Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser

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39 Drysdale Street
Alloa
Clackmannanshire
FK10 1JA

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The Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser has been covering local news and events for the people of Clackmannanshire since 1841.

It was the first newspaper established in the county, and it is continues to be the best-selling local weekly newspaper in the area.

The Advertiser covers an area comprising Clackmannanshire - an area with over 48,000 citizens - and Kincardine in Fife. Set in the shadows of the Ochil Hills, it is a picturesque area, with a growing population.

The area was previously dominated by the textile, brewing and mining industries, but fell into decline during their demise.

However, it has seen something of a revival in recent years, thanks to an upsurge in small businesses and improved transport links following the return train services and the opening of the Clackmannanshire Bridge, providing easier access to the country's motorway network.

Based in Clackmannanshire's main town of Alloa, the Advertiser has been at the heart of the community throughout its transformation, covering the changes and reporting on all aspects of life in the area, sharing the difficult times as well as the successes and achievements of the local people.

Pictures:

High Street, Alloa - the main town in Clackmannanshire.

Clackmannanshire Bridge, which opened in November 2008, providing improved road links.

Train at Alloa Station - the return of rail services in May 2008 has greatly improved access to public transport, particularly to the main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Ochil Hills - Clackmannanshire is set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills.

Forth Valley College's new Alloa campus, overlooking the town centre, with one of Andy Scott's sculptures in the foreground.