Larbert is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The town lies in the Forth Valley over the River Carron which flows from the west. It is situated around 3 miles (4.8 kilometres) from the coastline of the Firth of Forth and 2.5 miles (4.0 kilometres) northwest of Falkirk, the main town in the region. The village of Stenhousemuir lies directly east of Larbert, with both settlements being contiguous and sharing various public facilities with one another.
In middle ages times, the Larbert region was densely forested, however this was cleared and gave rise to much of the farming land which encompasses the town. The growth of industry and even more so the arrival in the 1840s of the Scottish Central Railway, which travels through the village, offered a base for economic development. From the late 18th century up until the middle of the 20th century, heavy industry, such as boiler making, casting and production underpinned the economy of Larbert. The Victorian era also saw the opening of the Stirling District Lunatic Asylum at Bellsdyke and Scottish National Institution for Children on the Stenhouse Estate. This made Larbert key in offering care, both locally and country wide. Whilst the traditional economic base of Larbert vanished with the drop-off of heavy industry, it has recently experienced much development as a commuter town. A large number of residents operate in the neighboring towns of Falkirk and Stirling, in addition to the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 2011 Census shows that the population of Larbert has grown to 9143 from the 2001 Census record of 6425, and it continues to increase with large-scale housing development on the northern periphery of the town as well as on brownfield sites. For all of your home improvements, make sure to identify trustworthy contractors in Larbert to make certain of quality.