Westquarter

Westquarter is a village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. The village is 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Polmont and 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-east of the town of Falkirk.

Westquarter

Westquarter Dovecote, built for the long demolished Westquarter House some 150 years ago
Westquarter
Location within the Falkirk council area
Population1,105 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid referenceNS916786
 Edinburgh21.5 mi (34.6 km) ESE
 London343 mi (552 km) SSE
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFALKIRK
Postcode districtFK2
Dialling code01324
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55.988°N 3.741°W / 55.988; -3.741

Westquarter can be accessed from the north via the A803 road and from the south via the B805 road.

At the 2001 census the village of Westquarter was recorded as having a resident population of 1,105.

Westquarter Primary School

In 1876 George McRoberts who already manufactured detonators (for mining) at Westquarter, was joined by Alfred Nobel to build the Nobel Explosives Factory in Westquarter.[2]


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