An Illustrated History and Geography of Bonnybridge

"See! I told you 'Bonny'

meant 'beautiful...!

An alien came tae Bonnybrig

In a braw wee warp-drive rocket.

He landit in a glaury park,

And then he went hame mawkit!

This is an ongoing project which will build up a picture of the REAL history and geography of Bonnybridge and its surroundings - hopefully of interest to residents and, perhaps, pupils looking for research material for a school topic (no little green men!). More information about High Bonnybridge and Greenhill can be found at the Greenhill Historical Society website -

Part 1 - From pre-history to the Romans.

Part 2 - From the Middle Ages to Post-Reformation

Part 3 - Agriculture and Industry

Part 4 - Bonnybridge Brickworks

Part 5 - Bonnybridge Iron Works

Part 6 - War Memorials (WW1 and WW2)

Part 7 - More old Bonnybridge Industry Photographs

Part 8 - Bonnybridge Then and Now


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(A note of thanks here to the Reverend James Waugh MA, HCF whose detailed history "The Vale of Bonny in History and Legend" - published 24th May, 1981 by Falkirk District Libraries and Museums - forms the basis of this 'little history'.)

Another short history of Bonnybridge is available here on the website of the Falkirk Local History Society.

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