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Top graduate has designs on the future

A former Grangemouth High School pupil wants to take the fashion world by storm after winning the Scottish Fashion Awards’ Graduate of the Year.

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Royal Caledonian Education Trust chief executive Colin Flinn was privileged to see Natasha in full flight

Natasha leapt at chance to thank Trust

Top dancer and award-winning actress Natasha Watson put on a real show for the organisation which has helped develop her talents.

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The Project Theatre cast  rehearse for their new production of Bugsy Malone

Project Theatre’s criminally good show

A youth theatre group’s new production on the classic Bugsy Malone features gangsters, gals and custard pies.

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Artist Nikki Monaghan from Bo'ness

Artist Nikki paints a good picture of help

Nikkie Monaghan believes art should be affordable and accessible which is why she is grateful for the support in setting up her new website.

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Bontanical artists Mary ONeil and Sharon Fox have works on display

View art and nature in harmony

Two local artists with a real love for nature feature in a new exhibition which pays tribute to Falkirk botanical legend George Forrest.

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Derek Steel with the first Razur Cuts. Picture: Michael Gillen

New magazine to hit the street

An underground magazine for raw music, literature, poetry, photography, short stories and artwork will be hitting Falkirk streets soon.

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Harry Benson

Life through Harry’s lens

He toured with the Beatles, was there when Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, and was tear gassed during the James Meredith March with Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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Its hard to believe these menacing Stormtroopers marching along the sand are just toys on a Scottish beach

Size matters not for toy snapper Stu

The giant image of a squad of stormtroopers getting ready for battle catches the eye of Star Wars fans as they wander around San Diego’s Comic Con.

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An appreciative audience at the For Falkirk Sake Festival of Film

Films with a ‘reel’ local connection

For Falkirk’s Sake what a hit! The festival of film took place in the Alehouse at Behind the Wall last Thursday night.

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Anya Phillips (12) who has been accepted to study ballet at Knightswood School in Glasgow
Picture: Michael Gillen

Anya in a spin over place at dance school

A young girl’s dancing dream came a step closer after she was accepted into a prestigious academy.

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Organisers hope for a dry sunny day this year

Tartan time for Airth as Highland Games arrives

Organisers of the 145th Airth Highland Games hope the sun will shine down on the tartan-clad competitors and guests this year.

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Rosie and Rachel

Learning curve for modern dance starlets

Two local dancers have been selected for a prestigious training programme with YDance, Scotland’s national dance organisation for children and young people.

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Lesley Banks, artist in residence, Scottish Canals

Artist urges us to unleash our inner Gongoozler

Scotland’s first ever canal artist-in-residence wants the people of Falkirk to start going gongoozling.

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An example of photographer Kevin Byrne's work

Art beating through our community

Flame-haired,
Titian locks, ginger, auburn, carrot top, strawberry blonde; red hair comes in all shades and sizes.

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Herald photographer Michael Gillen receiving his award

Michael makes the headlines

The Falkirk Herald’s Michael Gillen picked up a top accolade at this year’s Regional Press Awards.

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Youngsters taking part in the the first LandWords event
Picture: James Clare

Weekend fun as LandWords is back in town

Back in town for another action-packed weekend of creative events at Callendar House is the LandWords festival.

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Army life is ammunition for dancers

Army life is ammunition for dancers

How do you train a soldier to risk everything – including their life? That’s the question that prompted an award-winning dance show which has attracted praise from army veterans and generals alike as being a performance that “gets it”.

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Bo'ness Academy Dance Show performers (Pic: Craig Halkett)

Dancing the night away

More than 130 youngsters danced the night away at the first ever Bo’ness Academy Dance Showcase.

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Talented Morgan Milne has been offered a place at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts

Denny dancer Morgan set for big move

A young dancer from Denny High has landed a coveted place at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh.

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The Saltire Society presentation of an award to the Alan Davie and George Garson mural to mark 40th anniversary of its unveiling Picture: Michael Gillen

Artist Alan Davie’s mural still winning awards after 40 years

Renowned artist Alan Davie received another accolade – almost 18 months after his death.

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