We have introduced a set of fees and charges for the commercial use of parks and open spaces (from 01 April 2020). This is in accordance with our Open Space Strategy proposal to generate money for investment, whilst safeguarding the free use by community groups.

Our fees and charges apply from 01 April to 31 March and are reviewed each year.

Open Space Strategy
Use of parks and open spaces 2021/2022
charge
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of the site still available for general public to use) up to 50 people for one day  £27.90 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of the site still available for general public to use) between 50 and 100 people for one day.  £45.40 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of the site still available for general public to use) up to 50 people for one day per week for a month.  £55.70 
Non-exclusive site use fees ( whole of site still available for general public to use) between 50 and 100 people for one day per week for a month.  £88.60 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of site still available for general public to use) up to 50 people for up to two days per week for one year.  £113.30 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of site still available for general public to use) between 50 and 100 people for up to two days per week for one year.  £221.50 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of site still available for general public to use) between 100 and 250 people for up to two days per week for one year.  £540.80 
Non-exclusive site use fees (the whole of the site is still available for the general public to use) set up and take down days for events  £66.00 
Events over 250 people  POA 
Exclusive site use fees (a specific part of the site not freely available for public use)  POA 
Exclusive use of all or part of a venue (where public access is excluded) 2021/2022
charge
Restrict access to land for less than 6 days £61.80
Repeat restriction of under 6 days access £30.00
Filming in parks and open spaces 2021/2022
charge
Commercial TV, Photography, Drama (day rate) £947.00
Commercial TV, Photography, Drama (less than 4 hours) £473.00
Documentary (day rate) £288.00
Documentary (less than 4 hours) £144.00
Educational use £0.00
Drone filming (take-off or landing charge)  £206.00
Wedding photography (certain parks only) £46.40
Events in Parks and Open Spaces  2021/22
charge 
Fun Fairs and Circuses (per operational day. Plus VAT)  £140.00 
Reinstatement bond for Fun Fairs and Circuses  (per operational day. Outwith scope of VAT)  POA  
Wedding/ Civil Partnership Ceremonies (Up to 90 minutes and a maximum of 30 guests. Plus VAT)  £229.00 
Wedding/ Civil Partnership Ceremonies (Additional time of guests. Plus VAT))  POA 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of site still available for general public to use) up to 50 people for up to two days per week for one year.  £113.30 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of site still available for general public to use) between 50 and 100 people for up to two days per week for one year.  £221.50 
Non-exclusive site use fees (whole of site still available for general public to use) between 100 and 250 people for up to two days per week for one year.  £540.80 
Non-exclusive site use fees (the whole of the site is still available for the general public to use) set up and take down days for events  £66.00 
Events over 250 people  POA 
Exclusive site use fees (a specific part of the site not freely available for public use)  POA 

In order to help us consider your request to hold an event or activity on land owned by us, please fill in our event booking form giving as much detail as possible.

Request to hold an event on Falkirk Council land

Within phase 3 of Scotland's Coronavirus (COVID-19) routemap, we will not be approving requests to hold events within our parks and open spaces that involve more than 15 people from a maximum of 5 households. Event organisers must also be able to demonstrate that 2m physical distancing and hygiene protocols can be observed. We will review this as and when new government advice emerges.

All completed forms should be returned, preferably by email to:

or by post to:

Planning and Environment Unit
Estates Development Officer
Abbotsford House
Davids Loan
Falkirk
FK2 7YZ