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CONTENTS

WEE MAG CONTENTS FALKIRK

Published by LMK Publications Ltd Head Office: Unit 8/9, 3 Dundee Court, Falkirk FK1 1PW Tel: 01324 622322 / 633662 / 0755 337 3499 falkirk@weemag.co.uk www.weemag.co.uk www.lmkpublications.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. All prices correct at time of going to press but are subject to change. LMK Publications Ltd cannot be responsible for unsolicited material. The views and opinions by contributors in this magazine may not represent the views of the publishers. LMK Publications Ltd takes no responsibility for claims made by advertisements in this publication.

MANAGING DIRECTOR: Kelly Wilson DISTRIBUTION and FINANCE DIRECTOR: Sandy Steele ADVERTISING SALES: Nanette Muirhead SALES SUPPORT: Claire Park SALES ENQUIRIES: Tel: 01324 622322 / 0755 337 3499 GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO: LMK Publications Ltd, 7 Jarvie Place, Falkirk FK2 7FJ WEBSITE: www.lmkpublications.com EMAIL: info@lmkpublications.com

04 PIPER AT SEVE’S FUNERAL Laurieston Piper John Stewart in Spain

05 HIPPODROME LISTINGS Cinema Listings for Bo’ness Hippodrome

06 THE ROYAL WEDDING Airth Childminding Group in Royal Wedding

09 GALA GUIDE FEATURE 14-pages of Gala News in our area

23 MOVING HOME Making your move less stressful

24 STRATHCARRON HOSPICE Hospice celebrate 30th Anniversary

26 SUMMER COUNTDOWN Sizzling offers from our advertisers

28 COMMUNITY NEWS Local news from around the district

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LOCAL CELEBRITY

FALKIRK BORN PIPER LEADS GOLF HERO’S FUNERAL PROCESSION John Stewart, who comes from Laurieston, Falkirk never met his hero, but gave him the send-off he deserved. Seve Ballesteros’s was loved all over the world, so when John got the chance to lead the funeral procession, he was a very proud man. John Stewart, who has lived in Spain for the last nine years, is a greenkeeper as well as groundsman for La Liga football team, Real Sociedad. He lives with his wife Maria, and also his two children, Erin and Ian. He is brother to Tom (owner of Book a Piper), Colin (owner of Kiss Discos) and Fiona (owner of Stewart Highland Supplies) and son of Tom and the late Elizabeth. The piper has a friend who lives close to where golf star Seve Ballasteros lived and suggested he put his name forward to play at the funeral. He was given the phone number of Ivan Ballesteros, Seve’s nephew and manager, the night before the funeral and Ivan said he thought it was a great idea but wanted to check with Seve’s brothers. He called John back and said to be at Seve’s house for 10.30am the following morning. John was so nervous he never slept a wink that night. He had to make the 90-minute drive from

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his home in Vitoria to Pedrena. After speaking with the family, it was decided that John would play Amazing Grace inside the church, but he was also asked to play them down to the church as it represented how well loved Seve was in the UK. John said it was a fantastic experience and a great honour, although he did have some mixed emotions after seeing the large screens outside the church, and watching the hundreds of people behind him along with all the famous faces. If he’d thought more about it he would never have been able to play. John is no stranger to being in the lime-light as he was the resident piper at the US Open in North Carolina in 1999. He played the golfers off each night and also entertained the hotel guests. John also played at the memorial service held for Payne Stewart when he died a few months after winning the US Open. He performed Amazing Grace whilst walking up the fairway to the spot where he made his winning put.


