A student taking a photo of the entrance to Stirling Castle

City of Stirling and beyond

Are you ready to discover Stirling?

We're proud to call Stirling our home. It's a city shaped by a unique history, a lively arts scene and the beauty of the Ochil Hills.

Also known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Stirling is the perfect place to study. It combines the charm of a historic city with the buzz of a young community. 20% of Stirling's 100,000 people are between 16 and 29 years old (National Records of Scotland 2016). And two of Scotland's main cities - Edinburgh and Glasgow - are around 50 minutes away, perfect for fun weekend adventures.

The bustling city of Stirling combines cosmopolitan city life with the tranquillity of rolling hills and the Scottish countryside. When you come to Stirling, you may never want to leave.

A student admiring at painting at Smith Art Gallery

Art and culture

Stirling is a thriving cultural hub with galleries, theatres and more.

A student enjoying a tub of ice cream and churros

Food and drink

Get a taste of Stirling's foodie delights. 

View over the city of Stirling and Wallace Monument.

Heritage

Once a former capital of Scotland, Stirling is steeped in history. 

A group of happy students drinking and laughing in the student union

Music and nightlife

Discover the city of Stirling's lively music and nightlife scene. 

A student reading in a sunny Kings Park

Parks and countryside

Explore the breathtaking scenery of Stirling and beyond.

Students walking in Stirling city centre

Shopping

From quirky independent shops to big brands, Stirling has it all.

A golfer swinging their club

Sport

Stirling is a dream destination for sports fans.