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Scotland's Kelpie Maquettes come home

Following more than 6 years of international globe “trotting” taking in visits to New York, Chicago, Milan and London. The original 1:10 scale maquettes designed by sculptor Andy Scott will return to the Helix Park, Falkirk on Monday 24 February and for the first time will meet the full size 30m high sculptures on site. View

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Scottish Water floods Callendar Park (with Volunteers!)

A hardy team of 14 Scottish Water employees, led by Gillian McFarlane, volunteered over 56 hours of their time on the 12th of November to help improve Callendar Park. View

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The Helix has been around since 2003, born from an idea to create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local communities. We'd like to think that we've come a long way since then, and made some great achievements in that time. View

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Denny Sports Centre Closure

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Short Story Competition

The Great Place Falkirk is inviting you to take part to the most exciting competition of the 2021! Can you tell a captivating story in 500 words? View

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Volunteers Week - Step Forth

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Falkirk Community Trust is saddened by the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip.

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Message from Maureen Campbell OBE, Chief Executive, Falkirk Community Trust

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We're recruiting for Fireworks Night!

Do you want front row seats to the best show in Callendar Park? We're recruiting volunteers to help us collect donations to continue Falkirk Community Trust's free annual fireworks display! View

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Gas supply issues in local area

An update from Falkirk Community Trust on our venues and the recent issues with gas supply in the local area. View

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Grangemouth Golf Course and outdoor play areas at The Helix Park, Muiravonside Country Park, Callendar Park and Kinneil Estate

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Happy New Year from everyone at Fire & Light 2020 Visions

Thank you for wrapping up your Hogmanay celebrations with us at Fire & Light 2020 Visions. We really enjoyed starting the New Year with a walk around the park with you all. View

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Grangemouth Sports Complex

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Library buildings opening to the public

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Health & Fitness Update 18 September

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Sports Centres reopening

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Hazel’s Active Forth Circuit

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OBE Award

Falkirk Community Trust's CEO, Maureen Campbell awarded OBE View

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Hallglen Sports Centre Briefing Note

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Phase 3 Announcement

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Group Booking Terms & Conditions

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Hippodrome Bo’ness to launch captioned screenings for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing

From October 2018 the Hippodrome Cinema will be introducing screenings with captions for D/Deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. View

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September Brochure

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HippFest Postponed

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Falkirk Community Trust Update - Cancellations

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Falkirk Community Trust announcement

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Grangemouth Sports Complex Gym Election Centre Closure

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Outdoor Theatre Is Back This Summer!

Falkirk Community Trust has announced that a new programme of Outdoor Theatre will be back this year and tickets are on sale now. Two new shows are set to head on stage this July to take audiences on an adventure never to be forgotten. View

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Mariner Centre Pool Closed for a Few Days

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School Booking Terms & Conditions

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Celebrating our volunteers - FCT's first ever Volunteer Social!

Here at Falkirk Community Trust we truly appreciate all that our hard-working and dedicated volunteers do for the community of Falkirk, so this year we wanted to make sure that they knew that too! View

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Grangemouth Golf Course and The Helix Park, Muiravonside Country Park, Callendar Park and Kinneil Estate.

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Reopening Plans

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Customer Update 19.03.21

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Falkirk Community Trust has announced that Maureen Campbell OBE will stand down as its Chief Executive on 31 August 2021.

Maureen has been instrumental in driving the Trust’s growth and success during the last ten years. Before taking on the role at Falkirk Community Trust, Maureen had been employed by Falkirk Council as Director of Community Services for 11 years. Neil Brown, who has been General Manager with Falkirk Community Trust since 2012, will take on the role of Chief Executive on Maureen’s departure and will lead the team to the successful transition to Falkirk Council by 1 April 2022. View

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Coronavirus Update

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Outlander Filming Locations

VisitScotland have today announced that their popular Outlander map has now been developed into a digital audio guide for fans to enjoy in their own homes or at the locations. They have partnered with GeoTourist to develop the guide which is free to download from the GeoTourist app. Featuring on the app are Callendar House and Muiravonside Country Park. View

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Victorian Falkirk

A sneak-peak into what life was like in Victorian Falkirk. View

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Further Emergency Scottish Government relief funds awarded to Falkirk Town Hall

Falkirk Community Trust is delighted to announce that Falkirk Town Hall (FTH Theatre), has received further funding of £45,832 in the latest round of emergency Covid-19 funds from the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland. View

