Irn Bru is a national favourite, but where did it come from? According to Barr’s official website, Robert F. Barr left his father’s aerated water works in Falkirk to establish a business in Glasgow in 1887. He then developed new flavours and launched the famous “Clyde Built” Irn Bru in 1901.Read story
Grangemouth Parish War HeroesRead story
One of the most recognisable images of the working class woman in World War One is that of the yellow-tinged munitionette. Encouraged to take on the work of men who had volunteered or been conscripted to the Front, women found themselves in noisy, dirty and often dangerous environments. Read on to find out what women did to support the Home Front at war!Read story
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Reimagine Our Heritage
Digital showcase of the winners and honourable mentions from our online art competition Reimagine Our Heritage.
In loving memory of a grand old lady - Short Story by Sandra O'Donnell
This is a short story by Sandra O'Donnell. The story won the first prize in the 500 Words for Falkirk short story competition, and it was published at the Firewords Magazine - Issue 14.
Canal Encounters: Local Memories
In 2021, at Falkirk’s Canal Encounters festival, Falkirk Community Trust interviewed local residents about their memories of the canals. You can hear their oral histories here.