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Explore The Kelpies

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

Visitor Centre

Ideally located for an excellent view of the Kelpies, the Visitor Centre is the hub of The Helix. View

Filming & Photography Requests

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Supernova 5K Run Postponed

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How to get Here

So you want to come and see the magnificent Kelpies, and their home The Helix Park, for yourself? We are ideally located in the central belt of Scotland - around 19 miles from Edinburgh and 35 miles from Glasgow airports. View

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Kelpie Tours

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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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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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The Helix, Home of The Kelpies

Falkirk, FK2 7ZT
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Plaza Cafe

The Plaza Café is an indoor/outdoor space that sits in the heart of Helix Park overlooking our lagoon. View

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Purple Tuesday

Today is Purple Tuesday; a national day of action focusing on the customer experience for disabled people. 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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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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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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Falkirk Community Trust Christmas 2020

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Explore the Area

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Team Volunteering

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The Helix

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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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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

Group Booking Terms & Conditions

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Museums

Visit Callendar House- Timeslots

Thursday, 10 Sep 20 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

Volunteering at Falkirk Community Trust

The Helix welcomes volunteers throughout the year. View

School Booking Terms & Conditions

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Visit Callendar House - Relaxed Sessions

Friday, 11 Sep 20 at 14:30 PM Callendar House View

Your Library Visit

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Coronavirus Update

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About the Helix

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

Pay Per Visit

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Pre and Post Workshop Activities

All self-led workshops instructions include recommendations for pre and/or post visit activities for the classroom. View

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The Mariner Centre Reaches for the Stars!

Exceptional staff hospitality and improved facilities are two highlights that helped to improve the star rating of the Mariner Centre at the recent Visit Scotland inspection resulting in a four star rating. View

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Winter Exhibition

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Birthday Parties

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How to get here

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Booking Information

Booking and cost information for Our School workshops. View

Schools

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Meerkat Movies

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Callendar House

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Georgian Kitchen

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Muiravonside Park

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Thank You

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Library Online

Even when your local library is closed, you can still access books, magazines, and audiobooks from home. You can even study for your driving theory test online with Theory Test Pro. View

Finding Aids

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Life On The Antonine Wall

Through activity learning, pupils will learn why and how the Antonine Wall was built and imagine what life was like for soilders stationed at the wall. View

Join your local library

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Life At Callendar House

Pupils re-enact the past by adopting jobs at Callendar House from different periods in history. View

Healthy Eating

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Health and Fitness Live Stream App

Download the brand new "Falkirk Trust app" featuring live streamed classes and catch up with on demand services. With the new app you'll always have your Health and Fitness membership ready at the touch of a button. View

Silent Film Festival 2014

It's been another record breaker! Huge thanks to everyone who made the fourth Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema (HippFest) a special event that people all over the country were talking about. View

Care Words Volunteer

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Terms & Conditions

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Clubs

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Home Library Service

Can't get to the library? Let the Library come to you! View

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Zetland Park Tennis Courts

Zetland Park, Grangemouth, FK3 9DQ
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Research

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Great Place Digital Heritage Placement

Great Place Digital Heritage Placement View

12 For 10

Take advantage of our offer and get 12 gym sessions for the price of 10! View

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Callendar House

Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR
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FAQs

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Library buildings opening to the public

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Helix Visitor Centre Statement 31 October 2020

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Dollar Park Tennis Courts

Dollar Park, Falkirk FK1 5SQ
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Visual Art and Craft Maker Awards

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Museums Exhibitions

Winter Exhibition

Saturday, 28 Nov 20 at 10:00 AM Callendar House View

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Mariner Centre

Glasgow Road, FK1 4HJ
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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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Newparks Farm at Muiravonside Country Park Announcement

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September Brochure

September Hippodrome Brochure View

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Glad to Help! Gladiators Volunteers on to Pastures New

We could not be more grateful to our small legion of volunteer gallery invigilators, who joined the staff at Callendar House between May and October 2019 for Falkirk Community Trust’s flagship summer exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets. 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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Our Health, Fitness and Sports Reopening Plans

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Kinneil Museum Statement

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Callendar House Tea Room reopening Statement

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Grangemouth Library Appointment Slot

Thursday, 17 Sep 20 at 11:00 AM Grangemouth Library: By Appointment Only View

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

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“Our Stories” brings Falkirk area heritage to life

Explore stories and videos about our local heritage on our new Our Stories website, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. View

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Three Libraries. One app. All Free with your library membership.

From November 1st library members will be able to access audiobooks, magazines and eBooks from their mobile device, all in one handy app. View

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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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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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Health & Fitness Update

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Active Schools projects awarded funding from the YOYP National Lottery Fund

We’re delighted that two of our Active Schools projects have each been awarded £10,000 from the @YOYP2018 #NationalLottery Fund to help young people #SparkAChange in their lives! View

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Bo’ness and the Birth of the Industrial Revolution

Falkirk celebrates the local birthplace of one of the most important inventions in technological history. View

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‘Best Cinema Experience in Scotland’ Winner!

The Hippodrome is very excited to announce that we won ‘Best Cinema Experience in Scotland’ at The Scottish Hospitality Awards this year. View

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Health & Fitness Update 18 September

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We are getting ready

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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 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

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Phase 3 Announcement

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Update on the Re-opening of Falkirk Community Trust Buildings

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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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Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Programme is Announced

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

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