Killer gig on its way to Falkirk

American rock band The Killers are coming to Falkirk in May 2020.

The “When You Were Young” stars are one of the most successful groups of the 21st century – and, apparently, the “most successful act from Nevada”.

Looking for gig accommodation? Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Spoke ‘n’ Boot. It’s only a short taxi ride away from the venue, Falkirk Stadium. Get in touch to check availability.

The band, led by vocalist Brandon Flowers, is due to play Falkirk Stadium on May 28.

The Killers at the Brixton Academy in September 2017. The US stars play Falkirk in May 2020. Picture by  Raph_PH.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. More about this image here.
The Killers at the Brixton Academy in September 2017. The US stars play Falkirk in May 2020. Picture by Raph_PH. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. More about this image here.

Mix it up at Spoke ‘n’ Boot

Heading to the Little Mix concert in Falkirk this summer? Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Spoke ‘n’ Boot? We’re just 3.5 miles from the venue – Falkirk Stadium.

No need to “Shout Out To Your Ex” – just put a shout out to us and see if we have availability. Prices and booking info are just a click away.

Little Mix are due to play Falkirk Stadium on Friday, June 26, 2020. You can book tickets online through Ticketmaster.

Little Mix, photographed in Glasgow in 2017. Picture by Marcen27. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The original image – and more info – is available here.

Extra pampering for Passport holders

Holders of special John Muir Way Passports get extra treats for free at Spoke ‘n’ Boot.

If you have one of these prized documents – which cost £5 each – you can opt for an extra bit of pampering.

Choose from:

* a soothing foot soak or
* a mouth-watering ice lolly on arrival or
* a sleep enducing hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows if you want), delivered just before you go to bed.

The John Muir Way Passports help walkers and cyclists record their achievements completing the 134 mile coast-to-coast trail. The documents are available for sale at either end of the trail at Helensburgh and Dunbar and at stops along the way. Walkers and cyclists can pop into venues along the route to get stamps to record the successful completion of different sections. Once you have collected all ten stamps you can claim a completer certificate.

More about the Passport here.

Simpy the best

Travel bloggers “Wander In Two” – Jamie Craig and Ivana Kostovich – have praised “Spoke ‘n’ Boot, describing it as “one of the coolest, quirkiest and best campsites in Scotland”.

In a post, they said: “Sandra and Stuart were just the best hosts we could have hoped for. Warm, friendly and attentive. It really felt like we were visiting a family member who wanted to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They had thought of everything so we didn’t have to.

“Whether it was handing us a freshly poured G&T, making sure we had wood for the fire, or ensuring we had enough layers for a cozy night sleep in the pod, Sandra and Stuart were impeccable hosts.”

Read the full article here.

The area leading up to our pods
The area leading up to our pods

Castle Hunter praises Spoke ‘n’ Boot

An acclaimed Scottish-based blogger has described Spoke ‘n’ Boot in glowing terms.

In a post, David C. Weinczok – better known as “The Castle Hunter” – said: “My accommodation at Spoke ‘n’ Boot … was genuinely my favourite place I’ve spent the night in Scotland away from my own bed.”

He said the site had a “a family vibe, perfectly executed rustic style and numerous furry (and feathered) friends about”.

He added that the venue was also located “right on the fringes of the battlefield”.

Read his blog post – including his impressions of local historical attractions – on his website.

The Byre at Spoke 'n' Boot
The Byre at Spoke ‘n’ Boot

Falkirk area’s rich heritage highlighted

A new promotional film – showcasing the wealth of historic buildings and attractions in the Falkirk area – has been launched.

The movie has been created for VisitFalkirk, the Council-backed body promoting the local area.

It showcases a range of attractions including Callendar House, Falkirk; the Roman Antonine Wall; heritage walks in Falkirk town centre; Blackness Castle and Kinneil House and Museum, Bo’ness.

Click the video below to watch the film and visit www.visitfalkirk.com for more ideas and inspiration.

Spoke ‘n’ Boot features in new cycling film

A new film about cycling in the Falkirk area has been launched by VisitFalkirk – the Falkirk Council-backed tourism body.

The mini promotional movie features shots of local cycle trails in the area, and Spoke ‘n’ Boot, as one of the businesses welcoming cyclists and walkers to the area.

Watch the film here. You’ll find more films from VisitFalkirk on its YouTube channel.