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CINEMA LISTINGS

CINEMA LISTINGS FOR THE BO’NESS HIPPODROME Event Name

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Little White Lies (15) Adele Blanc-Sec (12A) Adele Blanc-Sec (12A) Submarine (15) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Winnie the Pooh (U) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (12A) Cedar Rapids (15) Hippodrome for Schools Hanna (12A) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (U) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (U) Hanna (12A) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (U) Hanna (12A) Island (15) Hippodrome for Schools

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COMMUNITY NEWS

ROYAL WEDDING EXCLUSIVE! Did you think the wedding at Westminster Abbey was the only big event on in the country on the 29th April? Then your were wrong, another big event was staged in the community hall in the village of Airth, put on by the Airth Childminding Group. With the royal wedding playing on a big screen in the hall the children put on there own version of ‘the royal wedding’. The wedding however did not happen overnight with the group starting to make plans two months in advance of the big day. The bride and groom had to be picked as well as the entourage that goes with a usual wedding. The cakes, sandwiches and teas also had to be made on the day with all childminders doing there bit. The invites had to go out, the list goes on. Donations for the event were given by the Tuesday Club with cakes, Davie Ramsay who provided a bouncy castle, and Sandy Steele (Junior) who provided the big screen. The lucky bride and groom chosen for the big day were Jordan Wallace to write his own version of the wedding vows, much to and Emily Hogg and they were married the amusement of the watching crowd. The audience by Callum Lawrie, who took the time out who attended the wedding included former MSP Cathy Peattie and parents, family and friends of the children involved. The official stuff over and done with and the children were treated to a magician and a bouncy castle to end what had been a highly successful. Airth Childminding Group would like to thank every one who helped to make the day a success. The Group meet at Airth Community Hall every Wednesday from 9.15am to 11am all childminders are welcome to attend.

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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

IT’S GALA / FAIR TIME AGAIN, SO WHICH ONE WILL YOU BE HEADING FOR? Keep these dates in your diary, and be certain of a great family day out... Grangemouth Children’s Day, Saturday 18th June. Bo’ness Fair Day, Friday 24th June Dawson Gala Day, Saturday 23rd July Airth 140th Highland Games, Saturday 23rd July 2011

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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

GRANGEMOUTH CHILDREN’S DAY The Crowning of 2011 Queen Jayme will be performed by Mrs Sheena Wright at approximately 2.45pm on the day of the children’s day. The main procession will start from Moray Primary School and will proceed into Oxgang Road, Kersiebank Avenue to Overton Road, where they will be joined by Bowhouse School and Sacred Heart School. With Sacred Heart in the lead, the procession will continue along Overton Road to Abbots Road where Beancross Primary School will be waiting on the main procession and take their position at the rear of Bowhouse School. The procession will proceed along Abbots Road to the Zetland Public Park. 17 children are in the Retinue for this Children’s Day, all of whom are dressed beautifully for their special day. Weather permitting, Grangemouth can host up to around 20,000 people who all come out to celebrate, and later host parties, barbeques or just spend the evening at the fun fair. A great day out for everyone involved.

The official programme is now on sale at various outlets throughout Grangemouth, and boasts a brand new A5 full colour look this year. Make sure you look out for a copy before the big day.

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QUEEN ELECT: Jayme Smith MAIDS OF HONOUR: Carly Moore, Neave Hendrie

LADIES IN WAITING: Rachel Murray, Caoimhe Dingwall, Nicole Thomson, Rachel Cairns, Nicole Sim, Adele Bryson, Caitlyn Jeffrey, Samantha Niven PAGE BOYS: Ben Anderson, Brodie Dooley FLOWER GIRL: Melissa Martin COURTIER: Scott O'Donnell HERALD: Sean Harrington

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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

BO’NESS FAIR DAY Fair Day in Bo’ness is probably the biggest event in the locals calendar. It brings together a whole community for around two weeks of festivites leading up to the big day. Some of the events that are taking place this year: PRIMARY SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT, Saturday 4th June 2011, Newtown Park OVER 30's FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Saturday 11th June 2011, Douglas Park FESTIVAL NIGHT, 17th June 2011 KIRKIN OF THE QUEEN, Sunday 19th June 2011, Carriden Parish Church 3pm to be seated for 2.50pm FAIR E’EN, Thursday 23rd June 2011 All day viewing throughout the town Witness some of the best arch and house frontage displays in the country when you visit Bo'ness on the Fair E’en. Take a leisurely stroll around the arches during the day as they are finished or the spectacular light shows as dusk falls over the town. Bo’ness becomes its very own “Brigadoon”. In the morning you can visit the Glebe Park from 10am and watch the rehearsals for the big day on the Friday as the children have a trial run which last until approximately 12 noon.

