A Roman-era structure was once located near Falkirk. It was believed to be a circular temple and is known as Arthur’s O’on.
Falkirk | 400-700 AD
In the early fifth century, the Roman Empire began to withdraw from Britain due to various pressures. This marked the end of Roman rule in the area that encompasses modern-day Falkirk. The region likely experienced a degree of political and social distruption following the Roman departure, as local communities adjusted to the changing circumstances.
The post-Roman period saw the emergence of various groups, including the native Celtic population and incoming Anglo-Saxon settlers from the southeast of Britain. It’s likely that the Falkirk area was influenced by both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon cultural and linguistic elements.
The Kingdom of Strathclyde, a Celtic kingdom, held sway in parts of what is now southern Scotland and northern England during this time. The region of Falkirk may have been subject to conflicts and interactions between the Kingdom of Strathclyde and neighboring kingdoms and tribes.
The Migration Period, spanning from the late 4th to the early 8th centuries, involved movements of various Germanic and Scandinavian groups (Vikings) across Europe. While the Falkirk area was not a central focus of these migrations, it could have seen some influence from the movements of peoples during this time.
The spread of Christianity continued during this period, and it’s possible that the Falkirk region saw the establishment of Christian communities, possibly associated with local monastic centers.
The lack of detailed historical records from this period makes it challenging to provide a comprehensive account of Falkirk’s history during the 400-700 AD timeframe. Most of the available information is inferred from broader historical trends, archaeological evidence, and later written sources.