Drinking alcohol in public areas such as the street or in local parks can often be a nuisance to local communities and their residents.

To reduce alcohol related nuisance and disorder, all councils in Scotland have alcohol byelaws in place. The Falkirk Council byelaws were reviewed and new byelaws are in place from 31 August 2018.

Under the byelaws it is illegal to drink alcohol in certain public places across the Falkirk Council area.

You can download a copy of the alcohol byelaws for the Falkirk Council area:

Falkirk Council (Drinking Alcohol in Public Places) Byelaws 2018
Alcohol prohibition areas
Airth
Avonbridge
Blackness
Bo'ness
California
Dunmore
Falkirk Villages and Towns
Limerigg
Loan and Muiravonside
Skinflats
Slamannan
Standburn
Torwood
Whitecross

The public places can also be checked using our interactive map.