Stirling (Council Area)

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Administrative headquarters Stirling
surface 2,187 km² (9.)
Residents 91.020 (2012) (24.)
ISO 3166-2 GB-STG
ONS code 00RG

Stirling ( Gaelic Sruighlea ) is one of 32  Council Areas in Scotland . It borders Argyll and Bute , Clackmannanshire , East Dunbartonshire , Falkirk , North Lanarkshire , Perth and Kinross and West Dunbartonshire .

A little more than two thirds of the population lives in the southeast corner of the borough, in the city of Stirling and in the surrounding towns of the Central Lowlands . These include Dunblane and Bridge of Allan in the north, Bannockburn in the south and the three former coal mining settlements of Cowie, Fallin and Plean in the east (collectively referred to as "The Eastern Villages").

The remaining 30% of the population live scattered in the vast rural part of this administrative district. The southern half comprises the flat alluvial plain of the River Forth , bounded in the south by the Touch Hills and Campsie Fells . To the north of the valley stretch the mountains of the Trossachs and the hills of the Highlands .




The Stirling Council has 23 seats, which are distributed among the parties as follows:

Political party Seats
Scottish National Party 9
Conservative 9
Labor 4th
Green 1

Individual evidence

  1. Mid-2012 Population ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.2 MB)
  2. Results of the regional elections 2017

Web links

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