Stirling Council Archives has reopened to the public on an appointment only basis from Monday 21 September.
Council Archives

Members of the public will have the opportunity to visit the Archives search room and consult the wealth of original primary source material.

Anyone who wishes to use the service can contact the Archives to book their appointment and have a chat about their research needs.

All documents must be ordered in advance and it will not be possible to order additional items on the day.

Appointment slots of up to one and a half hours can be booked from Monday, and are available from Monday to Thursday at the following times: 9am – 10.30am, 11am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3.30pm.

Contact the archives on 01786 450745 or via archive@stirling.gov.uk to discuss your research needs and make a booking.

Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Chris Kane said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our Archives service, which offers a wealth of information on Stirling’s and Scotland’s rich history. Whether you are visiting for professional, academic or personal reasons, our Archives offer an interesting and enjoyable experience for everyone.”

Vice Convener, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “We have introduced some new processes to ensure that both our staff and visitors are protected, and that the services we offer can be delivered safely. If you have any questions or just want to chat about your research goals, please get in touch with the service.”

All visitors must wear a face covering during the entirety of their visit unless they have a medical exemption. Toilet facilities will not be available within the building at the present time.

Below are some of the diverse images housed in the Council's Archives.

  • Raploch Slate Quarry workers c.1900
  • Charter of Robert Bruce to The Murray family of Polmaise, 1327
  • Charter of William the Steward of Scotland to the McGregor family c.1326
  • Spittal Street, Stirling c.1950