Larbert & Stenhousemuir news from Thursday, January 29

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Tryst Centre

Tryst Community Education Centre is running Pilates classes every Tuesday noon to 1 p.m. The centre is also looking at starting a knitting or crochet group on a Monday afternoon. Beginners or experienced knitters can come along,have a tea/coffee and a chat. If interested, please call (01324) 503570.

Car Boot

The Dobbie Hall car boot sale takes place every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. till 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 8 p.m. 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

Bingo continues on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. The club is available for hire to accommodate birthday parties, weddings etc. and further information is available by calling the club after 6 p.m. on (01324) 552685.

East Playgroup

Larbert East Playgroup has vacancies for new members. The playgroup is for children of two years six months and upwards and runs on Tuesday to Friday at Larbert East Church from 9.20-11 a.m. There is also a Monday Twos club from 9.30-11 a.m. and a Toddlers Group goes ahead on a Wednesday from 9.30-11 a.m. 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 between 8.15-9 p.m.

Toddler Group

Toddlers, tots and Twos meets at Larbert Pentecostal Church in Broomage Avenue every Thursday. The facility is for 0-3 year olds and has a dedicated baby corner. It runs on Thursday mornings between 9.30-11 a.m. The cost is £1 per child and includes snacks. A warm welcome awaits and for further information call Alison on 07983 534424.

Aerobics Class

Aerobics and conditioning classes go ahead very Tuesday and Thursday in Larbert West Church from 6.25-7.30 p.m. Further information from Sheila on (01324) 634192, or 07859 933877.

Ochilview Bar

Tonight, Thursday, the quiz goes on as usual in the lounge of the former Warriors Club at 8 p.m. Entry is £1 and winning team takes all. The Play Your Cards Right game also features on the same evening.

Barbershop Singing

Sweet Harmony Barbershop Chorus meets for practice every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. 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 (01324) 832188. Or, if you would like the chorus to entertain your group, please contact secretary, Bill, on (01324) 712362. The chorus can also be contacted via their e.mail address, and further information at

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

Larbert Bowling

Members should note that the AGM will be held in the club on Wednesday, February 11, when a good turnout would be appreciated. Balance sheets are currently available for collection at the bar, which is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the off season. Meanwhile, the club would be happy to accommodate new members and information is available at the bar. Cash bingo goes ahead every Monday at 7.30 p.m. in the club’s 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. Walking Football goes ahead at Ochilview every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and 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. Why not pop in a give it a try or call the club on (01324) 562992.

Race Night

Stenhousemuir Bowling Club is holding a fundraising race night on Friday, February 20, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £3 and a buffet is included. Those wishing to purchase horses, priced £5, and tickets can do so at the bar. The AGM, meanwhile, will be held on Monday, February 16, at 7 p.m. prompt. The club would be delighted to welcome new members at the Church Street green and forms are available at the bar. The entry fee has been reduced to half price at the current time.

Quiz Night

Stenhousemuir F.C, are holding a quiz night in the Ormond Suite at the Ochilview stand on Friday, February 6, when doors open at 7 p.m. Entry is £20 for teams of four, but lesser numbers can go along and link up with others to form a team. The prize is £100 and various prizes are to be won in a raffle midway through the evening when sandwiches will also be available. To enter a team call Margaret Kilpatrick on (01324) 562992, Terry Bulloch on 07708 435032 or e mail

Lodge 295

The monthly meeting of the Battle of Britain Memorial LOL 295 was held in the usual venue last week when WM G McDonald welcomed a large turnout of brethern. RWM Bro H. Johnston and WM Bro A Paterson represented visitations from the County of the East and District 36 respectively. After correspondence was dealt with the Lodge moved on to the business of the 1st degree and two candidates were entered into the Orange Order. The working of the degree was carried out to the usual high standard by District 36 lecturers. A Harmony followed the close of the meeting when a collection for Erskine Hospital raised a few much needed pounds for this worthwhile charity. The next meeting takes place on February 19.

Lodge Carron

The Lodge held a very successful Burns supper on Saturday, January 24. A number of excellent artists entertained the full house in song and verse. The catering service was excellent and enjoyed by all. The raffle brought in a good sum which will be donated to a local charity. The lodge held an entered apprentice degree on Wednesday, January 28. Lodge Carron are working a Master Mason degree at Lodge Zetland 391 on Tuesday.

