Map of Alva village
from the Ordnance Survey Maps - Six-inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1843-1882
Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland, from their Map Images website
Note where our Annie COLQUHOUN's grandfather John COLQUHOUN was married… in the Presbyterian Church of St Servann's (St. Serf's). Note also the number of woolen mills: Upper Strude, Lower Strude, Boll, Brachead, Bridge, Greenfield, Island, Coblecrook. A huge number of mills for a small village!
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