Carron, Falkirk

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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.
Location within the Falkirk council area
Population2,567 [1] (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNS885826
• Edinburgh24.0 mi (38.6 km) ESE
• London347 mi (558 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFalkirm
Postcode districtFK2
Dialling code01324
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
WebsiteFalkirk Council
List of places
56°01′26″N 3°47′23″W / 56.0238°N 3.7896°W / 56.0238; -3.7896Coordinates: 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]

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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  1. ^ a b "No 3 – 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards" (PDF). Falkirk Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  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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