Traditional Skills in the Spotlight

Traditional building skills demonstrations are taking place in Falkirk’s historic town centre this week. The event is being organised by Forth Valley Traditional Buildings Forum to raise awareness of the traditional building skills and materials involved in maintaining the historic buildings in Falkirk town centre and across Scotland. The free event will be in Falkirk…

New Town Centre Tour Guides!

After months of preparation, our new Tour Guides are ready to start! Next month our 8 new Guides will deliver walking tours of Falkirk’s historic town centre for the first time. The Guides have achieved a lot over the last couple of months. They have completed their training with the Scottish Tour Guide Association and…

Public Realm Improvements Start This Month!

This month the THI public realm improvement scheme will start. The year-long £1.467m project represents a significant investment in the physical appearance and appeal of the town centre as a shopping and tourism destination. The scheme works include the repair and restoration of Falkirk’s historic pends and closes, resurfacing of some streets and footpaths and…

20 – 24 Kirk Wynd

20 - 24 Kirk Wynd is a vacant property which was formerly known as Austin's Sports Bar. With the assistance of a THI grant, the upper floors of the building awill be converted into residential use. This is the only THI grant funded project that is bringing vacant floor space back into use. Externally, the…

195 – 203 High Street

These five shops and the building that they sit within are currently being repaired and improved. The exterior of the building will have comprehensive repairs carried out, including re-slating of the roof, repair and renewal of leadwork, stone repairs, re-pointing works and rainwater goods repairs. The chimneys will be repaired and windows will be reinstated…

Falkirk THI Training Programme 2016/17 – book now!

  The Falkirk THI Training Programme for 2016/17 is now available to view at the following link: Falkirk THI Training Programme Come along and learn more about looking after your traditional building with free seminars on property maintenance issues such as tackling damp, repairing draughty windows, and organising common repairs. We are also offering heavily subsidised training…

Steeple Golden Cockerel Returns!

The ‘Cock o’ the Steeple’ has returned to its perch! If you were on the High Street yesterday you may have seen something shiny at the foot of the Steeple. The Steeple cockerel was returned to the iconic local building after repairs and re-gilding. The restoration and conservation work to the Steeple is still on…