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Fallin
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Stirling Road (A905) the main route through Fallin, the former mining village. A westwards view towards Stirling.
Population 2,880 (mid-2015 est.)
OS grid reference NS833916
Civil parish
  • St. Ninians
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Stirling and Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stirling
Postcode district FK7
Dialling code 01786
Police Central Scotland
Fire Central Scotland
Ambulance Scottish
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UK Parliament
  • Stirling
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56°06′13″N 3°52′34″W / 56.1037°N 3.8762°W / 56.1037; -3.8762Coordinates: 56°06′13″N 3°52′34″W / 56.1037°N 3.8762°W / 56.1037; -3.8762

Fallin is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. It lies on the A905 road 3 miles east of Stirling on a bend in the River Forth. The United Kingdom Census 2001 recorded the population as 2,710.

It was formerly a pit village, the site of the Polmaise Colliery 3&4 (Polmaise Colliery 1&2 was situated at Milhall), originally opened in 1904 by Archibald Russell Ltd. At its peak, in 1957, it employed 778 people. During the UK miners' strike 1984-85 it was reputed to be the only colliery in Britain where support was so strong that there was no need for pickets during the whole of the strike. British Coal decided to close the Colliery on 17 July 1987, marking the end of coal mining in Stirlingshire.

The village is home to The Goth, a community-run pub and one of the few remaining pubs in Scotland still run under the Gothenburg system.

Fallin has been the site of several new housing developments and is now a commuter village.

There are several parks in Fallin.

1. Polmaise Park (Located next to Fallin school and Polmaise Cresent. )

2. Top Park (Located to the new Teso EXPRESS.)

There are many different shops in Fallin including Nisa Local Tesco EXPRESS OneStop ( recently replaced with Tesco Express) Dilshads Alleys Curry Palace and many more.

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