195 – 203 High Street

These five shops and the building that they sit within have been comprehensively repaired and improved. The roof of the building has been re-slated, leadwork has been repaired and renewed, stonework has been repaired and re-pointed and rainwater goods have been repaired. The chimneys have been repaired and windows have been reinstated to their original…

183 High Street

183 High Street (High Street News) has been awarded a THI grant to repair the exterior of the property and to reinstate a traditional shopfront. During the course of the repair works a previous shop sign and decorative paintwork was uncovered. This sign will be retained behind the new shopfront signage, preserving this feature into…

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…
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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,…
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Picturing Our Steeple Art Project

2014 is the Bicentenary of our town Steeple. This project is an opportunity for local schools to have fun learning about Falkirk Steeple – when it was built, how is has been used and why it is an important building in the town. Primary 6 or 7 pupils will work with artist Susheila Jamieson investigating…
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Training Opportunities

Alongside all of the physical regeneration work that will take place through the THI, there will also be a number of training and work opportunities linked to the conservation of traditional buildings. These will include: Training placements for local young people, working with successful building contractors; Traditional building skills workshops and courses, aimed at up-skilling…
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Public Realm

Improving the Public Realm in the Town Centre is an important aspect of the Falkirk THI. Because people are attracted to and enjoy living, working and visiting historic, locally distinctive and well-kept places, the THI aims to improve the economic and social success of Falkirk Town Centre by creating a high-quality urban environment where people…
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Building Repair Grant Scheme

The Building Repair grant scheme is an important part of Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative. It aims to preserve and enhance the appearance of Falkirk Town Centre through repairing and maintaining buildings and features that give the area its special architectural character and sense of place. The THI is able to offer grant funding for up…