|Scottish Gaelic: Carrann|
Carronshore Road, Carron
Carron shown within the Falkirk council area
|Population||2,567  (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– Edinburgh||24.0 mi (38.6 km) ESE|
|– London||347 mi (558 km) SSE|
|Lieutenancy area||Stirling and Falkirk|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Scottish Parliament||Falkirk East|
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 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km) southeast of Stenhousemuir. Carron is contiguous with village of Carronshore to the east.
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.
- "No 3 – 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards" (PDF). Falkirk Council. Retrieved 27 April 2011.[dead link]
- 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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- Watters, Brian (1998). "The Carron Collieries". Tom Paterson.
- Watters, Brian (2005). "Carron Company". Falkirk Local History Society.
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