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Fallin - Stirling Road.JPG
Grid reference: NS833916
Location: 56°6’13"N, 3°52’34"W
Post town: Stirling
Postcode: FK7
Dialling code: 01786
Local Government
Council: Stirling

Fallin is a village in the parish of St Ninians in Stirlingshire. It lies on the A905 road three miles east of the county town, Stirling on a bend in the River Forth. The United Kingdom Census 2001 recorded the population as 2,710.[1]

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.[2] 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 17th July 1987, marking the end of coal mining in Stirlingshire.

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


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