Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday,

Stenhousemuir town centre
Stenhousemuir town centre

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*East Church

On Sunday, the morning service is at 10.30am and will be led by Anne White. The Summer Sunday Club for three to 12 year olds meet in the Small Hall before the service. Crèche will be held in the Session Room. Tea/coffee is available in the hall after the service and the Traidcraft Stall will also be there. A Holiday Club for P2 - 7 will be held in the Church Hall, on Monday, August 10 August until Friday, August 14, from 10.15am till 12.30pm. For further details please contact Senga Smith (Tel; 01324 562785).

Prize Bingo

A prize bingo will be held in Larbert Bowling Club on Thursday, August 13, at 7pm. Entry is £1. This is a fundraising event for Vine Trust Projects in Tanzania. The work party leaves on September 1 and all the money raised will be used to buy building materials to help build houses for vulnerable young people, orphans and widows affected by HIV/AIDS.Please support this very worthwhile cause. To find out more, please go to or to donate directly to this work party go to Phoen E. Dick on 01324 556373.

Zumba Gold

With Carol continues at the Dobbie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-11.45am. (main hall). This class is suitable for beginners to exercise,active older participants or those seeking a slower paced lower impact zumba class. Just pop along 5-10minutes prior to class starting ( main hall) or e-mail  or contact my Facebook pages Zumba with Carol, Zumba Gold with Carol for more details. All classes are on over school summer holidays.

Holiday Club

Mega Makers Transformed’ Holiday Club for children going into P2-P7 will be held in Larbert East Church hall on Monday, August 10 till Friday, August 14, from 10.15am till 12.30pm. Further information can be found on Church website, or e-mail -

Community Church

Tryst Community Church will meet in the Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir on Sunday at 10am for a Special Service, led by Bill Davidson, with a focus on ‘A Time to Remember’. This will be especially for all who have experienced the grief and loss of a close family member or friend. Please feel free to come along and tell others about it too. We meet for our Prayer Time on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Centre. We would love to see you at either of these Services.

Stenhouse & Carron Church:

The service on Sunday is at 11.15am and will be led by the Rev. Bill Thomson. All are welcome to join in worship.

Car Boot Sale

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30am - noon and pitches cost £6 for one and £9 for two. Tables are available for anyone wishing to make some money from unwanted items and all money raised benefits the Hall Trust. For hall and pitch bookings call (01324) 570450.

Al Anon

A meeting of the above takes place every Friday in Larbert Old Church Hall at 8pm. The meetings allow people to share experiences and gain advice on coping with family members suffering from alcoholism. The group also meets in Grahamston United Church, Falkirk, on Monday evenings at the same time. For a local contact number call 0141 339 8884.

North Broomage

Slimming World consultant, Libby, invites ladies and gents and young adults aged 11 – 15 to join her very friendly group at the club every Tuesday at 7.30pm. She can be contacted on 01324 832152. Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7pm. The club is available for hire to accommodate Birthday parties, Weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6pm on 552685.

Larbert East

Larbert East Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The Playgroup is for children of two years six months and upwards and runs on Tuesday through to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20 -11am. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30 - 11am and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30 - 11am. Anyone interested in joining any of these groups will be welcomed at the church at the above times.

Badminton Club

The club meets in the games hall at Larbert High School every Monday from 8.15 - 9pm. The group would be happy to welcome new members – whatever the standard – and anyone simply.

Toddlers Tots and Twos

The above group at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue continues every Thursday. The facility is for 0 – 3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings between 9. 30 - 11am. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobic and Conditioning

Aerobics and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25 until 7.30pm. Those wishing to become toned fitter will be made welcome. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859933877.

Ochilview Bar

The old Warriors Club has resumed Friday night Bingo sessions and eyes-down is at 8pm prompt. Meanwhile, every Sunday at 3pm a domino competition goes ahead when the winner takes home a two pound steak pie and runner-up a quarter bottle of spirits. Entry is £1 and monies raised go to charity. Tonight, Thursday, the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge 8pm. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Dog Runs

Larbert man Jim Campbell has created a facility to take the worry out of dog walking. Jim has some six runs at the premises near Larbert viaduct where dog owners can exercise their pets in safety, without the fear of being molested by barely trained creatures roaming around. Jim already has owners using the runs and would be happy to supply further information on 01324 873498.

