Stirling & Clackmannanshire

The Gateway to the Highlands and the Wee County are in the heart of Scotland. Surrounded by the Trossachs, the Campsies and the Ochils, this area is a fabulous base for getting outdoors and taking part in activities such as mountain biking, hill walking and watersports.

Stirling is the main shopping centre of the region, with Alloa being a little smaller, but both boast a great range of shops, from national department stores to small independents. There are plenty of out of town shopping opportunities including Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping village.

Experience the great outdoors by visiting Blair Drummond Safari Park, Gartmorn Dam Nature Reserve, Plean Country Park and the picturesque Trossachs if you want to get out and about. For historical days out The Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and Tower Trail are all great fun.

When the Scottish weather is being true to form, local attractions offering a bit of culture include the MacRobert Arts Centre, Albert Halls & The Tolbooth – with live shows, films and kids performances, they offer a great wet weather option. If you want to take part in some sporting activities, The Peak and Leisure Bowl are the places to head for.

See our Local listings for further details and many more suggestions.