Historic Images of Falkland

The Falkland Society arose out of the realisation that the village was one of the few historic villages and small towns that had kept much of its architectural and historic integrity.

This project seeks to help create a larger audience for the Society’s photograph archive which was being depleted even during the exercise. About 150 photographs from the collection’s 800 or so catalogued entries were missing. The project was also advised that there are other images that had not been catalogued. It wasn’t known where they were stored. Any “new” material would be gratefully received, scanned and returned.

The galleries are designed so that comments or new images can be added. Social media links are also included. 

The image filenames contain the catalogue reference of the original photographs.

Image Search

This feature, at the bottom of each page, allows images that are connected with similar caption key words to be retrieved and it works well for terms like Balmblae or a building or street name. It is a particularly  good way to group pictures of people who may be featured across several categories (for example try Bryce or Venters).

The feature can also be used to return any details that were written on the back of the photographs. 

Most (but not all) photographs had some details written on the back. To keep the site visually appealing these text images are not included in the photo galleries but they are easily accessible. Simply enter the file name of the photograph (minus the last character – normally an “a” – into the image search box and the back image of the photograph will be returned (if it had additional information). Use this method for group shots like the class photo’s of Falkland Primary or cricket and football team shots. Alternatively entering some or all of a particular photograph’s caption text will return a single or related group of  photograph and detail images.

2 thoughts on “Historic Images of Falkland”

  1. A lovely collection of photo’s. I especially like the shots of the former Smith Anderson factory at the back of the village. Parts of that building should have been preserved to remind us of the culmination of the weaving tradition in this area and Fife’s domination of the floor cloth and linoleum industries.

  2. Ilona Bryan writes on Balmblae. “The house at the rear [Castleshotts, at the tree line] with the roof half off was called ‘Jerusalem’, and was lived in by Mr. Pratt – a very tall unmarried retired soldier from Scots Guards. He went for a daily walk up past our house on Castle Shotts until in his 80s, I believe”.

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