Fallin Bing ‘From Coalfield to Brownfield’

(c) Suzanne Burgess

Our Fallin Bing project explored, captured and shared the story of Fallin Bing, a former coal mining site near Stirling.

We worked in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) throughout the Fallin Bing project, funded by All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund, to bring the local community closer to nature.

Fallin Bing is integral to the social, industrial and natural heritage of the community in Fallin and its surrounding area, yet it has a story that is not widely recognised or told.  The Fallin Bing – ‘From Coalfield to Brownfield’ project set out to discover these stories and find out what the Bing means to people both in the past and present day.

Through taking part in onsite conservation tasks, we helped to establish a link between members of the community which rarely mix (the older generation with the younger generation), as well as creating a stronger link with the Bing itself. By bringing generations of Fallin’s community together, the significant heritage of this unique former coal mining site has been captured. Our YouTube video ‘Fallin Bing; from Coalfield to Brownfield’ demonstrates this well.

Fallin Bing © Dr. Shanks Fallin Bing © Dr. Shanks

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