Shieldhill, Falkirk

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Shieldhill
A view over houses with the Forth Valley and Ochil Hills in the background
in the west of the village looking over the Forth Valley
Shieldhill is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Shieldhill is in the centre of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Shieldhill
Location within the Falkirk council area
Area0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Population2,656 [1] (2001 census)
• Density11,067/sq mi (4,273/km2)
OS grid referenceNS899769
• Edinburgh22.4 mi (36.0 km) ESE
• London343 mi (552 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFalkirk
Postcode districtFK1
Dialling code01324
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Websitefalkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°58′20″N 3°45′54″W / 55.972309°N 03.765049°W / 55.972309; -03.765049Coordinates: 55°58′20″N 3°45′54″W / 55.972309°N 03.765049°W / 55.972309; -03.765049

Shieldhill is a village within the Falkirk council area in Central Scotland. The village is 2.0 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Falkirk, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) south-west of Polmont and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of the village of California.

Shieldhill is divided into a few main parts: " The California end" and the old " scheme end " to the west, and the newer Bovis and the original old miners rows which have existed in some way for approximately 150 years. The main road through Shieldhill is the B8028 road between California and Glen Village and the B810 road from Reddingmuirhead. At the time of the 2001 census, Shieldhill had a population of 2,656 residents.[1]

Amenities[edit]

There are three corner shops, a bar, the batter inn and the spicy cottage takeaway as well as a Post Office in Shieldhill. There is also a wedding centre nearby, The Three Kings. Shieldhill is also close to a new Tesco supermarket which is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away in neighbouring Reddingmuirhead.

The village of Shieldhill has one primary school, Shieldhill Primary School.

Governance[edit]

The village forms part of the Falkirk constituency for UK general elections and part of the Falkirk East constituency in Scottish Parliament elections.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards Archived 2011-06-03 at the Wayback Machine www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-11

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