alloafirst launches its Love Local campaign – in association with the Scottish Government - encouraging everyone to support the businesses which are at the heart of their communities.

As Scotland begins to ease lockdown restrictions and move into recovery, now is the time to

Think local first and support your local town safely and in line with public health guidelines. #Thinklocal #Shoplocal #ScotlandLovesLocal

Stirling News: Newfangled Design

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Jill at Newfangled Design has been a busy lady these last few months creating brand new beautiful designs, all hand crafted and in stock at the Newfangled Gift shop located at 42 Mill Street Alloa.

Customers old and new are sure to receive a warm welcome, whilst browsing safely in store. 

Stockists of Fairtrade products and gifts from around the world sit beautifully with the original artwork creations by owner Jill.

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If you are looking to treat yourself or someone special, be inspired and visit today.

Online shop coming soon, keep an eye on their Facebook page for their launch date and you can browse and buy from the comfort of your own home.


Tel: 01259 929611



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BABYEMBROIDERME BOUTIQUE are a local, friendly, baby and children’s clothing store with an impressive range of baby and kidswear outfits and accessories, stockists of traditional classic and modern outfits for all tastes. They also offer a personalised embroidery service and a printed gift range for all occasions.

Liz is delighted to be open for business adhering to safety requirements and has the latest craze of Tiktok hoodies and T-shirts in shop now!

They guarantee that every single purchase you make will be a seamless process from start to finish.

Visit their online shop to browse and buy from the comfort and safety of your own home. Take a look at their site and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns.

Facebook is kept up to date with offers and outfit deliveries so you won’t miss a thing!



Address - 41 High Street, Alloa FK10 1JF

Solicitors for Older People Scotland

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Solicitors for Older People Scotland are an affinity group of Scottish law firms dedicated to providing legal services to the over 50’s. They work in partnership with Age Scotland and also work with many local thirty sector groups.   

The local member is Caesar & Howie, 27 Mar Street, Alloa who are open Monday–Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Their solicitors are Dementia Awareness, Sensory Awareness and Bereavement Awareness trained. 

They will also undertake to assess all over 60’s for Legal Aid entitlement to have their Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directive prepared for FREE on the Scottish Legal Aid Board Advice and Assistance Scheme.   

Jargon can bamboozle you and that’s why Solicitors for Older People Scotland don’t use it, they are dedicated to providing legal services for the over 50’s, with Legal Aid where possible, helping prepare families for the future by having their legal affairs in order.

Please feel free to pop into their office or call on 0800 005 1755 for more information.



Tel: 0800 005 1755

Address: Caesar & Howie, 27 Mar Street, Alloa

Alloa Framing Company 

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Alloa Framing Company are a family run business and have been in business for 18 years, throughout this time they have expanded their products.

First and foremost, they are a picture framer which will always be the heart of their business. They offer a bespoke framing service with a wide selection of frames & mounts to choose from. 

They have expanded their range to now include a selection of wool from King Cole & Sirdar, along with stocking a vast selection of knitting patterns. They also stock knitting accessories, such as pins and loose buttons. 

Hand knitting is always available too from shawls to hand knitted baby cardigans. All knitted locally & using their own wools to ensure good quality. 

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They also have a selection of baby clothing available, which is currently 20% OFF until Friday 31st July. 

Adjustments have been made in the shop to allow everyone to shop safe. You will find hand sanitiser available and markings on the floor to keep physical distancing - to help keep everyone safe. 

Call & collect is also available should anyone wish to collect at the door. 

Address: 49 Primrose Street, Alloa, Clacks, FK10 1JJ 

Call: 01259 722094



Rock 'n' Rolls Diner

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Rock ‘n’ Rolls is delighted to announce they are under new management and their doors are now open to welcome back customers to their friendly local diner.

The team have been working hard over the last few months operating a takeaway and delivery service to not disappoint their hungry customers! 

Lots of choice available with a varied menu tantalising the taste buds at any time of the day, starting with full or mini breakfast options and filled rolls available for the early birds.

