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River Carron, Fankerton footbridge (geograph 2268318).jpg
River Carron, Fankerton footbridge
Fankerton is located in Falkirk
Fankerton shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 214 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid reference NS790830
• Edinburgh 29.6 mi (47.6 km) ESE
• London 349 mi (562 km) SSE
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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
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56°01′31″N 3°56′32″W / 56.0253°N 3.9422°W / 56.0253; -3.9422Coordinates: 56°01′31″N 3°56′32″W / 56.0253°N 3.9422°W / 56.0253; -3.9422

Fankerton is a small village which lies within the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village is 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Denny and 6.3 miles (10.1 km) west-northwest of Falkirk.

The village is located on the south side of the River Carron along the B818 road on the outskirts of the town of Denny.

A photograph of woodland just outside Fankerton
Woodland above the River Carron just outside Fankerton

Fankerton is the home of Strathcarron Hospice which provides free palliative care to people throughout Central Scotland.

The population of Fankerton at the time of the 2001 census was 214 residents.[1]

Famous People

Snoop Dog, the eminent west coast American rap star gave his first public performance at a 60th wedding anniversary party at the Fankerton Hut.


  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards Archived June 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-04-27

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