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Stenhousemuir Walks

Take a trip through Stenhousemuir area, where McCowan’s toffee factory used to be, and enjoy photographs of local heritage gems. 

If you walk around the Stenhousemuir area, where McCowan’s toffee factory used to be, you’ll see all sorts of heritage gems. One of our Great Place volunteers, Iain Murray, photographed his local walks.

 

A Few Fun Facts

 

The Cattle Statue

 

Rather than a memento of McCowan's, the two models of Highland cattle represent Stenhousemuir's historic Tryst and the drovers who brought their cattle from the Highlands to be sold at Falkirk Tryst. The area now occupied by a shopping centre was once Crownest Park and my photos show the one remaining gatepost, a community display explaining the different species of flora and fauna on the much smaller "Lido" from that of my childhood, and the actual body of the Lido.

The Union Canal

 

Constructed to connect Falkirk with Edinburgh, the photographs are of the Laughing and Greetin' Bridge and a video of a walk through the Falkirk Tunnel which was constructed to conceal the passage of canal traffic from the owners of Callendar House. When I was a child we had to take torches as the interior of the tunnel was not illuminated. My walk was from east to west from Redding to Falkirk High Station.

 

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  • All photographs and video courtesy of Iain Murray, Great Place volunteer.

  • With additional fact-checking by Rowan Berry.

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