Council Leader praises community-led updates to Council website

The upgraded is now live, heralding a major milestone in the Council’s ongoing digital journey.

The new look showcased on multiple devices.
The new look showcased on multiple devices.

Visitors to the revamped site will experience a new appearance, structure and content, making it easier to use and more accessible than ever before.

Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Chris Kane said: “We’ve always tried to make the council website easy to access, easy to navigate and easy to understand and this update will offer additional improvements to residents accessing information and services.

“The changes have all been led by our residents, who have helped identify the best parts of the existing site and suggest improvements which will make the user experience better for everyone.

“Digital technology is always changing and evolving and it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities this offers. This is the next step on our digital journey but by no means the last, and I would encourage residents to log on and explore the new look”

Craig Turpie, Director at developers Storm ID, who helped build the new site, said: “We were delighted to partner with Stirling Council to deliver their new website. Stirling citizens were at the heart of this project, with research conducted at multiple points to ensure members of the community were part of the design process.

“Inclusiveness was also a key consideration. The new website was built to align with accessibility best practice, ensuring all citizens can access important Council services.”

New improvements

The site retains the same address as before and offers service information written in plain English and grouped in-line with user demand. This means the most popular services, like bin collection dates or information on schools, are front and centre.

Simple “see more” options allow users to expand details for further information, maximising screen space by giving the most important information up front, and making the site compatible with a range of devices.

The site’s accessibility rating has also been improved with further enhancements scheduled for later in the year, including new online forms and functionality for reporting and interacting with the Council.

Users should experience a seamless transition from old to new, with the web address remaining as

However, anyone who has bookmarked or saved links to the old website on their browser may need to delete these and create a new bookmark.

There are feedback forms on each page, allowing users to give us their thoughts on any more changes the Council can make, which will form a crucial part of ongoing development.