• Dear Torbrex Tam

    ‘Torbrex Tam’ is the name given to the oldest known inhabitant of Stirling. He lived about 4000 years ago, and was buried in Torbrex. His

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  • Events

    National Poetry Day Finalists

    The Stirling Smith Poet in Residence, Dr John Coutts, judged over 80 entries to our competition on the National Poetry Day theme of CHANGE. A

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    Simón Bolívar

    Three years ago, a much-neglected canvas, torn, battered and with paint loss, listed as ‘Man in Uniform. Artist Unknown’ in the Smith collections was the

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    Star of Snowdon

    Snowdon is the ancient poetic name for Stirling. In 1859, the Star of Snowdon Purity Brooch was a piece of Stirling-inspired jewellery made for the

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  • Collections

    The Neish Collection

    Today’s Stirling Smith object is an elegant writing stand, made for Shoreham Old Church in West Sussex. It is engraved with the words ‘For ye

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  • Exhibitions

    Stirling Builders

    A special exhibition from Historic Environment Scotland ran throughout the summer at the Stirling Smith and finished on Sunday 12 August. Called ‘Stirling Builds’, it

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  • Hospital Blues

    During the Great War, there was a uniform which at one time was seen everywhere but is now largely forgotten. This was the Hospital or

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    Wallace AND Moray

    The story of William Wallace is central to the survival of Scotland as a nation and his victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in

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    Langgarth House

    Langgarth is one of Stirling’s great villas, designed by the architect William Leiper (1839 – 1916). Built in 1897, it was originally one in a

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