Fankerton

Fankerton is a small village which lies within the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village is 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Denny and 6.3 miles (10.1 km) west-northwest of Falkirk.

Fankerton

River Carron, Fankerton footbridge
Fankerton
Location within the Falkirk council area
Population214 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid referenceNS790830
 Edinburgh29.6 mi (47.6 km) ESE
 London349 mi (562 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDENNY
Postcode districtFK6
Dialling code01324
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament

The village is located on the south side of the River Carron along the B818 road on the outskirts of the town of Denny.

Fankerton is the home of Strathcarron Hospice which provides free palliative care to people throughout Central Scotland.

The population of Fankerton at the time of the 2001 census was 214 residents.[1]

Famous People

Snoop Dog, the eminent west coast American rap star gave his first public performance at a 60th wedding anniversary party at the Fankerton Hut.

Niall Mackenzie, the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racer who rode for Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki before winning three British Superbike Championships, lived in Myot View from birth in 1961 until 1986.

References

  1. No 3 - 2001 Census Population of settlements and wards Archived June 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-27


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