Across the Globe

Alan Arthur with daughter Hannah
Alan Arthur with daughter Hannah

Catch up with Falkirk folk in far flung places

WHERE ARE YOU FROM ORIGINALLY? Larbert/Stenhousemuir.

WHERE ARE YOU NOW? Sydney, Australia.

WHY ARE YOU THERE? Came over in 1999 and liked it so much I stayed.

WHAT DO YOU DO? I’m the general manager of IT for a company that runs aquariums, ski resorts, theme parks and other tourist attractions. I’m also a volunteer firefighter.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN THERE? I’ve been in Australia for 13 years now.

FAMILY? Yes, my wife Kirsten and my eight-month-old Hannah.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE NOW? The weather, the beaches, the lifestyle and the attitude to life.

ANYTHING YOU DON’T LIKE? They can’t do pubs properly!

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THERE AND HERE? The weather.

WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST FROM HOME? Family.

ANY MESSAGE FOR FAMILY AND OLD FRIENDS? Hope everyone is well, and we’re looking forward to bringing Hannah over to see Scotland sometime soon!