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Alloa, Clackmannanshire

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Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Alloa is a town and former burgh in Clackmannanshire, set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies on on the north bank of the Firth of Forth close to the foot of the Ochil Hills, 5.5 miles east of Stirling and 7.9 miles north of Falkirk. The town was a burgh of barony, and today is the administrative centre of Clackmannanshire council. The economy of the town relied heavily on trade through its port with mainland Europe, but due to competition from modern ports it closed in 1970.
Post townALLOA
Administrative CountyClackmannanshire
Traditional CountyClackmannanshire
OS GridNS8892
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01259
Population18,989 (2001 census)

Other names by which Alloa, Clackmannanshire has been known in the past

Alloway ~ Alway

Alloa, Clackmannanshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Alloa, par. and seaport and chief town of Clackmannansh., on N. bank of river Forth, 6½ m. E. of Stirling by rail, 5502 ac., pop. 11,638; town, pop. 8822; 5 Banks, 3 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Has a good harb., wet and dry dock; there are breweries and distilleries, and the mfr. of glass, woollens, machinery, and pottery, is carried on; while in the vicinity are extensive coal-pits. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Adjacent to the town are Alloa House (seat of Earl of Mar and Kerrie) and the remains of ancient mansion of Earls of Mar.

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