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Alloa

"ALLOA, a parish, containing a town of the same name, also the villages of Cambus, Collyland, Tullibody, and Holton Square, and comprising the two ancient parishes of Alloa and Tullibody, in Clackmannanshire. It is bounded on the north and west by the river Devon; on the south by the river Forth; and on the east by the parishes of Tillicoultry and Clackmannan. Its average length from east to west is about 4 miles; but its extent of bank along the winding Forth, here slowly beginning to expand into firth, is about 5½ miles; and its breadth from north to south is about 2 miles."

From the Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, edited by John Marius Wilson, 1868.

Cemeteries

Pre-1855 inscriptions for the parish are contained in the Scottish Genealogy Society's volume of "Monumental Inscriptions in Clackmannanshire".

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Alloa area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

The parish church (Established Church of Scotland) has records dating from 1609. These are held in the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, and copies on microfilm may be consulted in LDS Family History Centres around the world.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Alloa has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Old photographs of Alloa

(Monumental Inscriptions - see Cemeteries)

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NS884926 (Lat/Lon: 56.113120, -3.796298), Alloa which are provided by:

Occupations

Originally based around the local industries of brewing and distilling the Alloa Glass Works still continue today.