This project seeks to help create a larger audience for the Society’s photograph archive which is currently housed in the village library. Sadly the collection was being depleted even during the imaging exercise (2016/17). About 150 photographs from the collection’s 800 or so catalogued entries were missing. To arrest this loss of Falkland’s commonweal and heritage, this digital archive was created.
Since publishing, our historical knowledge of some of Falkland’s families has been enlarged by kind contributions. These are not only important in themselves but unearth facts, insights and connections that would not be otherwise known outside a small and diminishing group of people.
New material is always welcome.
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.
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.