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Stirling,

town (1991 pop. 38,638), Stirling council area, central Scotland, on the Forth River. The center of a large farm district, it has livestock markets and light industries making agricultural machinery, carpets, and meat products (bacon curing). Stirling Castle, on a hill above the town, long rivaled EdinburghEdinburgh
, city (1991 pop. 433,200) and council area, royal burgh, capital of Scotland, on the Firth of Forth. Leith, part of the city since 1920, is Edinburgh's port. The city is famous in Scottish legend and literature as Dunedin or "Auld Reekie.
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 as a royal residence. A mighty fortress 420 ft (128 m) above the Forth, it overlooks several famous battlefields, including Stirling Bridge, where William WallaceWallace, Sir William,
1272?–1305, Scottish soldier and national hero. The first historical record of Wallace's activities concerns the burning of Lanark by Wallace and 30 men in May, 1297, and the slaying of the English sheriff, one of those whom Edward I of England had
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 routed an English army in 1297, and BannockburnBannockburn
, moor and parish, Stirling, central Scotland, on the Bannock River. Textiles are manufactured in the parish. In 1314 on the moor, a Scottish army of 10,000 led by Robert Bruce routed 23,000 English under Edward II, thus climaxing Robert's struggle for Scottish
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. The castle may have been built in the 12th cent.; it was the birthplace of James II and (probably) James III and James IV. Many assemblies were held in the castle's Parliament House, built by James III. Other points of interest are the Church of the Holy Rude (13th cent.), where Mary Stuart and James IV were crowned as infants, and monuments to Wallace and Robert I (Robert the Bruce). The Univ. of Stirling (1967) is there.

Stirling,

council area and former county, Scotland: see StirlingshireStirlingshire
or Stirling,
former county, central Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Stirlingshire was divided between the new Central and Strathclyde regions.
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Stirling

 

a city in Great Britain, in Scotland. Population, 30,000 (1972). Port on the right bank of the Forth River, near the point where the river empties into the Firth of Forth, northeast of Glasgow. Coal is mined near Stirling. The city also has enterprises for the production of agricultural machinery, chemicals, foodstuffs, and construction materials. Stirling has a university (founded 1967).

Stirling

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Sir James. 1926--92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977--84)

Stirling

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1. a city in central Scotland, in Stirling council area on the River Forth: its castle was a regular residence of many Scottish monarchs between the 12th century and 1603. Pop.: 32 673 (2001)
2. a council area of central Scotland, created from part of Central Region in 1996; includes most of the historical county of Stirlingshire: the Forth valley rises to the Grampian Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Stirling. Pop.: 86 370 (2003 est.). Area: 2173 sq. km (839 sq. miles)
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Stirling has a fine tradition of family businesses, which have grown over the decades from one-man bands into large local employers, and has also now become home to many well-recognised national names.
It has been devised and organised by Barry McDonald and Stewart Pleace and is hosted by Kevin Moore of Stirling Arcade with the backing of Stirling Council.
The girl told her parents, and Stirling was hauled before the deputy head of the Stirling Council-run high school who had organised the trip.
Stirling was awarded its own official Monopoly board after beating nine rival towns and cities to come first in a Scottish "beauty contest".
The initial development phase is expected to take 14 months, delivering 20km of infrastructure spanning from Bannockburn to the Stirling Agricultural Centre.
Trivia: In 2012, Stirling appeared alongside Mark Gatiss at the Donmar Warehouse in The Recruiting Officer.
This was a vicious punch out of the blue, it felled your victim and you then took advantage of his comatose state to steal from him," Judge Mark Eades told Stirling, 33.
VVDEFENDERS Keiran McAnespie and Brian Allison are suspended, but goalkeeper David Crawford, striker Graham Weir and defender Ross McGeachie could return from injury Rangers Stirling 23 Points from last ten league games 18 W7 D2 L1 Last ten homes/aways W1 D3 L6 2.
A Stuart Edwards penalty put Stirling ahead before a penalty try, which was converted by Ethan Davies, and another five-pointer by centre Ross Wardle put Bedwas 17-8 up.
By retaining a historic facade, yet laying it an impossible angle, Stirling reconfigures context.
Stirling wishes to advise that Mr David Nabarro has resigned as Chairman and a non-executive director of Stirling.
Brian Stirling, 46, ran the highly successful cocaine and amphetamine business, using the same "nous" he applied to his legitimate concerns.