Ochilview

View of the Ochils from the Stand

You may be wondering how Stenhousemuir FC's football ground was given the name Ochilview Park.

The view from the Main Stand in Ochilview Park must be one of the most impressive sights from any Professional football ground in Scotland if not the UK.

If the game is not that good or if there is lull in the excitement you could be forgiven for letting your concentration drift away by simply gazing out over the surrounding area by looking across the golf course and past the cricket club and looking into the distance and taking in the breathtaking views of the Ochil hills some 12 or so miles further on.

View of the Ochils

The Ochil Hills extend eastwards from Dunblane through Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross into Fife for more than 24 miles.

The highest point in the range is Ben Cleuch which rises to 2363 feet.

The steep sides of the south facing slopes are clearly visible from Ochilview Park hence the name.

There is an old local saying which goes "If you can see the Ochil Hills it's about to rain, if you can't it's already raining"!

The accompanying photos let you see the view from the ground on a winter's day.