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Storage bunkers at the Bandeath naval depot with the Wallace Monument beyond in the distance
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Throsk
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Post town STIRLING
Postcode district FK7
Dialling code 01786
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56°05′52″N3°51′01″W / 56.0979°N 3.8502°W / 56.0979; -3.8502 Coordinates: 56°05′52″N3°51′01″W / 56.0979°N 3.8502°W / 56.0979; -3.8502

Throsk (In Scottish Gaelic : Badan Deathach, meaning the thicket among the mist) is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. It lies on the A905 road east of Fallin close to the River Forth. The United Kingdom Census 2001 recorded the population as 231. [1]

Scotland Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Fallin, Stirling village in Stirling, Scotland, UK

Fallin is a village in the Stirling council area of Scotland. It lies on the A905 road 3 miles east of Stirling on a bend in the River Forth. The United Kingdom Census 2001 recorded the population as 2,710.

River Forth River in Scotland

The River Forth is a major river, 47 km (29 mi) long, whose drainage basin covers much of Stirlingshire in Scotland's Central Belt. The Gaelic name is Abhainn Dubh, meaning "black river", in the upper reach above Stirling. Below the tidal reach, its name is Uisge For.

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Throsk was formerly the site of the Royal Navy's Bandeath armaments depot. This closed in 1978 and now serves as an industrial estate owned by the local council. Many of the original munitions storage bunkers remain in situ as does a loading crane beside the River Forth. [2] [3]

Royal Navy Maritime warfare branch of the United Kingdoms military

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years' War against the Kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service.

There was a rail bridge between Throsk and Alloa sometime called the Alloa Swing Bridge of which some video footage survives.

Alloa Swing Bridge demolished railway swing bridge in Scotland

The Alloa Swing Bridge was a railway swing bridge across the River Forth that connected Throsk and Alloa as part of the Alloa Railway. The structure was in use until 1968 and was demolished in 1971.

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Notes

  1. "Stirling at a Glance: 2001 edition" (PDF). Stirling Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  2. "Bandeath Industrial Estate". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  3. "Bandeath Munitions Depot". Secret Scotland. Retrieved 2009-12-07.

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