Main Street, Skinflats
|Population||347  (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||22.5 mi (36.2 km) ESE|
|• London||346 mi (557 km) ESE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Skinflats is a small village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-west of Grangemouth, 1.1 miles (1.8 km) east of Carronshore and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north-east of Falkirk. It lies on the A905 road between Glensburgh and Airth, near to the River Carron and the point where it flows into the Firth of Forth.
The name of the village is sometimes claimed to be of Dutch origin, supposedly bestowed by Dutch engineers working on land reclamation in the 17th century, but there is no evidence that any such reclamation projects took place in the parish of Bothkennar where Skinflats is located and the place-name is readily explained as Scots in origin.
Skinflats was originally a pit village, but no mining has taken place there for many years.
- "Insight 2001 Census, No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards" Archived 2011-06-03 at the Wayback Machine, Falkirk Council. June 2003. Retrieved 2009-12-09
- "Stirlingshire: The Truth about Skinflats". Scotland County-by-County. Scottish Place-Name Society. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
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