Stirling sits in the heart of Central Scotland equidistant to both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The city is famous for its historic past with Stirling castle which commands a prominent position as you enter the city from the west. Other historical landmarks include Bannockburn and the site of the famous battle between the English and Scottish in 1314. The Wallace monument sits high above Bridge Of Allan in memory of the great Scottish warrior William Wallace.
Living locally in Stirling
The city centre hosts an excellent array of shopping in the pedestrianised city centre with further covered shopping in The Thistles centre. There are an abundance of supermarkets surrounding the city such as Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons.
Commuting is made easy in Stirling with the m9 motorway serving all major cities and airports.
There is a main line train station and bus station in the heart of the city with again services both local and national.
The areas we cover
Stirling Town Centre
Stirling town centre is a popular destination for those looking to settle down in an area where the history and beauty of the town is matched only by the ease of living it can offer.
The city of Stirling itself, which has a population of approximately 45, 000 is ideally located in the centre of Scotland and is well served by transport links via the train and bus stations with all of Scotland’s major destinations are no more than 90 minutes away.
The bustling town centre has all the amenities which a modern family would need including numerous bars and restaurants, several different supermarkets, and the Thistle shopping centre, which has all of the familiar high street brands. Additionally, the Stirling Castle, is never far from sight and it's easy to see why its reputation as one of Scotland’s major landmarks precedes it.
Alloa is a town in Clackmannanshire, with a population of approximately 19,000. The town is in the Central Lowlands region of Scotland and is situated 5.5 miles east of Stirling and 8 miles north of Falkirk.
Well served by its train station which has excellent links to all of Scotland’s major destinations, with Glasgow and Edinburgh only an hour away, Alloa would suit commuters or those with young families.
Allos also has the amenities you would need in a small town such as a number of different supermarkets, as well as numerous bars and restaurants. The town also has its fair share of history, with sites such as the magnificent Alloa Tower, which is over 700 years old.
Blair Drummond is a small rural community in the Stirling district with a population of approximately 1,100.
Situated only 5 miles northwest of the city of Stirling itself, Blair Drummond would suit those who seek an idyllic country life with natural beauty as far as the eye can see. The area is popular with commuters who work in Stirling, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as all are less than an hour away.
The community is famous for the Blair Drummond Safari Park, which spreads over 120 acres and has brought joy to countless numbers of visitors to the area for generations. Additionally, the area is served by the gorgeous Briarlands Farm, and the community comes together at the local village hall.
Bridge of Allan
Bridge of Allan is a town in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 6,800.
Located only 3.5 miles from Stirling, via the Causewayhead Rd, Bridge of Allan is one of the hidden gems in the area. The charming, quaint village would be appealing to those with young families who are seeking a small, but lively, community to call home. Additionally, the town may suit commuters as it has excellent transport links to both Edinburgh and Glasgow through its train station.
Bridge of Allan has a number of bars, restaurants, and hotels as well as several boutiques, which add to the town’s charm. Additionally, the town is well served by its library and everything is kept in check by the town’s health centre.
Bannockburn is a small town to the south of Stirling with a population of approximately 7,000.
The historic town, which was the site of eponymous battle in the 14th century, is only 3 miles from Stirling, and less than a half hour’s drive from Glasgow. Its central location means that Bannockburn would suit those seeking a quieter lifestyle who like the convenience of being being located less than an hour from all of Scotland’s major destinations.
Although Bannockburn still has the hallmarks of its historic past steeped throughout the town, it has all the requisite amenities such as numerous bars and eateries, several local shops, and plenty of playparks for the little ones.
Buchlyvie is a village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 500.
Situated on the A811 road between Stirling and Balloch, Buchlyvie is 14 miles west of Stirling and 18 miles to the north of Glasgow. The central and convenient location means that Buchlyvie is good place to call home as it covers both sides of the country. This would be ideal for commuters as well as those with families both young and old.
Buchlyvie has a cosy village atmosphere with a number of local shops, a pottery and coffee shop, a petrol station, and the local village pub, the Buchlyvie Inn.
Callander is a small town in the Stirling region of Scotland, with a population of approximately 3,900.
