Stirling MP Praises Venue of the Year Award for Tolbooth


Categories: Constituency, Culture and Tourism, Stirling Council

Beloved Arts Venue ‘Jewel in Crown’ of Stirling Culture Scene

Local MP Alyn Smith has praised Tolbooth Stirling for their continuing contribution to Stirling’s arts and culture scene, as the team won the Venue of the Year award at the annual MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

The venue, run by Stirling Council, was crowned the best place for traditional Scottish music across the country by members of the public.

As a complex of buildings dating from the seventeenth century onwards, the Old Tolbooth in Stirling has served various purposes across the years as a town hall, a jail and a courthouse. A process of internal renovations to transform the space into an arts and music venue began in 1997, concluding in 2006 at a cost of £4.1 million.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘This award is testament to the hard work of Tolbooth’s team, for offering such a premier arts and culture venue at the very heart of the Top of the Town. Stirling is brimming with talent in this sector, and to have an award-winning space on the doorstep of Stirling Castle is a huge feather in our cap. Long may their success continue – and I hope to make many a gig myself in the New Year!’