Of particular interest to visitors to this website might be;
John G Harrison, 'Gardens and Gardeners in Early-Modern Stirling'.
Stephen Digney and Richard Jones, 'Recent Investigations at the King's Knot'.
Harrison's paper looks at the significant impact the presence of gardens had on the early evolution of Stirling's street plan as well as at the crops grown in gardens and the gardeners themselves.
Digney and Jones discuss the history of the royal gardens in Stirling and report in detail on the geophysical investigations, which have now show that there is older structure beneath the Knot that we see today.
Copies of the Forth Naturalist and Historian (price £10) can be bought at the Stirling University Book Shop or at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum; there is a discount for members of the Forth Naturalist and Historian - click for details.