Sunday, 26 August 2007

Clackmannanshire Ancestry Tours

Clackmannanshire, the smallest County of Scotland, extending ten miles North and South between the main body of Perthshire and the river Forth, and eleven miles East and West between the counties of Stirling and Fife; area, 30,477 ac.; pop. 25,680, or 539 persons to each square mile. The surface rises from the Forth by an easy ascent, broken by gentle undulations and by the valley of the river Devon, to the Ochil Hills, which extend along the North border. These hills afford excellent pasturage; the low grounds are well cultivated. Coal is raised in the Devon valley; the towns of Alloa and Tillicoultry have woollen manufacturers. Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887.

An adjustment was made by the Boundary Commission in 1891. Previously the county contained four parishes: Alloa, Clackmannan, Dollar and Tillicoultry and portions of Logie and Stirling. The Clackmannanshire portion of Stirling parish was transferred to Stirlingshire. The Clackmannan portion of Logie parish was divided into three parts. One was transferred to the Stirlingshire parish of Logie; a second was united with the parish of Alva, which was wholly given to Clackmannanshire; while the third part was absorbed by the parish of Alloa. Clackmannan and Kinross by J.P.Day B.A. B Sc., 1915. Tour Clackmannanshire, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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