Herbertshire Castle

In the early medieval period the ancient barony of Dunipace was the second largest in East Stirlingshire.  It was named after the two hills that stood on the north side of the River Carron at one of the most important fords.  It was here that the English army under Edward I crossed on the way […]

Castle Rankine

The site of Castle Rankine lies about 1¾ miles west-south-west from Denny town centre on the hills leading up to Denny Muir.  It is on the 130m contour, 30m higher than the town.  The castle occupied a crook on the Castlerankine Glen which here changes from a northerly orientation to one veering eastwards – the […]

Castles

Below are links to articles about castles  in and around the Falkirk area, written by various authors. A       Airth Castle by Geoff Bailey Almond Castle by Geoff Bailey B      Blackness Castle by Ian Scott C       Castlecary Castle by Geoff Bailey Castle Rankine by Geoff Bailey E      Elphinstone Tower by Ian Scott H      Herbertshire Castle by Geoff Bailey P    Pineapple, Dunmore […]

Denny Picture House

Stirling Road The first dedicated permanent cinema in Denny was built for Thomas Turnbull in 1913.  Unlike so many of the early proprietors he had no connection with the pioneering days of the travelling shows.  He started business with his brother, John, as a carrier in Falkirk.  Then he became a professional footballer, starting with […]

Callendar House: 1815 – Present

William Forbes (II) of Callendar was born at Callendar House on 27 October 1806 and was still a small boy when his father, William Forbes (I), died at Edinburgh on the 21 June 1815. The house and estates were therefore looked after by a trust led by young William’s mother. The family continued to live […]