Denny, Falkirk

A view of Denny Town House building, with grey brickwork.
Denny is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of mainland Scotland.
Denny (Scottish Gaelic: Deanaidh) is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. Historically in Stirlingshire, it is situated 7 miles (11 km) west of Falkirk, and 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of Cumbernauld, adjacent to both the M80 and M876 motorways. At the 2011 census, Denny had a resident population of 7,933.

Denny is separated from neighbouring village Dunipace by the River Carron. A stone bridge was built over the river in 1825. Until the early 1980s, Denny was a centre for heavy industry, including several iron foundries, brickworks, a coal mine and paper mills.

Denny is currently going through a £7.6 million regeneration scheme in the town centre.

In the First World War 902 men signed up from Denny and Dunipace. Of those 154 were killed in action or died on service. Decorations were earned by 31 men.

The local football team are Dunipace Juniors F.C., who play at Westfield Park where they moved to from their previous home of Carronbank. They compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.

Notable sports people from Denny include:

This page was last edited on 5 June 2018, at 20:30.
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