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Jan1

Stirling Council welcomes Armed Forces Day Event support from leading Scottish political figures

Stirling Council has welcomed high profile support from leading figures across the political spectrum for the UK Armed Forces Day National Event. A motion welcoming the spectacular event on Saturday 28th June that was put to the Scottish Parliament by Labour MSP Richard Simpson has attracted the backing of two dozen colleagues from his own party, the SNP, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. MP Anne McGuire has also voiced support for... more…

Jan1

Winners of tickets to Andy Murray Freedom of Stirling ceremony confirmed

The lucky winners of tickets to the Special Meeting of Stirling Council where Andy Murray will receive the Freedom of Stirling have now been confirmed and will be contacted by 5pm on Wednesday 16th April with all the information they'll need to be a part of this historic event.   Provost of Stirling, Mike Robbins said “I’m not surprised that so many of Andy's fans want to share this special occasion - I know we're all... more…

Jan1

Schools Safety Top Priority at Stirling

In light of the tragedy at Liberton High School, Stirling Council wants to reassure parents about the regular checks made on its school buildings. Thorough surveys in all schools are carried out every two years.  If any issues arise from these surveys, Stirling Council takes prompt action to put them right.  A review of all school buildings is currently being conducted as a matter of urgency to make sure that there are no... more…

Jan1

New Deanston Footbridge

Villagers in Deanston, near Doune, can gain enhanced access to a much-loved riverside walk next to the River Teith following the opening on Friday (4th April) of the new Deanston footbridge. Children from the local Deanston Primary School joined committee members from the local "Community Action for Deanston" group and Councillors and officers from Stirling Council at the opening ceremony. The new footbridge is over the historic... more…

Jan1

Armed Forces Day - National Express discount launch

National Express has become the first company in the UK to tie its colours to the mast and support Armed Forces Day by launching a discount to help as many people as possible to fly the flag for Britain’s troops this summer.   With 100 days to go until Armed Forces Day, which takes place in Stirling on June 28, the UK’s largest coach operator has revealed it is making travel to the event even more affordable to help... more…

Jan1

Stirling Unveils Spectacular Programme to Lead National Celebrations for Armed Forces Day

Stirling, hosts of the 2014 Armed Forces Day national event, today revealed the streets of the city will be filled with members of the Armed Forces past and present, for what promises to be the most exciting Armed Forces Day yet. To the rousing music of the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland the Provost of Stirling Council, Mike Robbins, officially unveiled the programme for the day from Stirling Castle, the very location from which the... more…

Jan1

Andy Murray - Freedom of the City

Stirling Council is delighted to confirm that a date has been set for Andy Murray to receive the Freedom of the City. The honour will be conferred at a special meeting of the Council that will take place in Dunblane High School on April 23rd. Provost of Stirling, Mike Robbins said ‘ Andy is a local hero who has achieved sporting excellence at an international level – he’s a great role model for our young people, and we are... more…

Jan1

Michelle McManus enjoys Stirling's Big Lunch

Today, music and TV personality and Scotland’s girl next door, Michelle McManus, visited local children at St Ninian’s Library who were attending a special Rhyme Time session organised by Stirling Libraries and The Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is a nation-wide annual event encouraging communities to get together and increase happiness levels through social interaction with neighbours. Now in its sixth year, it happens on the first... more…