George Forrest was born in Falkirk on March 13 1873, died in 1932. He was responsible for bringing back over 30,000 specimens of 10,000 plants mostly from the Yunnan Province of China over a period of 17 years.
Rangers player David Weir resides from Falkirk, and went to Woodlands High School in Falkirk. He grew up in Shieldhill.
St Mirren player Jack Ross also resides in Falkirk, and went to Falkirk High School, he grew up in Camelon.
Falkirk player Tam Scobbie was born in Falkirk and is from Westquarter and went to Wesquarter Primary and Graeme High School.
Tommy Douglas, the Canadian social democratic politician, who is often cited as "father" of Canada's Medicare public health insurance system and was voted The Greatest Canadian, was born in Falkirk.
Michael Absalom was born in Falkirk but moved to different areas in his life.
Malcolm Middleton and Aidan Moffat of the post-folk band Arab Strap are from Falkirk.
Elizabeth Fraser, lead singer of the band Cocteau Twins, was born in Falkirk.
Charlie Gibbs, noted authority and author in the field of Human Resources, was born in Falkirk.