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FAIR E’EN “FOLLOW THE BAND” THE FAIR DAY, Friday 24th JUNE 2011 2011 Retinue — Queen Elect: Erin Meikle Reigning Queen: Georgia Sommerville Chief Lady in Waiting: Jessica Kelly Ladies in Waiting: Maya Calvert, Chloe Campbell, Ashleigh McIntosh, Orla Meikle, Jennifer Millar, Connie Sneddon, Joy Turton, Chelsea Wilson. Maids of Honour: Gemma Bell, Abbie Ferguson, Maisie Horn, Rachel Smillie Queen of the Fairies: Chloe Johnston Queen of the Flower Girls: Bethany Howes Lords in Waiting: Daniel Banks, Jonathan Horn Queens Heralds: Allan McIntosh, Cameron Stupart Queen's Champion: Lewis Connolly Yeomen of the Guard: Drew Martin, Mathew Mitchell Crown Bearer: Charlie Argent; Sceptre Bearer: Ryan Allan; Sword Bearer: James Rintoul Queens Pages: Connor Gordon-Paterson, Jamie McRae Guard of Honour: Ross Fraser, David Motion, Jack Stirling, Rhys Struthers


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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

AIRTH HIGHLAND GAMES If your looking for a great family day out, enjoying some of Scotlands oldest traditional music, arts, crafts and sports then make your way along to Airth Highland Games. Airth Highland Games are held in an area called “The Wilderness� alongside the river Forth based next to the small village of Airth the Highland Games are always held on the fourth Saturday in July and are opened by the Airth Games Chieftain chosen for that year. Airth Games gates are open to the public from 10am with the opening ceremony taking place at 11am shortly followed by the Chieftans Parade at 12:30pm featuring the Alloa and Bowmar pipeband. Airth Highland Games offers a great day out for everyone as well as families and tourists visiting Scotland, there's something for everyone at our family friendly highland games.

One of the main events of the Games is The World Famous Smiddy Stane Carry. This event can be entered on the day and is open to all spectators. The current record is held by Brian Purdy of Fallin at a distance of 17 mtrs! Also, this year is the last year of the Pipe Band Competition due to other dates falling at the same time.

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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

FORTH BRIDGES ACCORDIAN BAND LOOK FORWARD TO GALA SEASON Community marching band, the Forth Bridges Accordian Band, has a busy season ahead. With no less than 36 engagements for the year, most of which fall in the summer months with the Gala’s, Fair and other community celebrations. The band consist of around 65 members, from age 4 to 71, with most of these joining having had no previous musical experience whatsoever. They are given equipment, an outfit and taught how to play, and before long they will be on stage performing to sell-out crowds like the ones recently at The Barony Theatre, Bo’ness and Falkirk Town Hall. Performing some old favourite tunes, I’m sure everyone will enjoy hearing the band at their local gala / fair.

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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

HOORAY FOR THE GALA DAY! The family is up ready and dressed, Waiting for the procession looking their best! The wee ones are playing all excited for the shows, The mummy telling them no to make a mess of their clothes! As the day starts and the crowds appear to watch the procession, The bairns are moaning they cant see the fun or whats happening, So daddy comes to the rescue and holds them up high to see, They are now smiling with their flags, waving them happy as can be! The crowds cheer as they recognise their nearest and dearest, Waving to the carnival of entertainment and bands, Cheering and clapping their hands! As the procession finishes everyone is smiling, Time to hit the park for the festivities and races, The weans spot the shows – you should see their wee faces!! Oh how we all love the Gala Day’s!! Hip Hip Hooray is all you can hear, A community united on a day treasured so dear!

