The Makers Village History

One thing is for certain Alloa has an interesting history even before the Alloa Tower was built.

The Makers Village is no exception and has been a place of learning and education for most of the last 200 years and refreshingly the businesses now those who inhabit the Village, Marcelle House and the Annexe are continuing that cultural and learning experience whether it is classes for the public or knowledge sharing as part of a collective of artisans and crafters.

In the 1830's as Alloa Academy expanded and the original building was built on the site so started the journey. The Makers Village as the central hub, or as some call it the "Mother Ship", is now part of the cultural heritage and future as Alloa, Clackmannanshire and Central Scotland becomes the home to many creative ventures and businesses.

Exact dates of the buildings are best guessed based on old ordinance survey maps and architect records. The following diagram colour codes the development and approximate dates.


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