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Clackmannanshire's Economy

Clackmannanshire's Economy

Following the demise of traditional industries of mining, textiles and brewing, Clackmannanshire has undergone significant change in the past decade making Clackmannanshire an increasingly attractive place to live and work.

Economic Transformation

During the last decade major investment of over £400 million has secured valuable economic development in Clackmannanshire. This includes

  • Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway
  • Clackmannanshire Bridge
  • Quality housing developments
  • Major retail developments
  • 3 new secondary schools

The employment base is no longer concentrated in the traditional sectors and, with high-quality business accommodation catering for all sizes of companies, Clackmannanshire has a growing number of small businesses.

Business Improvement Districts (BIDS)

In April 2008, Clackmannanshire became Scotland's first county-wide business park BID. The Clackmannanshire BID, Clacksfirst Ltd, covers 200 companies in 10 business parks which will benefit from efficiency improvements, cost savings and performance enhancements.

Another BID for Alloa Town Centre, ATC Ltd, has since been established to bring additional investment to enhance the image and facilities of the county's main town.

New College

In addition to the three new secondary schools and a new community health care centre, a new purpose-built college opened in 2011 making Clackmannanshire a place of increasing opportunity and growth.

Alloa Town Centre Regeneration

Clackmannanshire's main town has benefited from the Imagine Alloa project - £2.4 million of improvements to enhance paving and streetscapes including new public artworks and shop front enhancements to give Alloa a unique selling point and cohesive visual theme.


The economic downturn has seen unemployment figures rise locally and we still have severe economic difficulties throughout the area, particularly in pockets such as South and East Alloa and Tullibody.

For Further Information Contact

Development & Environment
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452657 / 450000 Fax: 01259 727452