Clackmannan

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Clackmannan
Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn[1]
Main Street, Clackmannan.JPG
Main Street and Tolbooth, Clackmannan
Clackmannan is in the south of Clackmannanshire in the centre of the Scottish mainland.
Clackmannan is in the south of Clackmannanshire in the centre of the Scottish mainland.
Clackmannan
 Clackmannan shown within Clackmannanshire
Area  0.40 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Population 3,348 [2] (2008 est.)
   – density  8,370 /sq mi (3,230 /km2)
OS grid reference NS911919
Council area Clackmannanshire
Lieutenancy area Clackmannanshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLACKMANNAN
Postcode district FK10
Dialling code 01259
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ochil and South Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Clackmannanshire and Dunblane
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°06′33″N 3°44′47″W / 56.109097°N 3.74652°W / 56.109097; -3.74652

Clackmannan (About this sound listen ; Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn, meaning "Stone of Manau"), is a small town and civil parish set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland.[3] Situated within the Forth Valley, Clackmannan is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-east of Alloa and 3.2 miles (5.1 km) south of Tillicoultry. The town is within the county of Clackmannanshire, of which it was formerly the county town, until Alloa overtook it in size and importance.

According to a 2009 estimate the population of the settlement of Clackmannan is 3,348 residents.[2]

History[edit]

The name of the town refers to the Stone of Mannan, a pre-Christian monument which can be seen in the town square, beside the Tollbooth Tower, which dates from the 16th century.

During the 12th century, the area formed part of the lands controlled by the abbots of Cambuskenneth. Later it became associated with the Bruce family. During the 14th century they built a strategic tower-house, which survives to this day above the town (Historic Scotland; can only be viewed from the outside due to subsidence).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Placenames.(pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  2. ^ a b Population Breakdown by Settlement 2009, ClacksWeb Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  3. ^ The Imperial gazetteer of Scotland. 1854. Vol.I. (AAN-GORDON) by Rev. John Marius Wilson. pp.270-271. http://archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee01wils#page/270/mode/2up

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