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Falkland and its People 1901–1913

Our new book

Cover of Falkland and its People 1901-1913

Our latest book was published in December 2020.

Tom Playfair has researched and compiled a fascinating collection of items from the local newspapers and the Falkland Estate Archives.

Ross Burgess has edited the book, and provided an introduction, notes on selected people and the 300-plus places mentioned, four maps and an index with over 2,000 main entries.

With a Foreword by Marietta Crichton Stuart.

Cover image by Peter Jones.

We've prepared an Advance Information Sheet about the book.

It will be on sale in selected bookshops, you can download an order form to order your copies direct from us, or you can order it online from the Scottish Local History Forum –

The story of Falkland in the years before the Great War

A little Scottish town still proud of its status as a Royal Burgh, with its Provost and Town Council.

A rich cast of characters, from the young Laird in his great house, to the 12-year-old twins birched for stealing a penny and two apples. A thriving social scene: sports clubs, dances, lectures, Lodge dinners, and sales of work. The two churches and their ministers, still leaders of society.

Most of the local places mentioned are still recognisable today, and motor cars, telephones, electricity, and piped water were already coming into use. But the social hierarchy, vividly brought to life in these pages, now seems like a different world.

Our sponsors

Publication of this book was made possible by a grant from the Falkland War Memorial Trust, and the generous support of 18 individual sponsors.