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Alloa Tower and the Erskines of Mar

Old Alloa
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Alloa Tower

Clackmannanshire, Scotland

There 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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