Funding agreed for urgent repairs to Steeple spire

Funding of £7,500 from the Stirling Common Good Fund has been approved to make urgent repairs to the city’s iconic Steeple.

A sunny day and a view up a cobbled street, with buildings on both sides, to a steepled building at the top of the road.
The much loved Steeple at the top of King Street was designated listed status in November 1965

Following a survey of the building undertaken last year, immediate work has been identified to treat the timbers within the spire of the King Street landmark.

Stirling Council’s Civic Panel today (22 February) agreed to commit resources from the Common Good Fund to carry out the works.

Additionally, the Civic Panel agreed to explore options for the future development of the Steeple and investment for the historic building over the coming years.


Provost Elaine Watterson said: “The upkeep and maintenance of one of Stirling’s much-loved buildings is of vital importance to the city centre. Providing the funds needed to carry out urgent works to the spire of The Steeple is something that I’m more than happy to support.

“We’re committed to working alongside heritage advisers, both locally and nationally, to further develop the Steeple into a valuable local asset and secure its long-term future.”

The Steeple was designated listed status in November 1965 and adapted in 1985 to provide office accommodation.

The agenda papers for the Civic Panel can be found here: A MEETING of the CIVIC PANEL will be held as Hybrid Meeting in the COUNCIL (

A recording of the meeting can be viewed at: Home - Stirling Council streaming (

* The Steeple’s status as Common Good property allows the Common Good Fund to be used to pay for maintenance to the building.