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.

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

Byelaw prohibiting consumption of alcohol

Under the byelaw it is illegal to drink alcohol in certain public places across the Falkirk Council area. To find out where these public places are, please view our interactive map.

Review and update

To ensure communities continue to be protected from alcohol related nuisance we are proposing to update the alcohol byelaw.

Consultation has taken place with Police Scotland and the Procurator Fiscal. The proposals are now out for public consultation.

There is a change proposed to the wording of the offence.

There are some adjustments made to the areas covered by the byelaw to include areas of new house building.

This consultation will close on 16 March 2018.

Draft new alcohol byelaws
New alcohol prohibition areas
Plan 01 - Airth
Plan 02 - Loan and Muiravonside
Plan 03 - Avonbridge
Plan 04 - Blackness
Plan 05 - Bo'ness
Plan 06 - California
Plan 07 - Dunmore
Plan 08 - Limerigg
Plan 09 - Skinflats
Plan 10 - Slamannan
Plan 11 - Standburn
Plan 12 - Torwood
Plan 14 - Falkirk Villages and Towns