Help for homeowners and local businesses

Councillor Dennis Goldie
Councillor Dennis Goldie

New courses and training are set to benefit homeowners and building contractors across Falkirk district.

Offered by Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative, the courses between November 2016 and March 2017 are designed to help homeowners carry out basic maintenance tasks and help building contractors enhance existing professional skills.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, the home owner courses are free of charge to attendees and the contractors training events are available at a heavily subsidised rate.

Subjects include roof maintenance, exterior walls, general repairs; using different types of mortar, traditional joinery skills. A bursary of up to £500 may also be available to contractors.

Councillor Dennis Goldie, Falkirk Council’s spokesman for economic development said: “The courses are open to anyone in the area who feels they could benefit from learning more about these skills.”