Alva  Stirlingshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Alva like this:

Alva, par. and town, in detached part of co. and 8 miles by rail NE. of Stirling, romantically situated among the Ochill Hills -- par., 5458 ac., pop. 5113; town, pop 4961:, P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; it has mfrs. of shawls and tweeds.

Alva through time

Alva is now part of Clackmannanshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Clackmannanshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alva itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alva, in Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th July 2022

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