Frequently Asked Questions

– And Their Answers


Here, you will find a number of questions that people often ask about aspects of Falkirk’s history.   These will be added to over time.

Ask us a question and it might find its way onto this page.

How did Falkirk get its name?

What is the story of the Hills of Dunipace?

What is the Tattie Kirk?

What was Arthur’s O’on?

Where was the Wallace (1298) Battle fought?

Where were the Falkirk Trysts Held?

Why a Pineapple at Dunmore?

Why are Falkirk people called “Bairns”?

You can add your question about Falkirk’s history here :


3 replies on “FAQs”

Hello, just bought a print of Copper Bottom’s retreat or a View of Carron Works, with a handwritten inscription under saying William Forbes Esq d. 1815. (He is my many times great grandfather). Do you know where this would have appeared originally – you have a coloured print of it in your article on William Forbes. Grateful for any further info on it. Many thanks.

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It is published in “A Series of Original Portraits and Character Etchings” by John Kay, reprinted by Birlinn. There is a more detailed article (Falkirk and the Militia ‘Riots’ of 1797) in vol. 30 (2013) of our journal, “Calatria” and there are reference copies of “Calatria” in the Falkirk Library. https://www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/learning/libraries/
We can send you a copy of the article if you can email me at flhs.secretary@yahoo.co.uk and give me your address.


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