Promoting understanding of Stirling’s rich heritage
Education & Awareness
Stirling City Heritage Trust will work in partnership with local and national organisations to support and deliver projects during 2016 – 2018 which will improve understanding and awareness of Stirling’s rich heritage.
John Allan Celebration
The Trust is working in partnership with other local organisations including the Stirling Local History Society and the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum to celebrate the life and work of architect John Allan. The exhibition will open at the Stirling Smith on Friday 24 March and run until 21 May 2017 and is free to enter.
The exhibition explores the life and work of this fascinating man who was interested in antiquities, history, symbolism and religion. He was also a social reformer passionate about improving housing for the working classes. His buildings include Batterflats, Royal Gardens, various villas in King’s Park and Wolf Craig.
As part of the exhibition, SCHT appointed artist Iona Leishman to work with pupils from Allan’s Primary School to prepare artworks of several John Allan buildings. Photographer, Jo Cound, was also commissioned to take photographs of particular buildings to demonstrate the variety of architecture and details found on John Allan’s buildings. These will all be on display in the cafe area of the Stirling Smith over the course of the exhibition.