A TIMELINE OF STIRLING HISTORY

By Tim Lambert

Medieval Stirling

C. 1125

Stirling is made a town by the king. In the town the main industry is weaving wool.

1145

Cambuskenneth Abbey is founded

1174

Stirling Castle is handed to the English. They hand it back in 1189.

1415

A stone bridge is built at Stirling

1447

Renaissance Stirling

Stirling is granted 2 annual fairs

1547

A stone wall is erected around Stirling

1550

Stirling has a population of about 1,500

1572

Mars Wark is built

1606

Stirling is struck by plague

1630

The Argyl Ludging is built

1633

John Cowane leaves money to build almshouses in Stirling

1645

Stirling has another attack of plague

1704

Stirling Tolbooth is built

1750

Stirling has a population of about 4,000

1777

Stirling gains its first bank

1799

Raploch begins to develop

19th Century Stirling

1801

Stirling has a population of 5,271

1826

Stirling gains gas light

1833

Cholera strikes Stirling

1833

A new bridge is built

1848

The railway reaches Stirling

1857

Stirling gains a police force

1869

The Wallace Monument is built

1871

Stirling has a population of 11,788

1874

Horse drawn trams begin running in Stirling. The Smith Art Gallery and Museum opens.

1882

The Old Art Gallery is built

20th Century Stirling

1900

Stirling gains an electricity supply. The population of Stirling has risen to 18,000.

1902

Stirling gains an electricity supply

1912

The first cinema in Stirling opens

1922

A War Memorial is erected

1967

Stirling University is founded

1977

The Thistle Centre opens

1995

Castle Business Park opens

2002

Stirling is made a city

A history of Stirling

A timeline of Edinburgh

A timeline of Glasgow

A timeline of Perth

A timeline of Scotland

Home