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Lunch and dinner is taken care of too, to name but a few options why not try their delicious; baked potatoes, panini’s, baguettes, toasties or hot dogs for lunch and take care of dinner from a wide choice including steak pies, macaroni cheese and chicken curry, even better – pay them a visit and check out their tasty menu board, or alternatively view their Facebook page for the daily deals.

Create your own salad or sandwich/wrap fillings from the full stocked Salad bar options if you prefer something cold.

If you have a sweet tooth then the home-made cakes are a must - yummy chocolate, carrot, tipsy and ginger cakes with many more to choose from which will satisfy your cravings.

Lorna and the team look forward to seeing you soon, don’t be a stranger!


Tel: 0129 928250

Address: 3 Shillinghill, Alloa, FK10 1JT

Smart Specs Optical Dispensary

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Smart Specs Optical Dispensary are delighted to be open and ready to welcome back all their customers old and new. Anne-Marie and staff have worked hard to put lots of new measures in place in line with NHS guidelines, including introducing a new appointment system to ensure everyone remains safe and continues to enjoy their visit to the dispensary.

As an independent optical dispensary, Smart Specs are able to stock a large and varied range of eyewear and offer a complete service from receipt of your prescription to the final fitting of your new glasses.

Their experts provide the highest levels of service and the very latest products to ensure that you look and feel great.

Whether you are looking for affordable designer frames or a lower-priced option, they offer a wide range to suit all budgets and individual needs.

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DON’T FORGET 2 FOR ONE OFFERS  -  3 PAIRS FOR ONLY £65  - Any combination of your standard single vision prescription, reading, distance or computer. Offer includes Anti –Reflective Coating as standard. Upgrades available.

They provide a 10% discount for students and the over 60’s.

Smart Specs also have excellent deals for customers who have assistance with the cost of their spectacles. Ask your optician whether you are eligible for NHS support when you have your eyes tested.

Lots of fun ‘Did you Know?’ eye facts that make for interesting reading are sprinkled throughout their Facebook pages together with up to date news, information and offers, alternatively check out their web page and buy with confidence.

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Tel: 01259 218001


Address: 45 High Street, Alloa FK10 1JF

Nicholson Flowers

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Nicholson Flowers, an independent florist, was established in 2019 with the sole aim to create beautiful floral arrangements for any occasion at affordable prices and they certainly haven’t disappointed since! From the small thank you bouquet to a once in a lifetime wedding extravaganza all your individual needs are catered for.

Visit the store at Primrose Court, Alloa and fill your senses with colour and aroma from the beautiful bouquets available. You will notice a few small changes that have been made including hand sanitiser, gloves and social distancing reminders to ensure everyone can shop safely and with confidence.

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We give flowers for many different reasons; love, remembrance, to offer support, to say sorry and sometimes for no reason at all.  They can make us smile, laugh or even cry and can bring beauty into our home. It is said that actions speak louder than words but Linda at Nicholson Flowers believe flowers can say so much more. Take a moment to look through some of their gift arrangements in store or online and remember they can be made to your specific requirements with flowers of your choice and come in a variety of gift bags, gift boxes, hat boxes and bouquets with prices to suit all budgets.

​Hat boxes make an ideal gift for any occasion and certainly have the WOW factor. Fresh flowers are placed in foam with boxes available in different sizes and colours, or you may prefer a gift bag with fresh flowers presented in an aqua pack and dressed with co-ordinating tissue paper.  

​Gift boxes and baskets are always popular and can be made with any flowers of your choice and to your budget.


Tel: 07375238110

Address: 12 Primrose Street, Alloa, FK10 1JG


Gordon R McFarlane, Watchmaker, Jeweller & Art Gallery

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One of the towns longest running retailers able to trace its roots back almost 200 years and still a traditional family run watchmaker, jeweller & art gallery offering sales and repairs of watches, clocks, jewellery and locally made crafts & artwork.

