The Strategic Heart of Scotland
As time went by, this prominent Stirling rock became a stronghold for those who lived on its summit.
The warrior Celts planted a hill fort there. This was an area of bitter warfare between rival tribes. Each tribe seeking to control the hill which dominated the river valley and its shallow crossing points.
The Wolf - legend
When Stirling was under Anglo-Saxon sway, according to a 9th-century legend, it was attacked by Danish invaders.
The sound of a wolf roused a sentry who alerted his garrison, which forced a Viking retreat. This led to the wolf being a symbol of the town.
Even today the wolf appears on the council's coat of arms along with the recently chosen motto: "Steadfast as the Rock"

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