Clackmannan


Clackmannan

Coordinates: 56°06′33″N 3°44′47″W / 56.109097°N 3.7465196°W / 56.109097; -3.7465196

Clackmannan
Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn[1]
Clackmannan.jpg
Clackmannan main street and Tollbooth
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 Central Scotland
Fire Central Scotland
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ochil and South Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Ochil
List of places: UK • Scotland •

Clackmannan (Scottish Gaelic: Clach Mhanainn, meaning "Stone of Manau"), is a small town set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. 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 part of the Clackmannanshire council area and was formerly the county town of the county of Clackmannan which is Scotland's smallest.

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

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History

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).

See also

References

  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.

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