may have been a tower as early as 1223, but the present structure
was built considerably later. The property was conferred on
Sir Robert Erskine, Great Chamberlain of Scotland, by David
Second in 1360, and has remained with that great family, Earl
of Mars, ever since being created Earl of Mar in 1565. The
family were ever the trusted friends of the Stewart kings,
and being Hereditary Keepers of Stirling Castle nearby, were
apt to be the custodian of the young princes in troubled days.
James Sixth spent much time at Alloa Tower as a child, Johnny
Mar being his closest companion.
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