Swashbuckling adventure on Falkirk High Street

Swashbuckling adventure came to Falkirk’s High Street on Saturday as pesky pirates and pretty princesses descended on the town centre.

Captain Barbossa and his crew from The Scurvy Shark were around for the fourth annual parade.

Pirates take over the High Street!

Pirates take over the High Street!

Due to strong winds, the arts and crafts took place inside the Howgate shopping centre with lots of face painting and pirate hat making to keep youngsters entertained, as well as a treasure hunt.

However, the weather didn’t deter the crowds and everyone wrapped up warm, determined to enjoy the popular afternoon, once again organised by Falkirk Delivers.

Staff in shops and cafes also joined in the fun getting into the spirit of the afternoon by dressing up – with no reports of anyone having to be press-ganged into taking part.

Town centre manager Alastair Mitchell said the event was a huge success.

He said: “It was absolutely marvellous and has definitely become a very popular date in the calendar with people of all ages. The town centre was awash with swashbuckling pirates and pretty princesses.

“Q Theatre always put on a marvellous show. They tell us that the reaction they get from the crowds in Falkirk is they best they ever receive.”