The 'Mar Inn' stood near Alloa Shore, not far north of the harbour wall. The building may have been of late-seventeenth or early-eighteenth-century in date and was probably named after the 6th Earl of Mar (1675–1732), who laid the foundations of the industrial development of Alloa. It was a busy public house in the days when Alloa was a thriving port with a significant shipbuilding industry. Its fortunes changed as the port began to decline, especially after the Wet Dock was closed in 1960, and by the 1980s it was barely used. A fire caused severe damage and the building was eventually demolished.
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