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Alloa (ălˈōə) [key], town (1991 pop. 26,378), Clackmannanshire, central Scotland, on the Forth River. Textiles, engineering, brewing, and bottle making are the principal industries. A 15th-century tower on Mar's Hill marks the seat of the Erskines, earls of Mar.

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