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Alloway
Alloa from Clackmannan Tower.jpg

Alloway frae Clackmannan Touer wi the Ochil Hills an Wallace Monument in the distance
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Area3.52 sq mi (9.1 km2)
Population20,390 [1] (2012 est.)
• Density5,793/sq mi (2,237/km2)
OS grid referenceNS900920
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounALLOA
Postcode destrictFK10
Diallin code01259
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
UK
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56°06′58″N 3°47′45″W / 56.1161°N 3.7959°W / 56.1161; -3.7959Coordinates: 56°06′58″N 3°47′45″W / 56.1161°N 3.7959°W / 56.1161; -3.7959

Alloway (Inglis: Alloa, Scots Gaelic: Alamhagh, possibly meanin "rock plain") is a toun an umwhile burgh in Clackmannanshire, set in the Central Lawlands o Scotland. It is on the north bank o the Forth at the spot whaur some say it ceases tae be the River Forth an acomes the Firth o Forth.[2] Geografically, Alloway is sooth o the Ochil Hills, 5.5 mile (8.9 km) east o Stirlin an 7.9 mile (12.7 km) north o Fawkirk;[3] bi watter Alloway is 25 mile (40 km) frae Granton.[4]

The toun, umwhile a burgh o barony, is the admeenistrative centre of Clackmannanshire Cooncil. Historically, the economy relied hivily on tred atween Glesga an mainland Europe throu its port.[5] This becam increasingly uncompetitive an the port stappit operatin in 1970. Ony futur marina project is likely tae focus on tourism wi Stirlin or Granton raither nor importin or exportin guids syne dounstream ports lik Grangemooth can accommodate lairger veshels. The local economy is nou centred on retail an leisur syne the closur o major industries; anerly ane brewer an ane glessmakker survive the day. Parochially, Alloway wis airtit wi Tullibody. The touns are now distinct, awbeit wi Lornshill in the middle, an Alloway is aboot twice the size o its north-wastren neeghboor. Accordin tae a 2012 estimate the population o Alloway is approximately 20,390 residents.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Population of settlements, ClacksWeb Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  2. Chambers, Robert; Chambers, William (1838). The gazetteer of Scotland. [With plates and maps.]. Glasgow: Blackie and Son. pp. 26–28. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. "OS 25 inch, 1892-1905". National Library of Scotland. Ordinance Survey. Retrieved 9 Juin 2017.
  4. The Alloa illustrated family almanac, district directory and general register for the county of Clackmannan for 1887. Alloa: MacGregor & Steedman. 1887. pp. 4–12. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. "Old port in a new storm. Row breaks out as harbour seeks revival". The Herald (in Inglis). 13 Januar 1994. Retrieved 6 September 2020.