Big Book opens new chapter for Falkland

Falkland Big Book.
Falkland Big Book.
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FALKLAND’S ‘Big Book’ is being officially launched this weekend.

The Big Book is an account of the historic Royal Burgh of Falkland, its past and present, and its characters from bygone days to the present.

The Big Book was originally the brainchild of the Falkland Stewards, an organisation that promotes community heritage and sustainability in the burgh.


Once community interest in the project was generated, the stewards applied for funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All in 2007.

With the bid approved, a local art and interpretation partnership, Jan Hendry and Alan Ford, were recruited as creative co-ordinators to facilitate the project and encourage the involvement of as many local people as possible.

So far, more than 200 people have contributed to the Big Book, at the Big Tent and other events, by submitting research results, reminiscences, photographs, artwork, writing and music.

The result is over 40 pages of stories, people and places that help make the burgh special.

And there are still many stories to be told to add to the book in the future.

An event to mark the completion and launch of the Big Book will be held at the Stable Block, Centre for Stewardship, Falkland Estate, on Sunday, March 4, starting at 2pm.

Jan Hendry and Alan Ford will both be in attendance.


Anyone wishing to see the Big Book in person or to arrange a venue for its display, should apply to the Centre for Stewardship’s offices at the Stables, or by contacting Marilyn Workman at: ino@net-workman or by ‘phoning 01337 858687.

The Big Book can also be viewed online at