Posted by: ed | December 24, 2010

Christmas opening hours

MANY cultural and leisure facilities in the Bo’ness area will be open over the holidays – but there will be closures for Christmas and New Year.  Details of planned openings/closures are listed below.

Please note that with more snow forecast, this list may be subject to change. If in doubt, please call the facility before travelling. The telephone number for Kinneil Museum is 01506 778530. Visit www.falkirk.gov.uk and www.twitter.com/falkirkcouncil for updates.

• Callendar House and Kinneil Museum

Callendar House in Falkirk and Kinneil Museum will operate reduced hours on Friday 24th December (i.e. 10am – 3pm). The House and Museum will be closed on Saturday 25th – Monday 27th December 2010. Kinneil Museum and Callendar House should re-open on Tuesday, December 28th. The pattern will be the same for the New Year with reduced hours on Friday 31st December (i.e. 10am – 3pm), the House and Museum being closed Saturday 1st January – Monday 3rd January 2011. The telephone number for Kinneil Museum is 01506 778530.

• Public Libraries

All public libraries will close at 3pm on Friday 24th December and remain closed on Saturday 25th and Monday 27th December. Libraries will re-open on Tuesday 28th December operating a reduced service (ie. closing at 5pm). All other opening hours will remain unchanged for that week (Le. open to 8pm on Thursday 4th December).  All public libraries will close at 3pm on Friday 31st December and will remain closed on Saturday January 1st and Monday 3rd January with normal hours being resumed on Tuesday 4th January (i.e. open until 8pm).

• Muiravonside Country Park

The Visitor Centre at Muiravonside Country Park will be closed Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th December 2010, Saturday 1st January, Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th January 2011. The Farm and Country Park will be open during the holiday period.

• Falkirk Town Hall

Falkirk Town Hall will be closed to the public from Friday 24th December 2010 until Saturday 15th January 2011 for maintenance. The FTH office will operate reduced working hours on Friday 24th December (i.e. 9am-3pm) and will be closed on Saturday 25th – Tuesday 28th December. The pattern will be the same for the New Year with reduced hours on Friday 31st December (i.e. 9am-3pm), the office being closed on Saturday 1 st – Tuesday 4th January 2011.

• Steeple Box Office

The Steeple Box Office will operate reduced hours on Friday 24th December (i.e. 1 Dam – 3pm). The Box Office will be closed on Saturday 25th – Monday 27th December 2010. The pattern will be the same for the New Year with reduced hours on Friday 31st December (i.e. 10am – 3pm), the office being closed Saturday 1st January – Monday 3rd January 2011.

• Hippodrome

The Hippodrome will be closed Saturday 25th – Monday 27th December 2010 and Saturday 1st January – Monday 3rd January 2011. For programme details visit www.falkirk.gov.uk/hippodrome

• Burial Grounds and Crematorium

The cemetery office, crematorium and burial grounds throughout the Falkirk Council area will be closed for cremations and burials on:

Saturday 25th – Tuesday 28th December 2010, reopening Wednesday 29th December 2010

Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th January 2011, reopening Wednesday s" January 2011

On these dates the Chapel of Remembrance at the Crematorium will be open for visitations on:

  • Saturday 25th December 2010, 9.00am -12 noon
  • Sunday 26th December 2010, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Monday 27th December 2010,  11.00am – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 28th December 2010, 11.00am – 3.00pm
  • Saturday 1st January 2011, 9.00am – 12 noon
  • Sunday 2nd January 2011, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Monday 3rd January 2011, 11.00am – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 4th January 2011, 11.00am – 3.00pm

• Sports & Leisure Facilities

Football Pitches/Pavilions will be closed from Friday 24th December 2010 until Tuesday 5th January 2011 inclusive.

Grangemouth Golf Course will be closed on Saturday 25th December 2010 and Saturday 1st January 2011. Zetland Park Kiosk, Callendar Park Kiosk & Par 3 and Muiravonside Country Park Cafe will be closed on:

  • Saturday 25th December 2010
  • Sunday 26th December 2010
  • Saturday 1st January 2011
  • Sunday 2nd January 2011

Restricted opening hours will apply to the following Centres:

Mariner Centre, Grangemouth Sports Complex, Bo’ness Recreation Centre, Polmonthill Ski Slope, Dawson Centre, Grangemouth Stadium, Denny Centre, Hallglen Centre, Polmont Centre and Stenhousemuir Centre

  • Friday 24th December 2010, 9am – 3pm
  • Saturday 25th December 2010, Closed
  • Sunday 26th December 2010, Closed
  • Monday 27th December 2010, 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 28th December 2010, 9am – 5pm (with the exception of Grangemouth Stadium which will open from 12 noon – 5.00pm)
  • Wednesday 29th December 2010, 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday so" December 2010, 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 31st December 2010, 9am – 3pm
  • Saturday 1st January 2011, Closed
  • Sunday 2nd January 2011, Closed
  • Monday 3rd January 2011, Normal Opening Hours resume

Woodlands Games Hall / Sports Pavilions will be closed from Friday 24th December 2010 to Tuesday 4th January 2011 inclusive

Schools Community Access will be closed from Friday 24th December 2010 to Wednesday 5th January 2011 inclusive.

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