Stirling (council area)

infobox Scotland council area
Council= Stirling

SizeRank= 9th
Size= 2,187 km²
Water= ?
AdminHQ= Stirling
PopulationRank= 26th
PopulationDate= 2004
Population= 86,370
PopulationDensity=39 / km²
CouncilDetails= Stirling Council

  • Anne McGuire


Stirling ("Sruighlea" in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary local government council areas of Scotland, and has a population of about 85,000. It was created under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 with the boundaries of the Stirling district of the former Central local government region, and it covers most of the former county of Stirling (except Falkirk) and the south-western portion of the former county of Perth. Both counties were abolished for local government purposes under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The administrative centre of the area is the city of Stirling.

The area borders the council areas of Clackmannanshire (to the east), Falkirk (to the south east), Perth and Kinross (to the north and north east), Argyll and Bute (to the north and north west), and both East and West Dunbartonshire, both to Stirling's southwest.

The majority of the population of the area is located in its southeast corner, in the city of Stirling and in the surrounding lowland communities: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan to the north, Bannockburn to the immediate south, and the three former coal mining communities of Cowie, Fallin, and Plean (known collectively as "The Eastern Villages").

The remaining 30 percent of the region's population is sparsely distributed across the rural, mainly highland, expanse in the north of the region. The southern half of this rural area comprises the flat western floodplain of the River Forth, bounded on the south by the Touch Hills and the Campsie Fells. North of the glen lie the Trossachs mountains, and the northern half of the region is generally mountainous in character.

Towns and villages

*Blair Drummond
*Bridge of Allan
*Brig o' Turk
*Mid Lecropt
*Port of Menteith
*St Ninians

Places of interest

*Carse of Lecropt
*Culcreuch Castle
*Inchmahome Priory (a ruined Augustinian priory on an island in the Lake of Menteith, used as a refuge in 1547 by Mary, Queen of Scots)
*Breadalbane Folklore Centre
*Cambuskenneth Abbey (formerly the seat of the Scottish Parliament)
*Doune Castle
*Falls of Dochart
*Falls of Lochay
*Glen Dochart
*Lake of Menteith
*Lecropt Kirk
*Loch Achray
*Loch Ard
*Loch Earn
*Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
*Loch Katrine (The source of most of the drinking water for the city of Glasgow)
*Loch Venachar
*Moirlannich Longhouse
*Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (run by the Forestry Commission)
*Scottish Institute of Sport (on the grounds of Stirling University)
*Stirling Castle
*The University of Stirling
*Wallace Monument
*West Highland Way

External links

* [ Map and census information (PDF document)]
* [ Stirling Council website]
* [ Stirling Council's information on the Scottish local government elections on 3 May 2007]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stirling (council area) — Stirling Géographie Superficie 9e Total 2187 km²  % eau ? Capitale administrat …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Council Area — Subdivisions de l Écosse En matière de gouvernement local, l Écosse est divisée en 32 secteurs nommés Council Areas, qui sont tous gouvernés par des autorités unitaires, appelées Council hormis une qui est nommée Comhairle. Elles sont en usage… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Highland (council area) — infobox Scotland council area Council= The Highland Council Sgire Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd SizeRank= 1st Size= 30,659 km² Water= ? AdminHQ= Inverness ISO= GB HLD ONS= 00QT PopulationRank= 7th PopulationDate= 2004 Population= 211,340… …   Wikipedia

  • Falkirk (council area) — infobox Scotland council area Council= Falkirk an Eaglais Bhreac SizeRank= 22nd Size= 297 km² Water= ? AdminHQ= Falkirk ISO= GB FAL ONS= 00QQ PopulationRank= 12th PopulationDate= 2004 Population= 147,460 PopulationDensity=496 / km² CouncilDetails …   Wikipedia

  • Higland (council area) — Highland (council area) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Highland. Highland Géographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Highland (council area) — 57°30′N 5°00′W / 57.5, 5 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Falkirk (Council Area) — Falkirk Géographie Superficie Total  % Eau 22e 297 km² ? % Capitale administrative …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Falkirk (council area) — 56° 00′ 04″ N 3° 47′ 02″ W / 56.001, 3.784 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stirling Castle — Stirling, Scotland GB grid reference NS789940 …   Wikipedia

  • Stirling (disambiguation) — Stirling is a city in Scotland (formerly the Royal Burgh of Stirling). It also refers to several places related to this city:* Stirling (council area) * Stirling (Scottish Parliament constituency) * Stirling (UK Parliament constituency) *… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.