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A city of central Scotland on the Forth River west-northwest of Edinburgh. Its medieval castle was the birthplace of James III of Scotland.


1. (Placename) a city in central Scotland, in Stirling council area on the River Forth: its castle was a regular residence of many Scottish monarchs between the 12th century and 1603. Pop: 32 673 (2001)
2. (Placename) a council area of central Scotland, created from part of Central Region in 1996; includes most of the historical county of Stirlingshire: the Forth valley rises to the Grampian Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Stirling. Pop: 86 370 (2003 est). Area: 2173 sq km (839 sq miles)


(Biography) Sir James. 1926–92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977–84)


(ˈstɜr lɪŋ)

1. Also called Stir′ling•shire` (-ˌʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in central Scotland.
2. a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, on the Forth River. 38,638.
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In Alan's view, besides, the hunt must have now greatly slackened; and the line of the Forth and even Stirling Bridge, which is the main pass over that river, would be watched with little interest.
But if we stave on straight to the auld Brig of Stirling, I'll lay my sword they let us pass unchallenged.
That night we struck Allan Water, and followed it down; and coming to the edge of the hills saw the whole Carse of Stirling underfoot, as flat as a pancake, with the town and castle on a hill in the midst of it, and the moon shining on the Links of Forth.
Here it was we made our camp, within plain view of Stirling Castle, whence we could hear the drums beat as some part of the garrison paraded.
As soon as the shearers quit their work and the dusk began to fall, we waded ashore and struck for the Bridge of Stirling, keeping to the fields and under the field fences.
From town after town, from castle after castle the enemy was driven out, till only Stirling was left to the English.
greg callan, managing partner at French Duncan's Stirling office, believes the economy of Stirling is starting to recover from the recent downturn.
Stirling Arcade will be enlivened by a street food and craft beer event on Saturday March 31.
Stirling Council, as one of lead partners, in the Clackmannanshire & Stirling Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP), would like to invite applications from Third Party organisations to develop and deliver person-centred and recovery focussed customised provision to reduce the impact of substance use across Clackmannanshire and Stirling.
Scheme instructor Graham Stirling, 56 carried out the attack after being banned for just a few weeks.
A Stirling version of classic board game Monopoly is set to have two jails, it was revealed yesterday.
STIRLING has become Scotland's fourth gigabit city with city-wide rollout of new fibre infrastructure.