Larbert (Scottish Gaelic: Lèirbert/Leth-pheairt, Scots: Lairbert) is a small town in the Falkirk council Place of Scotland. The town lies in the Forth Valley above the River Carron which flows from the west. Larbert is 3 miles (4.8 km) from the shoreline of the Firth of Forth and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of Falkirk, the main town in the area. The village of Stenhousemuir lies directly east of Larbert, with both settlements beast contiguous and sharing clear public amenities with one another.
In medieval times, the Larbert area was heavily forested, but this was cleared and gave rise to much of the agricultural estate which surrounds the town. The coming of industry and especially the coming on in the 1840s of the Scottish Central Railway, which passes through the village, provided a base for economic growth. From the late 18th century until the mid-20th century muggy industry, such as boilermaking, casting and manufacturing underpinned the economy of Larbert. The Victorian period also axiom the inauguration of the Stirling District Lunatic Asylum at Bellsdyke and Scottish National Institution for Children on the Stenhouse Estate. This made Larbert central in providing care, both locally and nationally.
Although the standard economic base of Larbert dwindled following the halt of stifling industry, it has latterly experienced considerable enlargement as a commuter town. Many residents appear in in the simple towns of Falkirk and Stirling, as well as the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Scotland’s Census of 2011 reveals that the population of Larbert has increased to 9,143 from the 2001 Census figure of 6,425 and it continues to accumulate with large-scale housing development upon the northern periphery of the town as well as on brownfield sites.