Robert the Bruce granted the lands of Sauchie to
Henry de Annand in 1321. Henry was the Sheriff
of Clackmannan. A tower was built on the land in
about 1335. The present tower was built before
1431 for Mary de Annand who married James Schaw
of Greenock. A village grew up around the tower.
Eventually the Schaw's moved to a new house
which stood in the grounds of Schawpark Golf
Course. The 'new' village grew up just to the
south of the Estate and became known as New
Sauchie. I used to wonder why there was a road
sign from Alva declaring miles to New Sauchie!
A village on the
Alloa-to-Tillicoultry road. There are also
the villages of Old Sauchie near the Devon,
and New Sauchie on the outskirts of Alloa.
The population of the special scavenging and
lighting district of Sauchie is 2844, and
the people are mostly workers in the coal
[Clackmannan and Kinross by J. P. Day
B.A. B Sc., 1915 ]