from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A burgh of central Scotland west of Edinburgh. At the Battle of Falkirk (1298), said to be the first battle in which the longbow proved decisive, the troops of English king Edward I defeated the Scots under Sir William Wallace. Population: 32,900.

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  • proper n. A town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland
  • proper n. A unitary council area in Scotland


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  • However, Neil Hay, a solicitor-advocate based in Falkirk, said the judgment had "shaken the foundations of Scotland's justice system," and said he expected that at least 100 of the alleged suspects on his books would have their cases thrown out because of the way in which prosecution evidence had been gathered.

    Scotland rushes through new laws after court ruling on questioning suspects

  • Pupils at St Mungo's High in Falkirk will not be able to take history at Standard grade next year or Higher the following year.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I'm now in Falkirk, Scotland, and can report from personal experience that the British nation has its own regional reincarnation of the exclusively-plural "you" (lost after "you" pushed out the singular "thou" to cover both plural and singular numbers).

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The Labour Party tells everyone that it supports equality yet 'Dennis Goldie, who is also known for his outspoken opposition to gay rights, is the frontrunner to become the Labour candidate in Falkirk West' in the Scottish Parliament.

    Some Stuff

  • We would sit, ripped in Falkirk and watch every piece of splatter and underground trash you could imagine, often out of our heads, and motorvate up-and-down the country to horror film festivals (Splatterfest 90, Shock Around The Clock, Nothing Shocking, Dead by Dawn) or screenings and just having the best damn time in the world cheering and clapping and whooping whenever somebody got bloodily butchered.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • They say they have pretty well arranged for a plebiscite in Falkirk this year.

    Scottish Home Rule

  • Meanwhile, it is hoped the Mod will leave a lasting Gaelic legacy in and around Falkirk, which is hosting this year's festival.


  • It is no surprise to see teams such as Falkirk, Hamilton and dare I say Ross County hit a bit of form when they have decent surfaces to play on.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • WWF Scotland has repeated its call for fracking to be banned, following news that a company was seeking permission for Scotland's first shale gas exploration at Aith, near Falkirk.

    Blackpool earthquake tremors may have been caused by gas drilling

  • Falkirk was given as the location of the Zaha Hadid-designed Maggie's Centre for cancer care.

    Corrections and clarifications


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