Tillicoultry is a town within the Hillfoots area of Clackmannanshire lying astride the A91 road route approximately 10 miles to the east of Stirling and some 5 miles to the north east of Alloa. The town population is around 6,000 persons, with 50,000 in the wider Clackmannanshire area. The Red Lion is located on the High Street (A91), the main arterial route from Stirling and Bridge of Allan to the west and St Andrews and Perth to the east. The pub lies opposite the A908 junction that leads to Alloa (& Sterling Mills) on a prominent corner site and at the junction with Hill Street in a mixed commercial and residential area. Opposite is Murray Square which is a main bus stop and provides car parking facilities.