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Tullibody

A second public artwork by sculptor Andy Scott was erected at Muirside roundabout in Tullibody in February 2008.

The sculpture of a striding man, is a partner piece to ‘River Spirit’, which graces Collylands roundabout between Sauchie and Alva.

Children from St Serf’s primary school in Tullibody visited Andy Scott’s workshop and his assistant came to the school to work with the pupils. Many of Andy’s projects comprise educational aspects and he has even incorporated creative input from schools and community groups.

 

Andy Scott Public Art Trail

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Tullibody History Group was formed in 2001 and opened its Heritage Centre in 2004. Their aims were to research, record and preserve the history and heritage of the villages of Tullibody and Cambus, which dates back to 4000 BC. The Heritage Centre displays a model village of Tullibody, before it was demolished and rebuilt in the 1950s, a Victorian School room and a 1940s War kitchen. Plus many more fascinating points of interest!

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Tullibody 1.04 km

The shapes of the sculpture refer to glass blowing and the manufacture of bottles for brewing and distilling. Alloa has been home to a glass works for over 200 years and the existing OI factory is the oldest glassworks in Europe still operating on its original site, while Alloa’s glass cone is the only one left in Scotland.

The work is called ‘Pontils’ after the iron rods on which molten glass is handled when being shaped and worked.

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Michael is from Kirriemuir in Angus, trained at Glasgow School of Art and now works from a studio in Portobello. The youngest artist to be elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, his work for Clackmannanshire Council is his first outdoor piece to be realised and a subtle reflection of the industrial heritage of the county.

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Bond Street, Tullibody, Alloa FK10 2PB, UK 1.14 km

Jump N Joy is a trampoline park where kids can show off their skills on the trampoline. This is the newest and most exciting place in Central Scotland.

Children have the best time at Jump N Joy as they can either focus on all the jumps and flips their hearts desire with the 30 high performance trampolines or they can be challenged with the different obstacles, such as the log roll or the interactive light games.

They also hold fitness classes where you can burn up to 407 calories just by jumping on a trampoline, which is taken by a professional fitness instructor. If this has not tempted you yet then this might, as you are able to dance (and jump) the night away at their Disco Night.

 

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62 Blackthorn Grove, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire FK11 7DX, UK 1.33 km

 

Transport, Tours and Travel in a Mercedes-Benz V-Class people carrier or C-Class saloon -no job too big or too small.

Airport Transfers, Chauffeur Services, Weddings, Outlander Tours, Golf Tours, Whisky Tours and Special Occasions provided by an SIA Level 3 close protection officer.

More information available at http://www.rodneyjohnston.uk …. Let the journey begin

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Menstrie Business Centre, Menstrie FK11 7BU 1.41 km

Magna World aims to design and create bespoke programmes to ensure clients feel unique and inspired by Scotland and its countless iconic venues.

Every programme is tailor-made for clients to provide an amazing travel experience, mixing Scotland’s traditions with its more contemporary side to invigorate and excite visitors.

Magna World have a key focus on middle and high end travelers from Asia Pacific regions and between the company directors are fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Dutch.

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Braehead Golf Club is one of Scotland’s hidden gems. Always well manicured and presented in excellent condition, this Parkland Course offers a wide variety of challenging holes. The Course is set amid some of Scotland’s finest scenery with panoramic views of the Ochil Hills, Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument. On a clear day the views include Ben Lomond and the distant mountains of Perthshire.

The Course itself at 6053 yards is not long by modern standards but the variety of terrain provides some interesting and challenging par fours. The 204 yard fourteenth is a signature hole and is surely one of the most picturesque par threes to be found in Central Scotland.

The Clubhouse, Professional Shop and the Members provide a warm welcome to our many visitors. Why not consider Braehead as the venue for your next Outing, Corporate Day or for a friendly day out?

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Menstrie 1.66 km

Menstrie Castle was built c1560 as a manor house by the Alexander family. It was the birthplace of Sir William Alexander, who had an illustrious career during the reign of James VI and I, becoming Principal Secretary of State for Scotland in 1626. In 1621 he began to establish a new colony called Nova Scotia, but the scheme failed and Sir William lost money. Nonetheless, he improved Menstrie Castle and his town house in Stirling (Argyll’s Lodging) in 1633, when he was invested 1st Earl of Stirling and Viscount Canada. In 1640, however, he died a bankrupt in London.

