Stirling Council is inviting members of the public to comment on plans to light up the heart of the City at night.
Tolbooth Building

The proposed feature lighting layout would highlight routes and focal points, and serve as a guide for visitors and residents to discover the city at night. The aim is to highlight the vibrancy, architectural, beauty and cultural aspects of Stirling which enhances it as a compact and walkable city.

This first phase focuses on one of the most notable buildings in Stirling, The Tolbooth, which plays a key role in the skyline of town and it is deeply engrained within the building fabric of the city.

The public are able to provide their feedback and comments on the Engage Stirling platform, which provides artist impressions of what lighting upgrades to the Tolbooth, Jail Wynd and Broad Street areas will look like with lighting at night.

Convener of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Cllr Chris Kane, said: “This is the first phase of an ambitious and exciting plan to transform the City Centre at night time in a way which enhances Stirling’s skyline for residents and visitors.

“Animating the Tolbooth would highlight Jail Wynd and Broad Street and allow the building to become the backdrop for cultural events which would further reinforce the significance of the Tolbooth.”

Vice convener, Cllr Scott Farmer added: “This project will really showcase the City centre in a different light, but also provide increased security for those who wish to enjoy Stirling’s features as a compact and walkable city.

“I encourage anyone who wishes to have their say on our plans to light up Stirling to take part in the online consultation.”