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Talking Shops – A History of Scotland’s Shops

Date: 26 February 2018
Time: 10.00-16.00
Venue: The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling
Cost: Historic Scotland Members £36 / Non Members £40

On 26 February 2018 HES will be opening its latest exhibition: Talking shops – A History of Scotland’s Shops. They will launch the exhibition with a one-day seminar that will examine the importance of traditional shopfronts and their conservation and maintenance. This seminar would be of interest to those working on the building heritage sector, such as conservation officers, planners, architects and those with an interest on the subject.

Website: Stirling Architecture Event at The Engine Shed

15 Mar 2014
Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Images of Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre by Edinburgh architects Reiach and Hall.

View north to Auld Brig – Old Bridge, just north of the city centre:
Auld Brig Stirling
photograph © David Welch
Stirling Auld Brig was the setting for William Wallace’s victory in the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. The current structure apparently dates from 1415, comments welcome.

The stair inside the Stirling Tolbooth building, by Richard Murphy Architects, detailed by Adrian Welch:
Stirling Tolbooth building Stirling Tolbooth stair Stirling Tolbooth exterior
photographs © David Welch

Cowane`s Hospital, a historic building immediately south of the Church of the Holy Rude. Cowane`s Hospital was started 1637 and finished 1643, and was meant to house poor elderly people, i.e. an almshouse, rather than a doctors` hospital:
Historic Stirling building
photograph © David Welch

Stirling Building Photos

15 Oct 2013

Photos of key buildings in the city and surrounding area

Stirling Church Building:
Stirling Church Building Stirling Church Building Stirling Church Building
photos © Adrian Welch

Key architectural elements in the graveyard immediately to the south of the Castle:
Stirling Graveyard Building Stirling Graveyard Building Stirling Graveyard Building Stirling Graveyard Building Stirling Graveyard Building
photos © Adrian Welch

Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
photo © AJW
Stirling Castle – new photos
Situated – like Edinburgh Castle – on a volcanic outcrop in the centre of the city: a major Scottish building, primarily of historic rather than architectural note.

Stirling Tolbooth
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Stirling Tolbooth Building
photo © AW

Stirling Tolbooth – new photos
This building represents a major and confident insertion into a historic building that is all too rare in Scotland. The arts centre is located just east downhill from the castle and church buildings.

Stirling University, Bridge of Allan
Design: RMJM Architects
Stirling University Building
photo © AW

Stirling University Buildings, Bridge of Allan, Scotland – new photos
The campus was designed in the 1960s by the Scottish architectural practice Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall (RMJM). The low-rise buildings are Modern in style with plenty of grey rough textured pre-cast concrete panels.

Dunblane Cathedral
Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral Building Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral
photos © AJW
This is a medieval church in the heart of the city, at the north end of the High Street. Most of the building is Gothic in style, from the 13th century. The lower half of the tower (on the south side, roughly in the middle) dates from the 11th century with an upper part added in the 15th century. It was originally free-standing. The building was restored by Edinbugrh architect Rowand Anderson in 1889-93. The Dublane Museum opposite the entrance is also worth a visit.

Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral Building Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral Dunblane Cathedral
photos © AJW

The National Wallace Monument, Hillfoots Road
Architect: John Thomas Rochead
Wallace Monument Wallace Monument Wallace Monument Stirling
photo © AW

This is a tower built in 1869 located just north of Stirling on the summit of Abbey Craig. Design in the Gothic Revival architecture style it commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero.

Argyll’s Lodging, Castle Wynd, centre of Stirling (just east of castle)
Argyll's Lodging, Stirling
photo © AW
Argyll’s Lodging is a 17th-century town-house in the Renaissance style, situated below Stirling Castle. It was a residence of the Earl of Stirling and later the Earls of Argyll.

Stirling Architecture News

Stirling Society of Architects – Design Awards 2011 : Submission

Clackmannnanshire’s/Falkirk’s/Stirling’s Top Buildings Sought

The Stirling Society of Architects is seeking the best buildings constructed in 2010 and 2011. Open to buildings designed by Chartered Architects, the award sponsored by Hadden Construction seeks to recognise the high standards of design offered by architects to their clients: Stirling Society of Architects Design Awards. 15 Jul 2011

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Stirling Castle Architecture + History
The Romans built a Fort on Stirling Castle rock: this building was replaced by a new castle commissioned by the King Alexander I, who died at the Castle in 1124.

Stirling Municipal Buildings
Main building: 1914
Location: 8-10 Corn Exchange Road, central Stirling
Stirling Municipal Building
Stirling building photo : Alastair Cook
Grade B listed
Stirling Municipal Buildings

Stirling Offices – Buildings 10 & 11, Castle Business Park
Design: Michael Laird Architects
Castle Business Park Stirling
building photo : Paul Zanre

Stirling Office Buildings

The Steeple / Athenaeum, Stirling
Stirling Steeple
Stirling building photo : Alastair Cook
Athenaeum Stirling : Grade A listed building located at the top of King Street, where the road splits into Spittal Street and Baker Street, central Stirling

Thistle Centre Stirling
Location: various entries, off Murray Place & Port Street, central Stirling
Thistle Centre Stirling
Stirling building photo : Adrian Welch
Recent entry canopy to Port Street
Thistle Centre Stirling

Forthside Stirling
Design: RMJM Architects
Forthside Offices

Old Viewforth
Architect: John Hay
Location: 14-20 Pitt Terrace, south Stirling
Grade B listed
Administrative headquarters of Stirling Council.

Stirling Agricultural Centre
design: Archial Architects
Stirling Agricultural Centre
image from architects

Stirling Agricultural Centre

Other important buildings in Stirling

Old Viewforth extension – James Millar, 1939
James Miller (1860 – 1947) was a Stirling architect
Langgarth House – Grade B listed
New Viewforth – Stirling Council Headquarters: Offices, 1972

Stirling Council Building
Stirling Council Office
Stirling building photo: Alastair Cook

Stirling Architecture News – 2007

Stirling Sports Village
S&P Architects
Stirling Council Sports Village Approved Jul 2007
Plans granted for £20m Stirling Council Sports Village by S&P Architects
Facilities: Ice Rink, Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Gym, Climbing Wall, Studio

Kildean development, Raploch
Michael Laird Architects submitted plans for City Of Stirling Business Parks Ltd and Elphinstone Land Ltd: mixed-use development – business park; housing; hotel/leisure; restaurant/pub; retail; further education college – at Kildean Auction Market, Drip Road, Raploch, Stirling

Stirling Architecture News – 2006

Construction consortium unveiled for £120m regeneration of a deprived part of Stirling.
R3, joint venture consortium of the Cruden Group and George Wimpey, awarded preferred bidder status for major redevelopment work at Raploch: 650 private houses, 250 socially-rented houses, health centre, two primary schools & sports facilities
Jul 2006

Other Stirling buildings

Stirling Clock at junction of King’s Park Road with St Ninian’s Road
Stirling Clock

Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road
Albert Halls Stirling

Bingo Venue – Allanpark Cinema, Allan Park, central / south Stirling
Allanpark Cinema

Stirling town centre masterplan proposals by Michael Laird Architects: Station Square Stirling

Forthside – Stirling Council initiative to create new civic centre and Council HQ by the River Forth, with major residential and office elements

Pivo Bar, Corn Exchange Road, central Stirling
Pivo Bar Stirling

Stirling house : Gribloch, Kippen, Stirling, 1938-39 – Basil Spence

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