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Stirling has a major place in the story of Scotland's history. Its strategic location in the centre of the country meant it was the commercial, royal and political centre of Scotland for hundreds of years.

If you'd like to discover more about Stirling's history and heritage, the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle and a walking tour of the historic Old Town are great places to start.

You can also visit our libraries and archives, where friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find out what you want to know.