Show Falkirk town centre a little love

Falkirk High Street is in the running for a major award
Falkirk High Street is in the running for a major award

Falkirk residents and shoppers are being asked to direct some high praise towards their High Street and talk up their town centre.

As part of The Falkirk Herald’s ongoing Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local campaign, people are urged to highlight the positive aspects of Falkirk High Street and support its bid to come out on top at this year’s Association of Town and City Management’s Great British High Street of the Year Awards.

Falkirk BID manager Alastair Mitchell, a long-time supporter and sponsor of the Herald’s Shop Local campaign, confirmed this week the town centre would be entering the competition. It has won a number of ATCM awards in the past.

Judges for the awards will assess Falkirk’s merits in due course, but The Falkirk Herald want readers to tell us what they love about their own town centre.

Herald editor Colin Hume said: “A great high street is a place the local community wants to visit for its shops, restaurants, cafes and local landmarks.

‘‘Our town centre is a place people meet, chat, relax, people watch and even celebrate at various times of the year.

“Falkirk hosts exciting events like the forthcoming Funny In Falkirk and For Falkirk’s Sake art festival and is filled with shoppers in the daytime and revellers in the evening, enjoying all the town’s night-life has to offer.”

‘‘And developments are also taking place in the other town centres across the district, with a range of improvements planned and various community events being held.

‘‘We know there is still some way to go in many areas but everyone has something they love about their high street and we want to hear your stories and see your pictures and videos.’’