Situated on the scenic River Teith, and only 18 miles southwest of Stirling itself, the town is often described as ‘the gateway to the Highlands’ thanks to its central location historically being a meeting point between the highlands and the lowlands.
The town and its beautiful, scenic surroundings have mesmerised visitors and residents alike for generations. The spectacular Bracklinn Falls, one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in all of Scotland is located in the woods just above the town, and there are a number of popular walking and hiking trails surrounding the area. Additionally highlights include numerous hotels, bars and eateries in Callander, as well as several holiday parks and the McLaren leisure centre.
Cowie is a medium-sized village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 2,700.
Situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) southeast of Stirling, Cowie lies on the minor B9124 Bannockburn Road, and has excellent transport links as it is only a mile from the A9. The village has seen significant new housing developments over the past few years aimed at commuters, as its location means that village is easily accessible to Stirling, as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Cowie has a nice, cosy local village atmosphere with Cowie Bowling Club and Cowie Miners Social Club sitting alongside local shops, pubs and fish and chip shops.
Cambuskenneth is a suburban village of Stirling with a population of 250.
Situated by the River Forth, and adjacent to the city of Stirling itself, Cambuskenneth is less than an hours’ drive from both Glasgow, via the M80, and Edinburgh, via the M9. The excellent location and transport links mean that the village would suit commuters, and those who like the pace of village life whilst still retaining easy access to larger towns and cities.
The village is home to the historic Cambuskenneth Abbey, which was built in 1140 and is the resting place of King James III and his wife Queen Margaret. Additionally, the town has numerous playparks for the little ones and various scenic river walks for the whole family, as well as the highly regarded Abbey Inn.
Cambusbarron is a village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 3,200.
Located merely 1.5 miles from Stirling and about 25 miles from Glasgow, Cambusbarron would suit those with families, both young and old, as well as those who are seeking a quiet, idyllic life surrounded by the natural beauty which only Scotland can offer.
The village a lively community and includes all the necessary amenities for a well rounded family life, such as the Cambusbarron Community Centre, the Giles Hill Woods, numerous local shops, and several pubs.
Causewayhead is a quiet suburban area of Stirling within walking distance of the city centre.
With a population of approximately 2,800 the area has all the charm of a small village, but with the city of Stirling right on its doorsteps. The area is well served by Stirling’s excellent transport links including the bus and train stations.
The area would suit those who are looking to buy for the first time, or settle down with a young family as it has all the necessary amenities including a plethora of local shops and supermarkets, and numerous bars and restaurants. The area also has spectacular views of the Wallace Monument, which sits above the city at the summit of Abbey Craig, and has excellent links to Stirling University.
Dunblane is a small Cathedral town and former Royal burgh in the Stirling council area. Situated 9 miles north of Stirling off the A9 road, the town has a population of approximately 8,800.
Dunblane would suit those looking for a new home outside of the city. With pleasant surroundings and clean air, the town is bordered by rural estates and farmlands, but retains excellent transport links to Scotland’s major cities, with Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow less than an hours’ drive away.
Add to this the historic Dunblane cathedrals, a number of outstanding hotels, bars and restaurants, a vibrant and bustling high street, and the Dunblane Centre, and you can see why Dunblane is a popular choice for those seek a serene and familial lifestyle.
Doune is a rural village located 8 miles northwest of Stirling on the River of Teith, and has a population of approximately 1660.
Doune is an ideal retreat for families looking for a blissful rural retreat.
The historic village is famous for Doune Castle, which was built in the 14th Century and remains one of Scotland’s most iconic castles to this day. There are also several pubs, hotels and eateries, a number of local shops, and a playpark, which shows why Doune is a popular choice for those with young families.
Fallin is a village in the council area of Stirling with a population of approximately 2,900.
Situated only 3 miles from Stirling via the A905 and less than a half hour’s drive from Glasgow via the M8, it’s central location makes it easy to see why Fallin has become a popular commuter town for those who work in the city but seek quieter surroundings to raise their family.
Fallin has been the site of several new housing developments over the past few years, and has a lively community. The village has numerous pubs and eateries, many local shops, and there is Polmaise Lawn Bowling Club which has been a part of village for generations.
Gargunnock is a small village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 750.
