Looking down on Falkirk High Street in the early 1980s
In1980 the High Street was busy.
Torwood Bathrooms (formerly Carron Steel) near Falkirk, showing the clock tower, which was facing demolition in November 1987.
The Carron ironworks company near Falkirk had collapsed in 1982 and plant and machinery were up for auction in June 1983. The SNP and Social Democratic Party used the occasion to electioneer in the run-up to the General Election.
The old Bellsdyke hospital building in Larbert, 1987.
Lord James Douglas Hamilton and Robin Barr launch Irn-Bru's anti drink-driving campaign at the Cladhan hotel in Falkirk, December 1987.
The Alcan aluminium coil and sheet factory in 1985.
Three new buses wait for delivery at Walter Alexander & Co (Coachbuilders) Ltd near Falkirk, June 1980.
A Grangemouth docks crane unloads wooden railway carriages from Norway, en route to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society's depot at Bo'ness in April 1983.
An aerial view of Grangemouth Oil Refinery, 1988.
Ambulances wait at the gates of BP Grangemouth after an explosion at one of the refineries (with one fatality) in March 1987.
Black smoke billows over Grangemouth after the explosion in 1987.
Former world lightweight champion boxer Jim Watt takes one on the chin from a small boy at the opening of Grangemouth's Easter Cavalcade in April 1983.