Cottages at the south of Torwood
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||26.8 mi (43.1 km) ESE|
|• London||349 mi (562 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Torwood (Scottish Gaelic: Coille Tor) is a small village located 2 miles (3.2 km) north-northwest of Larbert, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Falkirk and 6 miles (9.7 km) south-southeast of Stirling. Torwood lies within the Falkirk Council area of Scotland. The population recorded in the 2011 UK Census was 245.
The Forresters used to own the lands of Torwood and the castle but now a private trust owns the castle. Forrester Gait was named after the family.
The Torwood was a large forested area in the 12th century stretching from the River Carron west and north towards Stirling, and inland towards the Campsie Hills. It was traversed by an old Roman Road at this time. In preparation for the Battle of Bannockburn it was used as the encampment for the men of Sir James Douglas, one of the leaders of the army of King Robert the Bruce.
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