About the Archives

The Archives

5 Borrowmeadow Road,
Springkerse Industrial Estate,

Phone: 01786 450745
Email: archive@stirling.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday to Thursday:
9am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4pm
Friday - Closed
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed


Drop-in services are available during our opening hours.

Using the Archives


When you arrive we'll ask you to complete a registration form that will include your contact details and areas of interest. By signing this form, you agree to abide by our simple common-sense search procedures. This also acts as a security measure to help us protect the records.

Accessing and handling records

You can access records by searching through our various catalogues and indexes, then completing a document request slip to access the document.

To protect our records from any potential damage, we ask you observe our handling guidelines.


We can provide copies of original records up to size A3, providing the document can withstand the process. This may not be possible if the document is fragile or in copyright.

Copies of items from bound volumes must be taken using a digital camera. Visitors can use their own phone or tablet camera for a fee.

Our staff can provide more information.


Copying charges

A4 black and white


A4 colour


A3 black and white


A3 colour


Microfilm and internet printouts per item


Digital images (self service flat fee)


Digital images provided by Archives staff per item


Book, magazine, video and multimedia reproduction of the archival item


Research rates

Staff searches for local and family history enquiries

£35.00 per hour

Staff searches carried out on behalf of users for business, professional or commercial purposes

£125.00 per hour

Building standards and planning file searches

£45.00 with reference

£127.50 without reference

Tenancy enquiries


We reserve the right to determine the most appropriate format for copying any records held and to refuse to copy to preserve the integrity of any document.

Depositing records

We're always keen to acquire further historical records of any age relating to individuals, families, clubs, organisations or societies in the Stirling Council area. These could be:

  • minute books
  • accounts
  • letters
  • photographs
  • maps
  • plans
  • title deeds

You can deposit records as a gift, transferring ownership to the archives service or as a permanent loan, where you retain legal ownership. Full details of the terms and conditions of deposit can be found in our Terms of Deposits.

We ensure that all records are preserved and accessed in accordance with professional archival standards and recommendations.