List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Mr. William Galbraith, Town Clerk
Revd. [Reverend] William Findlay
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. McLachlan
Statistical Account
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Standing on the slope of a hill with springs from the flat Carse of Stirling, towards the south-east, and terminates abruptly at the north-western ramparts of the Castle, reaching an elevation of 220 feet in the distance of a quarter of a mile, its position is exceedingly picturesque, commanding views which stretch far away over the cultivated plain - flat, but varied by the tortuous windings of the Forth, until Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi, the Ochill and other hills form bold backgrounds to the beautiful landscapes.
It has a harbour on the River Forth, but the trafic is small. The railway trafic is, however, very great, being borne by the Scottish Central, which passes through the town, and the Forth & Clyde Junction and the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway which commence here. The chief support of the town is derived from supplying the wants of the agricultural community who surround it on the very rich and highly cultivated carse of Stirling, there being no export manufactures nor peculiar trade. A very well-attended grain and general Market is held every Friday, and several Cattle fairs throughout the year.

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