Kelpies Falkirk
March 26, 2021

Why are Falkirk called the Bairns ?

By FK2bairns

Falkirk’s nickname is “The Bairns“, an old Scots word meaning children , which is given to natives of the town of Falkirk. This is reflected in the Falkirk Burgh motto: “Better meddle wi’ the de’il than the Bairns o’ Fa’kirk”.

More widely speaking anyone born in Falkirk is a ” Falkirk Bairn “