Local Organisations and Resources
Stirling Council Libraries
An extensive collection of published material of local and national interest including many older publications which are now rare and difficult to find.
The staff will provide further information and guidance to searchers about places, topics and genealogy.
Examples of resources available include:
Stirling Journal 1820-1970 (Index)
Stirling Observer 1836-
(Index of persons, 1836-1856)
Transactions of the Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society
Annual volumes, 1878-1939 An Index to 1938 is available
Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery
“The Smith” opened in 1874 and the collections include many items of national as well as of local importance whilst exhibitions illustrate many aspects of Stirling’s and Scotland’s past.
Stirling University Library
The University Library has some local material and many books of wider relevance
The public can consult books in the library, though there are charges for non-students who wish to borrow books.
However, during 2009-2010, as the library undergoes renovation, much material will be unavailable.
Stirling Council Archaeology Service
The council archaeology service records and oversees local sites and the website provides a useful Sites and Monuments Record (SMR).
Please read the conditions of use and take care not to disturb or damage archaeological sites.
Forth Naturalist and Historian
This annual journal has appeared since 1976 and has published a wide range of material on the pre-history and history of the area.
The website provides a link to an online Index.
Forth Naturalist and Historian organises an annual seminar, jointly with Stirling University, which is often relevant to the area’s history as well as to the present.
Stirling Field and Archaeological Society
Organises lectures during the winter months and outings during the summer with a regular Newsletter.