City Deal

Stirling's plans have been drawn up after extensive consultation involving

  • Local people,
  • Elected members,
  • National agencies,
  • All types of business,
  • The University of Stirling
  • Forth Valley College
  • Stirling City Commission.
They centre around key projects designed to unlock Stirling's full potential and position it as an economic and cultural powerhouse.

What we will deliver.

HarbourThe Harbour

The Harbour includes a National Tartan Cente, a centre for third sector innovation, community access to co-located public sector organisations through a shared Civic Space, external performance and events through a bespoke City Harbour Square and The Engine Shed - a unique centre for conservation skills and heritage excellence.


Digital HubDigital District

This project would place Stirling at the forefront of digital innovation and enterprise nationally and internationally.  A Digital Hub will provide a dynamic, inspiring and collaborative space where businesses and students come together to create and innovate - helping produce sustainable economic growth and opportunities for all across the city.


Grow on SpaceGrow-on Space

This will address the shortage of space in the city for incubating and developing the small to medium sized enterprise (SME) sector by providing new space for established businesses to develop.

Investment will result in the intermediate provision of new, high quality and felxible accommodation in the heart of the city and a strong pipeline of accommodation to support our projected future growth.

City ParkCity Park

This will create a must-see destination to attract, retain and direct residents and visitors to and throughout the city, connecting with the Back Walk and City Centre.  This will be the most distinctive park in Scotland with a significant setting below Stirling Castle.



RuralRural Stirling

The relationship between the City of Stirling and its surrounding rural communities will be improved through enhanced digital connections to schools, enhanced bus corridors into Stirling combined with sustainable fuel stations for busses to support greener transport options, and the completion of a new cycle route from Dunblane to Callander.


Mercat CrossMercat Cross

The regeneration of Mercat Cross at the "top of the town" would revitalise this geographically and strategically important area of the city, through initiatives like a City Market, increased permanent and temporary commercial space and a Cultural Quarter.



River ProjectRiver Project

This project would bring the River Forth back into the heart of Stirling life as a major driver of Stirling's economic, cultural and social prosperity.  The key elements include the development of a river taxi network, expansion and enhancement of pedestrian and cycle paths, development of penisulas and associated riverbanks and new tidal feature to allow water levels and water quality to be controlled.

SkillsSkills and Employment

Increasing productivity and creating jobs for those who are furthest from the labour market, supporting better health and well-being across Stirling. We aim to generate the talent pool that is needed to attract and retain existing and new business in Stirling through providing open access for talent development with pathways across the education spectrum.  With partners we aim to pursue sustainable, inclusive growth and act as an exemplar of social justice.

See also -

Official Developing Stirling Website

Invest in Stirling Twitter