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European success for pipe band

There was success for pipe band members from across the district at last weekend’s European championships.

Lifestyle
QUIZ: Harry Potter at 20 - 20 questions to test your knowledge

QUIZ: Harry Potter at 20 - 20 questions to test your knowledge

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

Lifestyle
Alyssa and everyone completed the skydive safely

On Cloud 9 - at 10,000 feet!

Teenager Alyssa Sneddon was determined to “do something different” to celebrate her 17th birthday.

News
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... Spodoptera Exempta

The New English Bible uses these words to describe a rather nasty scenario in chapter 10 of the Book of Exodus.

Outdoors
Bo’ness railway gets fourth TripAdvisor excellence award

Bo’ness railway gets fourth TripAdvisor excellence award

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth time in a row.

Lifestyle
The Larachmhor Tavern, Pittenweem. (Picture: flickr/Steve Douglas)

A harbour side pub keeping it real but not always hitting the mark

For many a year the Larachmhor Tavern in Pittenweem has been on my radar but only in more recent times as a place to go to eat.

Eating Out
Was your best man the best?

Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

Lifestyle
Take some tea on the tracks

Take some tea on the tracks

Steam train enthusiasts and tea lovers will be in seventh heaven this afternoon (Saturday) at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.

Lifestyle
Members of Soroptimists in Scotland South Region celebrated their 80th anniversary in style with a spectacular Strictly Come Dancing event

Strictly in aid of two good causes

Members of the Falkirk branch took part in a competition based on the hit tv show Strictly Come Dancing to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Soroptimists in Scotland South Region.

Lifestyle
Prosecco Festival could be on its way to Scotland

Prosecco Festival could be on its way to Scotland

It’s one of the most popular drinks of the summer and now a festival dedicated to the sparkly treat could be coming to Scotland’s biggest cities.

News
Dollar Park event this weekend

Dollar Park event this weekend

A special event takes place in one of Falkirk’s best kept secrets – the Walled Garden in Dollar Park.

Lifestyle
The old Falkirk baths

District captured on film for Empire Exhibition

I was not around in Falkirk in 1938 but thanks to a film camera team we know what the town looked like back then.

Nostalgia
There are battles and bonnets galore in the new online battlefield map.

Log on and follow the clans’ charge of the fight brigade

Scotland’s clans have clashed through the centuries and there’s a chance that claymores were once in full swing near you.

News

Grangemouth Children’s Day 2017 captured in photographs

Young and old enjoyed some fun in the sun at this year’s Grangemouth Children’s Day.

News
Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir celebrated success at East Kilbride Mod

More success for young choir

Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir added to a successful season recently when they lifted first place in all three of their competitions at East Kilbride Mod.

News
The cost of attending a wedding is going up

Attending a wedding can set you back £800

Couples face an average bill of £800 each time they attend a wedding, according to a survey on the wider costs associated with tying the knot.

News
Lewis McAusland (7) celebrates completing a junior triathlon with dad Alastair McAusland

Triathlon heroics from little Lewis

A seven-year-old boy has been running, cycling and swimming down in Shropshire to complete a junior triathlon challenge.

News
Boost for patient transport scheme

Boost for patient transport scheme

Golfers from a community organisation in Polmont gave generously to a charity which helps transport patients to hospitals.

Lifestyle

Rainbows, fairies and godmothers in Grangemouth

There was a popular new addition to this year’s Grangemouth Children’s Day and – as you can see in our video – it certainly brought plenty of colour to local streets.

Lifestyle
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... The Root of the Problem

Years ago – I really forget how many, but it must be twenty or even more – it was possible to get a free compost bin simply for the asking.

Outdoors
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