Carron Rotary

President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Vale of Carron Ken Drummond PHF welcomed members and guests, Sarah Tough and Lachlan McGowan to a monthly fellowship meeting at the Plough Hotel, Stenhousemuir. After a jolly meal Rotarian Frances Sharp introduced Sarah to the club as a possible prospective member. The club welcome visitors on Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping the community by joining Rotary, or want to learn more about us, contact Ken on 07786 067606, visit or the club website. Please also follow on Twitter @ValeofCarron and on Facebook.

Tryst Church

Tryst Community Church will meet on Sunday, February 1 in the Tryst Community Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir at 10 a.m. for a Communion Service followed by tea/coffee. This service will be led by Brian Liddle. Prayer Time will be on Tuesday at 8.15 p.m. If you would like to know more or to discuss the Christian faith call 07768 048446.

Probus Club

Despite the very cold day, 30 members of the Larbert and Stenhousemuir Probus Club welcomed Fraser Binnie and his party of entertainers from Grangemouth, hot-foot from their ‘gig’ at the Grangemouth Probus Club earlier on January 20. Together and separately and involving the audience, musical and choral homage was paid to the ‘Bard’ with solos from Ann, Wilma and Adam along with sets on the ‘sma’ pipes’ from Tom, with Fraser at the keyboard. Jim Muir a well known Burns entertainer and piper thanked the group for lifting spirits on the dreich day. Next meeting is on Tuesday in Larbert Bowling Club at 2 p.m. Christine Bell will highlight the efforts of Communities along the Carron to come together to improve the access, amenity and continuity for all to enjoy.

Salvation Army

Stenhousemuir Salvation Army Community Church welcomes all. Meeting as follows: Cornerstone Full Gospel Church Sunday Morning Worship from 10.30 a.m. to noon led by Mrs. Ruth Paton. Sunday Worship with the Salvation Army from 2.30-3.30 p.m. with a cup of tea before our meeting. Major John McCaffrey will be taking the meeting. Monday Home League from 1.55-3 p.m. led by Major John McCaffrey. Tuesday Headway Falkirk hold their Memory Group from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday Craft Group will be off until first Wednesday in February. Church Joint Prayer Group is every Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. The Friday Tea Room will be opened from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Stenhouse & Carron

The service on Sunday is at 11.15 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Bill Thomson. The Young Church (Sunday School) meet during the service and new members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be available in the hall after the service. The popular Wednesday Welcome awaits you in the hall at 10 a.m. All are welcome to have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and listen to the minister’s thought for the day. Ladeside Parents

Ladeside Primary School Parent Council (PALS) is holding a meeting on Monday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the school. Parents, grandparents and carers welcome. Further details available at

Grace Church

Services this coming Sunday in Carrongrange School are at 10.30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Communion will be celebrated at the morning service and Grace Kids also meet at 10.30 a.m. The weekly Prayer Meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) at 7.45 p.m. in the Dawson Mission when Fiona Welsh will speak on her work in Mozambique.

Larbert West

The service on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. is a joint service with members of Larbert Old and will be conducted by Rev. Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack. Creche and Sunday Club facilities for all children. Refreshments and fellowship in the hall after the service. All welcome. From 4-6 p.m. there is a Messy Church service of fun, activities, praise and a meal for all to finish off the event. A warm welcome to all individuals and families. The Guild meet on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. when the theme for the evening will be ‘The Julius Project’. The Prayer Group meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the lesser hall.

RSCDS Classes

Scottish Country Dancing class meets in the Age Concern Hall, Larbert from 7.30 to 9 p.m. on a Monday night. Beginners please refer to our classes in the Laurieston section. For further details ring Alison on (01324) 631363, or visit

Braveheart Walks

Every Tuesday, at 10.30 a.m. walks leave from FVRH, for an hour walk, or a slower 30 minute walk both finishing in the cafe afterwords. Also a Friday 10.30 a.m. 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.

Gospel Meetings

Gospel Meetings are being held in Stenhousemuir Sports Complex (FK2 8DN) on Sundays 6 to 7 p.m. and Fridays 8 to 9 p.m. All welcome contact 07871 776103.