Of Stirling by the Caledonian railway, and now has thriving manufactures of woollens (chiefly tweeds, carpets and tartans) and leather, though at the beginning of the 19th century it was only a village.
The chief manufactures are those of tartans and other woollens, and of agricultural implements.
The principal industries include distilling, slate-quarrying and the manufacture of tweeds, tartans and other woollens.
Other thriving industries include bleaching, dyeing, calico-printing, weaving (carpets, shawls, tartans), engineering, tanning, iron and brass founding, brewing, distilling, and the making of starch, cornflour, soap, marmalade and other preserves, besides some shipbuilding in the yards on the left bank of the White Cart.
There are spinning-mills, and manufactures of tweeds, tartans and other woollen goods.