Pedal on Parliament

Friends of the Earth Falkirk were represented at the well attended Pedal on Parliament event on Sunday 19th May. Watch our video which we recorded the event at the link below.


  • Proper funding for cycling
  • Design cycling into Scotland's roads
  • Slower speeds where people live, work and play
  • Integrate cycling into local transport strategies
  • Improved road traffic law and enforcement
  • Reduce the risk of HGVs to cyclists and pedestrians
  • A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training
  • Improved statistics supporting decision-making and policy

watch our video of the event at Video


Coal-Bed Methane: What it Means for Falkirk and Stirling

Talk and discussion with toxics expert Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith
Wednesday 22nd May 2013, arrive 7.15pm for 7.30 start
Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Parish Church
Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN.
 Watch video footage from our Coal Bed Methane event here
Plans for 22 new coal-bed methane wells and an extensive gas pipeline network have been submitted for planning consent to Stirling and Falkirk Councils. As well as having a considerable impact on site at Airth, the Australian company, Dart Energy, has elsewhere made plans to frack for shale gas.

With many documented risks to the environment and human health there is considerable concern about the impact of new gas drilling and fracking in Scotland. Senior advisor to the Australian Government Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith is visiting Scotland to share her work on the impacts of coal-bed methane on communities in Australia. Advisor to the National Toxics Network and IPEN, Dr. Lloyd-Smith has also served on the Technical Advisory Group of the Australia's industrial chemical regulator and the UN Expert Group on Climate Change and Chemicals. She will be outlining potential risks to Scotland and taking part in a chaired discussion.

If you're interested in taking part it would greatly assist the organisers if you could let us know by filling in the form on our website, www.foe-scotland.org.uk/events .

• Find out more about new gas drilling and fracking in Scotland here http://www.foescotland.
• To read more about Dr. Lloyd-Smith visit http://www.ntn.org.au/contributor-posts/meet-mariann.
Press enquiries about Dr. Lloyd-Smith's visit should be directed to Per Fischer, 0131 243 2715.


Video Footage from Camp Frack 2013

Frack Camp Protest Sunday 12 May 2013 click on the link to see footage of the march at the end of Camp Frack which had two people from Falkirk in attendance. The other Scots who travelled to the camp were from Stirling, Fife and Aberdeen