We are the Steeple! Plan to clad High Street landmark in giant Falkirk scarf

Provost Pat Reid hopes a giant Falkirk scarf will decorate the Steeple
Provost Pat Reid hopes a giant Falkirk scarf will decorate the Steeple
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Residents are being urged to back their local team – by wrapping the Steeple in the biggest Falkirk scarf ever.

Provost Pat Reid conjured up the idea of bringing the people of the district together to create navy blue and white crotcheted or knitted panels and get them wrapped around the High Street landmark – which features on the football club’s badge.

The First Citizen told The Falkirk Herald: “It will be a way for those who perhaps won’t be attending the final, or have other interests, to show their support for the team and is something the whole community can embrace.”

Aided by wife Sandra, and council leader Craig Martin’s wife Senga, they will learn the skills needed to add their own efforts to the scarf.

It mirrors a campaign started online this week to have the Kelpies adorned in Falkirk’s colours.

Councillor Martin said: “The provost came up with the idea on the way back from Hampden, as both our wives crotchet.

“The Kelpies have been suggested – but what better than the Steeple which is also used in the club’s badge.”

Falkirk’s commercial manager Kieran Koszary said “Everyone at the club would love to see the iconic Steeple wrapped in the club’s colours.

“We are proud to have the Steeple as the club’s logo and to represent the full Falkirk community in the final.”

Donations of wool will be accepted at the Provost’s office, and panels should be 13 inches by 15 inches, and either white or navy.

“Who knows,” added Councillor Martin, “maybe it could reach a world record!”