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Stirling

Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: city
Population (2001): 32673    
(1991): 30515
(1981): 38842
(Combined with Bannockburn and Cambusbarron)
(1971): 29776
(1961): 27551
(1951): 26962
(1911): 21200
(1901): 18403
(Parliamentary and Municipal Burgh)
(1881): 16013
(1871): 14279
(1861): 13707
(1841): 8307

Tourist Rating: Three Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 22-FEB-2014
Location

Latitude: 56.1198°N Longitude: 3.9397°W
National Grid Reference: NS 795 936
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History
Stirling was the base for many of the medal-winning British curlers of the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014; namely Vicki Adams (b.1989), Scott Andrews (b.1989), Greg Drummond (b.1989), Michael Goodfellow (b.1988), Lauren Gray (b.1991), Eve Muirhead (b.1990) and David Murdoch (b.1978).
References and Further Reading
Cant, Ronald G. and Ian G. Lindsay (1948) Old Stirling. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh
Durie, Bruce (2003) The Story of Stirling: How a Rock became a City. Sutton Piblishing, Stroud
Gifford, John and Frank Arneil Walker (2002) The Buildings of Scotland: Stirling and Central Scotland. Yale University Press, New Haven and London
McKean, Charles (1985) Stirling and the Trossachs: An Illustrated Architecural Guide. Scottish Academic Press and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Edinburgh
Ross, David (1998) Scotland: History of a Nation. Lomond Books
Smith, Robin (2001) The Making of Scotland. Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh
Stevenson, Jack (1995) Exploring Scotland's Heritage: Glasgow, Clydeside and Stirling. Second Edition, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and HMSO, Edinburgh
Tranter, Nigel (1971) The Queen's Scotland: The Heartland - Clackmannanshire, Perthshire and Stirlingshire. Hodder and Stoughton, London

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