Carronshore

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Carronshore
Carronshore Social Club
Carronshore Social Club
Carronshore is in the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Carronshore is in the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Carronshore
Location within the Falkirk council area
Population2,972 [1] (2011 census)
OS grid referenceNS893830
• Edinburgh24.0 mi (38.6 km) ESE
• London347 mi (558 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFALKIRK
Postcode districtFK2
Dialling code01324
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Websitefalkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°01′41″N 3°46′39″W / 56.027960°N 3.777371°W / 56.027960; -3.777371Coordinates: 56°01′41″N 3°46′39″W / 56.027960°N 3.777371°W / 56.027960; -3.777371

Carronshore is a small village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village lies in the Forth Valley, 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north of the town of Falkirk and directly to the east of neighbouring village Carron.

A photograph facing west along Bothkennar Road with a sign showing the entrance to the village of Carronshore.
Entering Carronshore from Bothkennar Road

The village sits north of the River Carron. According to the 2001 census Carronshore has a population of just over 3,000 residents.[1]

The village has a Primary school located to the north east of the village. It also boosts three takeaways, 3 convenience stores, a hair salon and a bookmakers.

There are two bars in the village, 'The Vic' and the 'Carronshore Bar' as well as 'The Shore' which is a bar bistro.

The village grew as a port village during the 1700s and 1800s due to its close proximity to the river to the east of the village. The area is also very well connected historically to the mining industry and was the site of many pits and collieries until the middle of the 20th century.

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  1. ^ a b 3 - 2011 Census Population of settlements and wards Archived June 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-27

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