Motorists warned of delays as Argylls march through Falkirk town centre

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders will march through Falkirk
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders will march through Falkirk

Soldiers will be on parade in the heart of Falkirk as part of their farewell tour.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, now 5 SCOTS and part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, are taking part in a series of marches throughout their traditional Scottish recruiting areas this month.

Cheering crowds are expected to line the route tomorrow with the parade due to begin at 11 a.m. at the east end of the town near Callendar Riggs. It will then make its way along the High Street to Cockburn Street where it will follow the one-way system along Tanners Road into the car park at Falkirk Town Hall where it is expected to arrive at noon.

Provost Pat Reid, who has been working over the last two years to arrange the visit: “It will be an opportunity for the people of Falkirk to pay tribute.

“I’m sure people will come out in large numbers to show their support.”

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruption for a short time at various points during the parade.

A spokesman for Police Scotland Forth Valley division said traffic around the area of Callendar Riggs/East Bridge Street will be busier than normal from around 10 a.m.

They added traffic, with the exception of buses, coming into Falkirk along Camelon Road/West Bridge Street will be diverted left at traffic lights into Hope Street from 11.15 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. There will be no access onto Cockburn Street during these times.

Traffic coming from Hope Street onto Tanners Road/Cockburn Street will be stopped temporarily around 11.30 a.m. while the parade passes.

As the parade approaches the junction, traffic on Camelon Road will be stopped to allow the parade to pass safely into Falkirk Town Hall car park, where access will be restricted.

The spokesman said: “Road closures will only last a short period and your patience during this time is appreciated.”