There are some amazing volunteering stories and history here in Falkirk – we’ve gathered some of them below for you, and to highlight the incredibly amount of variety and different ways people volunteer.
Did you know?
The original “Falkirk Volunteers” were a section of the Stirlingshire Rifle Volunteers. Counties across Scotland also had their own Rifle Volunteers (RV), which were small, localised armed forces who could be called up to defend the nation but could also be used in cases of civil unrest at home.
The area we now know as East Bridge Street (number 10 at the link), in Central Falkirk, was used as a parade ground for the Falkirk Volunteers in the early 19th Century.
- Bonnybridge Community Council: Local People and Their Achievements
- Vicki’s Volunteering
- Greenhill Historical Society
- Tam the Mystery Snow-Shoveller