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TULLIBODY

(Scottish Gaelic: Tulach Bòide) is a town set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies north of the River Forth near to the foot of the Ochil Hills within the Forth Valley. The town is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-west of Alva, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) north-west of Alloa and 4.0 miles (6.4 km) east-northeast of Stirling. The town is part of the Clackmannanshire council area.

According to a 2012 estimate the population of Tullibody is approximately 8,820 residents. It’s second largest town in Clackmannanshire after Alloa

Tullibody is a former mining town, although neither that industry nor any other major employers have a presence in the town, with many of the residents now commuting to Stirling and Alloa to work. Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, there has been a rapid expansion in housebuilding in the town, with 400 new houses built on the north side of the village in the last 5 years.

Notable people

  • Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby, KCB (sometimes spelled Abercrombie) (7 October 1734 – 28 March 1801) was a British lieutenant-general noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Robert Dick (January 1811 – 24 December 1866), geologist and botanist was born in Tullibody.
  • Malcolm Robinson, formerly of Muirside Road, Tullibody is a UFO and paranormal expert and author who has represented Scotland at UFO and Paranormal conferences, appeared on British and overseas television, and has written four books. He now lives in Hastings, East Sussex, England.
  • Civil engineer Ralph Walker (1749 – 1824) was born in Tullibody.
  • The Brave Neil Kent. Famous banker
  • Kirsty Louise McKillop, famous professional wrestler
  • Megan Farrell Dawson, Para Olympian wheelchair racing champion.

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