The Trust regular releases publications supporting its mission to promote and preserve Stirling’s built environment, develop traditional building skills and inspire people to appreciate their built heritage.

Our Reports

Traditional Buildings Health Check 2013 - 2023

2023 marks 10 years since the Traditional Buildings Health Check Scheme was established, to coincide with this anniversary, Stirling City Heritage Trust has produced a report on 10 years of operating the scheme in Stirling.

Download the TBHC 10 Year Report

Traditional Buildings Health Check – pilot review

This publication describes why the Traditional Buildings Health Check project was established, how it was delivered and sets out the key findings and achievements of the pilot.

Download Traditional Building Health Check - Pilot Review put together by Historic Environment Scotland and learn more about our work.

Heritage Unboxed: Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia

In 2021, Stirling Council committed to making Stirling a Dementia Friendly City. Here at SCHT we’ve contributed to these wider strategic plans to promote mental health and wellbeing in Stirling by producing two resources specifically designed for use by people with Dementia.

This report explores the impact and outcomes of our dementia outreach projects, our Accessible Publication 20 Great buildings of Stirling and the Stirling Reminiscence Boxes.

Download the report

Women in Construction Event Reports

Women in Construction is a series of events conceived and organised by Stirling City Heritage Trust (SCHT), with the aim of inspiring female high school students to consider a career in the construction sector. Our events showcase how varied and rewarding work in the sector can be, with a focus on roles which involve working with the historic built environment. 

Download the reports

Our publications

20 Great Buildings of Stirling

To coincide with the 2022 Stirling Doors Open Days, Stirling City Heritage Trust launched 20 Great Buildings of Stirling, an Accessible Publication, tailored for people living with dementia, in care communities, and New Scots.

The project has been funded by Historic Environment Scotland and the booklet is being made available free of charge to local care homes, community support groups, and third sector organisations. If you would like to request copies, please get in touch with Stirling City Heritage Trust for more details.

King Street – A Place of Quality

KING STREET, in the heart of Stirling, connects the steep historic streets leading to the Castle with modern shopping in The Thistles and The Marches.  Its history is one of successful businesses, local and national, who sought to impress customers with grand facades and intricate carvings. 

Download the King Street - A Place of Quality booklet

John Allan: A Man of Original Ideas

The John Allan booklet, John Allan A Man Of Original Ideas, was published with support from the Stirling Local History Society and the Trust, and is available from the Stirling Smith or by contacting Stirling City Heritage Trust.

Download John Allan: A Man of Original Ideas booklet

Our Heritage Trails

Family Heritage Trail

We’ve worked with local artist David Galletly to create an illustrated family heritage trail for Stirling City Centre. Learn all about the history of the city and meet some interesting characters, including an unlucky child who has been locked up in the stocks and Scotland’s national animal! Answer some questions along the way so that you can complete a codebreaker word scramble.

You can pick-up the trail at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Central Library, Stirling Old Town Jail and the Visit Scotland Stirling iCentre.

Who Built Stirling?

Stirling City Centre is full of grand and interesting buildings, but do you know who built them? Our new map ‘Who Built Stirling?’ highlights 26 key buildings in the city centre and introduces you to their architects.

Collect a map for free from the Visit Scotland Stirling iCentre.

Architects of Stirling: McLuckie & Walker and John Allan

Many of Stirling’s late 19th and early 20th century buildings were designed by two local architect firms: John Allan and McLuckie & Walker. Take a walk around the city centre to discover the stories
behind their buildings and appreciate the architecture of Stirling. 

Available to pick up for free from The Stirling Smith Museum & Art Gallery and Made in Stirling.

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