Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Picture by Michael Gillen.

36 photos from the last Big in Falkirk festival in 2009

Big in Falkirk was a free weekend festival of the arts held in Callendar Park, which ran for 10 years from 2000 to 2009.

The award-winning event was one of the largest cultural events in Scotland, attracting over 100,000 people, with a variety of entertainment including outdoor theatre, pyrotechnic displays, art, comedy and big name music acts alongside activities for all ages. Artists such as Deacon Blue, Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Amy MacDonald, McFly, Snow Patrol and Sandi Thom all appeared at one time or another, however, the festival was cancelled in 2010 by Falkirk Council due to costs.

Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Gorillas. Picture by Michael Gillen.
Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Gorillas. Picture by Michael Gillen.
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Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Final Throw. Picture by Michael Gillen.
Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Final Throw. Picture by Michael Gillen.
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Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Kay Bailey, Helen Park and Christine Park. Picture by Michael Gillen.
Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Kay Bailey, Helen Park and Christine Park. Picture by Michael Gillen.
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Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Darwin and the Dodo. Picture by Michael Gillen.
Big in Falkirk weekend 2009. Darwin and the Dodo. Picture by Michael Gillen.
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