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I was there in ‘57

A couple of years ago when the mighty Falkirk Bairns reached the Scottish Cup final for the fourth time in my life I wrote about that never-to-be-forgotten night when the famous old trophy was paraded through the darkened streets of the town and young and old by the thousands celebrated like there was no tomorrow. I make no apology for retelling that story of April 24, 1957, 60 years ago this week.

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Maggie’s Centre welcomes bumper donation

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IN PICTURES: Pirates and Princess Parade

Pirates and princesses pulled on their best outfits at the weekend to take part in Falkirk’s popular annual parade.

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The cast of The 306: Day by the National Theatre of Scotland

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

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Blind instructor David Black and Alan Bell of the Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

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Sandy Simpson

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Kincardine Way meats
all the requirements
of a Brewers Fayre

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The grave of Robert Bruce

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Falkirk High boys complete West Highland Way adventure

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