Grahamston was Falkirk's industrial heart
When my book about Falkirk was published in 2006 a few folk in Grahamston and Bainsford gave me a hard time for ignoring their communities while I had plenty to say about Camelon, Polmont, Bonnybridge and the rest.
Denise Mina's comic view of post-apocalyptic Scotland
Unfortunately. Leith's favourite son has gone AWOL this Saturday afternoon. Maybe he's visiting relatives.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Denny councillor 'must apologise' for foul-mouthed rant
Danny and Banknock representative Brian McCabe called the council "b*****ds" at a pro-independence gathering, which featured former MSP Tommy Sheridan in the Songbird Bar in Dunipace two weeks ago.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Kelpies work their magic
The number of tourists visiting the Falkirk area is expected to show a marked rise when new figures are released next month.
Polmont YOI unveils new poppy garden
Staff and inmates at Polmont Young Offenders Institution have displayed real commitment to remembering fallen servicemen of the First World War.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
In 1851, chemist James 'Paraffin' Young opened the world's first oil refinery near Bathgate and started extracting oil from shale beneath West Lothian.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Driver who killed cyclist in 2am crash walks free
Alastair Dudgeon was killed near the Kincardine Bridge in Fife at about 2am on 6 January last year following a collision with a Vauxhall Astra driven by James Sneddon.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Scottish paperboy still doing his rounds aged 100
Second World War veteran Walter Sharp, who has lived in Camelon, Falkirk almost all his life, took on the task when he retired in 1979.
Grangemouth petro chemical giants buy into 'fracking' opportunity
Grangemouth petro chemical giants Ineos has bought a 51 per cent stake in an exploration licence which has already been used by Dart Energy to find coal bed methane in coalfields below Airth.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Camelon's Scott creates a body of work
Scott is a bodybuilder and has turned his love of working out at the gym into a career, signing with a fitness modelling agency.
Old Camelon Mariner Walter has seen it all in village
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 100th birthday of Walter Sharp, a true Camelon Mariner, born at 50 Glasgow Road a few days after the outbreak of World War I. With the exception of the years he spent in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Walter lived and worked in the village and was an eyewitness to the massive changes that transformed ... (more)
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The Free Dictionary
William Wallace Is Executed
Along with Andrew Moray , Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, and was Guardian of Scotland , serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298.
Finborough Scales Back the Wallace to Staged Reading, Sept 15
Finborough Theatre regrets that, due to funding issues, they have had to cancel the planned full production of The Wallace.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Falkirk councillor's foul-mouthed outburst at Sheridan independence meeting
Denny and Banknock councillor Brian McCabe made the remark in the Songbird Bar in Dunipace last Thursday when he chaired a meeting featuring former MSP Tommy Sheridan.
Man killed in car and lorry crash
A man has been killed in a crash between a car and a lorry on the B7076 at Johnstonebridge near Lockerbie.
Prison site 'to be used for housing'
Craiginches opened in the 19th Century but, along with Peterhead Prison, closed to make way for the new HMP Grampian in Peterhead.
Stracathro ward open after vomit bug
A BBC Radio Scotland debate on the independence referendum recorded in Inverurie can be heard later at 17:05, on FM in the north east, and online.
2014 Games track goes to Grangemouth
Falkirk Community Trust , which runs the venue, applied as part of the Games legacy programme to receive sports equipment after the event.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
New Strathcarron Hospice service will allow people near the end of life to remain at home
A 'first of its kind' service will allow more terminally ill people to choose to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Top union post for Larbert firefighter
The 47-year-old father of two joined the service in 1994 and worked at Bo'ness and Falkirk and at his local wholetime station in Larbert.