Falkirk news from Thursday, June 18

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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Women’s Register

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. Wednesday, June 24 will be our planning meeting. New faces are very welcome. If you would like to come along please call Alison on (01324) 631363.


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 1-3 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 07985 461187.

Olivet Evangelical

Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. with Communion followed at 11 a.m. by a time of fellowship with refreshments. At 11.25 a.m. the All Age Service welcomes Jim Crooks of Dundee as guest speaker. The church prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. and followed at 6.30 p.m. by a special musical evening of praise with the gifted Clifford Haxton of Motherwell. This is a joint event with our friends from Grahamston Evangelical Church. On Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. is the second of three Bible studies on the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk. The Holiday Club for primary school children runs from August 3-7 in the Howgate Shopping Centre. Thank you to all who attended the preparation and planning meeting last Wednesday night and agreed to be involved.

Friendship Club

The Solitaire Friendship Club offers dancing to live music in the Park Hotel from 8 p.m. on a Sunday night. You will be made most welcome. If you wish to chat to someone about our club please phone Isabella on 07846 963901 or Marion on 07976975887. They will be pleased to hear from you.

Domino League

Fairplay Domino League week 15 results: Roman Bar A 7, Scotia 5; Clachan 8, Aunty Katies 4; Soo Hoose 5, Anchor 7; Aitkens 6, Ship Inn 6; Cheerz 5, Ellwyn 7; Legion 5, Mill Inn 7; Star Inn 8, Roman Bar B 4; Railway 6, Tam Bain 6.

Spiritualist Church

The New Falkirk Spiritualist Church, Westfield Community Centre, welcomes Medium Allison Reid from Livingston on Saturday at 7 p.m. All welcome. See www.falkirkspiritualistchurch.com for details.

Pain Group

Pain Association Scotland run monthly support groups for people with all forms of chronic pain. The focus is on helping you gain control and live more effectively with your pain as well as meeting others in the same situation. You do not need to be referred by your doctor. The next meeting is tomorrow (Friday) at 1.45 p.m. in the Sensory Centre, Camelon. For more information visit www.chronicpaininfo.org or phone 0800 7836059.

Carers Centre

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, 1A Bank Street, hosts a Carers Cafe every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and midday that offers the chance to meet and chat with other carers. For more information, or if you need more support with your role as a carer, please phone the office on (01324) 611510, e-mail centre@centralcarers.co.uk or visit www.carersfalkirk.org.uk.

Alzheimer Scotland

Our Summer Fayre in the Trinity Church Hall last Saturday raised the fantastic total of £1741.24. Our grateful thanks to everyone who came along to support us on the day and for all the kind donations that made the fayre possible. The funds will be used to directly help people with dementia and their families in our local community. The Falkirk Branch is hosting an Open Evening and AGM on Wednesday at the Maples, 33 Johnston Avenue, Stenhousemuir. Anyone interested in finding out more about what Alzheimer Scotland does in the Falkirk area is welcome from 5 p.m. onwards with the AGM at 7.30 p.m. Please call (01324) 559480 or e-mail falkirkservices@alzscot.org for more information.

Trinity Church

The service on Sunday commences at 11 a.m. and will be a family service led by Robert Allan and Kay Brown. Our summer BBQ will be held after the service. Some tickets for David Hamilton’s talk “The Science of Self Love” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. are still available priced £12 (£10 concession) from the church office. Telephone (01324) 611017 to order.

Spiritualist Church

The Pleasance Spiritualist Church meets in the Guide Hall off Cow Wynd. The Medium on Sunday is Fiona Boyle. Doors open at 6.15 p.m. and the service starts at 7 p.m. followed by a healing circle. Everybody welcome.

St Andrew’s West

This Sunday the prize-giving family service takes place at 11 a.m. when it is hoped all the children from the Crèche, Sunday School and Bible Class will be there to be presented with their awards. This marks the end of the current session, with summer Sunday School beginning on June 28. Evening Worship takes place at 7 p.m. as usual and will continue at the same time throughout the summer. The summer midweek fellowship begins on June 24. At 8 p.m. each Wednesday there will be a varied and interesting programme of speakers and topics highlighting different areas of ministry and mission. This will be preceded each week by the congregational prayer meeting at 7.30 p.m. Thanks to all who attended the concert by the Sine Nomine Singers on June 2. The singers from Valdosta in Georgia, USA were very well received and performed an uplifting and varied programme. A most enjoyable evening was had by all and, thanks to your generous donations, £600 was raised for Strathcarron Hospice.

Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to Falkirk Baptist Church Community Open Day on Sunday, June 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m where there will be a magician and entertainer. There will also be home baking, bouncy castle, puppet shows, a barbeque and various stalls. The event is free, so why not bring along your family for a fun time out! All welcome.

Monthly Walk

Braveheart’s June Monthly walk on Tuesday takes us to Banton, Kilsyth. This walk commences at the Colzium Park in Kilsyth shortly after 1.30 p.m. with parking at the pond on the left as you enter the park, for those meeting us there. The walk heads first towards Kilsyth to Takmadoon Road then follows a lade through the park towards Banton taking in Townhead reservoir. Paths are gravel or tarmacadam and only short inclines are present on the route. No cafes are near to our walk therefore please bring a picnic if you wish. Free transport provided leaving from Camelon Education Centre at 1 p.m. and Carron Co-op at 1.10 p.m. and returning around 4 p.m., it is essential you call to book your seat: (01324) 673703. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Braveheart Walks

Braveheart is holding its very own evening Big Fit Walk on Thursday, June 25 at the Helix Park, 7-8 p.m., meeting at Falkirk Stadium Car park to start our walk. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend or family member or a few! No need to sign up, just turn up. We look forward to seeing you all there. If you have any questions please call (01324) 673703. Middlefield - This wonderful walk around the Helix Park takes in the various sights and wildlife along the way, including the Kelpies themselves! Meeting in the Falkirk Stadium car park to start our walk for 7 p.m, our committed Walk Leaders and walkers look forward to seeing you there for some evening fresh air on this one hour long walk. Braveheart’s beautiful walk around Callendar Park every Monday, leaving from Callendar House at 2 p.m., will bring you back each week! You have the option of a slow 30minute walk or a one hour walk of more brisk pace. Come along and meet our 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 our Callendar Park walk please contact (01324) 673703.

Falkirk Writer’s Circle

The old session ended with the annual general meeting and the election of Ian Todd, our new chairman for the year. Many members introduced topics for discussion which will be considered at the first committee meeting on Tuesday, June 30 at Greenpark Centre. Meanwhile, a restful and enjoyable summer break is wished for all with the hope of inspiration leading to writing. There is a reminder that there is an informal gathering at the Cladhan each Tuesday to chat and catch up. Further details can be obtained from Isobel at (01324) 620048 or isobel.quinn@outlook.com.

Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to Falkirk Baptist Church Community Open Day on Sunday from 11 a.m.–1.p.m. where there will be a guest magician and entertainer. There will also be tea, coffee, home baking, various stalls, large bouncy castle and a barbeque. The event is free, so why not bring along your family for a fun time out! All will be made very welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.