As the business is still a family run concern you can be assured of both a personal and friendly service, backed up with the confidence of qualified and expert knowledge.

They are therefore able to offer qualified expertise on a full range of sales and repair services which covers anything from a basic repair of an item of jewellery, to a full restoration of your favourite family heirloom watch.

You also have the advantage that many of the items which they have for sale in the shop are either unique to them or are slightly different. Such as unusual gemstones or watches and clocks bearing the shops name.

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Special collections are also available, in their jewellery range you can choose from Ortak & Shetland jewellery through to gold, silver and platinum in a full range of styles and budgets. They are authorised stockists of Sekonda, Seksy, Accurist and Pulsar watches to name but a few.

Their art gallery opened within their premises in April 2001 which exhibits artworks and ceramics, handmade greeting cards and wood carvings, again offering exclusive gifts, many of which are one off pieces and most are by local artists.

With slightly reduced opening hours (10am to 4pm daily) and new safety measures in place in line with government and trade association guidelines all that remains for Neil, Karyn, Evelyn & Jennifer is to welcome you back!



Tel: 01259 723303

Address: 41 Mill Street, ALLOA, FK10 1DW

Russel + Aitken Solicitors and Estate Agents

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Russel + Aitken is a Scottish law firm, with expert solicitors and highly experienced staff providing a wide range of legal services to  their many clients.

Based at offices in Edinburgh city centre, at the West End of Princes Street, and Stockbridge in the locality of Edinburgh's new town area, as well as in the towns of Falkirk, Alloa and Denny. As leading Estate Agents in Edinburgh and the Lothians, and right across central Scotland, from Fife over to the Highlands and Western Isles, they have many years of success in, and an unsurpassable knowledge of, their local property markets. They have a long history of innovation in the legal and financial industry.

You may require the expertise of their estate agency or conveyancing team to buy or sell your home or their family law specialists to mediate and provide support during a relationship breakdown, perhaps to help with a separation or divorce; their court lawyers to deal with a threat of litigation; or perhaps, one of their private client solicitors to assist in making a will, or setting up a trust or power of attorney, or to advise on inheritance tax planning. In addition, their accomplished defence lawyers can provide advice and representation in both road traffic and criminal law prosecutions.

They pride themselves on the quality of their work, with their dedicated focus always being on what is most important to each client, and on delivering the best legal service possible to every client. 

Get in touch via their fully operational virtual switchboard on the usual number below to discuss how they can help you. Offices remain closed with staff working from home as per government guidelines.



Tel: 01259 723201

Address: 19 Mar Street, Alloa, FK10 1HR

O’Malley Property

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O’Malley Property are Scotland’s local estate agency. With branches across the central belt, they are strategically placed to use their local knowledge to help find the right buyer for your home.

As an independent estate and letting agent, they pride themselves on their fresh approach to the property industry. Being free from the constraints of the corporate agencies allows them to offer a tailored and proactive service. Their employees have a passion for property as for them it is more than just a job!

Buying a property is one of life’s big decisions. With such a significant event it always makes sense to take some mortgage advice. O’Malley Property now offer expert mortgage advice on a personalised basis. They can help you through the initial process, arranging insurance and laying out all the important options.

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Calling all landlords! Finding the right tenants for your property is crucial. Once O’Malley Property identify suitable candidates they are further vetted with the help of references and the provision of guarantors. Each tenant undergoes their unique induction session in which the tenancy rules are laid down and the importance of socially acceptable behaviour is underlined. By doing this, they express what they expect from their tenants with regards to respecting their community, but they can also advise on procedures to follow in the event of any problems arising during the tenancy.

The O’Malley Property team would like to thank all their customers for their continued support and loyalty throughout this challenging time.

The safety of their clients and staff is paramount, offices are accessible by appointment only but the team are still contactable via phone and email or chat to them through their online chat facility. As always, they are available 9am-9pm 7 days a week!

Check out their new property listings via facebook or search for your forever home via their website.



Tel: 01259 212337