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A Stirling Crowd Pleaser - Stirling Story no 4 for 28 January 2015

This rare print of a work by Irish artist John O’Connor (1830 – 1889) is a recent gift to the Stirling Smith collections. It was donated by Jean Archibald, who when working for the British Library, was able to pick up interesting Scottish views from the print shops in Great Russell Street, London. 144 more words

Stirling Stories

52and39/15 Following Robert

I’m not into monarchy. To me, the idea that one family’s worth is higher than another is an assault on the beautiful potentials of many. 83 more words


Time to write

It’s the curse of every writer; finding the time to write (or in my case, finding the time and then squandering it on other non-essential activities such as rearranging the cutlery drawer). 446 more words

Stirling Castle

On a recent trip to Loch Lomond to visit family, we ventured on a little trip north to Stirling Castle. I have been up to Stirling as a child, however I cannot remember any previous visits there. 251 more words


Scotland Part 2: The Highlands

Hello, lovely readers! I think I have kept you waiting long enough for part 2 of my adventure through Scotland. We left off with me spending the night in… 659 more words



After our failed attempt at getting into Edinburgh castle + Mike’s imaginary attempt at jumping the fence of Buckingham palace, we were determined more than ever to explore a castle.   493 more words

The Off Season

Tourist Visit - Stirling Castle

Edinburgh Castle is possibly the most famous castle in Scotland and regularly tops lists of favourite attractions, but I’ve always preferred Stirling Castle.  So much so, when I first became a member of Historic Scotland, this castle was the first on my list of places to visit.   1,701 more words