Skinflats

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Skinflats
Skinflats in the Falkirk council area, near the Firth of Forth, in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Skinflats in the Falkirk council area, near the Firth of Forth, in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Skinflats
 Skinflats shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 347 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid reference NS908831
   – Edinburgh  22.5 mi (36.2 km) ESE 
   – London  346 mi (557 km) ESE 
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: 56°01′39″N 3°45′13″W / 56.0274°N 3.7537°W / 56.0274; -3.7537

Skinflats is a small village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-west of Grangemouth, 1.1 miles (1.8 km) east of Carronshore and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north-east of Falkirk. It lies on the A905 road between Glensburgh and Airth, near to the River Carron and the point where it flows into the Firth of Forth.

The United Kingdom 2001 census reported the population as 347, almost unchanged since 1991.[1]

Main Street, Skinflats

The name of the village is sometimes claimed to be of Dutch origin, supposedly bestowed by Dutch engineers working on land reclamation in the 17th century, but there is no evidence that any such reclamation projects took place in the parish of Bothkennar where Skinflats is located and the place-name is readily explained as Scots in origin.[2]

Skinflats was originally a pit village, but no mining has taken place there for many years.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Insight 2001 Census, No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards", Falkirk Council. June 2003. Retrieved 2009-12-09
  2. ^ "Stirlingshire: The Truth about Skinflats". Scotland County-by-County. Scottish Place-Name Society. Retrieved 2009-12-11.