Summer holiday fun in Stirling

From Highland Games to ceilidhs, to summer storytelling, music festivals and even Jedi training – Stirling has everything you could ever want for a school holiday your family will never forget! Traditional events at Stirling Highland Games Whether at Bridge of Allan's...

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Drawings in Ink: Stirling Views from a Visiting Sketcher

Recently, we came across two beautiful ink sketches of Stirling on a website named 'Urban Sketchers'.They were drawn by Fred Lynch, an artist who lives in the suburb of Winchester, Massachusetts, around ten miles from downtown Boston. His drawings of these two iconic...

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Stirling: Alive with Scotland

A new campaign promoting business and tourism was recently launched in Stirling's Tolbooth. The aim is to make the City a thriving, world-class destination that's "Alive with Scotland". Big changes are coming, and there's lots to look forward to! The River and...

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Easter Family Events 2017

Easter. Scotland has burst into bloom and the days are noticeably longer. It’s time for getting outdoors, and catching up with the kids now the school term has finished. To help you plan an Easter to remember, we’ve rounded up some of the best family events on offer...

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Local Heroes: Sable & Flea

Friar’s Street Stirling. Home to one of the Old Town’s most beguiling coffee shops. Quirky, stylish and independent, Sable & Flea is beginning to attract the attention it richly deserves. If you’re looking for artisan coffee, cakes baked by hand, and a vintage...

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A Stirling Gardens Trail: Spring 2017

Spring is upon us, and Easter approaches. It’s time for the garden: if not your own – then somebody else’s will do! Fancy a spring garden break in Stirling, anyone? Gargunnock House Gardens Kilbryde Castle Folly and House Choose from Stirling Self Catering’s Garden...

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The Snowdrop Festival 2017: It’s spring!

Our first sure sign of spring, snowdrops can make even the hardest of hearts swell for a moment. In celebration, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival presents some of the very best displays for the public to enjoy from January to March. So why not make it an annual...

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Our top five family days out from Stirling

It’s beginning to feel just a little bit like Spring. Just a little. The days are lengthening, and birds are in full song. Is it time to shake the winter off your bones? Why not wrap up warm, round up the kids, and head outside with our top five family days out near...

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Spring and Easter escapes to beautiful Stirling

The Christmas credit card bill is paid, the mornings are getting lighter, and the dawn chorus is back. That can only mean one thing – spring is coming! And here’s why to spend it in Stirling. Relax this spring in Gladstone's beautiful gardens Celebrate spring with...

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Thank heaven for Robert Burns

It is said that, in 1801, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Robert Burns, nine men who knew him met for dinner in Burns Cottage in Alloway to celebrate his life and works. It was the first ever 'Burns Night'. Whatever you think of his poetry, there’s no denying...

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