When I moved to Stirling in the early eighties, there was an hotel in operation at No.5 King Street. I had a meal there once, but I cannot recall what the hotel was called, and I wondered if someone in the Society could provide the name?
The reason I ask is that some hotels and inns used to have the cast metal 'winged wheel' emblem of the Cyclists Touring Club attached to their walls if they were 'CTC approved' establishments. No.5 King Street has one of these emblems.
Oddly, in photographs taken just a few years ago, it appears that the emblem is missing. However, when I zoom into the photos, it looks like the emblem might have been in situ, but painted over:
If so, someone, in fairly recent times, has gone to the trouble of restoring it.
There is a website which lists the remaining emblems around the UK. The listing for Stirling wrongly states that the emblem is on the 'Kingsbury Hotel', and gives its location (on a Google map) at the top of King Street. I can't find any reference to a Kingsbury Hotel in Stirling on the internet. I'd like to inform the emblem website owner of the correct location and be able to tell him the name of the defunct hotel.
Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give.