Dunipace

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Dunipace
Scottish Gaelic: Dùin na Bàis
Dunipace Church.jpg
Dunipace Church
Dunipace is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Dunipace is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Dunipace
 Dunipace shown within the Falkirk council area
Area  0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Population 2,441 [1] (2001 census)
   – density  10,171/sq mi (3,927/km2)
OS grid reference NS807833
   – Edinburgh  28.6 mi (46.0 km) ESE 
   – London  349 mi (562 km) SSE 
Civil parish Dunipace
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′41″N 3°54′50″W / 56.028°N 03.914°W / 56.028; -03.914

Dunipace is a village in the west of the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village is 6.3 miles (10.1 km) south of Stirling and 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north-west of Falkirk. The village is situated on the north bank of the River Carron and adjoins the town of Denny to the south of the river.

The main road through Dunipace is the A872 road between Denny and Stirling. Based on the 2001 census, Falkirk council reported the population of Dunipace as being 2,441 residents.[1]

History[edit]

In 1876 Dunipace was joined with Denny to form the Denny and Dunipace Burgh. This was abolished in 1975 when both areas became part of Falkirk District.

A legend exists that the famous Scottish patriot William Wallace, lived in Dunipace with his uncle, who was a clergyman at the parish church.[citation needed]

Amenities[edit]

Dunipace is mainly residential, and has a church, a primary school, a few shops (including two hairdressers) and two pubs: The Red Hoose and The Songbird.

The Red Hoose was used as a filming location for hit Scottish comedy Still Game in the New Year's episode of 2007.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

Dunipace also has a Junior League football team, Dunipace F.C.. The club was formed in 1888 and is based at Westfield Park. They currently compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-08

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