Redding, Falkirk

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Redding
Scottish Gaelic: Reidean
Redding is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Redding is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Redding
 Redding shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 1,954 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid reference NS923786
   – Edinburgh  21.2 mi (34.1 km) ESE 
   – London  343 mi (552 km) SSE 
Council area Falkirk
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Falkirk
Postcode district FK2
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Falkirk East
Website falkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°59′19″N 3°43′37″W / 55.988492°N 03.726950°W / 55.988492; -03.726950

Redding is a village within the Falkirk council area in Central Scotland. The village is 2.1 miles (3.4 km) southeast of Falkirk, 1.9 miles (3.1 km) south-southwest of Grangemouth and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Polmont.

At the time of the 2001 census, Redding had a population of 1,954 residents.[1]

History[edit]

On a hill beyond Redding is a stone that is called Wallace's stone, marking out the spot from which Sir William Wallace, after his quarrel with Sir John Stuart, one of the Scottish chiefs, is said to have viewed the Battle of Falkirk, from which he had been compelled to retire, and to have witnessed the defeat of the Scottish army.[citation needed]

In 1923, the small mining community of Redding was the scene of one of the worst disasters in the history of the Scottish coalfield, which claimed the lives of 40 men. The Sir William Grand Lodge of Scotland Free Colliers still march every year on the first Saturday in August in memory of the men who lost their lives in the disaster.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-11

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