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Shieldhill
Shieldhill - geograph.org.uk - 85323.jpg
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
 Shieldhill shown within the Falkirk council area
Area  0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Population 2,656 [1] (2001 census)
   – density  11,067 /sq mi (4,273 /km2)
OS grid reference NS899769
   – Edinburgh  22.4 mi (36.0 km) ESE 
   – London  343 mi (552 km) SSE 
Council area Falkirk
Lieutenancy area Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Falkirk
Postcode district FK1
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Falkirk East
Website falkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 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 two main parts: Skim and Bovis. The west side is over 60 years old and takes up around a third of Shieldhill. The east side is over 20 years old and takes up the other two thirds. 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 www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-11



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