Shieldhill, Falkirk

Shieldhill is a village within the Falkirk council area in Central Scotland. The village is 2.0 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Falkirk, 2.4 miles (3.9 km) south-west of Polmont and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of the village of California.


in the west of the village looking over the Forth Valley
Location within the Falkirk council area
Area0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Population2,420 (mid-2016 est.)[1]
 Density10,083/sq mi (3,893/km2)
OS grid referenceNS899769
 Edinburgh22.4 mi (36.0 km) ESE
 London343 mi (552 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
Post townFalkirk
Postcode districtFK1
Dialling code01324
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55.972309°N 03.765049°W / 55.972309; -03.765049

Shieldhill is divided into a few main parts: " The California end" and the old " scheme end " to the west, and the newer Bovis and the original old miners rows which have existed in some way for approximately 150 years. The main road through Shieldhill is the B8028 road between California and Glen Village and the B810 road from Reddingmuirhead. At the time of the 2001 census, Shieldhill had a population of 2,656 residents.[2]


There are two corner shops, a bar, The C Side chippy and the spicy cottage takeaway as well as a Post Office in Shieldhill. There is also a wedding centre nearby, The Three Kings. Shieldhill is also close to a new Tesco supermarket which is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away in neighbouring Reddingmuirhead.

The village of Shieldhill has one primary school, Shieldhill Primary School.


The village forms part of the Falkirk constituency for UK general elections and part of the Falkirk East constituency in Scottish Parliament elections.

See also