Falkirk Steeple hits 200

Falkirk Steeple
Falkirk Steeple

A weekend of celebrations gets underway on Saturday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Falkirk Steeple.

Events include pipe bands, a street market, heritage games, and theatre is rounded off on Sunday at 4 p.m. with a concert by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

There will also be a stovies competition when the hunt gets underway to find the district’s best recipe.

Well known local artist – and Falkirk Herald Bairn cartoonist – Jim Barker will be doing children’s art in the former Officers Club unit in the Howgate from 12.30-3 p.m. on both days.

He will be showing youngsters how to turn photographs of the Steeple into cartoons. There will be a prize for the best one.

Don’t miss our great Falkirk Steeple supplement which begins on page 47.