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Bannockburn Ward Villages

Plean main streetThe village of Plean is located seven miles to the south east of Stirling. Plean is also one of the group of villages known collectively as the Eastern Villages. The Eastern Villages all have a historical coal mining background.

The population of Plean for the area covered by the new Bannockburn ward is approximately 1670.

The Country Park on the edge of Plean has an excellent network of footpaths. The beautiful estate woodlands, Scrub, wildflower meadows and ponds provide homes to many different birds and animals. Nature has taken over the bings since the last pit closed in Plean Village in 1963. The striking ruin of Plean House, a classical country mansion, was built in the late 18th century by William Simpson, a wealthy East India Trader. It was last occupied as recently as 1970, but was badly damaged by fire. There are three marked trails of different lengths starting from the car park, an orienteering course, horse trail, toilets and picnic areas.

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