Memories of Fishcross

Cowie Village Bannockburn Stirling

My father John McAteer, a coal miner, was one of a large McAteer family who lived at 22 Murdock Place in Cowie, this address no longer exists. An uncle Tommy, after ...Read full memory

When We Were Kids

When we were kids in Fishcross we used to go fishing most weekends, play in the woods, go to the Dam, climb and fish the Ochill Hills, Tooks Pond for eggs, go to the pictures etc. I ...Read full memory

When We Were Kids: Part 2

My Name is William Speirs, in the 1940's we moved from Bellshill Lanarkshire to live in Fishcross, Alloa, Clackmananshire, Scotland. This is a short story about when we were ...Read full memory


I left Fishcross in September 1962. I was part of the MacKay clan way back when everyone knew everyone. I had a friend across from where I lived at 2 Alloa Road, her name was Catherine ...Read full memory

Cockey Joe

Does anyone remember when the prefabs were being torn-down, Cockey Joe was working for the demolition firm, a couple of hours "here and there" I think, anyways I remember seeing him up on ...Read full memory

Railway Tavern Imperial Restaurant Primrose St

Does anyone remember a pub called the Railway Tavern that used to be in Primrose Street? I actually thought it was Primrose Lane, but can't see that on ...Read full memory

A memory of Fishcross by Andrew Errol

Bicycle Accidents Near Fishcross

Has there ever been any serious Bicycle accidents near Collyland Road? I overtook a cyclist as I was approaching Fishcross from Tullibody as I passed the Cyclist I ...Read full memory

A memory of Fishcross


seems likea "million" years ago, but I was ( 6 yrs ) old and remember at holiday fridays,standing with a few other kids outside the pit-baths at the devon pit, asking miners if we could take their bags "pit clothes" home for them, and get a tip... thrupenny bit, was a lot back then.

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