Denny, Falkirk

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Denny
Denny Town House.jpg
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
Area 1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Population 7,933 [1](2008 est.)
• Density 7,702/sq mi (2,974/km2)
OS grid reference NS806818
• Edinburgh 28.5 mi (45.9 km)
• London 348 mi (560 km)
Civil parish
  • Denny
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DENNY
Postcode district FK6
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Website falkirk.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, formerly in the county of 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. 

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