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GALA GUIDE FEATURE

DAWSON GALA DAY Dawson Gala Day are looking forward to a bigger and better Gala this year, on 23rd July. The parade starts at 12:30pm and the Circus theme is sure to have lots of interesting characters joining in! There will be lots of activities and fun for all the family and more information can be found by contacting the Dawson Centre, David’s Loan, Bainsford. For those looking for a wee night of foot-stomping music to get them in the mood for the Gala, the Dawson Centre is hosting an Evening with the Forth Bridges Accordian Band on Friday 27th May at 7:30pm. Family ticket £5.00, £3.00 single. Tea and biscuits provided!

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CHARITY NEWS

STRATHCARRON CELEBRATE 30th ANNIVERSARY 2011 is the 30th Anniversary year of the opening of Strathcarron Hospice. It’s been an incredible journey over the years as the hospice has gradually developed its services. The Hospice opened its doors on 21st April 1981 but the idea of a hospice and the planning started back in 1975 when Dr Harold Lyon met with a few friends to consider whether their vision of “professional excellence and Christian compassion in a place that would be a home from home” was achievable. The founders identified a number of principles which still hold true today, including: good symptom control; good communication and openness between the patient, family members and staff; reassurance to reduce fear and anxiety; spiritual help and an environment that is homely, friendly and relaxed. StrathcarronHospice always envisaged having a multi disciplinary approach that would include doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and spiritual advisors. All of this has been achieved gradually over the last 30 years and they continue to develop to meet new challenges and needs. There have been many challenges in the life of the Hospice — the original staff were advised that there was only enough money to pay them for three months — how many of us would feel brave enough to leave secure employment for these terms? Over the years the annual income and expenditure have risen significantly from

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£79,776 in its first year to its current level of £5,285,000 and this allows more and more patients and their families to be cared for. Originally the Hospice cared for between 40 and 50 patients at a time in day care, through home visits and in the ward. In 2011, we now expect to directly look after 350 patients at anyone time in the hospice and importantly in people’s own homes. Indirectly we support a much larger numberof patients through consultations in hospitals and care homes, through telephone advice, participation in care planning meetings, and in running courses for clinical and care staff from a wide range of organisations.

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SUMMER COUNTDOWN

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COMMUNITY NEWS

JESSICA’S BALL RAISING MONEY FOR NEO-NATAL UNIT AT S.R.I. Elizabeth Emmerson has been raising money in her spare time as a solo volunteer fundraiser for Scottish charities for the last 10 years. Each fundraising event has been inspired by a friend or family member. These events have included Charity Balls and Auctions, Fashion Shows, It’s A Knockout event, quiz nights and Firewalk. So far, Elizabeth has raised in the region of £50,000 with benefiting charities including Rachel House, Strathcarron Hospice, Bobath Scotland, St Mungo’s Ward Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Central Scotland Police Road Policing Unit & Dog Section plus many more. Jessica’s Ball is an umbrella name for a series of events she is organising this year in aid of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Stirling Royal Infirmary (soon to be Forth Valley). This fundraising was inspired by Jessica Manson who is the daughter of a family friend, who was born at 24 weeks and was in the unit for a considerable time after her birth. Jessica’s story is a very positive one and it is hoped that as much money as possible is raised for the unit who require much needed equipment, to allow them to help as many babies, like Jessica, as possible. Several events will be held throughout this year starting from the 4th June 2011, right through until 30th October 2011. For more information on any of the events please go to the Jessica Ball website:

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INDOOR CAR BOOT AND CRAFT SALE Free canal cruising for people with special needs

The Big Lunch UK on Sunday 5th June 2011 12.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. The Boathouse Bantaskine Park, off Gartcows Road FK1 5PT Bring your friends and family Own picnic, drinks and picnic blankets Boat trips available by donation. For more information and to be a part of it The Big Lunch – Falkirk or our website www.stcruises-falkirk.org.uk Please register your interest Contact: Sonia McLay, Mob 0780 153 6315 email events@stcruises-falkirk.org.uk

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GALA DAY SPONSORED WALK A sponsored Walk will be held on Saturday 11th June, from Bainsford/Langless to Falkirk Wheel, 10am start! If you wish to take part and require a sponsor form, please see Sarah @ the Sub! All proceeds going to help the Dawson Gala Day!

