Dunblane

Dunblane has been a historic place for centuries when St Blane first arrived in circa 600 AD, The Cathedral was completed in 1240 and the Leighton Library in circa 1690  

The Murray Brothers Tennis Royalty                                                                                                                                                               Home of Andrew and Jamie Murray both Wimbledon tennis champions. Andy Murray’s Golden Post box which was a reward to all British Olympic Gold medallist at the 2012 Olympic Games Andy or Sir Andrew Murray (now) winning for Tennis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Leighton Library                                                                                                                                                                                             The Leighton Library in the centre of Dunblane is the oldest purpose-built library still in its original location in Scotland. Money was left by Robert Leighton, Bishop of Dunblane to set up a library he also gifted 1400 books his entire collection. The Library now has over 4000 books in multiple languages. The oldest book in the library being circa 1504.The library opened in circa 1690 at The Cross Dunblane FK15 0AQ.

Battle of Sheriffmuir near Dunblane The Jacobite uprising led by the Earl of Mar in 1714 was to return the Stuarts to the throne after George I succeeding Anne as monarch. At Sheriffmuir the two armies met on the 13 November 1715 the English led by the Duke of Argyle a battle both believe they won. The Jacobite uprising of 1715 failed as did the final conflict in 1745 which ended at Culloden.