King Street & Murray Place

The following scheme will come into effect from Sunday 1 September 2013.

King Street and Murray Place

Stirling Council is making changes to the traffic access in King Street and Murray Place.

The aim is to improve access to the city centre businesses and support economic growth.

Main Changes

  • Murray Place / King Street opened to one-way traffic (uphill)
  • Footway areas widened in the vicinity of the Athenaeum creating a feature area and the possibility of future street café use at the top of King Street
  • Simplified road layout around the Athenaeum to make traffic movements easier and safer
  • On-street parking introduced for deliveries and customers (subject to time restrictions)
  • A contra-flow cycle lane along part of Murray Place 

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Who will benefit? 


The changes to traffic restrictions will allow better public access to shops and cafés, and improved loading facilities. Some on-street parking and bus stops have been included close to King St businesses to benefit customers


Shoppers and Pedestrians

The Castleview Park & Ride service now travels directly through this area of the city centre every 15 minutes. Using the Park & Ride buses helps minimise car journeys in the city centre and combat traffic congestion. The changes to the road layout will enhance the appearance of King St by including landscaping and reducing unnecessary clutter.



A vibrant streetscape offering quality services and independent retailers will encourage visitors to circulate around the city centre and draw tourists towards the shops and attractions in the Old Town.

How did you decide what to do?

An extensive public consultation with traders on King St identified concerns over declining footfall, difficulties for customers to access these premises. It was clear that the outdated traffic system could be improved to help revitalise these streets and encourage more retailers to opening the future.

The King St work is part of the Council’s City Centre Transport Plan which promotes cycling, walking and public transport initiatives..