Welcome to Alloa

Often underrated, the historic town of Alloa boasts an exciting collection of unique independent specialist shops as well as high street names.

With plenty of places to eat and drink as well as cultural and leisure amenities and surrounded by the scenic Ochil Hills, you’ll be surprised at how much our town has to offer. To make visiting the town centre even more convenient, all our car parks are FREE. So why would you go anywhere else?

Spotlight - Forth Valley Art Beat

The Wee Gallery on Candleriggs is just a minute from the Candleriggs free car park. This June it is hosting three visual artists, a crafter, and a musician for the 2022 Forth Valley Artbeat.

The visual artists are Bobby Rennie, Janice Headrick and Julie Dunion. Bobby will exhibit local land marks, work he carried out throughout the pandemic. His acrylics already have a reputation selling from the Wee Gallery and elsewhere including that proud moment when he had a sale at the 2018 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition.

Janice Headrick whose favourite medium is oils but loves to use whatever it is that will evolve her work. Janice continues to add to her creative skills, and with 25 years of painting her work has great variety and gravitas. She will be exhibiting “Summer Bouquets”, a pastel delight, among other works yet to be revealed.

Julie Dunion has chosen the medium of embossed metal, and the theme of stars for her exhibition She said “I find it so interesting how celestial phenomenon and events capture our hearts and imagination. How they have become interwoven through horoscopes, literature, songs and visual art.”

Lorna Bayliss is providing the craft element for this year’s exhibition. With a life of sewing in one form or another, Lorna currently has sewing-machine embroidery as her focus. She will be producing book covers and bags which she hopes will “encourage creativity in others.”

Finally, Tom Houston’s four solo albums (CDs) Filling in the Cracks (1990), Open the Skylights (2013), Plastic Trumpet (2018) and Gap in the Fence (2020) will be available to hear and buy. The latter 3 albums were co-produced with Neill MacColl who Tom describes as “someone steeped in the industry”.

The Artbeat exhibition at the Wee Gallery will take place on the weekends of 11 & 12th and 18th and 19th June (12noon to 5pm). All artists participating in the Wee Gallery aim to pop in at different times across the two weekends; they all appreciate the way people enjoy their work and how each viewer experiences their own story when hearing or viewing their creations.

The exhibitors say of the Wee Gallery: It brightens up the Candleriggs with a wide range of artwork, is a great place to showcase and sell, is warm friendly and relaxed with something for everyone, is a perfect place to visit, is a space to enjoy humanity’s small connections.

The Wee Gallery on Candleriggs, 16 Candleriggs, ALLOA, FK10 1EA

Information: @TheWeeGalleryonCandleriggs  derenzalloa@gmail.com or Text 07762 433682


Love Local Magazine - Summer 2022

The newest edition of Love Local magazine is out and will be hitting doorsteps around Clackmannanshire this summer. It’s packed full of tasty recipes, tips for the perfect picnic, puzzles, beauty hacks and local news and events.

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