Did You Know

Scotland’s first National Park. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park , was opened by HRH The Princess Royal 24th July, 2002

Over half of Scotland’s population lives within an hour of the city of Stirling and 80% within two hours.

Most of the Castle seen today was built in the early to mid 16th century.  Mary Queen of Scots was crowned at the castle in 1543.

LOOKING OVER PARKLAND ACROSS TO STIRLING CASTLE (DATING FROM MEDIEVAL TIMES AND THE PLACE OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS CORONATION), STIRLINGSHIRE.

Stirling University is ranked 1st in the UK for widening access to Higher Education.. It also ranks 1st in Scotland for Communications and Media Studies.

Famous graduates from Stirling University Iain Banks (novelist) and Jack McConnell MSP former first minister.

The Old Stirling Bridge Bridge was built in the late 15th century, it was the site where previously William Wallace had defeated the English army in 1297  The remains of the original 13th century wooden bridge were discovered in 1990

From 1888 to 1935 Stirling’s Old Town Jail was a military prison, the only one in Scotland.

The three most common Surnames in the Stirling area are Stewart, Campbell and Wilson.

Stirling Moss was named after Stirling his mother’s home town.

Battle of Bannockburn VISITORS CENTRE, Glasgow Road, Stirling, a fantastic experience brings to life the 1314 Battle.

At the battle of  BannockBurn Robert the Bruce led the Scots army against Edward 11 of England