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Provost events and visits

Provost events and visits

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

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.

Veterans Scotland, Informing Scotland National Gathering – March 2023

In his role as Champion for Armed Forces, the Provost attended this event in Edinburgh which highlighted the new Armed Forces Covenant Duty. 

Alloa Half Marathon – March 2023

Provost Balsillie officially started the race and presented some of the medals.

Clackmannanshire Sports Council Annual Awards – March 2023

The Provost attend the annual Sports Council  Awards in Alloa Town Hall.

Clackmannanshire's tartan design competition winner announced - February 2023

The Provost announced that Ronan Anderson had won a competition to design Clackmannanshire's first official tartan. Photos are available to view via our flickr page

New Year of the Rabbit celebration – February 2023

Provost Balsillie attended a lunch party hosted by the Central Scotland Chinese Association in Bannockburn to celebrate The New Year of the Rabbit.

Remembering Together - February 2023

Provost Donald Balsillie attended an event at Resonate, Alloa, to launch the celebration stage one project completion event for Remembering Together, the Covid memorial programme, with national partner Greenspace Scotland.

'Look Aboot Ye: Caring Through Covid' Exhibition Opening – January 2023

Provost Balsillie opened this exhibition, by Clackmannanshire artist Karen Strang, alongside Provost Gillian Renwick from East Dunbartonshire Council.

Scottish Women’s Football Championship and League One Cup Final – December 2022

This event took place at the Indodrill Stadium in Alloa on 11 December and saw FC Edinburgh Women beat Dryburgh Athletic. Provost Balsillie presented the player of the match trophy to Dryburgh's Hannah Innes.

For Further Information Contact

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Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
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