Civic Events

Do you know a Falkirk resident who is celebrating their 100th birthday or a couple celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary (60 years)? Would you like to request civic recognition of this special occasion?

Falkirk Council recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups and the contributions people make to community life in the Falkirk Council area by hosting civic receptions or giving awards or gifts. The Council may be able to provide financial assistance towards catering or other costs to organisations arranging their own event to mark a special occasion.

Festival of Remembrance

The Festival of Remembrance is held annually on the Saturday before Remembrance Sunday. The event raises money for armed services charities and local organisations.

The festival combines an evening of entertainment involving local entertainers and a time of reflection and remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars and more recent conflicts.

Local Heroes event

The Local Heroes event is a civic reception hosted by the Provost to honour local people who have done something worthy of recognition. This is not a regular event but is arranged when a situation arises that merits acknowledgement at a local level.

Dennis Canavan Scholarship

The Dennis Canavan Scholarship has been established for the purpose of making a financial award to a pupil who is pursuing a full time course in further or higher education.

The scholarship fund has been set up by Falkirk Council in recognition of the remarkable political contribution by Dennis Canavan to the life of the Falkirk community.

Dennis Canavan represented Falkirk West, an an MP and later as its first MSP, for over three decades until he retired in 2007 and he has always been committed to supporting young people at all levels of education.

The Scholarship will make an award of approximately £500 each year to a young person who is attending school, who lives in the Falkirk Council area and who has given notable service to others through, for example:

  • Voluntary work
  • Charity sponsorship
  • Sports coaching
  • Caring for others
  • In any other ways

Anyone from a school or community organisation can nominate a young person.

Nomination forms are available in local high schools in early February each year and the award is presented at a ceremony usually held in August.

Christmas lights switch-on

The Provost attends various events in November throughout Falkirk, Bonnybridge, Grangemouth and Airth for the Christmas light switch-on. This is a family event which marks the start of Christmas celebrations locally.

For further information on any of the above, please contact our Members' Services Administrator: