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Stirling (council area)

Stirling
Sruighlea
Stirlin
Coat of arms of Stirling
Coat of arms
Official logo of Stirling
Logo
Admin HQ Stirling
Government
 • Body Stirling Council
 • Control TBA (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
Area
 • Total 844 sq mi (2,187 km2)
Area rank Ranked 9th
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 90,000
 • Rank Ranked 23rd
 • Density 110/sq mi (41/km2)
ONS code 00RG
ISO 3166 code GB-STG
Website .uk.gov.stirlingwww

Stirling (Scots: Stirlin, Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and has a population of about 91,000 (2012 estimate).[1] It was created under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 with the boundaries of the Stirling district of the former Central local government region, and it covers most of the former county of Stirling (except Falkirk) and the south-western portion of the former county of Perth. Both counties were abolished for local government purposes under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The administrative centre of the area is the city of Stirling.

The area borders the council areas of Clackmannanshire (to the east), North Lanarkshire (to the south), Falkirk (to the south east), Perth and Kinross (to the north and north east), Argyll and Bute (to the north and north west), and both East and West Dunbartonshire to Stirling's southwest.

The majority of the population of the area is located in its southeast corner, in the city of Stirling and in the surrounding lowland communities: Bridge of Allan and Dunblane to the north, Bannockburn to the immediate south, and the three former coal mining communities of Cowie, Fallin, and Plean, known collectively as the "Eastern Villages".

The remaining 30 percent of the region's population is sparsely distributed across the rural, mainly highland, expanse in the north of the region. The southern half of this rural area comprises the flat western floodplain of the River Forth, bounded on the south by the Touch Hills and the Campsie Fells. North of the glen lie the Trossachs mountains, and the northern half of the region is generally mountainous in character.

Contents

  • The Council 1
  • Settlements 2
    • Towns 2.1
    • Villages 2.2
    • Hamlets 2.3
  • Places of interest 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

The Council

As with all local authorities in Scotland, Stirling Council has a number of multi-member wards electing representatives under the single transferable vote system.

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 9
Labour 8
Conservative 4
Green Party 1

The wards and their councillors are:

  • Bannockburn (3 Councillors): Margaret Brisley (Lab), Alasdair MacPherson (SNP), Violet Weir (Lab)
  • Castle (3 Councillors): Johanna Boyd (Con), John Hendry (Lab), Jim Thomson (SNP)
  • Dunblane & Bridge of Allan (4 Councillors): Callum Campbell (Con), Graham Houston (SNP), Mike Robbins (Lab), Mark Ruskell (Green)
  • Forth & Endrick (3 Councillors): Alistair Berrill (Con), Graham Lambie (SNP), Ian Muirhead (SNP)
  • Stirling East (3 Councillors): Danny Gibson (Lab), Corrie McChord (Lab), Steven Paterson (SNP)
  • Stirling West (3 Councillors): Neil Benny (Con), Scott Farmer (SNP), Christine Simpson (Lab)
  • Trossachs and Teith (3 Councillors): Martin Earl (Con), Alycia Hayes (SNP), Fergus Wood (SNP)

Settlements

Topographic map of Stirling and East and West Dunbartonshire

As well as the ciy of Stirling itself, there are many towns, villages and hamlets spread across the council area:

Towns

Villages

Hamlets

Places of interest

References

  1. ^ National Records of Scotland. Stirling Council Demographic factsheet. 2012 Estimate of population. Retrieved 18 Sept 2013

External links

  • Stirling Council official website
  • Stirling (council area) at DMOZ

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