Macildowie have been ‘Building Great Futures’ in Northamptonshire since 1993. Corby is a town in North Northamptonshire with a population of 61,255. Figures show that Corby has the fastest growing population in the whole of England, and was once known as 'Little Scotland' due to the large Scottish community working in the steelworks there. Employment in the town is biased towards the manufacturing sector, with 36.8% compared to the regional average of 18.5%.
Corby is a town and borough situated on the crest of a ridge of hills that crosses the county of Northamptonshire from southwest to northeast. The district comprises of the new town of Corby and seven surrounding villages.
Now the biggest town in the county, Corby was originally a village with a population of only 1,596 in 1931, however, in the five years following this, it became part of an experiment. A steelmaking firm from Scotland moved to Corby with a large number of its Scottish employees and began to mine ironstone and manufacture steel. This Scottish territory in the Midlands was designated a new town in 1950 with a projected population of 82,000. New industries were drawn to the town, but the steelworks closed in 1979. This has led to Corby often being known as 'Little Scotland'. In 2012, Corby bid to gain city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations but lost out to Perth, Chelmsford, and St Asaph.
The culture and society within the town mirror the established links with Scotland with many Celtic football supporters amongst the supporters of Corby Town F.C., who play in the Southern League Division One Central. Many shops sell Scottish food and drink too; in fact Corby sees the highest sales Irn-Bru of anywhere outside Scotland with the Asda in the town selling 17 times more Irn-Bru than any other store in England.
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