Denny is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. Formerly it is in the historic county of Stirlingshire. It is situated seven miles west of Falkirk and around 6 miles east of Cumbernauld. The town and its surrounding areas are important commuter towns catering to the needs of larger towns such as Falkirk and Stirling. Denny includes several housing estates located around a small central shopping area.
The local secondary school is called Denny High School fulfilling the needs of students between the 12 to 18 years of age. Owing to the needs of the commuters the development of the area is based on the housing . The development in the housing sector has increased the local population. Denny was once known as the centre of industries. In the early 1980s Denny was a base for several iron foundries, brickworks, a coal mine and paper mills.
Many famous sports personalities live(d) in Denny. The list includes Niall McKenzie the 1996-98 British Superbike Champion, Samuel (Sammy) Shields who played for Cowdenbeath F.C., Liverpool F.C., Airdrieonians F.C. and Darlington F.C., and Sir Matt Busby, who played for the now defunct amateur football team Denny Hibs before having a successful career which culminated in him managing Manchester United in the 1968 European Cup tournament, beating Benfica 4 -1.