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Our collection of lockdown stories captures Falkirk's heritage in the making by exploring the extraordinary times we live in today. The members of the Strathcarron Singers continued to sing and raise money for the wonderful Strathcarron Hospice by performing together virtually. You can watch their performance of Non Nobis and a trailer of their Christmas concert here.  Our Lockdown Stories collection was collated by our Great Place Digital Heritage Placement and Lockdown Stories Coordinator, Lorna Keddie.  

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One cannot discuss the history of heavy industry in Falkirk without mentioning the name John Gilchrist Stein.

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Hannah Bateman remembers a dramatic robbery at Woolworth’s, where she worked, by a thief known as a Gentle Johnny. Stuart “Shug” Hanlon tells the story about how Bonnybridge was known for UFO sightings about 25 years ago, which he used as inspiration for his novella High Bonnybridge.  Both became writers and it’s no surprise with that kind of inspiration! With poetry readings by Chris Freer.  Interviewed by Rebecca Dawson. 

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