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    John Allan, Architect

    John Allan lived and worked in Stirling from 1870 – 1922, designing some of the most distinctive buildings here. These include some of the best

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    Bruce and de Bohun

    With the approach of the 704th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn this weekend, it is worth re-visiting one of the Smith’s more famous paintings.

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    Provost George Christie (1826 – 1902)

    People expect the Stirling Smith to have portraits of past Provosts of Stirling. This is not the case, for unlike the other major Scottish cities,

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    Kitchen Range

    Kitchen cookers have developed dramatically in the last few decades. Microwave ovens have had wide public usage since the 1980s and now highly technical combination

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    Gigantic Seat

    With the arrival of good gardening weather, why not take a break to visit Ailie’s Garden at the back of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery

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    Bags of Help for the Smith

    Although there are 215 days to Christmas, the purpose of today’s story is to flag up some very special bags of help which have been

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    Stirling Waterworks

    The matter of the water supply does not trouble us much. We turn on the taps and enjoy clean drinking and bathing water without fuss

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    The Stirling Jug

    People visit the Stirling Smith for many reasons. Recently the Goss Ware Collector’s Club which draws its membership Britain-wide came specially to see the original

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    Stirling from the Skies

    The Historic Environment Scotland exhibition of aerial photographs of Stirling and Central Scotland before 1954 continues at the Stirling Smith.. Aerial photographs have a perennial

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