Stirling is a city located in the centre of Scotland that is grouped around a castle and an old medieval town.
- The city is some miles to the west of the opening of the River Forth. It was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands".
- Stirling has been described as the brooch which clasps the Highlands and the Lowlands together.
- As part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee in 2002, Stirling was granted city status.
It is the administrative centre for the Stirling Council area and is the county town of Stirlingshire.
Stirling is a centre for local government, higher education, retail, and industry.
The Stirling council area has a population of roughly 90,000.
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