Falkirk news from Thursday, July 16

The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street
The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street

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Domino League

Fairplay Domino League week 19 results: Roman Bar A 7, Aitkens 5; Scotia 8, Cheerz 4; Anchor 8, Legion 4; Aunty Katies 5, Railway 7; Ship Inn 7, Star Inn 5; Ellwyn 6, Mill Inn 6; Tam Bain 9, Roman Bar B 3; Clachan 3, Soohoose 9.

Friendship Club

Falkirk Solitaire Friendship Club offers dancing to live music every Sunday from 8 p.m. in the Park Hotel. If you would like to come along you will be made most welcome. For more information, please phone Isabella on 07846963901 or Marion on 07976975887. They will be pleased to hear from you.

Olivet Evangelical

Sunday services begin at 10.30am with Communion followed at 11.15am by a message from the Bible with hymn singing when the speaker is Alistair McGibbon of Larbert. The church prayer meeting is at 6pm followed at 6.30pm by the Bible teaching hour when the speaker is Douglas Moodie of Bridge of Allan. On Tuesday at 7.30pm the third in the summer season of prayer meetings with an epilogue will be led by Alistair McGibbon. A free holiday club for primary school children is being run from Monday, August 3 until Friday, August 7 in the Howgate shopping centre. It opens each morning at 10.30am for registration and craft work followed by a fun packed programme between 11am and noon, the activities being repeated from 1.30pm.


Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? This is a group who meet in a friendly, supportive and confidential environment. There is a ladies group every Wednesday and Friday from 1-3pm in Camelon Community Project, Abercrombie Street. There is also a men-only group every first and third Thursday from 2-4pm in the Dawson Centre, David’s Loan, Bainsford, as well as a mixed group every Monday from 7-9pm, also in the Dawson Centre. For further information visit www.dashonline.org.uk or contact 07985461187.

Discussion Group

The National Women’s Register is a discussion group and so much more for all lively-minded women. We have weekly evening meetings to discuss pre-arranged topics in each other’s homes around Falkirk district. In addition we have monthly morning excursions to cafes and through the summer fortnightly evening walks. On Wednesday we will be walking, and solving, the Bo’ness Murder Mystery Trail. New faces are very welcome. If you would like to come along please call Alison on (01324) 631363.

Suicide Support

A support group for people bereaved by suicide. The group meet on an informal basis once a month on the last Monday of each month from 6pm-8.30pm. The group welcomes everyone who has experienced the loss through suicide of a person close to them - family, partner or friend. The group facilitators have experience participating in and facilitating groups, and are experienced counsellors. For further details about the group contact Neil Sowerby at carers@fdamh.org.uk, (01324) 67100 or NHS Forth Valley Spiritual Care Team - 24/7, 07824 460882. Counselling is also available within FDAMH if needed. The group meets in Falkirk District Association for Mental Health (FDAHM), The Victoria Centre, 173 Victoria Road, Falkirk FK2 7AU.

Battle of Falkirk

The first Battle of Falkirk, of 1298, will again be commemorated this Saturday, The commemoration of this unforgotten significant event in our local heritage will commence with a wreath laying in the Falkirk Trinity (Old Parish) Kirkyard at 1.30pm and after a parade along the High Street an Ecumenical Service of Commemoration will be held at the Memorial Cairn in Callander Park at 2pm. During this event this year’s guest speakers will be John McNally M.P. and Ted Christopher, the well known folk singer. Further information may be had from; Kenneth A. Shirra, 7 Affric Drive, Langlees, Falkirk. Tel (01234) 879677, e-mail; kshirra@hotmail.com.

Nordic Walking

On Tuesday meet at Carriden Church, Bo’ness at 6.30pm, to walk to Blackness. On Wednesday, meet at Greenpark Polmont at 1pm. The Monday walk is at the usual time of 10am at Falkirk Stadium. Please check our face book page for Thursday fast walk. For information contact (01324) 504556 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Step Forth

Has a programme of short weekly volunteer led walks across Falkirk. The aim of the led walk programme is to encourage people to start walking regularly in their local area. All walks are listed in this section of the Falkirk herald. We also have walks at the beautiful Kinneil estate in Bo’ness every Monday and Thursday at 10.30am and Tuesday at 2pm. All leave from Kinneil museum. We also have a walking group at Carriden, for more information contact me on the number below. All Step Forth walks are free. For more information call (01324) 504568/556 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Helix Walks

Do you like to walk? would you like to know more about the network of paths in and around the Helix area? A walk leaves Falkirk Football stadium every Monday at 7pm and is lead by volunteer walk leaders. You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this walk as it can take up to two hours to explore the paths. Please wear suitable footwear. All walks are free.

Health Walks

Walks leave the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium every Monday at 10am, the walks are split into a faster or slower walk. Both are lead by volunteer walk leaders. This is a great way to explore the Helix with a group and its free. For more information e-mail:stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Helix Connect

Every Wednesday, 7pm from the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium. Walk leaders will take walkers in and around the Helix site. Once the walk is established the group will take in all the paths which connect to Helix park. Westquarter glen, Lionthorn, Love and kisses and the sun dial in Langlees woodlands, Beancross, Lauriston ,Grangemouth links and more. Come along and discover new places to walk while meeting other people. Walks are all free and lead by Step Forth volunteers. For more information contact me Barbara McConnell on (01324) 504556 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org.

Buggy Walk

Every Monday at 1.15pm from the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium. When the weather is good we sit on the great lawn and have a chat or at the plaza cafe by the lagoon. We also use the lovely restaurant at the Stadium when its raining or in the colder months Its a good way to meet other mums. Walk is run by our fantastic volunteers and is free. All children should be in a buggy or sling. for more information call (01324) 504556.

Bravheart Walks

This wonderful walk around the Helix Park takes in the various sights and wildlife along the way, including the Kelpies themselves! Meet in the Falkirk Stadium car park to start the walk for 7pm. Walk leaders and walkers look forward to seeing you there for some evening fresh air on this 1hour long walk. There is a beautiful walk around Callendar Park, leaving from Callendar House, will bring you back each week! Monday 2pm you have the option of a slow 30-minute walk or a one hour walk of more brisk pace. On Saturday 10.30am, there is a one hour walk. Come along and meet walk leaders, and friendly walkers where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a scone in Callendar House after your walk. For more information on these walks, please contact (01324) 673703.

Spiritualist Church

The Pleasance Spiritualist Church meets in the Guide hall off the Cow Wynd. This Sunday the medium is Kenny Gray. Doors open at 6.15pm and the service starts at 7pm followed by a healing circle. Everyone welcome.

Friends of Dollar Park

The annual general meeting of Friends of Dollar Park takes place in the Committee Rooms, Falkirk Town Hall on Tuesday at 7.15pm. All welcome.