16-18 Newmarket Street (Christian Institute)

The owners of the former Christian Institute were awarded a grant to carry out urgent stone and roof repairs. A structural mullion on the primary window was in danger of collapse. This was replaced and the stone carving matched to the original design. The windows of the upper floor were modern and warped as they…

Falkirk THI comes to a close…

Falkirk THI has come to a close, following 5 years of activity in the town centre   Thank-you! We are extremely grateful to everyone who has participated in Falkirk THI, from the grantees who carried out repairs to their buildings, to the volunteers who worked with us to deliver events and the local businesses and…

Town Heritage Trail

The website version of our town heritage trail app is now available!  https://falkirktownheritagetrail.co.uk/   Heritage Trail Leaflets To complement our heritage trail app, we have produced a printed booklet with fold out maps. 2 different tours take in over 30 historic sites around town. Pick these up from various locations around town, including the Howgate…

122 High Street

The owners of 122 High Street were awarded a THI grant to carry out repairs to the roof, external walls and windows of their property. The upper floors of the building had been empty for a number of years before it was bought by the current owner. The roof was in poor condition and had…

185-189 High Street

The owners of 185-189 High Street received a grant to carry out comprehensive fabric repairs to their building. This included the roof, a rear building and the shopfronts. Formerly known as the Cross Keys Inn, this building is famous for it's connection with Rabbie Burns. He spent the first night of his Highland Tour here…

4 Cow Wynd

The owners of 4 Cow Wynd received a grant to replace the modern shopfront with one which has a design based on an earlier shopfront. The existing shopfront was not particularly sympathetic to the building it was located within and the fascia (shop sign) was extremely large. The fascia dominated the shop and was not…

6 Vicar Street

6 Vicar Street was awarded a grant to carry out improvements to its shopfront. A 1930s shopfront had been covered over in the past with a large board over its fascia and the leaded glass clerestory. The clerestory was only discovered when the architect carried out some investigations to find out what was behind. The…

Kings Court Mews

The property had been empty prior to the THI-supported works. The THI grant has helped the owner carry our external repairs, to a conservation standard. This includes reinstating traditional sash and case windows and wooden shutters, repairing the stone and the rainwater goods (gutters and downpipes). Before external repairs were carried out the building was…

Falkirk THI Final Fling!

To mark the end of 5 years of restoration work and heritage activities, join us for a free event in the town centre. On Friday 3rd August, 11am-4pm, we will be setting up stall at the producers market in front of the Steeple. Free building repair drop-in surgery. Architects will be on hand to give out…