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in the west of the village looking over the Forth Valley
Shieldhill shown within the Falkirk council area
|Area||0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)|
|Population||2,656  (2001 census)|
|– density||11,067/sq mi (4,273/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|– Edinburgh||22.4 mi (36.0 km) ESE|
|– London||343 mi (552 km) SSE|
|Lieutenancy area||Stirling and Falkirk|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Scottish Parliament||Falkirk East|
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.
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.
- No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-11
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