Stirling Council Archive is open to the public Monday-Wednesday 9.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.30, and use of the archives is free. There is no need to make an appointment. Car parking is available, and a Park & Ride bus (which runs from Stirling bus station every 12 minutes) passes close to the Archive. The building has disabled access. Groups are welcome by prior arrangement.
No display area.
The main series of official records held in the Archives are those produced by Stirling Council and its predecessor bodies. Types of records held (from the 14th century to the present) include - district and parish records including poor relief applications, church records for the presbyteries of Stirling and Dunblane, Valuation Rolls, electoral registers, sasine abridgements, maps and plans, photographs, local newspapers, customs and excise records...and privately deposited records of individuals, organisations, businesses, clubs and societies. A small number of archival and secondary sources concerning coal mining in Stirlingshire.
Highlights of the institution:
Stirling Council Archives holds a wealth of unique and fascinating archival material, freely available to anyone who wishes to use them. The Archives can help you explore your family history, discover the history of your house and other buildings, learn about your community, or throw light on the political, social and economic landscapes of the past as well as the physical environment. Friendly, experienced staff are on hand to assist people and answer questions.