If you missed our online meeting for September, or would like to see it again, you can now download the recording.

The Falkland Listed Buildings Survey

Gaps in the records

Falkland is very rich in historic and interesting buildings. Very many of them are Listed Buildings – buildings listed by Historic Environment Scotland for their special architectural or historic interest. But it's not easy to find out about the buildings or even where they are. Many of the buildings are listed in the HES records by names that bear no relation to their current addresses. Will you help us document our history and our heritage?

The survey formThe survey

During August we will deliver a leaflet to every listed property within the Falkland Conservation area, asking residents to tell us about their house, giving details such as any previous names the building was known by, and who lived there before 1970 (a 50-year cut-off to protect the privacy of current residents). You can also download the form (PDF format), and return it to us filled in.

We're also interested in any special features of the building, for instance date stone, marriage stone, original doors or windows, bread ovens, etc., and any other buildings or structures in the curtilage.

Publicising the results

We're creating an online datasbase, hosted within the Falkland Society website but organised along similar lines to Wikipedia, to hold the results of the survey, together with information from other sources such as published works and old census returns. We aim to gradually build up a comprehensive archive of Falkland's historic buildings. Explore the database (it only has a few entries as yet).

Were concentrating initially on the Conservation Area, but we won't exclude other significant buildings - a logical cut-off would be the historic parish of Falkland.