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The Ochils

The rugged Ochil Hills stretch for almost forty miles to the northeast of Stirling and forms a steep-faced range that drops down to the plain of the Forth Valley and is sliced by a series of wooded glens. Sitting comfortably against the souther slope of The Ochils are the Hillfoot villages - a string of settlements. The Hillfoot villages are famed for being the centre of Scotland's wool production for centuries competing only with the Scottish Borders.

The settlements here include Alva - you can find a tourist office and a visitor centre here and Alloa - a noted centre for brewing beer.

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