Stirling 2014


Hogmanay Celebrations – live entertainment and spectacular fireworks on the castle esplanade for the end of 2014. Find out about Tickets and travel

14 Key Events

Walks and Talks Every corner of Scotland's best preserved Medieval city is linked to key events from the past,

Stirling Castle

The winning entry for the Stirling 2014 Photo Competition by Brian Smith

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Stirling is at the heart of Scotland’s 2014 Year of Homecoming.

There has never been a better year to come to Stirling, with fabulous year-long programme of events lined up.

So far - Stirling presented an amazing mix of culture, history, food, drink, sport, music, comedy and more. At the heart of it all was Stirling's biggest schedule of entertainment throughout the year:

  • The 2014 Ryder Cup was held this year at Gleneagles between the 23 - 28 September.
  • Stirling Armed Forces Day National Event - a spectacular national celebration to honour UK armed forces past and present was held on Sat 28 June from the Castle Esplanade.You can view the website to see images of the event.
  • Bannockburn Live – a major event marking the 700thanniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn was held on 28 & 29 June at Bannockburn Events Field - Heritage Centre
  • Pipefest - thousands of pipers and drummers paraded through the city on Fri 27 June 6:30pm from the Castle Esplanade.
  • Stirling's Big Weekend - the best of city nightlife and entertainment throughout the streets of Stirling was enjoyed by lots of visitors, residents and tourists on the weekend of Fri 27 - Sun 29 June.
  • Scribbler's Picnic - family music festival and fun day  held at the Rugby Park Sunday 11 May
  • Doune and Dunblane Fling - Sat 24 May - annual festival of music, culture and family fun 
  • Stirling Whisky Festival  - May 2014 - was a chance to taste 200 whiskies, which was a sell-out success
  • Bloody Scotland - 19 - 21 September -saw International crime writing festival
  • Wha's Like Us - 13 September - An exciting, interactive day-long event, Wha's Like Us offered useful and practical ways of researching a family tree.
  • Off the Page - Stirling's annual book festival - 12-20 September
  • and more.....


      Our 170 events include everything from huge national celebrations to the community focused, and between them there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

      Stirling is a vibrant 21st century city with great historic attractions, so whenever you choose to visit there is a wonderful choice of things to see and do.