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November Brochure

The November brochure has landed! You can download from here or browse through our brilliant programme online.. View

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Hippodrome Blog June 2021

The first of a regular blog post for our website from Alison Strauss, Arts Development Officer (Film and Media), Falkirk Community Trust – programmer of the Hippodrome year-round since it re-opened in 2009 and founding Director of the annual Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (2011 – present). View

Mental Wellbeing and Community Support

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Mountain Training Scotland

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The 10th HippFest Goes Online for 2021

Today (Tue 16 Feb) Falkirk Community Trust announced the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival’s 10th festival programme, Wed 17 – Sat 21 March 2021. The festival, which is affectionately known as HippFest, is usually housed in Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema The Hippodrome in Bo’ness. View

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Reopening Statement – April 2021

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Falkirk Community Trust says Thank you to over 1000 Local Volunteers

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Home Library Heroes

While much of Falkirk Community Trust has been locked down during the past three months, the Home Library Service team have been working hard to provide a service to hundreds of vulnerable library users View

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FTH Theatre Set for An Enchanting Christmas With Beauty and the Beast

Panto is back at FTH Theatre this Christmas with the magical Beauty and the Beast. It is not just Panto that is back – FTH favourites Barbara Bryceland (as Fairy Fiona), Scott Watson (as Wee Frankie McClunkey) and Derek McGhie (as Callum Kelpie) are returning for more festive fun, with tickets on sale from 1 September for the show running from Friday 10 to Wednesday 29 December 2021. View

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Latest Blog by Fatima, a refugee from Syria currently living in Falkirk.

This month’s Hippodrome blog is a guest entry by Fatima, a refugee from Syria currently living in Falkirk.   The local charity – Friends of Scottish Settlers – put me in touch with Fatima who attended one of our Hippodrome screenings of BAFTA-nominated Limbo (2020).  Fatima’s mother tongue is Arabic but she has written this blog in English. View

Silent Film Festival 2016

The 6th Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema was the Festival's most ambitious yet - with over 2000 tickets sold, 7 shows completely sold out, and a string of 4 and 5 star reviews. View

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The Georgian Bread Bake!

Come along and try your hand at making bread over the campfire with local outdoor education charity, Under The Trees Ltd. View

How the Challenge works

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The Bookbug Library Challenge

Collect beautifully-illustrated keepsake certificates to reward your wee one’s reading. They're a lovely reminder of all the times you’ve snuggled up and read together. You can participate in the Challenge right up until your youngster is in primary school. View

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Stenhousemuir Sports Centre Proposal

With general attendance levels at Stenhousemuir Sports Centre falling over recent years and the realisation that there is currently a great demand for a gymnastics facility in the Falkirk area, Falkirk Community Trust are currently consulting with Stenhousemuir Sports Centre customers on the potential to convert this facility into a specialist gymnastics facility. View

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Falkirk Archives maintains accredited status

As the first archive in Scotland to be granted accredited status in 2014, Falkirk Archives is delighted to have retained its accredited status following a review carried out in June by members of the National Records of Scotland and the Scottish Council on Archives. View

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Work in progress on Falkirk’s Great Place project

Following a successful bid for the largest Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place grant awarded in Scotland, planning is moving ahead on the Falkirk Great Place scheme with the hiring of Project Coordinator, Helen Rashad, who is now in post. View

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National Lottery Cinema Day is back in 2019!

The Hippodrome is taking part in The National Lottery Cinema Day once again and we are super excited to be able to offer you guys a FREE film... View

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October Brochure

The October brochure has landed! You can download from here or browse through our brilliant programme online.. View

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BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ panel to face Falkirk locals as show comes to the Falkirk Wheel

BBC Radio 4 show ‘Any Questions?’ is to be broadcast live from The Falkirk Wheel on Friday 8th November 2019. The show, which offers local people a chance to ask questions and influence debate, will follow the 8pm news and be repeated on Saturday 9th at 1.10pm. Listeners will also have a chance to join in the debate during the Saturday ‘Any Answers?’ phone-in at 2pm. View

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December Brochure

The December brochure has landed! You can download from here or browse through our brilliant programme online.. View

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It is with regret that Falkirk Community Trust has decided to suspend all services from Wednesday 18th March until further notice.

