Your chance to shape Stirling's cultural future

Stirling citizens are being invited to shape the area’s cultural future by completing an online survey.

Dance Connection who entertained the crowds at the recent Stirling Open Streets event with a flashmob dance routine.
Dance Connection who entertained the crowds at the recent Stirling Open Streets event with a flashmob dance routine.

Locals are encouraged to have their say on six new ideas for arts, culture and heritage, ranging from the creation of a film studio to an annual culture night.

The proposals can be found online at and follow a public consultation roadshow with residents and our creative communities, extending from Bannockburn to Killearn.

Let us know what you think

Kevin Harrison, Manager of Scene Stirling, said: “We’ve been out and about across the Stirling area over the past six months talking to people and organisations about culture and their ambitions for Stirling.

“These discussions have been distilled into six key proposals. Ranging from new ways to connect healthcare and culture through social prescribing, to the creation of Stirling’s very own film studio.

“Let us know what you think of the ideas and how you would like to be involved in delivering them.”

Stirling’s cultural vision is being supported by Creative Services Scotland – led by Stirling University alumnus Bryan Beattie, who has served as an expert adviser to the government.

Creativity part of everyday life

Bryan said: “Building on the current Culture Strategy as well as the momentum created by Stirling’s UK City of Culture bid, we’ve worked with local communities and creatives to come up with a vision for arts, culture and heritage that supports Stirling’s long-term strategic commitment to make creativity part of everyday life.

“Stirling is a special place, with huge cultural potential, and I’m excited to see these proposals come to life.”

The refreshed cultural strategy will go before the Council’s Finance, Economy and Corporate Support Committee later this year.

Long-lasting change

Convener of the Committee, Cllr Margaret Brisley said: “These ideas build on Stirling’s existing cultural ambitions and we’re excited to hear our residents’ views on them.    

“Just over a year on from our UK City of Culture Bid, these proposals will be key to unleashing the area’s full cultural potential and help deliver long-lasting change for the people of Stirling by supporting economic growth and regeneration.”

“It will be the springboard for Stirling’s 900th’ celebrations as a Burgh in 2024 when we have another opportunity to raise the profile of the area and demonstrate the incredible talent and diversity of our creative communities.” 

Head to to have your say by Friday 19 May.