Larbert successes in Football Fives

Grangemouth High School was the venue for the Company Section five-a-side football.

Willie Ballantine reports six companies were involved and, thanks to all who helped, the games ran smoothly.

In the senior section 2nd Larbert (Old Church) emerged ahead of 1st Polmont (Brightons Church), 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church), 8th Falkirk (Bainsford Church) and 1st Larbert (West Church).

In the junior section Larbert companies enjoyed a clean sweep with 1st, 2nd and 5th (Baptist Church) staying ahead of 1st Grangemouth and 1st Polmont.

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, if a little early, Falkirk and District Stedfast Association held a dinner on Saturday, November 28.

Members from as far afield as East Kilbride enjoyed the fellowship and a delicious meal.

President Fraser Binnie then led the company in some community singing reminiscent of the Scottish celebration in hand.

His wife, Helen, interspersed the singing with her story elling and repartee, in broad Scots, helping those present recall childhood events in poorer post war times.

If you would like to know more about the Association its secretary would be happy to provide details on 01324 553 413.

They now look forward in December to a Pantomime outing in Stirling.

Following the recent officers’ dedication service in Bainsford Church, nearly £100 from a collection there has been sent to Christian Aid for refugee relief.

Does anyone who reads this column have BB memories? If so I’d be delighted to hear of them.