Shops and facilities

With a population of around 40,000, Stirling is both a busy and welcoming town. You will find most of the big name high street stores sharing the town centre with a variety of small specialist shops.


  • As well as the University's on-campus cinema, Stirling has the Vue multiplex in the city centre.
  • Other entertainments include ten pin bowling, ice skating and a climbing wall.
  • Musically, Stirling Castle is an established concert venue.

Grocery shopping

  • Tesco is on Wallace Road in Stirling, a few minutes' walk from University accommodation at John Forty's Court and Union Street flats. For those who live on campus, there is a regular bus service to and from bus stops very close to Tesco.
  • Sainsbury's is also a short bus trip from campus, on Drip Road, Stirling.
  • The Co-Operative has a branch in Bridge of Allan, 15 minutes' walk or a short bus ride
  • Stirling also sponsors regular Farmers' Markets throughout the year on Port Street.

Shopping for all your other needs

  • A bustling, pedestrianised centre boasts all the familiar high street brands.
  • The city's covered Victorian mall offers speciality shopping, while the Thistles Shopping Centre has four malls and over ninety stores under one roof.
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