Tillicoultry

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Tillicoultry
Clackmannanshire
Clock, Tillicoultry High Street - geograph-3957025-by-Leslie-Barrie.jpg
Tillicoultry High Street
Location
Grid reference: NS9180696986
Location: 56°9’12"N, 3°44’31"W
Data
Population: 5,221
Post town: Tillicoultry
Postcode: FK13
Dialling code: 01259
Local Government
Council: Clackmannanshire
Parliamentary
constituency:
Ochil and South Perthshire

Tillicoultry is a village in Clackmannanshire. One of the Hillfoots Villages, Tillicoultry (often 'Tilly' locally) stands at the southern base of the Ochil Hills, which provide a spectacular backdrop.

The River Devon lies to the south. The river also runs through neighbouring villages Dollar and Alva to the east and west respectively. The former mining village of Coalsnaughton lies just south, whilst Alloa lies four miles south-west.

The village has developed on an oblique grid pattern. A series of diagonal streets, mostly lined with attractive cottages, run between the High Street and Walker Terrace, which runs parallel. The eastern areas of the village has more recent residential developments, dating from the 1940s to present.

As the textile and coal mining industries declined, Tillicoultry became a popular commuter town. Many of the mill buildings have been converted into residential accommodation. Tillicoultry railway station, which was situated opposite Devonvale Hall, was closed in 1964.

Tillicoultry has a picturesque 9-hole golf course, given par 68. The course itself is very tricky and can make even the best golfer struggle. Few players can have good scores when the wind and rain pick up making it one of the most difficult courses in the Clackmannanshire.

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References

The Hillfoots Villages of Stiringshire, Clackmannanshire and Perthshire

Blairlogie  • Menstrie  • Alva  • Tillicoultry  • Dollar  • Pool of Muckhart