Conservation - Local History and Heritage
Stirling has a rich diverse historic environment which makes a significant contribution to the lives of people who live, work and visit the area. Stirling Castle, the historic city centre and the surrounding historic towns, villages and landscapes all contribute to the local distinctiveness of the area.
Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling contains the Great Hall (restored 1999) and the Renaissance Palace (restoration completed 2011) within Stirling Castle. Stirling also has its medieval parish church, the Church of the Holy Rude, where King James VI was crowned King of Scots on 29 July 1567. The Holy Rude still functions, with a service every Sunday.