The Crawford Collection

The Crawford Collection This collection of 18th and 19th century Prints and Drawings of Stirling Castle and Stirling isn’t currently on display, but that doesn’t stop us sharing this wonderful collection with the world. All images can be seen on our Pinterest Board Conservation was grant aided by Museums Galleries

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The Stirling Smith receives its First Birthday Present for 2014

  2014 Banner for the Smith     Twenty textile artists have collaborated on the new banner, sewn by the members of the Stirling and District Embroiderers Guild. With the 140th birthday of the Smith, the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn, the centenary of the Great War, and the 50th anniversary

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The Second Calling – Stirling Story no.51 for 18 December 2013

    The June Carey exhibition continues at the Stirling Smith until 10 January.  Born, raised and still resident in Stirling, June Carey is a Scottish artist with and international reputation.  The Smith has purchased this work in pastel from the exhibition, with the support of the Stirling Common Good

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Hairdressing in Stirling – Stirling Story no.49 for 4 December 2013

Today’s story shows a Stirling Hairdresser of an earlier era.  The salon of Archibald A. Ross was at 12A Upper Craigs (at present, The Trophy Centre) from 1930-1961.  This photograph of the late 1950s, shows his son Archibald B.E. Ross, at the shop doorway.  The window has a good range

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Beer Porters by Frank Brangwyn (1867 – 1956) – Stirling Story 35 for 28 August 2013

This scene may be familiar to older readers of the Observer in more ways than one. Stirling was at one time a brewing centre, and workplace scenes such as this must have been common in breweries like St. Ninian’s Well, Burdens and Duncan’s. The image was sketched as part of

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