Falkirk’s “forgotten fallen” have finally been remembered. The names of more than 1650 servicemen and women have been added to the town’s war memorial in a £125,000 project, to be unveiled this weekend. The memorial, in the town’s Dollar Park, was first unveiled in 1926. Unlike other memorials, it didn’t individually name the locals who… Continue reading Town’s “forgotten fallen” finally remembered
Little Bethany Stevens (aged nearly 3) of Bo’ness checks out the bust of inventor James Watt on show at Bo’ness Library. It’s a part of an exhibition about the Scottish engineer – who came to the town to do early work to improve the steam engine. Watt’s cottage workshop still stands within Kinneil Estate. The… Continue reading Watt exhibition to run until end of September
Local firms employed to carry out Dollar Park project Work is underway to extend and refurbish Falkirk’s War Memorial in Dollar Park. New structures are being installed on site to properly list the names of the local men who died in both the first and second World Wars. The current war memorial – unlike other… Continue reading Work underway on war memorial revamp
A NEW push to attract tourists to Bo’ness got underway this week. Bo’net – which represents dozens of groups in the town - updated and republished its free map and guide to attractions in the area. Copies will be available from local libraries and other outlets in the district. Falkirk Council part-funded the 5,000 colour… Continue reading New push to attract tourists to Bo’ness and Blackness
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As the nation marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a turning point in World War II – Falkirk Bairns are being asked to remember “Falkirk’s Fallen”. The Friends of Falkirk War Memorial will be in the town’s Howgate Centre on Thursday, June 6, on Friday, June 7, asking people for their support. Former Provost… Continue reading Residents urged to support war memorial project
Walkers are being invited to join in a special trek along part of the John Muir Way. It will link up two historic churches and a castle used in the TV series “Outlander”. The trek, on Saturday, April 20, is being organised by Step Forth – which delivers volunteer-run health walks across the Falkirk Council… Continue reading Explore two churches and a castle along the Way
Activities mark 200th anniversary of inventor's death He was one of the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution. He became so famous his name was used to denote a unit of energy. Now – in 2019 – heritage chiefs are going “full steam ahead” with efforts to honour him. January 5 marks the 250th anniversary of… Continue reading Inventor James Watt celebrated during special year