As of Monday 30th September, there will be a change to the Stirling Registration Office Appointment Service Delivery. The Registration Office at Stirling offers an Appointment Service Monday to Friday from 9.15 am – 3.30 pm.
A Drop-In Service is also available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 am - 3:30 pm. This allows any customer to attend the office during these time periods and be seen without an appointment for registration enquiries. Note that the service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and that due to time constraints not all customers may be seen if attending towards the end of the day. All customers will be informed immediately upon arrival whether a wait will be required and its duration (if any), allowing them to leave and return when their turn in the queue arrives.
If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions regarding the Drop-In service, please contact us on 01786 233961.
Please call in advance in case of any changes to our opening hours
A little bit about Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. The market town, surrounded by rich farmland, grew up connecting the royal citadel, the medieval old town with its merchants and tradesmen, the bridge and the port. Located on the River Forth, Stirling is the administrative centre for the Stirling council area and is traditionally the county town of Stirlingshire. Proverbially it is the strategically important "Gateway to the Highlands".
It has been said that "Stirling, like a huge brooch, clasps Highlands and Lowlands together". Similarly "he who holds Stirling, holds Scotland" is often quoted. Stirling's key position as the lowest bridging point of the River Forth before it broadens towards the Firth of Forth made it a focal point for travel north or south.
When Stirling was temporarily under Anglo-Saxon sway, according to a 9th-century legend, it was attacked by Danish invaders. The sound of a wolf roused a sentry, however, who alerted his garrison, which forced a Viking retreat. This led to the wolf being adopted as a symbol of the town. The area is today known as Wolfcraig.
Even today the wolf appears with a goshawk on the council's coat of arms along with the recently chosen motto: "Steadfast as the Rock".
Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling is visually dominated by Stirling Castle. Stirling also has a medieval parish church, the Church of the Holy Rude, where, on 29 July 1567, the infant James VI was anointed King of Scots by the Bishop of Orkney with the service concluding after a sermon by John Knox.
Modern Stirling is a centre for local government, higher education, tourism, retail, and industry. The mid-2012 census estimate for the population of the city is 36,440; the wider Stirling council area has a population of about 93,750.
One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a royal burgh by King David I in 1130. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee, Stirling was granted city status.