but if it turns into black ice it can cause a bigger hazard.
•    Don’t take unnecessary risks on the road – ice and snow makes it difficult to brake quickly, and wear visible clothes with suitable shoes or boots if you’re walking.
•    Check Stirling Council’s website – – and social media channels – @StirlingCouncil or – regularly for the latest news about any disruptions to service.
•    Keep wheelie bins off the road so they’re out of the way of snow ploughs and, if possible, move your bin or recycling box as close as you can to a cleared road for collection – but only if you can do this safely.
•    Please be aware that in poor conditions our bin and waste collection service will slow down – we will be aware of the homes that have been missed and will endeavour to collect them as soon as possible. Please be patient and only call our Contact Centre if your bin really has been missed out.
•    Be neighbourly by checking on older or vulnerable neighbours and helping less able neighbours to clear their paths – if you are worried about someone’s welfare, please don’t hesitate to call the Contact Centre on 0845 277 7000 or 01786 404040.

Source: BofACC

Update to Bus Service 47/15A, Crieff – Stirling

Update to Bus Service 47/15A, Crieff – Stirling

We’ve been notified to an update to the Stagecoach Bus Service between Crieff & Stirling. Please see below.


Stagecoach Service 15/15A:
Perth – Crieff – Comrie – St Fillans and Stagecoach Service 47: Crieff –
Muthill – Braco – Greenloaning – Stirling

§  Service 47 has been
significantly improved and been re-named as Service 15A 

§  Service 15A
journeys will commence from Perth and operate via Crieff and then the current
Service 47 route to Stirling

§  Service 15 will
operate Perth – Crieff – Comrie – St Fillans.

§  Jointly Service 15
and 15A will provide a Monday – Saturday 30 minute daytime frequency between
Perth and Crieff 

§  Service 15 journeys
continue to Comrie hourly and approximately every two hours to St Fillans

§  Service 15A
journeys continue from Crieff to Stirling hourly

§  A new Service 15
arrival in St Fillans at 1148 will be provided but the 1440 arrival will no
longer operate.  Additionally there will be a new 1150 St Fillans Service
15 departure but no 1445 departure

A revised Sunday timetable is

Stagecoach Service 647: Braco
– Muthill – Crieff – Methven – Perth

§  This service has
been re-named to Service 815

 Stagecoach Perth Service 17
Perth – Dunning – Auchterarder

§  Revised Monday to
Saturday timetable to improve reliability and a more even spread of departure
times from Kintillo/Bridge of Earn

§  Route change in
Auchterarder in that Gleneagles Hotel will no longer be served.  After
East Hill Road journeys will terminate and recommence from Church Road,

 The new timetables are to be
introduced on
Monday, 20 November 2017, and are available through
the following link on the Stagecoach website:

 In addition, I have attached a
PDF of the new Service 15/15A timetable for your information.

 Please note that there are no
changes to Services 19/19A/20.

 If you have any queries, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 Kind regards


 Andrew Warrington

Public Transport

Public Transport

Perth &
Kinross Council

2 High Street




Tel:  01738
477 281


Source: BofACC