Coat of Arms
The Falkirk District Arms
Ane for A' is Scots for One for All.
Scottish dancing is very much a team sport, usually involving 4 couples choreographed to intricately intertwine in time with the tempo of the music. We move as a unit and urge each other onwards. This motto harks back to the those from the burgh arms below.
The Falkirk Burgh Arms
Sable on a bend bretessed accompanied by six billets or, three in chief and three in base, the Church of Falkirk, between two swords and two Highland claymores both in saltire, the former surmounted of a shield of 1298, the latter of a targe of 1746, all proper. On a compartment below the shield with a motto, is placed behind the shield for supporter, a lion rampant, affrontee gules armed and langued azure, crowned with a mural crown argent, masoned sable, and in an escorel over the same, another motto.
The bend is embattled on each side to represent the Roman Wall of Antoninus Pius. Above the representation of the Church of Falkirk the two crossed swords symbolise the first Battle of Falkirk in 1298, while the targe and two cross claymores symbolise the second Battle of Falkirk in 1746.
These mottoes seem to indicate that the townspeople are ever ready to unite for defence and that if one of their number is interfered with the rest will at once rally round to his support.