Meet the Events Team!
Lyndy, our Senior Events Officer, tells us about
her exciting role in planning events for the park and what's
coming up over the next wee while.
I have been working at The Helix for a year and a half now but
prior to this I have worked in events across Scotland since
graduating in 2010. Events have always been a real draw for me;
they are exciting, fast paced and we get to do something different
almost every day. From Shetland ponies trooping through the park,
Nicola Sturgeon popping in for a cuppa and chasing a turkey at
Christmas, it's always changing! For me, events are experiences
that we can immerse ourselves in and share with the people around
I work within a small team, there are two of us working full
time and we not only organise and facilitate events at The Helix we
also manage events at other Falkirk Community Trust sites, for
example The Fireworks event at Callendar Park. It's a busy role! We
count ourselves very lucky to be able to organise events on the
beautiful parkland within Falkirk, plus we get to work within a
passionate team of individuals and that makes it all the
(In the picture: I'm the one on the right and my colleague
Lynsey is wearing the wellies, an integral part of our uniform.
Bruce was our wonderful student placement who has now gone back to
Our events programme aims to engage everyone in the community
and those from further afield; we try to make it as diverse and
imaginative as possible from Triathlons to picnics and everything
in between. This year is going to be busier than ever, the
calendar is already packed with tonnes of different events and
activities. Some of the highlights for me will be the Easter
activities like the Robin Hood walking theatre and the Roman Run at
Callendar Park. The Big Picnic is also returning for the second
year and we are running a new event that we are calling HorsePower!
(link to event pages on website).
What makes my job great: Watching the community
enjoy our events and working with our amazing event volunteers.
What makes my job not so great: Scottish
Well, that's it from me for now but if you are heading along to
one of our events please pop over and say hello!
Thanks for reading