Dunipace

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Dunipace
A church
Dunipace Church
Dunipace is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Dunipace is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Dunipace
Location within the Falkirk council area
Area0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Population2,441 [1] (2001 census)
• Density10,171/sq mi (3,927/km2)
OS grid referenceNS807833
• Edinburgh28.6 mi (46.0 km) ESE
• London349 mi (562 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Dunipace
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′41″N 3°54′50″W / 56.028°N 03.914°W / 56.028; -03.914Coordinates: 56°01′41″N 3°54′50″W / 56.028°N 03.914°W / 56.028; -03.914

Dunipace is a village in the west of the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village is 6.3 miles (10.1 km) south of Stirling and 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north-west of Falkirk. The village is situated on the north bank of the River Carron and adjoins the town of Denny to the south of the river.

The main road through Dunipace is the A872 road between Denny and Stirling. Based on the 2001 census, Falkirk council reported the population of Dunipace as being 2,444 residents.[1]

History[edit]

In 1983 a temporary Roman marching camp was found from aerial photographs just outside the town, north of the Carron.[2] A stone bridge was built between Dunipace and Denny in the 1820s.[3] In 1876 Dunipace was joined with Denny to form the Denny and Dunipace Burgh. This was abolished in 1975 when both areas became part of Falkirk District.

A legend exists that the famous Scottish patriot William Wallace,[4] lived in Dunipace with his uncle, who was a clergyman at the parish church.[5]

Amenities[edit]

Dunipace is mainly residential, and has a church, a primary school, a few shops (including two hairdressers) and two pubs: The Red Hoose and Bar 209 also an Indian Takeaway (Chilli Hut)

The Red Hoose was used as a filming location for hit Scottish comedy Still Game in the New Year's episode of 2007.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

Dunipace also has a Junior League football team, Dunipace F.C.. The club was formed in 1888 and is based at Westfield Park. They currently compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.

Notable Residents[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.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards Archived June 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-08
  2. ^ "Dunipace Camp Temporary Marching Camp". Roman Britain. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  3. ^ Bonar, Rev. John (1845). The new statistical account of Scotland. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood and Sons. pp. 379–389. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  4. ^ Rogers, Charles (1889). The book of Wallace. Edinburgh: Printed for the Grampian club. p. 89. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ Gibson, John Charles (1908). Lands and lairds of Larbert and Dunipace parishes. Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins. p. 86. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  6. ^ Denny and Dunipace roll of honour. The Great War, 1914-1918. [With plates.]. Denny. 1920. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  7. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.

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