Larbert is a town on Scotland’s central belt near the Firth of Forth, north of the River Carron and west of Stenhousemuir.
Thanks to the arrival of steam, the town of Larbert grew from a small village to a major centre of heavy industry and the cutting edge of Victorian hospital care.
Now a considerable commuter town for nearby Falkirk and the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling, the town is served by regular Glasgow - Dunblane and Edinburgh - Dunblane rail services.
The famed Scottish explorer Sir James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730 - 1794), who discovered the source of the Blue Nile in Africa, is buried in Larbert Old Parish Churchyard.
Nearby in the newly regenerated town centre of Stenhousemuir, take a look at the small, friendly, independent shops. Within the town centre is the 'lido', which was gifted to the local area, and is a lovely spot to take time out to enjoy nature.
There is also a good mix of businesses such as a butchers shop, florists, coffee shops, wellness centre, newsagents, hardware store, chemists, to name a few. Close by there are also a number of great golf clubs.
Walk or cycle along the Larbert and Stenhousemuir’s heritage trails. Explore the area on an e-bike, which you can hire at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.