Fallin, Stirling

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Fallin - Stirling Road.JPG
Stirling Road (A905) the main route through Fallin, the former mining village. A westwards view towards Stirling.
Fallin is located in Stirling
Fallin shown within the Stirling council area
Population 2,710 
OS grid reference NS833916
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stirling
Postcode district FK7
Dialling code 01786
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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56°06′13″N 3°52′34″W / 56.1037°N 3.8762°W / 56.1037; -3.8762Coordinates: 56°06′13″N 3°52′34″W / 56.1037°N 3.8762°W / 56.1037; -3.8762

Fallin (/fəlˈɪn/) is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. It lies on the A905 road 3 miles east of Stirling on a bend in the River Forth. The United Kingdom Census 2001 recorded the population as 2710.[1]

It was formerly a pit village, the site of the Polmaise Colliery 3&4 (Polmaise Colliery 1&2 was situated at Milhall), originally opened in 1904 by Archibald Russell Ltd. At its peak, in 1957, it employed 778 people.[2] During the UK miners' strike 1984-85 it was reputed to be the only colliery in Britain where support was so strong that there was no need for pickets during the whole of the strike. British Coal decided to close the Colliery on 17 July 1987, marking the end of coal mining in Stirlingshire.

Fallin has been the site of several new housing developments and is now a commuter village.


  1. ^ "Comparative Population Profile: Fallin Locality". SCROL. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Fallin, Polmaise Colliery". ScotlandsPlaces. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

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