Clackmannanshire

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Clackmannanshire
Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn
Location Map ( geo)
The Wee County
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Other Important Destinations
Alloa
Current Highway Authorities
Clackmannanshire Council
Borders
Fife • Perthshire • Stirlingshire
Transport Scotland Roads
A876
This article is about the County.
For the Highway Authority, see Clackmannanshire Council
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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

The B910 in Clackmannan

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.

Roads

Old Tullibody Bridge alongside the A907

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.

Route From To Length
A876 Bowtrees Kilbagie 4.0 miles View
A907 Causewayhead Halbeath 22.4 miles View
A908 Alloa Tillicoultry 3.7 miles View
A91 St Andrews Stirling 53 miles View
A977 Kincardine Kinross 17.3 miles View
B906 Kersie Mains Alloa 1.2 miles View
B908 Alva Alloa 2.9 miles View
B909 Keilarsbrae Whinhill, Alloa 0.6 miles View
B9096 Alloa Tullibody 2.6 miles View
B910 Marywood Gartlove 2.7 miles View
B911 Dunfermline Clackmannan 12.6 miles View
B913 Dollar Gowkhall 9.1 miles View
B9140 Tullibody Dollarbeg 7.6 miles View
76 Berwick upon Tweed Stirling and Kirkcaldy View
764 Clackmannan Dunfermline View
767 Alloa Dollar View
768 Tullibody Tillicoultry View
T94 Stirling St Andrews View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route

Junctions

Main Article: Junctions in Clackmannanshire


Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Crossings in Clackmannanshire


Links



Clackmannanshire
RoadsA876 • A907 • A908 • A91 • A977 • B906 (Alloa) • B908 • B909 • B9096 • B910 • B911 (Fife) • B913 • B9140 • NCN76 • NCN764 • NCN767 • NCN768 • T94 (Britain)
PlacesAlloa
MiscellaneousClackmannanshire Council • Crossings in Clackmannanshire • Junctions in Clackmannanshire
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