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Polmont, Falkirk

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Polmont, Falkirk

Polmont is a village in the Falkirk council area of Central Scotland. It lies towards the east of the town of Falkirk, north of the Union Canal, which runs adjacent to the village. Due to its situation in Central Scotland, many locations can be seen from Polmont, ranging from the Ochil Hills and the River Forth, to Cairnpapple Hill. Although giving its name to Polmont Young Offenders Institution, the prison is in fact in Reddingmuirhead.
Post townFALKIRK
Administrative CountyFalkirk
Traditional CountyStirlingshire
OS GridNS9378
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01324
Population5,321
 

Other names by which Polmont, Falkirk has been known in the past

Poll Monaidh

Polmont, Falkirk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Polmont, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Polmont Junction), Stirlingshire - par. (containing a small part of town of Grangemouth), 5512 ac., pop. 3955; vil., 3 miles E. of Falkirk, pop. 519; P.O., T.O., and P.O., T.O. at Polmont Station. Polmont gives the title of baron to the Duke of Hamilton.

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