Smith Art Gallery and Museum

About the Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, founded in 1874 with the bequest and collection of the artist Thomas Stuart Smith (1815–1869) on land provided by the burgh of Stirling, still operates under the modified trust deed of its founder. From the earliest times, the spectacular Stirling landscape was a magnet for artists as well as tourists. The English artist Joseph Farington was given the Freedom of Stirling in 1788 for his artistic tributes, and every landscape painter of note came to Stirling.

Outside the Smith Art Gallery and Museum


The Smith Staff

Staff and Volunteers at the Stirling Smith working together to create the best possible visitor experience at the Stirling Smith are a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers, ready to answer your questions and help guests enjoy the services of the art gallery and museum.

  • Dr Elspeth King

  • Michael McGinnes

  • David Smith

  • Michelle Cook