Barbershop Singing

Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus meets for practice every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Larbert East Church Hall (Kirk Wynd) when new members will be made most welcome. If you’d like to give it a go, ‘phone conductor, Ian, on 832188. Or, if you would like the Chorus to come and entertain your group or organisation, please contact secretary Bill, on new number 01324 333035. The Chorus can also be contacted via their email address, and further information is contained within their website,

Buddhism Meeting

Practitioners of Nichiren Bhuddism meet once a month in the Rotary Hall, Larbert – next to the Dobbie – and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Further information is available on website

Bowling Club

The Larbert Bowling Club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available from members or at the clubrooms. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30pm in the Pretoria Road premises.

Walking Football

Stenhousemuir F.C. Community Development Director, Jamie Kirk, would be delighted to hear from anyone over 50 wishing to enjoy a new initiative at the club. A new session of Walking Football has started and places are available at Ochilview on Wednesdays at 6pm. Given running with the ball is out of bounds it is ideal for those who feel they would benefit from a gentler form of the game as well as enjoying the social aspect. Tryst Dental Practice sponsors the local sessions where a cuppa can also be partaken. Jamie reckons describing the game does not do it justice and it is better to come along and witness it in practice. Why not pop in a give it a try or call the Football Club on 562992.

Stenhousemuir B.C.

Currently celebrating its 150th season when all games will be played at home, the club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green. Forms are available at the bar and the entry fee has been reduced to half price at the present time.

Summer Fayre

The 62nd Larbert Scout Group is holding a Summer Fayre in Larbert Old Parish Church Hall (next to Larbert Cross) on Saturday, August 15, at 11am. Something for all the family is promised and includes nearly new stall, jewellery, gifts, plants, assault course, numerous children’s games and much more. There will also be a visit from the Fire and Rescue Services, home baking, refreshments and, weather permitting, a number of stalls set up outside. Small donations will be gratefully received for the nearly new stall – unfortunately this does not include clothing, linen or electrical goods – and donors should contact Group Scout Leader, George Clark, on 07718 298199. All profits from the event will go to help with the upkeep of the scout hall and provide activities for the young people of the area throughout the year.

Salvation Army

Meetings are as follows for this coming week: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church meets Sunday from 10.30 - noon. Pastor Alex Paton will be leading the service! At 2.30 - 3.30pm Stenhousemuir Salvation Army hold their Sunday Worship. This week Corps Sergeant-Major Stuart Shaw will lead the worship. Monday Home League will be from 1.55 – 3pm. Guest Speaker will be Major Alma Thomas from Bo’ness Salvation Army. Headway’s Memory group is from 10 – 11am. If you know anyone who needs help because of Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury, please call 07400449433 and speak with Stuart. Our Wednesday Craft Group is from 1.30 - 3.30pm. We have our Joint Prayer Meeting from 7 – 8pm every Wednesday evening. We have a Men’s Breakfast Saturday, August 8 from 9.30 - 12.30pm. Please come join us in worship!


Polmont Hillwalking Club will be climbing up to four munros near Kinlochleven on Sunday, August 9. The munros will be Na Gruagaichean, Binnein Mor, Binnein Beag, Sgurr Eilde Mor. This is a long high level walk. If you are interested in joining us then please contact Andy Govan Tel. 01324 711915 or get more information at our website:


Lively walks in Larbert are full of friendly faces, who enjoy the scenery on several different routes around this area. Every Tuesday, 10.30am we leave from Forth Valley Royal Hospital, where there is a choice of an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwards. Also a Friday 10.30am walk, leaving from Stenhousemuir shopping centre, again you can join a slower 30 minute walk or brisker one hour walk, where you can meet everyone in the cafe after your walk. For more information call 01324 673703.