Gordon McFarlane F.B.H.I. qualified as a watch and clockmaker in 1959, and soon after set up in business in Alloa.
He purchased the shop from Mr James Allan when Mr Allan decided to retire in 1962. The shop was originally situated in Bank Street, before moving in the 1980's for a few years to the High Street in Alloa, prior to the current location in Mill Street.
Neil McFarlane F.G.A. qualified as a gemmologist in 1992 having joined his father in the business two years earlier.
In 2001 the McFarlanes opened the first Art Gallery in Alloa to support the local arts scene, this has continued to flourish with numerous exhibitions held since the grand charity opening, performed by the Duchess of Montrose.
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Although Gordon has now retired the history of this well respected local business can be traced back to approx 1840’s, with five successive owners. With both McFarlanes, James Allan who was successor to David Morgan. The son of James Allan continued to visit and support the McFarlanes as a loyal customer until he passed away a few years ago.
David Morgan having bought the shop from the estate of Andrew Black in approx 1872/3. Mr Morgan had served his apprenticeship with Andrew Black.
We are therefore able to offer qualified expertise on our full range of sales and repair services: which covers anything from a basic repair of an item of jewellery to a full restoration of your favourite family heirloom watch.
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