Artist’s Residency Engagement Event

Three award-winning artists are producing a series of new artworks that celebrates Falkirk’s unique urban environment as part of a residency with the Falkirk THI Project. Working as RECOLLECTIVE, ALISON IRVINE, CHRIS LESLIE and MITCH MILLER are currently engaging local people to document the changes and improvements made to Falkirk Town Centre. Their work takes…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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,…