Camelon

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Camelon
Scottish Gaelic: Camlann
Scots: Caimlan
Camelon is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Camelon is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Camelon

 Camelon shown within the Falkirk council area
Population4,508 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid referenceNS867805
    - Edinburgh 24.7 mi (39.8 km) ESE 
    - London 346 mi (557 km) SSE 
Council areaFalkirk
Lieutenancy areaStirling and Falkirk
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFALKIRK
Postcode districtFK1
Dialling code01324
PoliceScottish
FireCentral Scotland
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK ParliamentFalkirk
Scottish ParliamentFalkirk West
Websitefalkirk.gov.uk
List of places
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Coordinates: 56°00′17″N 3°49′03″W / 56.004596°N 03.8174536°W / 56.004596; -03.8174536

Camelon
Scottish Gaelic: Camlann
Scots: Caimlan
Camelon is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Camelon is in the west of the Falkirk council area in the Central Belt of the Scottish mainland.
Camelon

 Camelon shown within the Falkirk council area
Population4,508 [1] (2001 census)
OS grid referenceNS867805
    - Edinburgh 24.7 mi (39.8 km) ESE 
    - London 346 mi (557 km) SSE 
Council areaFalkirk
Lieutenancy areaStirling and Falkirk
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFALKIRK
Postcode districtFK1
Dialling code01324
PoliceScottish
FireCentral Scotland
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK ParliamentFalkirk
Scottish ParliamentFalkirk West
Websitefalkirk.gov.uk
List of places
UK
Scotland

Camelon (/ˈkmələn/; Scots: Caimlan, Scottish Gaelic: Camlann)[2] is a large settlement within the Falkirk council area, Scotland. The village is in the Forth Valley, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) west of Falkirk, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south of Larbert and 2.6 miles (4.2 km) east of Bonnybridge. The main road through Camelon is the A803 road which links the village to Falkirk.

At the time of the 2001 census, Camelon had a population of 4,508.[1]

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History

Camelon was the site of a flight of locks which joined the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal, this was replaced in 2002 with the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift.

Camelon is the site of a series of Roman fortifications[3] (Alauna Civitas)[4] on the Antonine Wall, and some have suggested it as a possible site for the Arthurian Camelot.[5]

The Union Inn, named for the Union Canal, reflected in the canal

Transport

Camelon has good access for a village of its size with Camelon railway station lying on the Cumbernauld Line and the Edinburgh to Dunblane line. Next to the station there are amenities including the Mariner Leisure Centre. The main road through Camelon is the A803 road which provides access to Falkirk.

Sport

Camelon is home to the junior football club Camelon Juniors, founded in 1920 and currently compete in the East Region Super League.

Notable people

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