FDAMH delighted to launch book charting FDAMH’s history

Many of FDAMH’s founders were present at the Victoria Centre today to celebrate the publication of a new book about FDAMH. In ‘Light in a Dark Place’ author, Ian Scott, has stitched together the story of FDAMH from conversations with the many people FDAMH has touched over the years. Ian spoke about the writing of the book at the launch, saying “I can’t think of another local organisation that has served the local community so well over such a long period of time.” Ian hopes that his book will go some way to marking FDAMH’s achievements and may help to encourage others to become more involved.

FDAMH’s Chair, David McClements, thanked Ian Scott for his work, commenting that he has created a marvellous read. David acknowledged there are still challenges to face and work to do, but echoing Ian’s sentiments, he said he hoped the book would act as a ‘marker in the sand’ showing what had been achieved so far and impressing upon those assembled the tremendous legacy that has been given. Provost Pat Reid, always willing to offer his support to FDAMH, took the opportunity to congratulate everyone behind the organisation and commented that it makes a major contribution to Falkirk life.

Our thanks go to everyone who has made the book possible including Ian Scott and the Heritage Lottery. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to come along, particularly previous staff and founding members Joyce Cottle, Norah Summers, Helen Gordon and Irene Scott.

‘Light in a Dark Place’ is available on request, for a suggested donation of £5. Please contact any member of staff at FDAMH.

26/05/2015 at 3:54 pm