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Stirling History Books for World Book Day

Stirling, Station Road, 1935
Station Road taken in 1935, one of the many wonderful image featured in Old Stirling. Courtesy of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum.

As it’s World Book Day, we thought we’d highlight some great reads on the history of Stirling.

Front cover of Old Stirling book

Old Stirling by Elspeth King

This book is full of fascinating old photographs of Stirling and was written by Dr Elspeth King the former curator of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum. It’s available for purchase from The Smith’s shop, online, from all good bookshops.



Front cover of The Stirling Smith collection bookThe Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum and its collections by Elspeth King and Michael McGinnes.

Highlighting objects from their collection and telling their stories, this book covers everything from Stirling’s industrial past, to suffrage activity in the city. It can be purchased at The Smith’s Shop.



front cover of Stirling Castle guidebookStirling Castle, Argyll’s Lodging and Mar’s Wark Guidebook

Produced by Historic Environment Scotland this great guidebook gives you an overview of 3 of Stirling’s oldest and most important buildings. It can be picked up in the Castle shop, or you can order it online here.




front cover of Stirling and Central Scotland: The Buildings of Scotland by John GiffordStirling and Central Scotland: The Buildings of Scotland by John Gifford

This tome is for all the architecture nerds out there; in it you’ll find information on every building in the area of architectural importance, we keep one n our office as it’s such a useful reference book. Available online and from all good bookshops.






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