Falkirk Steeple Restoration Work About to Start

Refurbishment work of Falkirk’s iconic Steeple is set to go ahead. Starting later this month £748k refurbishment work will be carried out by award-winning Glasgow based specialist conservation company Land Engineering over a 39 week period.

Situated in the High Street of the town, the current landmark stands approximately 140 feet high and has dominated the town’s skyline for over 200 years.

32-36 Newmarket Street

32-36 Newmarket Street is the first of our Small Building Repair Projects to start on site. We do not know when the building was built, but plans were made for alterations to the building in 1914 by architect James Strang and in 1938 by James Gavin Callander. Repairs to the building include external fabric repairs to…

Falkirk Public Realm: Have your say!

Our plans for improvements to the Public Realm are now ready for public consultation. We would like to hear your views on these improvements, such as proposed new surfacing and lighting on Vicar Street, Kirk Wynd, Manor Street, Cow Wynd and the historic lanes and closes. We will be in the Howgate Shopping Centre from…

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9-11 Vicar Street

9-11 Vicar Street is the second of our 'Priority Projects' to start on site. The building was erected in 1870 and was initially used as Parish Council Offices. The Historic Environment Scotland listing describes it thus: Circa 1870. Renaissance, 2-storey 5 window, channelled ground floor with pilastered openings, central arched doorpiece with pediment. 1st floor…
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6-8 Cow Wynd

Thomas Johnston butchers at 6 - 8 Cow Wynd is one of the oldest buildings at the High Street end of the wynd. It was identified as one of the ‘Priority Projects’ of the THI and is now complete! This is the first of our ‘Priority Projects’ to commence on-site and it incorporates a new,…

Falkirk’s Stories in Stone!

The architecture of Falkirk town centre is very diverse and many building have a fascinating history. The Falkirk THI invited architecture students from Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to take part in a project looking at the architecture of the town centre in more detail. The students were asked to think creatively about the buildings…

Your Town, Your View Through the Lens

Every year Falkirk Delivers holds a photography competition in Falkirk, and this summer we are teaming up with them for ‘Your Town, Your View Competition’. We want to find out what Falkirk town centre means to its local residents. As the people who use, live and work in Falkirk we want to see how you…

Pupils Visit Steeple Exhibition

This week Primary 7 pupils from Carmuirs Primary School visited the Our Falkirk Steeple Exhibition in the Howgate Shopping Centre. Last academic year the pupils took part in the Picturing Our Falkirk Steeple Art Project where they explored the history of this local icon through art. Working with artist Susheila Jamieson the pupils from Carmuirs, Laurieston,…