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Parks

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Falkirk Community Trust Christmas 2020

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Hippodrome Reopening

We are delighted to announce that we are hoping to reopen the much loved and missed Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness on Friday 18 December.  This is subject to confirmation of the Falkirk area moving into the Scottish Government’s Tier 2 and also completion of local health and safety tests. View

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Hippodrome Reopening

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Customer Statement 06.01.21

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International Women's Day 2021

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Hazel’s Strength & Balance Workout

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Happy Hippo-birthday!

The Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness will be celebrating ten years since its high profile restoration and re-opening in April 2009 View

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HippFest Celebrates the Success of its First Online Festival

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Falkirk Community Trust Staff Supporting NHS Forth Valley

Since Autumn of 2020, Falkirk Community Trust (FCT) has been supporting several NHS Forth Valley programmes, including Flu Vaccination, COVID Vaccination, Mobile Testing Units and a Fixed Asymptomatic Test Site involving several Trust operated sites. View

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Great Place Falkirk Online Events

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Winner of Business Archive Council Grant announced

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Green Flag Award 2016

We are very proud to announce that The Helix has been awarded our very first Green Flag Award! View

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Health & Fitness Update

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Bo’ness Recreation Centre

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Falkirk Community Trust urges park visitors to beware of frozen water this winter

With the drop in temperatures many of the ponds are freezing across our parks and although it may seem safe, we urge all visitors to avoiding walking on what will in fact be fairly thin ice. View

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Reopening Information – Health & Fitness and Sport

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A second chance to see the work of local artists at Callendar House

While many of us were home baking during lockdown, a group of fabulous local artists were busy creating and adapting their work for Winter 2020, Falkirk Community Trust’s first new Callendar House exhibition since the building closed in March 2020. The exhibition was only open for a matter of weeks before we were forced to close the House due to the second COVID-19 lockdown. View

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Falkirk Community Trust Update

On 20 January 2021, Falkirk Council, decided to manage all the services delivered by Falkirk Community Trust from 1 April 2022. These services include the cultural, recreational, sports and library services that the Trust has been managing, on behalf of the Council, since the Trust was established in 2011. View

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We are getting ready

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Enter the Dragon Blog July 2021

This month’s Hippodrome blog is a guest entry by Stirling-based Jack Ferguson, age 26-years, who writes about his visit to the Hippodrome to see Enter the Dragon, the first in the Black Enough season playing throughout July. View

Get Creative

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How-to do HippFest

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Falkirk Explored App

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Adventure Days

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What's On

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Explore Art in the Outdoors

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Go-Card

Our new concessionary scheme is out now - sign up today and access concessions across lots of activities and facilities, from cinema tickets to gym memberships. View

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Sound of Metal Blog July 2021

This blog post is by Manjeet Cross who visited the Hippodrome in June to see Sound of Metal along with fellow members of the Forth Valley Sensory Centre ‘Talk and Sign’ Group, coordinated by Linsey Stock. Although the group’s activities have temporarily moved online, members got together for this cinema visit as part of one of their weekly sessions. View

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HippFest Launches 2019 Programme

HIPPODROME SILENT FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES 2019 PROGRAMME View

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HippFest Launches 2019 programme

Tickets for the 9th Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, held at Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema in Bo’ness, are now on sale. View

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Falkirk Community Trust shortlisted for 3 industry awards

This morning the winners were announced online in the prestigious Community Leisure UK Awards 2020 which aims to champion and showcase the outstanding achievements of member trusts throughout the 2018/19 year View

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Falkirk Explored

Falkirk Explored is your ticket to go out and explore the best of the Falkirk area! This interactive mobile app for iOs and Android phones, will help you discover a variety of walking and cycling trails along the Falkirk District. View

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Emergency Scottish Government relief funds awarded to Falkirk Town Hall

Falkirk Community Trust is delighted to announce that Falkirk Town Hall (FTH Theatre), has received a total of £73,690 from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland. View

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Zetland Park and Dollar Park Tennis Courts Now Open

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Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Scoops Silent London Awards

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New COVID Testing Centres To Open For People Without Symptoms

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HippFest Celebrates the Success of its First Online Festival

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, organised by Falkirk Community Trust, is celebrating the success of its 10th festival and first edition online. View

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HippFest 2019 Opening Film Announced

• Rare screening of ROB ROY (1922) to open HippFest on Wed 20 March • Tickets on sale from 12 noon on Friday 30 November • HippFest 2019 runs from Wed 20 to Sun 24 March 2019 View

Damian’s Strength & Balance

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Booking Information

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Love and Kisses Walk or Cycle

