Carron, Falkirk

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Carron
Scottish Gaelic: Carrann
Carronshore Road, Carron
Carronshore Road, Carron
Carron is in the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Carron is in the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Carron
 Carron shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 2,567 [1] (2001 Census)
OS grid reference NS885826
   – Edinburgh  24.0 mi (38.6 km) ESE 
   – London  347 mi (558 km) SSE 
Civil parish Larbert
Council area Falkirk
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Falkirm
Postcode district FK2
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Falkirk East
Website Falkirk Council
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°01′26″N 3°47′23″W / 56.0238°N 3.7896°W / 56.0238; -3.7896

Carron (Scottish Gaelic: Carrann) is a village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. It is in the Forth Valley, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Falkirk, 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Grangemouth and 12 mile (0.8 km) southeast of Stenhousemuir. Carron is contiguous with village of Carronshore to the east.

Carron is north of the River Carron. The B902 road runs through Carron. The 2001 Census recorded Carron's population as 2,567.[1]

Carron Company[edit]

Main article: Carron Company

The Carron Company ironworks was founded in Carron in 1759. The company introduced to Scotland the then novel method of smelting iron using coke instead of charcoal. They were associated with Boulton & Watt both as suppliers and customers. By 1814 they company was reputed to be the largest ironworks in Europe, employing 2,000 men. It developed the carronade, a short barrelled cannon. The company became insolvent in 1987 and was resurrected as Carron Phoenix. It is now owned by Franke UK, based in Manchester, and manufactures kitchen sinks.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "No 3 – 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards" (PDF). Falkirk Council. Retrieved 27 April 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ Murray, Paula (30 November 2014). "SNP activist 'killed over child sex files'". Scottish Sunday Express (Northern & Shell). Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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