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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 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 
Civil parish Grangemouth
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

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 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.[1]


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.


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]


  1. ^ a b No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-11

External links[edit]

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25 news items

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:26:15 -0700

A woman suffered a terrifying ordeal when a thief tried to steal her handbag as she returned home from a village meeting. The attempted robbery took place around 9.15pm last night as the victim was walking home from a meeting at Shieldhill Primary School.

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:56:15 -0800

The charges stated the attack reportedly took place at an address in Shieldhill, Falkirk, on April 12, 2014. It is alleged the incident was either an assault by McKay, or alternatively an act of culpable recklessness. McKay of Nisbet Drive, Denny, also ...

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 02:05:07 -0700

A horse riding facility with a chequered history has been taken over by new owners who are pledging to make a break from the past. Kingsbarn Equestrian near Shieldhill closed last year after going into liquidation following two investigations from the ...

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:56:15 -0800

Police have issued an appeal for information on the incident three weeks ago. Picture: Michael Gillen (130558). Scott McAngus. s.mcangus@falkirkherald.co.uk. 10:03 Wednesday 12 February 2014. 0. Have your say. A businessman fled the clutches of ...

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:26:15 -0700

A seven year old boy was taken to hospital by air ambulance after being knocked down by a car. The child was crossing the village Main Street near the Clachan pub at around 9 a.m. this morning and was riding a scooter. He was treated at the scene ...

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:07:30 -0800

A man was assaulted and had his car stolen while he sat in it at the weekend. The 33-year-old, who is believed to run a business in Shieldhill, was attacked in the area last Friday between 10 - 11 p.m. He did not sustain any serious injuries, but his ...


Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:07:30 -0800

Andrew McKay, 32, is said to have injured the alleged victim, Kelly McCallum, by injecting her with the diabetes control hormone at an address in Shieldhill, Falkirk, on April 12, 2014. It is alleged that the incident was either an assault or ...

Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Herald
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:03:45 -0800

Ruth Brown from Shieldhill, who is 87, became the world champion clootie dumpling maker on Sunday. Picture: Michael Gillen. First-time entrant secures success in competition. Mother-in-law's recipe is secret to 'bake-off' success. Dumplings scored on ...

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