Over the 1700s Falkirk gradually replaced Crieff as the centre of this trade.Today's Falkirk is a pleasant town centred on its pedestrianised High Street.Opened in 2002, this is an engineering wonder equal to anything the Victorians achieved.It links the Firth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal, allowing the full return to use of both after many decades of closure.
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Here Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobites defeated Government forces pursuing them, but then failed to capitalise on their victory.
This was on the south west edge of today's Falkirk and the site is marked by a monument.
Falkirk lists, amongst its other claims to fame, the sites of two battles.
The first took place on 22 July 1298 and proved to be the battle at which William Wallace lost the advantage he had earlier gained over the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
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Falkirk's focal position was recognised early in its life.