Overview for Melville Street, FALKIRK, FK1 1HZ

Introduction

Falkirk is a town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. It lies in the Forth Valley, 23+1⁄2 miles (38 kilometres) northwest of Edinburgh and 20+1⁄2 miles (33 km) northeast of Glasgow.

Falkirk had a resident population of 32,422 at the 2001 UK Census. The population of the town had risen to 34,570 according to a 2008 estimate, making it the 20th most populous settlement in Scotland. Falkirk is the main town and administrative centre of the Falkirk council area, which has an overall population of 156,800 and inholds the nearby towns of Grangemouth, Bo'ness, Denny, Camelon, Larbert and Stenhousemuir, and the cluster of Braes villages.

The town is at the junction of the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals, a location which proved key to its growth as a centre of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Falkirk was at the centre of the iron and steel industry, underpinned by the Carron Company in nearby Carron. The company made very many different items, from flat irons to kitchen ranges to fireplaces to benches to railings and many other items, but also carronades for the Royal Navy and, later, manufactured pillar boxes and phone boxes. Within the last fifty years, heavy industry has waned, and the economy relies increasingly on retail and tourism. Despite this, Falkirk remains the home of many international companies like Alexander Dennis, the largest bus production company in the United Kingdom.

Falkirk has a long association with the publishing industry. The company now known as Johnston Press was established in the town in 1846. The company, now based in Edinburgh, produces the Falkirk Herald, the largest selling weekly newspaper in Scotland.

Attractions in and around Falkirk include the Falkirk Wheel, The Helix, The Kelpies, Callendar House and Park and remnants of the Antonine Wall. In a 2011 poll conducted by STV, it was voted as Scotland's most beautiful town.

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Summary for Melville Street, FALKIRK, FK1 1HZ

Scottish Region
This postcode is in the
Falkirk South
within
Falkirk
Rural/Urban
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Roadworks near FK1 1HZ

Today's roadworks within 3 miles
Planned
105
In Progress
36
Completed
0
Cancelled
5

Road Safety near FK1 1HZ

Details of personal injury accidents in and around Melville Street, FK1 1HZ that have been reported to over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near FK1 1HZ

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Member of UK Parliament

This postcode is in the Falkirk parliamentary constituency.

Falkirk is a constituency in Scotland. The seat has been held by John McNally (Scottish National Party) since May 2015.

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Most Recent House Sales for Melville Street, FK1 1HZ

No recorded house sales or transfers for this postcode.

Local Petrol Station Prices

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Diesel Standard (B7)
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Coordinates for FK1 1HZ

Latitude
56.001142
Longitude
-3.785427

Sunrise and Sunset at FK1 1HZ

Sunrise
04:45
Sunset
21:38

Traffic Emission and Congestion Zones

FK1 1HZ is not covered by a Traffic Emission or Congestion Zone

Historical Weather Summary

Clear9.27%
Cloudy62.00%
Rain9.27%
Windy18.60%
Other0.86%

Average Energy Performance

Domestic Certificates

Companies Registered at FK1 1HZ

Active
288
Inactive
54

Postcode Details for FK1 1HZ

Introduced
1 Jan 1980

Recent Updates

3 May 2024
Police and Crime data updated for March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (Scotland) updated January to March 2024
1 May 2024
Sold House Price data updated for March 2024
18 Apr 2024
Added Traffic Camera Views from Traffic Scotland to Roadworks within Scotland
15 Apr 2024
Schools Data updated for April 2024
10 Apr 2024
Companies Data updated for March 2024
7 Apr 2024
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