Aims & Objectives

The Objects for which the Trust was established and which still stand today are:

“To promote and encourage, either alone or in conjunction with others, the protection and preservation of the historic, architectural and landscape heritage within the Stirling Council Area (as defined in Section 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994) by any means, all for the benefit of the general public now and in the future.”


The Trust has six strategic objectives for 2023-26:

  • To invest and support projects within the historic environment which will contribute to the economic regeneration and resilience of Stirling’s city centre and make Stirling City a better place to live, visit and invest.
  • To promote a wider understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of Stirling City’s historic built environment.
  • To safeguard the quality and condition of Stirling City’s historic built environment, to enhance its sense of place.
  • To work with others to amplify the impact of wider initiatives to improve Stirling City.
  •  To identify skills gaps and support training of those involved in the repair and management of Stirling City’s historic built environment.
  • To be open, responsive, transparent, effective and efficient in our work.

Designated Area

The Trust can operate throughout the Stirling Council area, however due to the conditions attached to our funding, the Trust has to date concentrated its interest within the City of Stirling boundary. Specific projects may have additional area criteria, for example require to be situated in a Conservation Area or the city centre.

Recently, our geographic area has expanded on a trial basis to Bridge of Allan, Dunblane and Blairlogie, as part of the expansion of the Traditional Buildings Health Check.


Stirling City Heritage Trust currently receives core funding from Historic Environment Scotland and Stirling Council. The Trust may also apply for funding from other appropriate sources for projects which fit with its aims and objectives.

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