Clackmannanshire Field Studies Society


Clackmannanshire Field Studies Society was founded in 1970 after attempting to revive the Alloa Society of Natural Science and Archaeology established in 1865.

The society's aims are "to promote interest in the environment and heritage of the local area" and we have some 130 members.

In winter, from September to April, there are fortnightly lectures dealing with varying topics and a member's night beginning with a coffee morning and concluding with our AGM. In summer, from May to September, there are four Saturday outings, a Spring weekend event and Wednesday Evening Walks fortnightly from May to August.

Publications include:
- "Linn Mill, Mines and Minerals of the Ochils"
- "Alloa Port, Ships and Shipbuilding"
- Old Alloa Kirkyard, Archaeological Survey 1996-2000"
- "The Ochil Hills - landscape, wildlife, heritage, walks"
- "Alloa Tower and the Erskines of Mar"
- "Bonanzas and Jacobites"
- "Alloa East and West Walks guide"
- "Memento Mori - guide book to Alloa Kirkgate Churchyard"
- "Back on Track"
- "The Craigrie and Cartmorn Lades".

Meetings are held in Alloa Town Hall (Tommy Downs Room), unless otherwise stated, on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 19.30 21:30 pm. Members of linked societies and other non-members are welcome. Contribution: Members £1, Visitors £2.

Membership is £9 pa (£12 pa a couple)

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