Where in Scotland is Alloa?

Is Alloa in the highlands?

Alloa is south of the Ochil Hills, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Stirling and 7.9 miles (12.7 km) north of Falkirk; by water Alloa is 25 miles (40 km) from Granton.


Alloa Scottish Gaelic: Allmhagh, Alamhagh Scots: Allowae
Alloa Location within Clackmannanshire
Area 3.52 sq mi (9.1 km2)
Population 14,420 (mid-2016 est.)

What is Alloa known for?

Alloa is famous for its beer and whisky and, in 1857, the town possessed six breweries. Tobacco and snuff were also extensively produced, as was leather, rope, sailcloth, bricks, stoneware, machinery and flour.

Is Stirling rough?

Crime and safety

On the whole, the residents of Stirling feel happy and secure. Like any major city, crime does occur in and around Stirling, but on the whole, crime rates in the region are lower than many other Scottish towns or cities of its size.

Was Stirling the capital of Scotland?

Stirling (/ˈstɜːrlɪŋ/; Scots: Stirlin; Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea [ˈs̪t̪ɾuʝlə]) is a city in central Scotland, 26 miles (42 km) north-east of Glasgow and 37 miles (60 km) north-west of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.


Stirling Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea Scots: Stirlin
UK Parliament Stirling
Scottish Parliament Stirling

When was Alloa built?

The Alloa Tower you see today was built in the late 1400s, probably incorporating parts of the earlier castle. It was visited by Mary Queen of Scots: and her son, James VI, received some of his education here. The tower is a truly massive construction, four storeys tall and with walls 11ft thick.

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