The economic downturn has led to a famous local institution finally meeting a sticky end. Stenhousemuir’s “toffee factory”, once known throughout Scotland for its fabled bars with the famous highland coo wrapper, has finally closed with the loss of 100 jobs.
Many a resident of Scotland’s central belt will no doubt shed a tear for its demise. They will no doubt also shed a tear for the fortune they’ve spent on their visits to the dentist ever since sookin’ on yon big lumps o’ carmelised sugar and other such teeth rotting dainties.
It is a sad fact that the local football team, Stenhousemuir Football Club (The Warriors) whose park lies next to the factory, have for ever been doomed to haunt the lower divisions of Scottish football. The expression “cannae play fur toffee!” may very well have originated at this humble wee ground.