Situated only 6 miles west of Stirling and a 40 minute drive from Glasgow, the village’s central location would suit commuters, as well as those with young families looking for a picturesque village to call home thanks to its links to some excellent schools in the area.
Gargunnock has a lively community, and all the necessary amenities which are so appealing to those with families including the community centre, several local shops and a playpark. There is also the family run village bar and restaurant, the Gargunnock Inn.
Menstrie is a village in Clackmannanshire situated about 5 miles north-east of Stirling, and with a population of approximately 2,600.
With its location at the foothills of the Ochil Hills, Menstrie is picturesque and would be a dream for lovers of the outdoors who are seeking a quiet, scenic life.
There is also a number of historic sites in the village including the 400--year old Menstrie Castle, as well as Broomhall Castle. Add to this the local pubs in the area, including The Hollytree and the Burnside Inn, and many local shops including The Forge Coffee Shop and Gallery, and you can see why Menstrie appeals to families both young and old.
Thornhill is a village in Stirling council area with a population of approximately 1,100.
Situated 14 miles from Stirling itself, the village would suit those who work in the city, but seek a quiet village retreat for their home life. Thornhill is a popular home for commuters as it is only an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Thornhill has a cosy atmosphere with the village pub, numerous local shops and the Thornhill community hall. There are also spectacular views of nature and access to numerous walking and hiking routes via the Flanders Moss Nature Reserve.
Sauchie is a large village in the Clackmannanshire area, situated 1 mile north-east of Alloa, and 2 miles southeast of Tullibody.
With a population of approximately 6,000, and surrounded by natural beauty with the River Forth to the north, and the Ochil Hills to the south, Sauchie would suit those who seek a quiet, picturesque life.
The village is also right next to Alloa Golf Club, and Gartmorn Dam Country Park and Nature Reserve for those who like to take in the beauty of the outdoors. Additionally, there several restaurants and eateries in the area, and a playpark for the little ones.
Tillicoultry is a small town in Clackmannanshire with a population of approximately 5,200, and is located 9 miles east of Stirling.
Situated in the foothill of of the picturesque Ochil Hills, which provide a spectacular backdrop, Tillicoultry would suit those seeking a relaxed lifestyle. The town is also an excellent place to raise a family, and is serviced by a number of excellent schools in the surrounding area.
With Tillicoultry Golf Club and Firpark Ski Centre, there’s plenty to keep the family busy. Add to this the Sterling Mills designer outlet village and several excellent bars and restaurants, and you can see why Tillicoultry is a popular choice.
Braco is a small village in Perth and Kinross located 5 miles north of Dunblane and less than a 30-minute drive to both Perth and Stirling via the A9.
The village, which has a population of approximately 550, would suit those looking for a quiet, rural life surrounded by some of the gorgeous natural beauty which Scotland is famous for.
With its rural location, Braco is ideal for outdoor pursuits. The Rapha Therapy Centre is also in the village, which incorporates a natural therapy centre, conference facilities as well as a farm and coffee shop. Additionally, the village is home to the historic Ardoch Parish Church, which built in 1780, and has a touch of luxury with the 5-star Cromlix House Hotel.
Killin is a small village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling with a population of approximately 680.
With its location in central Scotland, which is almost equidistant from the east and west coasts, Killin is only a 90 minute drive from many of Scotland’s popular destinations, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and Oban.
Surrounded by a plethora of natural beauty, the hills of the Tarmachan Range and Lawyers Range can be seen from the main streets in the village’s centre, and the beautiful Falls of Dochart run through the village. Add to this the scenic Killin Golf Club, Breadalbane Folklore Centre, as well as numerous elegant hotels and restaurants and you can see why Killin is a popular choice for those seeking an idyllic Scottish retreat.
Plean is a village in the Stirling council area with a population of approximately 1,800.
Located on the main A9 road, Plean is only 5.5 miles from Stirling and 6.5 miles from Falkirk.
With its cosy atmosphere, Plean would make an ideal home base for those with young families, and it is served by the modern East Plean Primary School.
Additionally, the town has a number of amenities which are valuable for those with young families including a number of playparks and a health centre to ensure that regular checkups occur. Additionally, if you fancy hiring a babysitter and having a date night with spouse, there are several bars and eateries in the village.
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