This month, the Wallace Monument curators themselves are having a good blow, as it is 155 years since the foundation stone was laid on 24 June 1861. This was one of the biggest public events in 19th century Scotland, and it is unlikely that Stirling will ever again see this
Archaeology There are over 1800 items of archaeological material. Including 200 Romano-British finds from Buchlyvie Broch and 20 local beakers and cinerary urns with associated human remains. Important acquisitions through Treasure Trove in recent years include the early Christian grave slab from Ballangrew Farm and the Bronze Age palstave from
Wedding Dress, 1742, worn by Miss Annie Gillespie, daughter of Provost Thomas Gillespie (1761-63 and 1765-67). Blind Harry, Alexander Stoddart, 1996 King of Scots, Charles d'Orville Pilkington Jackson 1887-1973 The Pipe of Freedom, Thomas Stuart Smith 1815-1869 The Siege of Stirling 1746 Fan The Stirling Smith Girl, Marie Louise Wrightson,
The University of Stirling is well–known as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, a designation by the Scottish Government in recognition of the contribution made to Scottish sport. From the start of the University, the Gannochy Sports Centre was open to the local community. In 1981, the now-famous golfer Colin Dalgleish
Alan Rough encourages visitors to discover country’s sporting memorabilia as World Cup reaches climax To celebrate Sunday’s epic clash between Argentina and Germany in the FIFA World Cup final, legendary Scotland goalkeeper Alan Rough has been getting to grips with an exact replica of the world’s oldest football.
The Stirling Smith is well known as the home of the world’s oldest curling stone (1511), football (1540), early golf clubs and balls, and specialist early fishing equipment. The latest addition to the collection of sporting memorabilia is this magnificent draughts trophy in the form of a draughts board. It
In the 15th century, Stirling was so famed for its brewing trade, that the burgh was granted the holding “the Scottish pinte or standard jug of Sterling” by an act of the Scottish Parliament in 1457. The Stirling Jug was the measure by which all other measures in Scotland were