View over the city of Stirling

City of Stirling

Are you ready to discover Stirling?

We’re proud to call Stirling our home - a city shaped by its unique history, with a lively arts scene and the beauty of a national park close by.

Our vibrant city is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’. It combines the charm of a historic destination with the buzz of a young population - 20% of Stirling's population is aged between 16 and 29 years (National Records of Scotland 2016). With easy access to both Edinburgh and Glasgow (both around 50 minutes away by road or rail), you have the benefit of two of Scotland’s largest cities nearby for weekend adventures.

Stirling is in the perfect location if you want to make the most of what central Scotland has to offer. It’s a beautiful city and there’s loads to get stuck into both on and off campus, from sport, music or the arts – there’s something for everyone

Calum Murdoch, BSc (Hons) Management Science and Maths

With a population of almost 100,000, the bustling city of Stirling provides a great community for city life, with the tranquillity of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park only 30 minutes away. When you come to Stirling, you may never want to leave.

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Safest student city in the UK

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Students drinking in bar

Music and nightlife

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

Art gallery

Art and culture

You'll find plenty of comedy, arts and theatre venues all within easy reach, including our on-campus Macrobert Arts Centre. 

Group of students eating and drinking in Stirling

Food and drink

Explore student-friendly food and drink venues across Stirling city and beyond.

Male and female students shopping in Stirling city.


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

View over the city of Stirling and Wallace Monument.


We’re proud of our city's rich heritage. Once a former capital of Scotland, Stirling is steeped in history.