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Provost events and visits

Provost events and visits

Events and visits attended by the Provost over the past year include:

Armed Forces Day – May 2024

The Provost hosted Clackmannanshire’s Armed Forces Day event.

International Workers Memorial Day – April 2024

The Provost attended an event at the Council headquarters at Kilncraigs to mark International Workers Memorial Day.

Clackmannanshire Sports Council Awards - March 2024

As Honorary President  the Provost provided thanks and gave a commendation speech to all participants.

Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championship  - March 2024

Dollar Academy won the Juvenile trophy and being present the Provost was able to receive their trophy on their behalf.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week - February 2024

Provost Donald Balsillie met with the Council’s apprentices to mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024.

Holocaust Memorial Day - January 2024

The Provost attended the Scottish Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony on 30 January in the Scottish Parliament as well as providing the small annual memorial located in the Council headquarters at Kilncraigs, Alloa.

Remembrance Sunday – November 2023

Provost Balsillie attended Services of Remembrance in Alloa and at Glenochil Prison.

Bonfire Night – November 2023

Provost Balsillie attended Sparks in the Park, Alloa Round Table’s annual fireworks night. 

Prize Giving Events – October 2023

The Provost attended St Modan’s High School, Alva Academy, Alloa Academy and Forth Valley College prize giving ceremonies and the presentation of prizes at the Touch Rugby 7s Festival in Tillicoultry. 

Merchant Navy Day - September 2023

Provost Donald Balsillie hosted a flag raising ceremony at Kilncraigs on Monday 4 September to remember the sacrifices, acknowledge the courage and show support for future seafarers on which the UK depends. 

Royal Regiment of Scotland marched through Alloa - September 2023

Provost Basillie presented the former Provost Derek Stewart with the Freedom of Clackmannanshire at a ceremony on Saturday 30 September. The presentation took place while the Royal Regiment of Scotland exercised its freedom to march through Alloa.

UCI Cycling Championship – August 2023

The Provost represented Clackmannanshire at the opening ceremony of the UCI Cycling Championships in Glasgow.

Furniture Donation Centre - August 2023

The Provost attended the opening of the new Furniture Donation Station, owned by Alloa Community Enterprises at Forthbank Recycling Centre, Alloa.

National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication - July 2023

The Provost attended the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh for the presentation of the Scottish Royal Regalia to King Charles III.

People First Group - July 2023

Provost Balsillie met the recently formed People First Clackmannan Group, which is a user led organisation of people with a learning disability, in Sauchie Hall.

Young Musician Competition – June 2023

The Provost attended the Rotary Club of Alloa’s Young Musician Competition which was held at Alva Academy. 

Volunteers' Week Awards – June 2023

Provost Balsillie presented the Young Person of the Year award to Kate McLaren, from Play Alloa at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface's Volunteers' Week Awards which were held in the Cochrane Hall in Alva.

Events to mark the Coronation of King Charles III – May 2023

Provost Balsillie attended an afternoon tea with Alva Development Trust, attended a celebration hosted by Alloa Old Peoples Welfare and co-hosted an ecumenical service of thanksgiving at St Mungo's RC Church, Alloa, alongside Lord-Lieutenant Johnny Stewart.

Opening Session of the General Assembly – May 2023

Provost Balsillie attended the opening Session of the Church of Scotland General Assembly in Edinburgh.

For Further Information Contact

Members Services, Partnership and Performance
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000