Stirling Train Station

When the railway came to Stirling in 1848, Perth architect Andrew Heiton Junior was commissioned to design the building.

The train line enabled people to efficiently commute across the central belt to Glasgow and Edinburgh. This transformed Stirling, and encouraged the construction of new housing in the Kings Park suburb, a place where middle- and upper-class families could retreat from the soot and smog of Scotland’s cities.

By the 1910s though, Heiton’s original station was in need of expansion, so in 1912 a new station building was designed by Glasgow based architect James Miller. Miller designed c.70 train stations across Scotland, and they are all of architectural significance. Stirling Train Station has been a Category A Listed building since 1978. Key features include the cast-iron and glazed circular concourse, which Miller also employed in Wemyss Bay Station, built in 1903, and the crow stepped gables which reflect vernacular architecture found in the Top of the Town. 


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