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Footprints in Time (14th, 21st, 28th Feb)


Join us on at The Helix Visitor Centre for three engaging talks exploring Falkirk's Industrial History from the 18th to 20th centuries. Learn about the people who walked through this landscape and left their mark on our world. 

Andy Crisp (Kelpie Tour Guide) will walk you through a period of history that shaped Falkirk's Industrial Heritage. He'll introduce you to industrial geniuses that changed the world from James Watt to the Earl of Zetland on to the 20th century.  

These engaging presentations will last for 30 - 40 minutes with some time for questions and chat. Included in the ticket price is a freshly prepared buffet. Please contact us if you have any specific dietry requirements. 

Footprints in Time sessions will run on 14th, 21st and 28th February. Tickets for all three events can be purchased for £20.00 with each individual session at £10.00.


Thursday 14th February

An evening spent tracing the early years of the Industrial Revolution in Scotland through the people who were actually here, taking the first steps in the journey to the present day. Coal, iron and steam in the hands of industry's true pioneers.

Thursday 21st February

Picking up the story, we see how the progress made in the late eighteenth century was built on by its successors. Railwaymania, the beginnings of the oil industry and some surprising international connections lead us through a remarkable century, ending with a glimpse of the modern era.

Thursday 28th February

The last instalment of the Footprint Trilogy brings us fully into the modern age. An invention that may have done more than any other to shape the modern world, revolutions in travel, manufacture and entertainment bring our story out of history and into the realm of living memory.


Arrival from 6.45 for buffet
Presentation 7.15
Finish 8.15

Book tickets online now or alternatively contact the Visitor Centre on 01324 590600 to book over the phone. Posted tickets will be subject to a £1 postage charge.


Footprints in Time