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Newsletter 58

BairnsTrust Monthly Newsletter... For Falkirk Bairns Everywhere!
If you are reading our newsletter for the first time ... welcome to BairnsTrust as a new member. If you wish to review some of our previous newsletters they can be visited at the following section of the website HERE.
You are cordially invited to attend the Monthly Meeting in the Warm Up Area of the Falkirk Community Stadium on Monday 16th March 2009, KO 7.30pm.  There will be a full agenda for discussion, but if you have any concerns you wish to raise, please respond to either BairnsTrust or post your query on the message board at our website and we will try to cover on the night.  If you are unable to attend, the Minutes from the meeting will appear on our website later for your perusal HERE.

Fans Forum 24/02/2009, Park Hotel
A date has been set for a fans forum where supporters can ask questions of the current Falkirk FC management team.

This will be Tuesday 24th February 6.45pm for 7.00pm start at the Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk.
BairnsTrust has acted quickly in conjunction with the Club to bring this opportunity for fans to ask questions of the current management team.  The night will take the form of a question-time style with questions being written and submitted before the forum begins.

Due to a capacity of 320, entry will be by ticket only which will be available on a first come first serve basis.  Supporters clubs registered with FFC will be allocated a minimum of 10 tickets per club.  All remaining tickets are available from the Falkirk Stadium Ticket Office now.

All fans unable to obtain a ticket please e-mail questions to or post them on the messageboard.

There will be a raffle on the night to win a number of Falkirk FC prizes and The Falkirk Herald have been invited along with Central FM and Falkirk TV.

BairnsTrust are delighted to announce the signing of another Corporate Sponsor.

Perfection - Ladies and Gents Hairdressing, Unisex Beauty Therapy.  Come and visit qualified beauty therapist Danielle Dunsmore at Perfection located at 28 Grahams Road, Falkirk, FK1 1HR (across from Falkirk Grahamston Train Station).  Services offered include relaxation massages, hand and feet relaxation, face pampering, heat treatments and many more.  Packages can be tailored to suit your needs, please ask for details.

Opening hours are as follows:

Monday 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday 10:00am-6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
Telephone: 01324 629043
E-mail: perfection

Click here to visit the brand new Perfection Website!

Fans Questions

Following consultation with a number of fans groups regarding first team performances, BairnsTrust raised these concerns with the Falkirk FC Board on behalf of the Falkirk support.  This was in the form of a statement of the current fans view and several questions for the management team.  The BairnsTrust committee will publish the outcomes from this as soon as these have been finalised.  This will most likely be in the March electronic newsletter.

BairnsTrust Stall

A large selection of programmes are available at the BairnsTrust stall on match days and orders can also be placed for all Falkirk FC away games for a small handling fee.  Stocks are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment or pre-order yours now by e-mailing!

Do you require a copy of the Falkirk v Ajax friendly programme?  BairnsTrust can supply, along with the various Scotland programmes from the games held at the Falkirk Stadium. We have also branched out into French football and have FC Lorient v Rennes progs available from the game on 20/12/08.  

BairnsTrust has recently acquired the Club's large selection of programmes from the past few seasons.  The initial idea is that these will be sorted into bundles and given away as part of a goody bag to local school children and young fans attending future Falkirk home games.
The matchday stall is also now fully stocked with official Falkirk FC merchandise.  With the closing of the Kirk Wynd shop on 31st January, this is the perfect location to purchase FFC goods.  Please pay a visit to see our collection.
You can also still browse the existing BairnsTrust merchandise online HERE. 

BairnsTrust AGM - Monday 20th April 2009
Reminder that the latest deadline in the BairnsTrust AGM timeline is Monday 16th February 2009 for Nominations and 250 word election address by 7pm to the Independent Adjudicator for BairnsTrust Fans Representative Associate Director.  Nomination forms are available from


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Other News
BairnsTrust are still seeking a Secretary. This Board Committee position can be undertaken by anyone, not necessarily in employment or even a Falkirk FC supporter and will receive full assistance from fellow Committee Members.
Any member who has not picked up their 2008/09 BairnsTrust Membership card from our matchday stall will receive it by post along with their AGM documentation. 
The committee are currently compiling a hard copy newsletter to compliment the electronic version and reach a larger audience.  This will provide information on all activities which BairnsTrust are currently involved in and will hopefully encourage more people to participate in these for the benefit of BairnsTrust and Falkirk FC.  This is planned to be handed out free at a home game in the near future. 

Finally, if you have any topics or articles you wish to be included in future BairnsTrust Electronic Newsletters, please respond by your preferred contact method below.

BairnsTrust Committee

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Please support the Trust's Corporate Sponsors:

J H Kilt Hire

Building & Renovation Services

Beijing Villa Chinese Restaurant


John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers Limited

Falkirk Signs & Print

The Barbers Pole


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Links of interest:

Red Card Scotland

Kick Out Bigotry

Travelling Bairn


Contact methods:

a) Email to

b) Post your query on the message board at our website:

c) Visit the BairnsTrust stall located on the concourse in the Main Stand at home games.

d) Attendance at the monthly BairnsTrust meetings at the Falkirk Community Stadium on the third Monday of the month, KO 7.30pm.