Denny, Falkirk

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Denny
Scottish Gaelic: Deanaidh
Denny Town House.jpg
Denny Town House, the former town hall
Denny is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Denny is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Denny
 Denny shown within the Falkirk council area
Area  1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Population 7,933 [1](2008 est.)
   – density  7,702/sq mi (2,974/km2)
OS grid reference NS806818
   – Edinburgh 28.5 mi (45.9 km)  
   – London 348 mi (560 km)  
Civil parish Denny
Council area Falkirk
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DENNY
Postcode district FK6
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°01′05″N 3°54′25″W / 56.018°N 3.907°W / 56.018; -3.907

Denny (Scottish Gaelic: Deanaidh) is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland, formerly in the county of Stirlingshire. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) west of Falkirk, and 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of Cumbernauld, adjacent to both the M80 and M876 motorways. At the 2011 census, Denny had a resident population of 7,933.[2]

Denny is separated from neighbouring village Dunipace by the River Carron. Until the early 1980s, Denny was a centre for heavy industry, including several iron foundries, brickworks, a coal mine and paper mills.

Regeneration[edit]

Denny won the Carbuncle in 2010 after two residents Sharon Tait and Brian McCabe asked to be given the award. [1]

2014 the town centre demolition was complete and the town held a weekend Christmas extravaganza to celebrate. [2]

Notable people[edit]

Sport[edit]

The local football team are Dunipace Juniors F.C., who play at Westfield Park where they moved to from their previous home of Carronbank. They compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.

Notable sports people from Denny include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falkirk Council census information PDF, www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-30
  2. ^ Census Population of settlements and wards www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2011-04-30

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