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The Falkirk Tryst was once the most significant, busy, and lively cattle market in Scotland. Find out about this overlooked aspect of Falkirk’s rich heritage. By 1770 Falkirk was “the greatest cattle market in Scotland” (ARB Haldane, The Drove Roads of Scotland, 1997). Every drove road in Scotland, from every corner of the Highlands and Islands, led to Falkirk. 

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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. 

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Our collection of lockdown stories capture Falkirk's heritage in the making, by exploring the extraordinary times we live in today.

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