Looking west towards Falkirk along the A803 through Laurieston
|Population||2,752  (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||21.8 mi (35.1 km) E|
|• London||344 mi (554 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Situated on the main street is Hawthorn Cottage, a nineteenth-century stone dwelling that was once owned by Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and creator of the Nobel Prizes after his death. Nobel lived there while managing an explosives factory near the nearby villages of Redding and Westquarter.
- John McAleese (1949-2011), British Army soldier, spent his childhood and youth in Laurieston.
- Insight 2001 Census, No. 3 - 2001 Census population of wards and settlements Archived 2011-06-03 at the Wayback Machine www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2009-12-09
- "Nobel in Scotland". Nobelprize.org, the official website of the Nobel Prize. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
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