There are a number of local history publications available for sale in Falkirk Libraries.
Please contact Falkirk Library for more information.
Travelling through time
Review: A survey of transportation in Falkirk through the ages. There are chapters
detailing transport using: horses, railways, waterways, bicycles, motors, trams
To Labour All Our Lives
Review: This work is a photographic celebration of the working lives of the people
of Falkirk. A collection of old photographs, with accompanying explanations, illustrating
working life in the Falkirk area.
Panorama of Central Scotland
Review: An artist's impression of Central Scotland; depicting mountains, rivers,
lochs and glens. Also included are details of the history and heritage of the area
and the locations of all tourist information centres.
Review: This book provides a look at the impact of the First World War on the district
of Falkirk. It includes photographs and copies of newspaper clippings from that
Recipes from the 1820s kitchen at Callendar House
Review: This 16 page, A5-size booklet contains a selection of seasonal Georgian
recipes that can be sampled by visitors to the restored working kitchen at Callendar
Locks, Stocks and Bodies in Barrels
Review: This publication illustrates the role Falkirk waterways have played in the
history of the area, and also looks at the role they may play in the future with
the development of the Millennium Link. Contains some photographs and illustrations.
Old Ordnance Survey Maps – Denny 1896
Review: A map of Denny, from the turn of the nineteenth century, showing the area
in great detail. It is one of two published for the areas of Denny and Dunipace.
Old Ordnance Survey Maps – Larbert & Stenhousemuir 1896
Review: A map of Larbert and Stenhousemuir from 1896, it also includes a short history
Old Ordnance Survey Maps – Polmont 1896
Review: A detailed map showing Polmont as it was towards the end of the nineteenth
century. Also includes a short history of the area.
Old Ordnance Survey Maps – Dunipace 1896
Review: A map showing the area of Dunipace in great detail from the turn of the
Old Ordnance Survey Maps – Bo'ness 1896
Review: A map of Borrowstounness (Bo'ness) in 1896. Includes a small history and
list of residents at that time, along with their occupations.
Denny and Dunipace
Review: A collection of annotated historical photographs of the area.
Bo'ness: a glimpse of the past
Review: A historical photographic survey of the Bo'ness area.
Grangemouth's Modern History
Review: A comprehensive and authoritative history of Grangemouth's recent past.
Falkirk District in the Second World War
Review: A book detailing the effect of the Second World War on the people of Falkirk.
Annals of a Country Parish
Review: A complete transcript of the minutes of Bothkennar Kirk Session with an
introduction, notes and glossary, it provides a fascinating picture of old days
and ways in Bothkennar Parish.
Local red book
Review: The Falkirk and Grangemouth Local Red Book includes a road map of the area,
an enlarged map of the centre of Falkirk and a street index.
Review: A collection of historical annotated photographs of the Falkirk area.
Review: A collection of reminiscences from around the Laurieston area.
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