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Carronvale House

Located a half-mile (1 km) southeast of the centre of Larbert, and originally known as Broomage, Carronvale House is now the Scottish Headquarters of the Boy's Brigade. Built c.1800 by the Browns of Broomage, the estate was bought by Duncan Robertson of Roehill in 1819 and he soon enlarged the mansion, giving it the name Carronvale. In 1856, the estate was sold to the Sherriff family who had it remodelled c.1897 by the Glasgow architect Sir John James Burnet (1857 - 1938). Immediately prior to World War II the house was acquired by the Prudential Insurance Company, who moved their claims department here from London for the duration of the war. The Boy's Brigade, which was founded by Sir William Smith (1854 - 1914) in 1883, bought the property in 1945 as their Headquarters and National Training Centre for Scotland. The house continues to be used as a training centre and is also available as a conference venue. The Boy's Brigade Carronvale Recreation Centre opened in the grounds in 2000.


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