Digital time capsule created with Maddiston community

Maddiston Time Capsule

Leading UK homebuilder, Miller Homes has captured a snapshot of life in Maddiston, Falkirk, and celebrates the story of the village and local community with the creation of a digital time capsule, following the launch of its new Station Brae development showhome.

Ahead of the Maddiston showhome launch, members of the community got involved in the creation of the time capsule earlier this summer and were interviewed about their experiences growing up in Maddiston and what life is like in the village today in a series of interviews.

The time capsule tells the proud story of a community which first appeared in official records in 1424 and has seen considerable changes across the centuries. Once featuring a busy mine, the town served as a base for one of Europe’s largest hauliers, Smith of Maddiston, and as the Central HQ of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The time capsule has been entrusted to the pupils of Maddiston Primary School, who will serve as guardians, looking after the time capsule and keeping it safe to share with future generations. Pupils from the school feature in the video interviews, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future and what they love about the village today.

Lynsey Brown, Regional Sales Director for Miller Homes Scotland East said: “We are very excited to work with the local community on bringing this time capsule to life. The time capsule really speaks to how friendly and welcoming Maddiston is. We hope that it will be enjoyed by many future generations of the village, with the children involved someday being able to show their own children the time capsule decades from now.”

Mrs McGlynn, Head Teacher at Maddiston Primary School said: “The time capsule has been a great activity for our students to be involved in. They have enjoyed reflecting on their hometown and what makes this area special to them. We are happy to be chosen to safeguard the footage and hope to look back on the time capsule in the future with our students decades from now.”

The capsule contrasts vintage footage of the village since it was first mentioned in official records in 1424, alongside current day Maddiston’s thriving network of community centre clubs and groups in action. One of the groups speaking for the time capsule is the Maddiston Childminders’ group, who described the village as enjoying ‘a big sense of community, friendliness and always looking out for each other’.

Local historian David Leask is featured in the short film discussing the notable moments that shaped the Maddiston of today.

The past life of Miller Homes’ brand-new Station Brae development has a special mention, with former firefighter Alan Faulds, who was born at home in the village after the ambulance couldn’t reach his house in time, sharing his memories of a thriving fire HQ which served the people of central Scotland.

The new 72-home Station Brae development has plenty of opportunities for families to plant their roots in the village. Boasting a mix of three, four and five-bedroom homes, the development includes terraced, semi-detached, and detached properties.

For further information on Miller Homes or its new Station Brae development, call 03301 736 399 or visit

You can watch the film in full here.


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