Alloa is a small town in Clackmannanshire, on the north bank of the River Forth, east of Stirling.
The town developed at a ford and ferry crossing on the River Forth and expanded rapidly during the early industrial revolution. The main industries were glass-ware, textiles, ship building and brewing. Today the town’s economy is centered around retail and leisure.
Alloa's main attraction is the carefully restored Alloa Tower. This medieval tower is Scotland’s largest and oldest keep. It was built on land acquired by the Eriskine family before passing into the hands of the Earls of Mar. Standing on the parapet, the Firth of Forth stretches away before you.
Other buildings of interest include the Alloa Town Hall and Library, built in 1886 - 1889, Tobias Bauchop's House built in 1695 and the old Church of St Mungo with its graveyard and 17th century tower.