Camelon

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Camelon
Scottish Gaelic: Camlann
Scots: Caimlan
Camelon is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Camelon is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Camelon
 Camelon shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 4,508 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid reference NS867805
   – Edinburgh  24.7 mi (39.8 km) ESE 
   – London  346 mi (557 km) SSE 
Council area Falkirk
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FALKIRK
Postcode district FK1
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Falkirk West
Website falkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°00′17″N 3°49′03″W / 56.004596°N 3.817454°W / 56.004596; -3.817454

Camelon (/ˈkəmələn/; Scots: Caimlan, Scottish Gaelic: Camlann)[2] is a large settlement within the Falkirk council area, Scotland. The village is in the Forth Valley, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west of Falkirk, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south of Larbert and 2.6 miles (4.2 km) east of Bonnybridge. The main road through Camelon is the A803 road which links the village to Falkirk.

At the time of the 2001 census, Camelon had a population of 4,508.[1]

History[edit]

Camelon was the site of a flight of locks which joined the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal, this was replaced in 2002 with the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift.

Camelon is the site of a series of Roman fortifications[3] (Alauna Civitas)[4] on the Antonine Wall.[5]

The Union Inn, named for the Union Canal, reflected in the canal

Transport[edit]

Camelon has good access for a village of its size with Camelon railway station lying on the Cumbernauld Line and the Edinburgh to Dunblane line. Next to the station there are amenities including the Mariner Leisure Centre. The main road through Camelon is the A803 road which provides access to Falkirk.

Sport[edit]

Camelon is home to the junior football club Camelon Juniors, founded in 1920 and currently compete in the East Region Super League.

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