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Stirling MP Backs Stirling City of Culture Bid


Categories: Charities and Third-Sector, Constituency, Culture and Tourism

Exciting Times Ahead for Stirling in National Competition

Local Stirling MP Alyn Smith is backing Stirling’s bid for City of Culture 2025, and urges Stirling residents and local groups to publicly register their support online.

Organisations backing the bid so far include the University of Stirling, Stirling Council, the National Wallace Monument, Central FM and many more charities, businesses and voluntary groups.

Stirling remains the only Scottish city in the running for the award. Previous winners include Coventry, Hull and Derry, with each city gaining a lasting legacy of investment and strategic focus from the competition process. The contest has galvanised local leaders here in Stirling to champion Stirling’s fantastic culture, tourism and heritage sectors which attract visitors and investment from all over the world.

Local Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘I fully back Stirling’s bid for City of Culture 2025. We’re bursting at the seams with local creative talent, spectacular food and drinks offerings and rich historical heritage. Gaining this prestigious award would be a fitting tribute to the huge efforts we’ve seen from organisations and businesses to enhance our reputation and image.

‘Stirling has all the raw ingredients to enhance our appeal to tourists and visitors, and the level of partnership working inspired by this application process has been extremely heartening to see. Only by working in concert can local businesses and organisations build on mutually beneficial strengths and draw more people to our beautiful city and rural communities.


Individuals and organisations can pledge their public support for Stirling’s bid here: