Cambus, Clackmannanshire

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Cambus is located in Clackmannanshire
Cambus shown within Clackmannanshire
Population (2001 census)
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALLOA
Postcode district FK10
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56°07′25″N 3°50′39″W / 56.123685°N 3.844224°W / 56.123685; -3.844224Coordinates: 56°07′25″N 3°50′39″W / 56.123685°N 3.844224°W / 56.123685; -3.844224

Cambus is a village near Alloa, Clackmannanshire. It is located to the south of Tullibody, to the northwest of Alloa, and about 4 miles east of Stirling, across the river.[1] It lies on the River Devon, near its confluence with the River Forth.[1]


A whisky distillery was founded in Cambus in 1806.[2]It or another was re-established by John Mowbray in 1813[3] or perhaps 1836.[4] In 1877 ownership was merged into the Distillers Company. The distillery was closed down in 1993.[4][2]

The Cambus Iron Bridge over the Devon was constructed in the early 19th century to span the River Devon and link with the distillery founded in 1806. It is a Category A listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[5]

Rail connections[edit]

From the early 1850s until 1968 Cambus was served by passenger trains of the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway. The station was to the west of the level crossing on the road into the village, and had a large signal box, which controlled two level crossings, the junction with the line to Menstrie and Alva, and access to sidings in the brewery and distillery. The line was re-opened in 2008 as part of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine rail link. The new railway has a passing loop to the east of the road into Cambus village, but no station at this point in time.