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A Taste of Silents Ticket Offer

Hippodrome Silent Film Festival creators announce their third season of films with live music. View

Terms and Conditions (Writing Rammy)

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Silent Film Festival 2012

Just under 2,000 tickets were snapped up by locals and visitors to Bo'ness attending the Hippodrome's second festival of silent film last year, and its centenary birthday celebrations on the 11th March. View

Making a Complaint

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Healthy Eating

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FAQs Falkirk Science Festival

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11.08.21 Customer Statement

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TASTE OF SILENTS SEASON 2021 ANNOUNCED

HippFest, the Hippodrome's annual festival of silent film is delighted to announce details of its autumn season of silent films accompanied by some of the world's most respected silent film musicians playing live at the Hippodrome. View

Library Visits & Resources

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Welly Walk at the Helix

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Class Descriptions

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Relaxing Sounds of Nature Walk

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Libraries are back!

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FAQs

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Outdoor Theatre FAQs

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Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Programme is Announced

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival celebrates the new roaring twenties - in 2020! View

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Damian’s Active Forth circuit

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Callendar Park Activity Trail

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Return your lockdown loans

Do you still have library books, audiobooks or DVDs lurking at home from before lockdown? Don’t worry, get them back to us and you won’t face any fines or charges. We understand that it hasn’t been easy, or possible, for many people to get back in to see us. You can return your items at any library in the area, regardless of where you borrowed them from. View

Active Schools Team

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Update on the Re-opening of Falkirk Community Trust Buildings

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Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (aka HippFest) is presenting Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate (1915) online on Saturday 28 November at 20:00 BST as part of the third edition of St Andrew’s Fair Saturday in Scotland. View

Carron Dams Heritage Trail

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Terms & Conditions

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Sports Fields & Pavilions

The Trust looks after a number of sports fields and changing pavilions throughout the Falkirk region. These are available for use by local and visiting clubs. View

Asking for Information

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Leisure Attendants (Casual) FLK07745

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Great Place: Events Volunteer

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Staying In Touch With Friends & Family

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Brush up on local history at Kinneil

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Taste of Silents

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Explore The Kelpies

The only way to get inside a Kelpie is on our Kelpies Tour! View

Leisure Maintenance Attendant - FLK07746

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Leisure Attendants (Casual) - FLK07742

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Great Place Projects Volunteer

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Events Volunteer

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Archives Aide

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Volunteer Sports Coach

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Conservation Volunteer

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Leisure Maintenance Attendant

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Leisure Attendant - FLK07744

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Booking and Sales Assistant - FLK07763

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Soft Play Assistant - FLK07740

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Customer Service Assistants - FLK07741

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LEISURE MAINTENANCE ATTENDANTS - FLK07738

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Callendar Park Green Team

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Great Place: Guiding Volunteer

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Community Sport Hub Volunteer

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Great Place Digital Heritage Placement

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Great Place Local Heritage Placement

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A Flavour of our collections

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Writing Rammy

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⚒ Community Archaeology Excavation of Zetland Park ⚒

Have you ever wanted to be part of a archeological excavation? Well, this is your chance to dig up a fascinating part of Grangemouth town's early history and to participate in its continuing story. View

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Music at the FTH Theatre, Falkirk this September

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Kinneil Museum Statement

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ROB ROY (1922) Silent Film to tour Scotland

The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest) is delighted to announce that it will tour the 1922 silent film version of Rob Roy with live music composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist David Allison to seven venues in Scotland including Stirling Castle where it was originally filmed. The tour is supported by Film Hub Scotland and will run until February next year. View

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Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood

We need you to vote! Falkirk is through to the last 10 for Britain’s Best walking Neighbourhood award. View

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Beasts of Burden

A poem by Robert Graham, posted with permission of the author, cited from his book “Before the Yes” (Friesen Press, 2021) distributed through Amazon Books. View

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Falkirk Community Trust shortlisted for three Industry Awards

Falkirk Community Trust (FCT) has been successfully shortlisted across 3 categories in the prestigious Community Leisure Awards 2020 to be held on Wednesday 20th May at the Science & Industry Museum, Manchester View

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CLARE GROGAN PRESENTS REEL WOMEN SEASON OF FILMS AT HIPPODROME BO’NESS

The Hippodrome has announced that multi-talented Scottish artist Clare Grogan will be presenting four films, showcasing the work of some of the most inspirational women film directors of recent years and all chosen by Clare as personal picks. View

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