Old Images of Dollar, Scotland

Old Photo of Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, circa 1900

Enjoy a glimpse of history through old images of Dollar, in Clackmannanshire, Scotland.

Old Photos of Dollar, Scotland

Videos of Old Dollar, Scotland

This first video showcases a range of old photos of Dollar’s people and places of the past.

Old Photographs Of Dollar Clackmannanshire Scotland – tourscotland on YouTube

Twa Minute Blethers: Dollar Railway Station and the Devon Valley Railway, Scotland – Scottish Independence Podcasts: IndyPod Extra on YouTube

The short video covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the railway station in the small town of Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
  • Inauguration in 1869 and its purpose in providing passenger and freight services
  • Closure in 1964 due to the Beeching cuts, affecting over 2,000 stations and 5,000 miles of track
  • Discovery of the remaining old Dollar Station as part of the cycle route 767
  • Impact of the closure, particularly on rural towns with limited alternative transportation options
  • The failure of the bus substitution policy and subsequent closure of bus replacement services
  • The resulting reliance on cars and the environmental impact of increased motorway traffic
  • Description of the Devon Valley Railway’s routes between Glasgow and Perth
  • The two routes, known as the picturesque route and the historic route
  • Special trains run for the popular sport of curling on Loch Leven in the winter
  • Details about the trains used, including the locomotives and rail buses
  • Suggestion to visit Dollar Museum for more information about the railway
  • Appreciation of the beauty of the railway line and its scenic surroundings

Old Books about Dollar, Scotland

“Reminiscences of Dollar, Tillicoultry and Other Districts Adjoining the Ochils
With Notes on Progress, Scientific Discovery and Invention of New Spinning Machinery During the Last Hundred Years”, by William Gibson, was published in 1883.

The digitsed book is embedded here.

“Dollar past and present, a lecture”, by John Tait, was published in 1894.

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