Fallin, Stirling

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Fallin
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
Fallin
Location within the Stirling council area
Population2,710 
OS grid referenceNS833916
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Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStirling
Postcode districtFK7
Dialling code01786
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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 (/fəˈlɪn/) 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 2,710.[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.

Notes[edit]

  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 7 June 2010.

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