Having been granted city status during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002, Stirling is Scotland's smallest city. Despite this, it has an enthralling wealth of architectural and historic heritage that would be the envy of much larger places in the country. Stirling's origins can be dated to the thirteenth century, when it was granted a royal charter and became a significant medieval settlement.
Its strategic importance as the `Gateway to the Highlands' also made it the much fought-over `Cockpit of Scotland', making it witness to many of the most significant battles in Scottish history. Today, Stirling is a bustling and charming historic city that retains much of its ancient character and architectural quality. Using a beautiful collection of old and new images, Stirling Through Time explores how Stirling has transformed and evolved over the years.
Jack Gillon is a long term resident of Edinburgh and has worked as a Town Planner involved in the conservation of the city's heritage of historic buildings for around thirty years and has an extensive knowledge of the city's history and architecture. He writes extensively on the historical heritage of Scotland and has had several books published by Amberley.