Glensburgh

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Glensburgh
Glensburgh is in the east of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Glensburgh is in the east of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Glensburgh
 Glensburgh shown within the Falkirk council area
OS grid reference NS914821
Council area Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANGEMOUTH
Postcode district FK3
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Linlithgow and
East Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Falkirk East
Website falkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°01′10″N 3°44′53″W / 56.019566°N 3.748183°W / 56.019566; -3.748183

Glensburgh is a very small and old hamlet situated on the south bank of the River Carron, 1.1 miles (1.8 km) north-west of Grangemouth.

Originally built on farmland in 1240 as houses for farm slaves the now standing cottages date back as far as 1878.[citation needed] Originally called Brockborough[citation needed] the hamlet mainly harvested wheat and corn, until cattle farming became the norm.[citation needed] Nowadays there are no businesses in Glensburgh, they have all closed due to various reasons, the last, the small Glens Goods Convenience Store shut in 1968, though the building still stands.[citation needed]

Consisting of only two streets, Glensburgh's population is under 100[citation needed] however it has always been regarded as one of Grangemouth's more prestigious residencies.[citation needed]

William Wallace's mother was born here in 1256, and legend has it that he spent more than one month in the area (in his mother's birth home) whilst preparing for the Battle of Falkirk.[citation needed]

Robert Burns, is known to have stayed in the quiet hamlet for some time between 1795 and 1800,[citation needed] until he was chased out by angry locals for getting a bit too familiar with the local landlord's daughter. The Queezy Pig stood with a plaque celebrating Burns' life (and drunken nights) in the tavern for nearly 150 years until it was destroyed during the war.[citation needed]

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