About Tillicoultry In Clackmannanshire

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Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire originates from the gaelic Tullich-Cul-Tir  . Meaning the mount or hill

At the back of the country . Tillicoultry is situated in front of the Ochil Hills

Beside Tillicoultry Burn . 15 minute walk up the glen gives a panoramic view of the

ForthValley .

 

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St Serf or servanus as he was known as then in the six century came to Tillicoultry

To spread Christianity . It is said he performed many miracles . One of which was

To bring back to life two of Tillicoultry’s young men .

Pre-Industrial revolution Iron , silver , copper , lead and cobolt were mined

On the slopes of the Ochil Hills and in the 16th century woolen serge was produced

And sold far and wide .

At the top of Tillicoultry Glen to the West of the burn there once stood a Pictish Fort

It is said that the stones of the Fortress were taken the 9 miles to be added to

Stirling Castle . The Romans had a camp on the north end of Cuninghar .

In the middle of the 19th century Sir Robert Stuart dug up several Urns

Containing human bones . In 1785 a large stone coffin was discovered in a

Great cairn ( mound of stones ) in Westerton previously called Cairntown

Inside was fine ash or dust and two small bones . Many small Urns have been found

To the West of Tillicoultry on what used to be called the Alva Estate .

The Parish population table of 1792 gives the total population as 853

The following list states how the people were employed :

21 …. Weavers

4 …. Miners

51 …. General Labourers

25 ….Male Farm Labourers

12 …. Female Farm Labourers

6 …. Wrights

7 …. Masons

3 …. Blacksmiths

3 …. Shoemakers

8 …. Tailors

1 …. Gardner

1 …. Miller

1 …. Dance Master

In1793 employment in the mines increased to 64 Miners and 10 Women Bearers

Since the begining of the 19th century Tillicoultry has produced Blankets , shawls

Tartans , Paper , Coal , Sheep , Farming and Quarrying .

The population statistics for the mid 17th century through to the late 20th

Were as follows :

Year.........Population

1755................0787

1789...............0903

1792...............0853

1793...............0909

1801...............0916

1808...............1050

1821...............1160

1831...............1472

1837...............1803

1841...............3213

1851...............4686

1861...............5054

1871...............5118

1881...............5544

1981...............6189

1996...............5178

1998...............5264

 

 

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