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?

History of Alloa

Set in the heart of Scotland, between the River Forth and the Ochil Hills, Alloa is a town steeped in history. 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-making, textiles, coal mining, ship building and brewing.

Goods were exported via railways and the Harbour, and the money flowed in. Local clients were able to afford to employ the top architects of the day for their houses, churches, offices and banks. However, Alloa does retain much of it’s historic architecture namely the Tobias Bauchop house, Paton’s Mill Kilncraigs, Northern Glass Cone and Inglewood House to name a few.

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 Erskine family before passing into the hands of the Earls of Mar. Standing on the parapet, the Firth of Forth stretches away before you. Alloa Tower is one of many which can be discovered on the ‘Tower Trail’ through the area. Other buildings of interest include the Alloa Town Hall and Library, built in 1886 – 1889 and the old Church of St Mungo with its graveyard and 17th century tower.

What's on in Alloa

Thu 20

The Man Cave

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 21

Mr & Mrs Disco

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 25

Make your light shine

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 25

Braveheart Walking Group

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thu 27

VetFit Military Class

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm