Denny (Scottish Gaelic: Deanaidh) is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. Historically in Stirlingshire, it is situated 7 miles (11 km) west of Falkirk, and 6 miles (9.7 km) 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 Town House, the former town hall
|Area||1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)|
|Population||7,934 (2008 est.)|
|• Density||7,703/sq mi (2,974/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||28.5 mi (45.9 km)|
|• London||348 mi (560 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Denny is separated from neighbouring village Dunipace by the River Carron. A stone bridge was built over the river in 1825. Until the early 1980s, Denny was a centre for heavy industry, including several iron foundries, brickworks, a coal mine and paper mills.
Denny is currently going through a £7.6 million regeneration scheme in the town centre.
In the First World War 902 men signed up from Denny and Dunipace. Of those 154 were killed in action or died on service. Decorations were earned by 31 men.
- Thomas Bain, Canadian politician
- John Adam Cramb, historian
- David Forrester, divine
- George William Gray, chemist, and pioneer of liquid crystal display
- Matthew Hay, doctor
- Carl Kirkwood, Australian politician
- Christian Maclagan, possibly the first female archaeologist in Britain
- Danny Malloy, boxer
- Stevie McCrorie, musician
- William Morehead joint founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
The local football team are Dunipace Juniors F.C., who play at Westfield Park where they moved to from their previous home of Carronbank. They compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.
Notable sports people from Denny include:
- Jimmy McMullan,professional football player
- Billy Steel, professional football player
- Kenny Deuchar, professional football player
- Sammy Baird, professional football player and manager
- Martyn Corrigan, professional football player and manager
- Jim McNab, footballer with Sunderland
- Niall Mackenzie, former Grand Prix motorcycle racer and British Superbike champion
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- Census Population of settlements and wards www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2011-04-30
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- Scott, Ian. "Denny and Dunipace". Falkirk Local History Society. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- Groome, Francis H. "Denny". Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- Dempster, Rev. John (1845). The new statistical account of Scotland. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood and Sons. pp. 115–138. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- Denny and Dunipace roll of honour. The Great War, 1914-1918. [With plates.]. Denny. 1920. Retrieved 13 May 2017.