Stirling Stories 2013

The Office of Peter Drummond, Founder of the Stirling Tract Depot

There are not many surviving photographs of historic office interiors in Stirling. This is the modest office of Peter Drummond (1799 – 1877), founder of the Stirling Tract Depot, in its first purpose built building (1862) which still stands at the foot of King Street. The publishing enterprise for temperance

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The Stirling Lines of Robert Burns

When Burns visited Stirling in August 1787, he unwisely engraved his opinion of the town on one of the window panes of Wingate’s Inn (now the Golden Lion Hotel). In ten lines, he summed up how Stirling, from where the Stewart kings had ruled Scotland, had lost all power, and

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Gilbert Rennie

Gilbert Rennie How many people in Kippen are now aware of the important contribution of Sir Gilbert Rennie (1895 – 1981)? In this portrait, c1910, he was a pupil at the High School of Stirling. The portrait is a recent gift to the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum collections

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Scottish Identity

At this time of year, we tend to think about our identity as Scots and citizens of Stirling. How do we differ from citizens of other Scottish cities? One thing which has distinguished Stirling is the regiment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, now part of the Royal Regiment of

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The Neish has relocated the Gallery 3

Neish Pewter Collection relocates to the Stirling Smith

The Neish Pewter Collection has moved from Spittal Street and is now located in Gallery 3 where it can be viewed during normal museum opening hours.

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Geraldine Goddard Legacy to the Stirling Smith

Gifted by Geraldine The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is pleased to announce the gift of two major paintings to the collection – The Old Drove Road by Joseph Denovan Adam RSA RSW (1841 – 1896) and Golden Grain by John Smart RSA RSW RBA (1838 – 1899). This

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