Lawyer’s office was the engine room of Falkirk district

James Russel of Arnotdale

James Russel of Arnotdale

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Last summer I had the pleasure of taking a visiting couple from America on a walk through Falkirk’s High Street.

The man was pretty sure he was descended from Scottish royalty and when we came to King’s Court he was most anxious to find out which sovereign was commemorated there.

I resisted the strong temptation to spin him a yarn about Robert the Bruce holding court in the town in the afterglow of the great victory at Bannockburn and instead told the truth – the name is a shortened version of King’s Arms, a pub from the 19th century.


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