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2014 Ryder Cup Traffic Arrangements

Ryder Cup Europe will run buses to the Ryder Cup event from fields adjacent to the Castleview Park and Ride site at Stirling. read more…

A Taste of the Tattoo’ to come to Stirling

An exclusive taster performance of this summer’s 65th Edinburgh Tattoo (1 – 23 August) will take place in Stirling, ‘the brooch which clasps together the Highlands and the Lowlands’, Tattoo organisers have revealed. There will also be events in Glasgow and Dundee. read more…

Armed Forces Day celebrations launched with flag raising at Stirling Castle

A week of UK-wide celebrations began today (Monday 23rd June) with the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at Stirling Castle…. read more…

Where’s Corporal Evie? Question 3

The third clue in the“Where’s Corporal Evie” competition has been unveiled. Corporal Evie said: “The huge parklands below Stirling Castle used to be where Scottish kings and queens watched tournaments…. read more…

Red Arrows to soar above Stirling for Armed Forces Day

Current and historic military aircraft will fill the skies of Stirling on Saturday 28 June, as the city leads the sixth annual Armed Forces Day celebrations on behalf on the nation. read more…

Win National Express Coach Ticket

The Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force do an amazing job and Armed Forces Day gives all of us the chance to show our support. read more…

Where’s Corporal Evie? Question 2

The second clue in the“Where’s Corporal Evie” competition has been unveiled.

Corporal Evie said: “Stirling was the home of one of the great elite regiments of the British Army and the regimental museum is one of the big attractions at Stirling Castle. read more…

Excitement builds for Stirling’s AFDNE

Excitement is building for the free Armed Forces Day National Event, which takes place in Stirling on Saturday 28th June.

Olympic gold medallist and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said: “As Stirling’s latest freeman, I’m proud that the city is hosting the Armed Forces Day National Event. I know it will be a terrific event and I hope people from across the country, and indeed the UK, are able to attend and show their support.” read more…

AFDNE – UK Government Funding Announcement

On Friday 6th June, the UK Government announced additional funding of £55,000 towards the Armed Forces Day National Event in Stirling on Saturday 28th June, bringing its total contribution to £80,000 read more…

Stirling’s AFDNE competition –

Where’s Corporal Evie? Question1

With less than one month to go, Stirling Council is launching a competition to help promote the Armed Forces Day National Event. “Where’s Corporal Evie?” features Corporal Evie Haslam from 6 Scots, who has been photographed with the AFD banner at various historic locations around Stirling. All locations have a strong link to the military read more…

Stirling’s AFDNE “covered”

Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event is being recognised with a special commemorative cover.The limited edition cover features a first class stamp with the King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses, the Stirling Armed Forces Day National Event banner and read more…

Veterans join Stirling’s AFDNE

Dozens of veterans will form an impressive motorcycle cavalcade as a prelude to the huge Armed Forces Day National Event parade through Stirling on Saturday 28th June. With just one month to go, Veterans Scotland and Stirling Council have revealed further details about what promises to be one of the biggest and most colourful events the city has ever hosted. Some 1200 veterans of all ages, from their 80s to their 20s, are expected to take read more…

AFDNE parking spaces on sale

Parking spaces for Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event are on sale now from www.stirlingarmedforcesday.co.uk Parking spaces cost £10 each but, for a strictly limited time, are available for just £5 with the first 250 spaces free. Visitors are being urged to pre-purchase their spaces to ensure they don’t miss out. Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event is part of Stirling’s Big read more…

Stirling AFDNE parking

Visitors to Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event are being urged to pre-purchase parking spaces for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Parking tickets cost £10 each, but for a strictly limited time they are available for just £5 from the Stirling Armed Forces website. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday 26th May, with the first 250 parking tickets being given away free. Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event read more…

AFDNE veterans programme launch

On Tuesday (27th May), Stirling Council and Veterans Scotland will unveil further details of the spectacular Armed Forces Day National Event being hosted in the city next month. The Veterans Programme will be revealed at a photo and interview opportunity in Broad Street, in Stirling’s historic Old Town, at 10am on Tuesday 27th May. Two members of the Legion Scotland (Royal British Legion Scotland) Riders Branch will be present on read more…

