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Speirs Centre, Alloa, UK
Primrose Street Alloa Scotland FK10 1AD GB

Researching your family tree is now easier in Clackmannanshire. You can now use the ScotlandsPeople system to search millions of Scottish records at their Family History Centre.

The ScotlandsPeople system (provided via National Records of Scotland) is one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information.

Available records include:
Statutory Records Births, Marriages and Deaths
Old Parish Records Births, Marriages and Deaths
Catholic Parish Records Births, Marriages and Deaths
Census
Wills and Testaments
Soldiers Wills
Valuation Rolls

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This fantastic, state of the art facility offers a wealth of local services and a range of new facilities:

  • A modern library facility
  • Local and family history facilities with access to all of Scotland’s birth, death, marriage, old parish records, open censuses and much more
  • Registration of births, deaths and marriages
  • Public Wi-Fi and computers for public use
  • Exhibits showing the history and heritage of Clackmannanshire.
  • Seating, relaxation areas and drinks facilities

The Speirs Centre, with its Grade A listing from Historic Environment Scotland, is also a part of an impressive network of VisitScotland Information Partners (VIPs), committed to providing visitors with local information.

 

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Alloa 0.06 km
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The Station Bar, Alloa has benefited from a total refurbishment from top to bottom. The renovation has opened up all areas of the property including a traditional large bar area with snug, lounge restaurant now serving Ochil Caterers exquisite pub grub & our function suite. With a free buffet available to book for any type of event at no extra charge.

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The Bobbing John, Wetherspoon is based in Alloa, Clackmannnanshire has Wi-Fi & TV Screens, go and enjoy one of their great meals at great prices.

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Alloa 0.12 km

Andy Scott’s third sculpture for Clackmannanshire emulates Alloa’s regeneration, was installed on Station Square prior to the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway opening in May 2008.

The sculpture features two figures – an adult wearing a flat cap and a youngster, and creates a focal point at the end of the boulevard.

The figures symbolise the working past of the town, through the adult figure, and the potential future for the town and area, personified by the child. The child in essence rises from the industrial past and looks towards the town.

Andy often incorporates local input in his creations and on this project there were design contributions from St Mungo’s and St Serf’s Primary Schools, as well as Bowmar Community House. A group from the Community House visited Andy’s workshop in Glasgow last year, where they got to see him in action.

 

Andy Scott Public Art Trail

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Located on Alloa High street, Costa is a part of the Costa brand. They offer counter-service coffee, hot drinks, iced coolers, sweet snacks and sandwiches.

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Alloa 0.15 km

Rob Mullholland was chosen to design this major piece of public art as part of the Imagine Alloa project, now situated at the top of Alloa High Street.

The sculptures are made from marine grade polished stainless steel which has a highly mirrored surface. Each figure standing at over 2.7 meters and nearly a ton in weight creates its own shape and form.

The polished mirrored profiles constantly alter in appearance as the light and weather changes throughout the day. The mirrored surfaces are slightly distorted, this was intentional as Rob wanted to create a more interesting reflection and to invite the viewer to look into this altered image of their surroundings in a new way.

They are interactive and allow the public to create their own interpretation and meaning. In essence the figures stand passively absorbing and reflecting the people and day to day life of the town, capturing and momentarily recording the constant flow of daily life. The sculptures celebrate modernity change and growth of the town.

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Since opening at the start of 2008, Alloa has gone from strength to strength. Located on the High Street right in the centre of the town’s shopping area, the store has been delighting locals, shoppers, neighbouring businesses and students with their amazing cakes, great coffee and exceptional customer service. As one of the biggest stores it’s certainly stunning to look at, with the first of our specially designated children’s areas and plenty of big, comfortable seats for lounging around in.

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Gartmorn Dam Country Park, Alloa 0.24 km
Dam Good Coffee are looking forward to creating a coffee shop serving delicious home baking and of course dam good coffee.As well as takeaway for ice creams, coffees and refreshments.
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Alloa 0.26 km

This sculpture was conceived as a tribute to the role of the emergency services and armed forces in society. However, rather than develop a traditional figurative sculpture, Andy Scott once again imbued this artwork with a number of elements and symbols, and referenced figurative influences.

The hand is derived from the gauntlets which appear on the heraldic coat of arms for Clackmannanshire. It is sculpted in a semi-abstract and deliberately angular style, symbolising the uniforms and machinery associated with the military and emergency services, and is lifting the figures in a benevolent gesture of support.

These figures revisit the traditional mother and child motif often found in figurative sculpture. The mother reaches upwards in gesture while holding to the massive hand for support, and the child reaches outwards fearlessly yet holds on to the mother. Is the child offering help or asking for help?

The figures are festooned with stars, symbolising the celestial references of most religions, without implicitly adhering to any particular religion.

Closer inspection reveals the child figure has winged feet, a reference to the classical figure of Hermes and his role as the protector of travellers, appropriate for a sculpture at a busy junction.

This sculpture also incorporates the work of renowned Scottish poet Jim Carruth. His short poem ‘Lifeline’ is a series of phrases which have been laser-cut from steel and welded to the sculpture, and lend the artwork an additional layer of interpretation.

 

Andy Scott Public Art Trail

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Alloa 0.27 km

Excellent Indian restaurant located within Alloa.

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What more fitting a place to find a pub than in a genuine old brewery? This one used to be Maclays Thistle Brewery and dates back to the 19th century. It’s a history reflected in the displays of old bottles behind the bar and in wall cabinets, as well as in architectural features such as the high sloping ceiling. Along with the mezzanine level, it makes for a pub full of character, popular with a mixed crowd of students, workers, families, football fans and older regulars – pretty much anyone who enjoys a friendly welcome and a Belhaven Best.

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Alloa 0.29 km
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Why not pop along to the ladybird tea room for a nice cuppa and a homemade scone?

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Alloa, UK 0.31 km

Our hives are based around the Forth Valley producing natural, raw honey. Our honey cannot be confused with “blended” honeys found in most supermarkets. The colour of our honey will vary with the changing seasons and the flowers our bees feed on.

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Alloa, Clackmannanshire, UK 0.31 km

They are a Scottish company, passionate about creating, making and sharing beautiful, nourishing and rejuvenating skin products.

They choose the loveliest oils and butters, gently fragrance them with Essential Oils, creating products that you can confidently use on your skin and then get on with your life!

In a busy and hectic world they need to know your skin is getting the best attention from ethical, natural & luxurious products

All their serums, oils and soaps contain Thistle Oil,  a beautiful oil that helps to re-balance and nourish our skin in combination with 100% natural ingredients.

Siabann Skincare evokes our beautiful country and is never tested on animals….just our lovely children & friends.

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