Denny, Falkirk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Denny
A view of Denny Town House building, with grey brickwork.
Denny Town House, the former town hall
Denny is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Denny is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Denny
Denny shown within the Falkirk council area
Area1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Population7,934 [1](2008 est.)
• Density7,703/sq mi (2,974/km2)
OS grid referenceNS806818
• Edinburgh28.5 mi (45.9 km)
• London348 mi (560 km)
Civil parish
  • Denny
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDENNY
Postcode districtFK6
Dialling code01324
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Websitefalkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°01′05″N 3°54′25″W / 56.018°N 3.907°W / 56.018; -3.907Coordinates: 56°01′05″N 3°54′25″W / 56.018°N 3.907°W / 56.018; -3.907

Denny (Scottish Gaelic: Deanaidh) is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. Historically in Stirlingshire, it is situated 7 miles (11 km) west of Falkirk, and 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of Cumbernauld, adjacent to both the M80 and M876 motorways. At the 2011 census, Denny had a resident population of 7,933.[2]

Denny is separated from neighbouring village Dunipace by the River Carron.[3] A stone bridge was built over the river in 1825.[4] Until the early 1980s, Denny was a centre for heavy industry, including several iron foundries,[5] brickworks, a coal mine and paper mills.[6]

Regeneration[edit]

Denny is currently going through a £7.6 million regeneration scheme in the town centre.[1]

Notable people[edit]

In the First World War 902 men signed up from Denny and Dunipace. Of those 154 were killed in action or died on service. Decorations were earned by 31 men.[7]

Sport[edit]

The local football team are Dunipace Juniors F.C., who play at Westfield Park where they moved to from their previous home of Carronbank. They compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.

Notable sports people from Denny include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falkirk Council census information PDF, www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-30
  2. ^ Census Population of settlements and wards www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2011-04-30
  3. ^ "Zoomable map from 1892-1905 with opacity slider". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  4. ^ Scott, Ian. "Denny and Dunipace". Falkirk Local History Society. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ Groome, Francis H. "Denny". Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  6. ^ Dempster, Rev. John (1845). The new statistical account of Scotland. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood and Sons. pp. 115–138. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  7. ^ Denny and Dunipace roll of honour. The Great War, 1914-1918. [With plates.]. Denny. 1920. Retrieved 13 May 2017.

External links[edit]