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CUMBRAE COMMUNITY FUN DAY to be held at

Tamfourhill Community Centre, Machrie Court Falkirk on 30th July 2011, from 11:00 - 13:00 Tug O’ War Competition for adults, Sack Races for the kids, bouncy castle, face painting, penalty shoot, treasure island, play your cards right, and many more games, cafe also open for refreshments. Over the last few years Carron Valley Motorcycle Club have had around 250 bikes at their Easter Charity Run, this year they had just over 400 bikes that took over 20 minutes to leave the start at the Falkirk Wheel. Keith Amor from Honda Racing team, a local racer from Falkirk, led the entourage from the Falkirk Wheel to Rachel House at Kinross. The previous money raised was £3300 and as yet the total has not been finalised but the Club have broken the £5000 mark to date. This has been a great effort from all the people involved at the Club and the people who took part. The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank every one who took part and especialy Central Scotland police for escorting and directing traffic and also for their donation to this great cause. You can view more pictures on www.carronvalleymcc.com.

CHAS CHARITY EVENING Local West Lothian company, BagPurse, based in Bathgate, are hosting a Charity Evening in aid of CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland SC019724) on Friday 1st July 2011 at the Hilcroft Hotel, Whitburn from 7pm. There will be various stalls from Fashion Accessories and Beauty Products to Jewellery and Gifts – raffles, a charity auction and entertainment. A donation from sales will be given by the stallholders to CHAS. A great fun shopping and entertainment experience for a worthwhile cause! Tickets cost £5 each – ALL of which will be donated to CHAS – and the ticket is also automatic entry into the Grand Prize Draw! For tickets and more details, contact BagPurse at www.bagpurse.biz, email Bagpurse@hotmail.com , pm on BagPurse Facebook Page or call 07906 002805.

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INVENTING LANDSCAPE: AN EXHIBITION

At Callendar House this summer we have decided to take a closer look at landscape. Come along to our new exhibition Inventing Landscape and discover a new way to look at the world. Have you ever wondered about the landscapes around you — the views you photograph when you’re on holiday or the ones you pass every day and never give much thought to? Why do we have “most photographed views”, is it because they are universally beautiful, or because for a few hundred years that is what we have been conditioned to believe is beautiful? Can people alter the landscape to make it respond to the fashion of the time? This is an ambitious exhibition with its roots in the notion of the picturesque — defined by Thomas Gilpin in the eighteenth century as ‘that kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture’. The exhibition uses a variety of

images and objectives to explore the concept of landscape - old postcards of famous beauty spots; photographs and archives relating to the history of Callendar Park, a designed landscape; objects from Falkirk Museums’ stores and art works from the wonderful collection at the University of Stirling. And, if you’re keen to explore your landscape further, there will be a series of events run in conjunction with our education team in the new heritage garden which will open during the summer. There will also be a special evening ‘wander though the past’ of Callendar Estate with archaeologist and local historian Geoff Bailey on 20thJuly. Inventing Landscape runs from 28th May – 16th October 2011. Admission to Callendar House and the exhibition is free. Tickets for events or workshop activity can be booked through the Steeple Box Office by calling 01324 503798. Charges may apply.

MEMBERS LOOK FORWARD TO NEW SEASON The members of Grangemouth Bowling Club get their new season underway and hope that both the ladies, gents and juniors are all successful in their competitions. FALKIRK WEE MAG | 31


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