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Clackmannanshire
Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn
ScotlandClackmannanshire
Coat of arms of ClackmannanshireSiorrachd Chlach Mhannainn
Coat of arms
Official logo of ClackmannanshireSiorrachd Chlach Mhannainn
Logo
Admin HQ Alloa
Government
 • Body Clackmannanshire Council
http://www.clacks.gov.uk/
 • Control Labour (minority control)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
  • George Reid, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
Area
 • Total Expression error: Unexpected < operator. sq mi (159 km² km2)
Area rank Ranked 30th
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 48,900
 • Rank Ranked 29th
ONS code 00QF
ISO 3166 code GB-CLK

Clackmannanshire (Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn in Gaelic; nicknamed "the wee county") is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area, bordering Perth and Kinross, Stirling and Fife.

The council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the former Clackmannan district of the Central region. The district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to include the county of Clackmannan and Muckhart area of the county of Perth.

According to the legislation of 1996, the council area was to have the name, Clackmannan, of the former district, but this was changed to Clackmannanshire, by the council using its own powers.

In terms of population, it is the smallest council area in mainland Scotland, with a population of 49,000, around half of whom live in the main town, Alloa, which is the administrative centre, having outgrown the town of Clackmannan in 1822.

The motto of Clackmannanshire is 'Look Aboot Ye' (Circumspice in Latin).

Council political compositionEdit

Party Councillors
Labour 8
Scottish National Party 7
Conservative 1
Liberal Democrat 1
Independent 1

GeographyEdit

The Ochil Hills lie in the northern part of the area. It mostly comprises a lowland plain, forming the straths of the River Forth and of the River Devon, which joins the Forth near Cambus.

EconomyEdit

The main industries are agriculture, brewing, and formerly coal mining. In 2006, permission was given for a waterfront development of the Docks area of Alloa, which has been in decline since the 1960s. A new railway line connecting Kincardine and Stirling, reconnecting Alloa to the national rail network for the first time since 1968, is currently under construction.

HistoryEdit

Between 1889 and 1975, the County of Clackmannan was a local government county, bordering on Perthshire, Stirlingshire and Fife. As Scotland's smallest historic county, it is often nicknamed 'The Wee County'

Towns and villagesEdit

Places of interestEdit

County of Clackmannan
ClackmannanshireTraditional
Geography
Area
- Total
Ranked 34th
30,477 acres (123 km²)
County town Clackmannan
Chapman code CLK

External linksEdit

56°10′N 3°45′W / 56.167, -3.75


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