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Broomhall Castle is situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills with 16 individual en-suite bedrooms, restaurant (open 6pm – 9pm), bar (open 2pm onwards) and both are open to non-residents. They have a function hall where guests can host a small intimate wedding or your family and friends can take over the whole castle – exclusively yours!

So why not visit Broomhall Castle to sample the very best hospitality and service from their friendly team.

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The Tearoom at Cambus is conveniently located in the heart of the Cambus community. Their ultimate goal is to provide good quality food at reasonable prices, served by friendly staff who will look after your dining requirements. Whether you are stopping in for a coffee or a delicious three course dinner visitors are sure to receive a warm welcome at The Tearoom at Cambus.

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Menstrie 1.78 km

This public art work by internationally renowned sculptor Andy Scott, which features a boy with a fox’s head sitting on a water wheel, was installed in Menstrie’s Midtown Gardens in December 2008.

A number of Menstrie residents were closely involved in the design evolution of the sculpture.

The figure depicts both past and modern Menstrie life. The boy is dressed in current style complete with trainers and hoodie top, while the fox’s head and tail come from two aspects of village life – there are foxes around us in the countryside, but it is also known that in days gone by children in the village kept foxes as pets.

Within the sculpture there is also a buzzard symbolising the pair who live in the woods, and under the boy’s right hand a maple leaf, representing Menstrie’s connection with Nova Scotia.

Andy Scott’s Menstrie sculpture is the fourth to be commissioned by Clackmannanshire Council.

 

Andy Scott Public Art Trail

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Dunmar House Hotel is set in 5 acres of grassed and wooded grounds and is situated in the town of Alloa in Central Scotland.  Dunmar House is one of Clackmannanshires premier wedding venues and can offer you a full bespoke wedding service. Alternatively, you may choose to use as many or few of the services that they offer as you wish.

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Fishcross 2.42 km

The first of international sculptor Andy Scott’s public art works for Clackmannanshire on the Collylands Roundabout, between Sauchie & Alva, was installed in June 2007.

The sculpture named ‘River Spirit’ depicts a female figure growing out of a trunk base created using a mosaic of steel flat bar segments. Her foliage hands hold woven steel bars in the shape of the River Forth above her head.

While Andy’s sculptures can be admired at dozens of sites, from Glasgow to Australia, the siting of three substantial pieces in close proximity is an unprecedented concentration of his work.

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1987 Andy has worked across a diverse range of artistic and creative projects. Public sculpture has been at the forefront of his activities, with dozens of commissions completed for a wide client base.

Andy is a figurative sculptor and works in steel and bronze. He combines traditional figurative symbolism and art forms with contemporary fabrication techniques to create iconic sculptures for the public realm.

 

Andy Scott Public Art Trail

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The Alman Dramatic Club have been performing plays in and around Alloa for over 80 years. Generally they perform in the Coach House Theatre situated within the grounds of Inglewood House, Alloa. However, they also invite other groups to use their intimate 63 seat theatre as a performance/conference venue.

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Alva 2.59 km

Escape from the rigours of everyday life and unwind at Balquharn luxury self catering cottages in the “Hillfoots”. Stunning views from your holiday cottage at the foot of the Ochil hills, so you can just sit back, relax and revive in the peaceful surroundings.

Balquharn cottages are part of a working farm situated in a quiet attractive setting nestling at the foot of the stunning Ochil Hills on the A91 between Menstrie and Alva in the county of Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

They are tastefully furnished and fully equipped with all utensils and appliances that may be required.

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L and L Breaks’ Alva Apartment is a well furnished ‘home from home’, ideal for a relaxing getaway in a peaceful town in the heart of Scotland nestling at the foot of the scenic Ochil Hills.

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Clackmannanshire, Alva, UK 2.71 km

Welcome to Little Doone. They make sweet balsamic dressings.

If you find a normal balsamic a bit harsh and vinegary, and if you don’t fancy paying silly money for an aged balsamic that sits in the cupboard for special occasions, then you really need to try their range of sweet balsamic dressings.

They source their balsamic vinegar from one of the oldest and longest established balsamic houses in the Modena region of Italy, and then then start to play. Were you told not to play with your food as a child? Well, forget that! Playing with food is great fun!

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