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Private tours of Falkirk

 

Falkirk tours

Tours start at 9.30 am .

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or the airport . Other pickup points can be arranged , subject to an additional fee .

Itinerary

  • 5 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
  • Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House
  • Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park
  • Travel by luxury car
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people

Our tour of Falkirk features a visit to the world famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.

We stop for an hour at each location .

Tour cost -

£150 for 2 people

£175 for 3 people

£200 for 4 people

Rail disruption in central belt

Mounting frustration for train travellers this morning as there is a  problem affecting trains travelling through Stirling  . The fault seems to be causing increasing problems for people traveling by rail through Falkirk and the central belt, with a number of trains – including some connecting with Edinburgh – delayed or cancelled. Connecting buses have been arranged causing increased journey times

Elton John concert at Falkirk Stadium today

Elton John fans are flocking to the Falkirk Stadium for his  concert  today. Sir Elton had to cancel some concerts in America due to illness but he is in good health now after his appearance at the Diamond Jubilee concert on London on Monday on front of the Queen. The Falkirk stadium is about a mile from the town centre. The nearest railway station is Falkirk Grahamston. Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh stop at Falkirk High station. The quickest way to transfer to the stadium is by taxi. Phone 01324-883305 to book a transfer

Olympic Torch route in Falkirk announced

The Olympic Torch will travel through Falkirk as part of its 70-day tour around the UK. The historic symbol of the Olympics will visit Larbert, Camelon, Falkirk and Skinflats on Wednesday, June 13, in the lead-up to this summer’s Games in London.

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee, said: “Today we bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life.

“The Flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets.

“Now the people know the route the Olympic Flame will be carried along and the Torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might celebrate and make it Falkirk’s moment to shine.”

Falkirk, travelling from Glenfuir Road, through West Bridge Street, Cockburn Street, Hodge Street, Arnot Street, St Crispins Place, Callendar Road and Bellsmeadow Road. The police will set up some traffic restrictions during the day and some disruption to local traffic is expected.

The Skinflats leg of the journey is due to start at 2.40 p.m. before the torch heads across the Firth of Forth to Cairneyhill.

In the 1948 Olympic Games  James “Jimmy” McColl  represented Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics, making two appearances. McColl had been with amateur club Queen’s Park until the Summer of the Olympics in which he played.He later played for Falkirk. There has been some controversy over the Great Britain football team for the 2012 Olympics with three Home Nation Football Associations refusing to allow players to be selected for the team . A large number of players have been contacted individually about playing in the GB team and most of them want to play for the team . There is very little the SFA can do to prevent players taking part.

 

The Park Gallery, Falkirk shows In Visible Ink exhibition

A unique exhibition of the work of world-renowned artists is being shown at The Park Gallery in Falkirk in July and August. Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear from, talk to and learn from Kip Gresham, the master printmaker behind the work. The exhibition, In Visible Ink, features a selection of original prints created by artists at The Print Studio in Cambridge. One of a very small number of professional, multimedia and experimental workshops in the UK, the studio produces beautiful images in collaboration with the artists. The results of that collaboration can be seen in the work on display with, for example, etchings by Willard Boepple sitting alongside screenprints by Stephen Chambers RA and plate etchings by Trevor Sutton. Many of the pieces are already in major art collections worldwide and the artists on show regularly feature in major exhibitions like the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. “In Visible Ink is a walk through the variety of methods used by a range of different artists at The Print Studio,” master printmaker Kip Gresham says. “Each piece is beautiful in its own right. Together, the collection presents an astonishing array of talent and techniques.” Kip Gresham will be explaining the printmaking process further in a Printmaking Master Class at Forth Valley College in Falkirk

Edinburgh Airport favoured by Falkirk holiday makers

Edinburgh Airport is the most convenient airport for Falkirk holiday makers and it continues to grow in popularity across the board.

March, April and May were the busiest in Heathrow and Edinburgh airports’ history, according to BAA’s latest figures.
Heathrow Airport handled 5.9 million passengers last month, while Edinburgh Airport handled 826,000.
Traffic at BAA’s six airports increased by 9.2% on last May to 9.3 million passengers, although the airport operator said the figures were skewed by last year’s figures that were affected by volcanic ash and industrial action.
Edinburgh screensavers can be downloaded at Edinburgh castle Screensavers

Falkirk shops directory

This site features a Falkirk shops directory. Every business in Falkirk is entitled to a free listing. Contact us for details of how to add your site the Falkirk directory. Falkirk has a busy High Street with many well-known stores including Marks and Spencers , WH Smiths and Waterstones. It also has 2 shopping centres – the Howgate and Callendar Square. The Howgate has a lot of show and clothes shops , Boots the Chemist , Argos and sportswear shops. The Callendar Square shopping centre is a lot bigger and it has BHS and lots of clothes , art and gift shops

New prints from Falkirk gallery

Online art gallery Photogold has new limited edition prints by Jack Vettriano in stock , including Portrait in Black and Pearl. Photogold is an innovative art gallery , having set up the UK’s first online art gallery in 1998. Falkirk recently received an award for business innovation from Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones . Falkirk got a resounding  thumbs up from Dragons’ Den’s Peter Jones as the area picked up the award for the most enterprising place in Scotland at the annual Enterprising Britain Awards ceremony, held at the House of Lords.
Falkirk also made it through to the final six of the UK-wide competition, narrowly missing out on the top honour.
The award was presented to Councillor Adrian Mahoney, the Convener of Economic Strategy and Development at Falkirk Council and Peter Reid, Strategic Projects Manager at Falkirk Council, by Dragons Den’s Peter Jones. Monday’s event was also attended by Mark Prisk MP, the UK Minister of State for Business and Enterprise.

Airport transfers Falkirk

Falkirk is in an ideal position for  airport transfers to either Edinburgh or Glasgow, being located  right in the centre of Scotland. Airport transfers from Falkirk are fairly short journeys . Edinburgh Airport is about half an hour away from Falkirk by airport shuttle and Glasgow Airport is about an hour’s journey. Edinburgh Airport caused controversy recently with their drop-off charge. They charge £1 to drop off visitors in a designated area. There is also a free drop-off area which is some distance from the terminal building. A free shuttle bus operates to take passengers to the terminal.

Photogold art gallery Falkirk

Photogold is an art website which was actually set up in 1998 , making it the first online art gallery in Scotland. The Falkirk gallery

blackmount, the Highlands

blackmount, the Highlands

site features a wide range of limited edition prints by top UK artists including Jack Vettriano, Beryl Cook, Pam Carter , David Shepherd and many more.  Photogold is an online art gallery and it was set up by David Rankin .It is a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild. The site aims to supply affordable art for the home decor market. Delivery is free on all limited edition prints