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Graeme High School pupil Leah Binnie takes a break from her Falkirk Herald work experience to dip into Disney
Graeme High School pupil Leah Binnie takes a break from her Falkirk Herald work experience to dip into Disney

THE Falkirk Herald knows a thing or two about the art of communication.

Established in the mid 19th century the newspaper has been supplying people in the area with their local news for well over 150 years - and will continue to do so from next month in tabloid format.

Published by Glasgow lawyer Alexander Hedderwick, the first edition of The Falkirk Herald hit the streets on Saturday, August 14, 1845.

Archibald Johnston purchased the paper a year later and moved production of the Herald to Falkirk, where it switched from monthly publication to weekly in 1851.

So it would be fair to say the newspaper has a long and proud tradition of keeping people up to speed with all the goings on in Falkirk.

Having said that, editor Colin Hume and his staff of top journalists were still able to pick up a few pointers from Micky, Goofy, Pluto and co when they got a sneak preview of the latest edition of Disney’s ‘Wonderful World of Knowledge’.

The new volume deals with Communications and has a ton of fun facts, illustrated by colourful drawings, on things like print media and newspapers, radio, television, telephones, the Internet, words and language, coded messages and lots more.

Colin said: “Just like The Falkirk Herald, this Disney volume gets its point across in an easy to understand and entertaining way.

“The sections on newspapers and advertising were of particular interest to the team at the Herald, but, just like all the Disney encyclopedias we have featured over the last few months, the whole publication is packed with information that will help youngsters with their school projects or boost their general knowledge.”

Just as the Disney encyclopedia series comes to an end, The Falkirk Herald will be going through one of the biggest changes in it’s eventful history when it becomes a tabloid newspaper.

Watch this space on November 10 to see Scotland’s best selling weekly newspaper enter a new era.