Top of the class

A primary school in Bo’ness will need no further inspections into its recent performance after making “good progress”, a report has found.

Author Craig Robertson joins brother and sister Jacob (5) and Orla Bennet (4) to declare Denny Library open. Picture: Michael Gillen

A new chapter for Denny

The official opening of the town’s new library this week is just the first chapter in the ongoing tale of Denny’s resurgence.

Pictures: Michael Gillen

Chinese New Year comes home to roost for students

Pupils from all over the Falkirk area gathered at Larbert High School for a double celebration with a far Eastern flavour.

Pictures: Michael Gillen

School pupils get fighting fit to tackle stress

Pupils got a hands-on insight into some of the ways they can improve their fitness, health and wellbeing.

Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Eight parents were fined for inconsiderate driving at Larbert Village Primary School this morning. Picture: John Devlin

Parents get parking fines on primary school run

Eight parents were fined and another was warned for inconsiderate parking at and around a primary school this morning.

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Sewage was seeping into the school's toilets

Primary school closed after sewage seeps into toilets

A local primary school was forced to close this afternoon due to sewage entering the children’s toilets.

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Queen elect Andrea Robertson and main retinue characters. Chief Lord, Cole Reid; Queen of the Fairies, Sky Nicholls; Page Boy, Zac Irvine; Chief Lady, Reese McBlain; Queen, Andrea Robertson; Page Boy, Gray Oliver; Queen of the Flower Girls, Chloe Kilgallon and Champion , Lauchlan Muir.

Bo’ness Fair announces Queen and retinue line up

Preparations for the Children’s Fair Festival in Bo’ness are well under way after the stars of this summer’s big event were selected.

The courses are interactive and practical

Falkirk’s mental health team take training academy on the road

Diane Stewart has a vision of what the workplace of the future should look like.

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Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

Sacred Heart pupils hand over their bottle collection

Pupils show a lot of bottle for good cause

Youngsters at a Grangemouth primary school took it upon themselves to clean up their environment and raise some cash for a good cause at the same time.

Behind the Wall owner Brian enjoys playtime with the grateful recipients of the new Wallee Wellies

Pub boss Brian wades in to provide pupils with wellies

The owner of a famed Falkirk watering hole kindly splashed the cash to kit out young primary school pupils in some top wellies for winter.

Mary Robertson has retired from her job as Slamannan Primary School's crossing guard - both her mum and her grandfather were crossing guards on the same road before her

Lollipops seem to run in proud Mary’s family

A crossing guard took up the lollipop like her mother and grandfather before her and ensured children got safely to school for the last 16 years.

Canal College graduates gathered at Falkirk Wheel after the first term

Plans for canal college 
set sail

Canal College in Falkirk could be re-opened thanks to a substantial grant.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Pupils learn to look after cash

Young savers helped a government minister announce further support to allow others to take part in similar schemes.

Pic Sibur 5: Victor Kuklinov Adviser to Chief Operating Officer of SIBUR at their HQ in Moscow signs the MoU with FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson at the Stirling Campus.

College says ‘da’ to Russian firm’s deal

Forth Valley College has signed an exciting partnership deal with a Russian petrochemical giant.

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The interior of the new library in Denny which opened this week. Picture: Michael Gillen

Centrepiece of regeneration opens its doors

The centrepiece of the regeneration of Denny town centre opened this week with more tenants moving in over the next fortnight.

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Architects impression of the new Forth Valley College campus in Falkirk

The future of futher education in Falkirk on course to arrive in 2019

The future of further education in the Falkirk area is now secure after Forth Valley College’s new £83 million campus was given the green light.

Falkirk High School pupils are ready for their panto - A-Lad-In Falkirk

School’s panto has a local twist to the tale

Falkirk High School pupils will be showcasing their talents both on stage and behind the scenes with their Christmas panto.

Grangemouth High pupils Emma Swan, Leia Godfrey and Sophie Crawley.

Grangemouth High pupils get science at the museum

Pupils from Grangemouth High School got hands-on experience in the world of science and engineering during a trip to the National Museum of Scotland.

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