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Tales of Clackmannan

Door open days


Clackmannan, the county town until the 18th century, has a rich and eventful history. The Stone of Mannan was probably of ritual importance to Iron Age people; there was once a royal residence on King's Seat Hill, where the Bruce family later built their own tower; people gathered for fairs and markets at the Mercat Cross, where criminals were chained before the Tolbooth was built in 1592. Lady Catherine Bruce 'knighted' Robert Burns with the sword of King Robert Bruce when he visited her at Clackmannan Tower in 1787.

These and other stories will be brought to life again in promenade performances by the talented and entertaining Walking Theatre Company, which is based in Argyll and committed to creating theatre work that gives access to Scotland's dramatic landscapes and amazing history for all people in all locations, always encouraging audience participation.




Key Information

Where to find us

  • Clackmannan Tolbooth or Clackmannan Town Hall
  • Main Street
  • FK10 4JA