Falkirk news from Thursday, July 17

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Domino League

Fairplay Domino League week 15 results: Roman Bar B 8, Railway 4; Legion B 5, Tam Bain 7; Anchor 6, Bluebell 6; Clachan 9, Roman Bar A 3; Aitkens 2, Mill Inn 10; Star Inn 8, Bowhouse 4; Scotia 5, Legion A 7.

Annual Meeting

The annual general meeting of Friends of Dollar Park will be held in the committee room in Falkirk Town Hall on Tuesday. It starts at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.

Friendship Club

Falkirk Solitaire Friendship Club hosts dancing to live music for over 60s in the Park Hotel every Sunday night from 8 p.m. For more information about the club contact Isabella on 07846 963901 or Marion on 07976 975887.

Olivet Evangelical

Sunday services begin with Communion at 10.30 a.m. followed at 11.15 a.m. by the All Age service with Martin Jones of Falkirk. At 6 p.m. it is time for Prayer Fellowship and at 6.30 p.m. the joint evening service at Olivet with Grahamston Evangelical Church with speaker Douglas Moodie of Bridge of Allan. On Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. it is time for Prayer Fellowship with a short Bible message lead by Martin Jones. The Holiday Club for primary school children runs from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 between 10 a.m. and noon each day. It will be led by Dave Bremner of GO YOUTH TRUST. The ‘Who’s the best’ theme this year is linked to the Commonwealth Games. The Holiday Club prizegiving will be on the Friday at 7 p.m.

Support Group

The Bereaved By Suicide support group meets on an informal basis on the last Monday of each month between 6 and 8.30 p.m. in the offices of Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health in Victoria Road. Experienced counsellors welcome anyone who has experienced the loss through suicide of a person close to them, family, partner or friend. Counselling can also be offered within FDAMH for one to one support. For further details contact Neil Sowerby at carers@fdamh.org.uk or on (01324) 67100 or NHS Forth Valley Spiritual Care Team 24/7 on 07824 460882.


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

Trinity Church

This Sunday’s service commences at 11 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Robert Allan. The theme for this month is “Church Matters” and this Sunday will focus on The Church and Change. Tea, coffee and fellowship are available in the main hall following the service. During July and August the church will be open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 1.30 and 3.30 p.m. for visitors to come inside and view the building, wander around our historical grounds or just to sit in the Sanctuary for reflection or prayer. All are welcome. Our Holiday Club for primary age children runs between August 13 and 15, 6.30 - 8.30 p.m., in the Hallglen Centre and followed by a special event on Saturday, August 16, with games, puppets, magic, a challenge and a picnic with treasure hunt. At 4 p.m. that day the church is delighted to welcome the National Youth Choir of Scotland to the Faw Kirk who will be performing ‘Sixty Minutes of Song’. Tickets priced £5 (£3 children/school pupils) are available from the Church Office or at the door on the day. The M’eating Place Café is now closed for its summer break and will reopen on Monday, July 28.

District Ramblers

Stirling, Falkirk and District Ramblers will be heading for Pitlochry on Sunday for the Clunie Walk and Pitlochry Jaunt. Walkersd are asked to meet at Stirling’s Linden Avenue car park at 9:30am or the Pitlochry Festival Theatre car park at 11 a.m. The B walk is a steep climb up Fonab Hill, mostly on good tracks through a mixture of forest and open moorland, ascending 1400 feet. The C walk is on good tracks, ascending 500 feet. Walk leader is Hilary Thomson on 01786 472726 or 07834529694 or hilarydthomson@gmail.com and Colin Thomson on 01786 472726 or 07702636505.

Braveheart Walks

Bravehearts Monthly Walk on Tuesday, July 22 will take place at The Milk Barn. We will be joined by Falkirk Rangers along the walk to listen to some interesting facts about the area and wildlife, and perhaps grab an ice cream on the way back. The Milk Barn is at Glen Farm, Glen Village, Falkirk FK1 3AA. We will be meeting at The Milk Barn Car Park, 1.15 p.m. to start our walk for 1.30 p.m. This walk will be around three to four miles long. Don’t forget to come prepared for our Scottish climate. Looking forward to seeing you all there. For further information please call (01324) 673703. You get to see some lovely sites on Braveheart’s walk around Callendar Park every Monday, leaving from Callendar House at 2 p.m. You can take a slow 30 minute (average) walk or a one hour walk of more brisk pace. Why not come along and enjoy the beautiful sunny scenery with our current walkers and Walk Leaders. For more information on our new Callendar walk please contact (01324) 673703. Our Middlefield walk leaves from Falkirk Community Statium at 7 p.m. every Thursday, where we enjoy a nice stroll around the lovely surroundings of the Helix. Our Walk Leaders look forward to seeing you there. For more information dial (01324) 673703.

Step Forth

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 walk s at the beautiful Kinneil estate in Bo’ness every Monday and Thursday at 10.30 a.m. and Tuesday at 2 p.m. All leave from Kinneil museum. Bo’ness also has a Monday evening walk which leaves from the car park across from the post office at the foreshore at 7 p.m. 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 7 p.m. 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

Our health walks leave the front doors of Falkirk Football Stadium every Monday at 10 a.m. the walks are split into a faster or slower walk. Both are lead my our volunteer walk leaders. This is a great way to explore the Helix with a group and its free. For more information email stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Buggy Walks

Every Monday at 1.15 p.m. 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. Its a lovely way to meet other mums. Walk is run by our volunteers and is free. All children should be in a buggy. For more information contact stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Nordic Walking

Through this part of the Falkirk Herald, our walkers can find out where to meet every week and if there is anything new planned. Next week’s walks are Tuesday, July 22, 6.30 p.m. meet at Falkirk Football Stadium. Wednesday, July 23, 1 p.m. Forth Valley Royal Infirmary (there may be a problem parking so meet at bottom of first car park and not at the bungalows). Monday walk leaves from Falkirk Stadium as usual at 10 a.m. Please check our face book page for Thursday fast walk. for more information or training dates contact Barbara on (01324) 504556 or e-mail stepforth@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

New Spiritualist

The service in Westfield Community Centre on Saturday, July 19, welcomes Margaret Purves from Glenrothes. Open Circle after the meeting. All welcome. The service starts at 7 p.m. and entry is £3. www.falkirkspiritualistchurch.webs.com