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28 October 2014
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Carron: Scotland's Forge

“We cam na here to view your warks, In hopes to be mair wise, But only, lest we gang to hell, It may be nae surprise” Robert Burns, Impromptu On Carron Iron Works 1787

The town of Falkirk lies almost at the mid point of Central Scotland, the lowland area of the country which supplies the bulk of the population – and the bulk of its industry. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, Falkirk was mainly a market town, a hub for cattle farmers to bring their herds to. However, in the 18th Century, a dramatic shift in employment in Falkirk occurred, which led to its becoming one of the premier sites of metalworking in the world. More...

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