Place:Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland

TypeTown, Parish
Coordinates56.033°N 3.917°W
Located inStirlingshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inCentral Scotland, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
Falkirk (council area), Scotland     (1996 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog

The town

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Denny is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland, formerly in the county of Stirlingshire. It is situated west of Falkirk, and 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. Until the early 1980s, Denny was a centre for heavy industry, including several iron foundries, brickworks, a coal mine and paper mills.

The parish

Denny is a parish, now located in the Falkirk Council Area, some 5 miles (8 km) north of Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire and 6 miles (10 km) west of Falkirk.

It was a parish in the old county of Stirlingshire until 1927 when it was merged with the parish of Dunipace across the river. (Denny and Dunipace had been one burgh since 1887.) The combined parish remained until 1975 when it was transferred from Stirlingshire to the Central Region of Scotland. In 1996 the regions were replaced by "council areas" and the Denny area has since been located in Falkirk Council Area.

The parish has an area of 33.8 sq. km (13 sq. miles). In addition to the town of Denny it includes the settlements of Sauchinford, Longcroft, Banknock, Haggs, and Dennyloanhead.

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