Big Weekend Volunteers

Are you a Stirling local with great knowledge of the city? Would you like to share it with thousands of visitors who will be coming to Stirling for Stirling’s Big Weekend 27-29 June (including Armed Forces Day, Bannockburn Live, Pipe Fest and Stirling’s Big Night Out) and other events throughout the year? Then Stirling Council needs you. We need local people who would be happy to give visitors a friendly welcome and read more…

Stirling’s Armed Forces Day

Business and tourism leaders have rallied behind Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event and proposals to make the city a leading venue for major outdoor celebrations and festivals. Armed Forces Day National Event, Pipefest and Bannockburn Live are part of Stirling’s Big Weekend, which takes place from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th June and is expected to attract tens of thousands of people to the city and and bring substantial read more…

Transport Plans for Armed Forces Day

A comprehensive transport plan is being finalised ahead of Stirling’s Big Weekend. The once-in-a-lifetime event, which takes place from Friday 27th June to Sunday 29th June, will have something for everyone with an event calendar that includes the Armed Forces Day National Event, Bannockburn Live, Pipefest, Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument tours, street performances, live music, parades and late-night read more…

Armed Forces Day National Event

With around 50 days to go, young pipers, drummers and dancers from the UK only school for military children have spoken of their pride in being part of Stirling’s Armed Forces Day National Event.Some 80 students from the Queen Victoria School in Dunblane will take part in the large parade from Stirling Castle Esplanade to the new events arena in the royal parkland beneath the ancient fortress. They will then take a starring role read more…

Stirling Council welcomes Armed Forces Day Event support from leading Scottish political figures

Stirling Council has welcomed high profile support from leading figures across thepolitical spectrum for the UK Armed Forces Day National Event. read more…

Armed Forces Day – National Express discount launch

National Express has become the first company in the UK to tie its colours to the mast and support Armed Forces Day by launching a discount to help as many people as possible to fly the flag for Britain’s troops this summer. With 100 days to go until Armed Forces Day, which takes place in Stirling on June 28, the UK’s largest coach operator has revealed it is making travel to the event even more affordable to help read more…

Stirling’s Big Weekend

Stirling is looking forward to its biggest ever weekend of entertainment with the Armed Forces Day National Event, Bannockburn Live and Pipefest this summer. These unmissable events are all taking place between 27-29 June and are the highlight of the Stirling 2014 year of celebrations. It will be a fabulous time to visit the city and enjoy a feast of culture and heritage at the very heart of Scotland during Stirling’s Big Weekend. On read more…

Economic Boost from Armed Forces Day Event

Stirling expects a direct £1 million boost to the local economy along with extensive international media exposure from hosting the Armed Forces Day National Event 2014 in June. The spectacular event which will feature displays, a large parade, stalls, music and other entertainment, is expected to attract around 50,000 visitors. Many will come from other parts of the UK and from overseas. This could mean visitor spending in the read more…

Stirling 2014 – Homecoming

Stirling Council is looking forward to welcoming two Homecoming2014 Signature Events, which will be held in the Stirling area next year. read more…

Stirling Council updated on Stirling 2014 plans

A varied and high-quality programme of events is being developed for Stirling2014, the Council heard today (Thursday 12 th December). read more…

Three Winners of Stirling 2014 Photo Competition Unveiled

Voters choose stunning images capturing the beauty of our landscape and the spirit of our history The public have chosen three superb pictures as the winners of the Stirling 2014 photo competition.read more…

Deacon Blue to headline Stirling’s Hogmanay

Deacon Blue have been confirmed as the headline act for this year’s Hogmanay celebrations which take place on the Esplanade at Stirling Castle. They will be bringing in the bells with thousands of revelers at the historic site
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Stirling Will Be At The Heart Of Scotland’s 2014 Year Of Homecoming

TV historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver and crime writer William McIlvanney join Provost to unveil programme of 170 events read more…