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  Tillicoultry is an expanding town, as are all the hillfoots villages, with new housing schemes appearing in every village.
The rural setting combined with the backdrop of the Ochil Hills and reasonably quick access to the main rail and motorway links makes this area an ideal base for commuting to Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
   
Coming from the west, along the A91 from Stirling, after passing through Blairlogie Menstrie and Alva, you arrive at Tillicoultry. The first sign is the golf course on the left of the road, then you  come to the Royal Arms and the Bridge Inn at the junction of the High Street, Upper Mill Street and Lower Mill Street.
Turning left at the Royal Arms takes you from the High Street into Upper Mill Street which leads straight on up the Burnside to the Glen, as shown on the sign post in the picture on the right
   
  The picture on the left shows the top section of Upper Mill street with the entrance to the Glen at the top of the road. This picture is taken from a similar position in Upper Mill Street to the picture at the bottom of History page 1, taken in 1877 showing the damage caused by the flood. 

The only Mill Building which remains standing today in this part of the town is the Clock Mill which is positioned behind the white van in the picture. The Clock Mill has been fully renovated and modernised and now houses the "Clockmill Business Centre".

The mouth of the Glen is at the top of Upper Mill Street, just visible past the white van in the picture above. There you can take the footpath up into the Glen and after a stiff climb, crossing a few bridges over the burn, you return round the face of the hills about half way up on the right. At this point the view is quite spectacular with both Forth Bridges and the Trossachs visible on a good day.
   
   

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