Kennetpans and Kilbagie

In many ways it is easier to cover these two great distilleries in one section. KENNETPANS DISTILLERY c1720 – 1825 Founder John Stein (1697 – 1773) The exact date of distilling at Kennetpans is not known but it is thought the ruins still present date back...

The Stein Family

THE FORGOTTEN DYNASTY Most historians describe the Steins as a great whisky dynasty, probably one of the greatest understatements you will ever read. Yes, the Steins revolutionised both the Scottish and Irish whisky industries, but without a doubt the family were also...

Port of Alloa

By the mid 1700’s Alloa had also become a major port, its growth mainly brought on by Scottish merchants being able to trade with America after the 1707 Act of Union. Glasgow merchants built extensive warehousing to hold stocks of sugar and tobacco which had...

Audio Articles

Listen to an old Clackmannan song that refers to picking fruit at Kennetpans  ‘Doon The Craw Road’. Listen to Alex Salmond talking about his time working at the Stein Brickworks on Desert Island Discs 16th January 2011. (Stein brickworks is discussed from...