Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn
|Location Map ( geo)|
|The Wee County|
|Other Important Destinations|
|Current Highway Authorities|
|Fife • Perthshire • Stirlingshire|
|Transport Scotland Roads|
Clackmannanshire is a traditional county in the central belt and also the smallest county in mainland Scotland, it is therefore affectionately known as 'The Wee County'. The county was reinstated as the Clackmannanshire Council unitary authority in 1996, with almost identical boundaries.
Geography & Economy
Despite its small size the county has a varied landscape from the flat, and largely developed land along the north shore of the Firth of Forth to the steep craggy slopes of the Ochil Hills in the north of the county. Below the escarpment a series of villages lie above the River Devon. The largest town, however, is Alloa which has grown substantially in recent years with large new housing estates and new roads. The old county town of Clackmannan lies to the east and is comparatively untouched, retaining a pleasant town square.
The county is also well known for the tower houses and castles that adorn almost every village. Alloa Tower sits in the town centre, Clackmannan Tower on a knoll at the west end of the town and Castle Campbell is hidden in a picturesque glen above Dollar. There is no stand out industry in the county, tourism plays its part, and there are a large number of bonded warehouses on the banks of the Forth.
The wee county has a dense network of roads, including several A and B roads, largely due to the urbanised nature of much of the county. The A91 and A907 run east to west, the former along the foothills of the Ochils and the latter through Alloa. The short A908 runs roughly north to south, again through Alloa, with B roads criss crossing in between. There used to be a ferry across the Forth at Alloa, but with the opening of the bridges across the Firth, none of which are in Clackmannanshire, it has long since ceased.
All non-trunk roads within the traditional county are maintained by Clackmannanshire Council. The only roads in the county maintained by Transport Scotland are short sections of the A876 and A977, connected to the Clackmannanshire Bridge which doesn't actually land in the county, but the road reaches its first junction just inside the border.
|A91||St Andrews||Stirling||53 miles||View|
|B906||Kersie Mains||Alloa||1.2 miles||View|
|B909||Keilarsbrae||Whinhill, Alloa||0.6 miles||View|
|76||Berwick upon Tweed||Stirling and Kirkcaldy||View|