As well as helping meet Stirling’s green city centre ambitions, the introduction of the planters align with the recommendation of the ‘Making Stirling a Dementia Friendly City’ audit.
The study was undertaken by Stirling Council in partnership with the Dementia services Development Centre at the University of Stirling and local group, Our Connected Communities. The report noted that planting and flowers in the city centre would help make it more inclusive and welcoming to visit and enjoy.
Cllr Margaret Brisley, Convener of Stirling Council’s Finance and Economy committee, said: “The city centre is always a vibrant place during the summer and even if the traditional Scottish weather does its best to dampen spirits, these new flowers will certainly brighten the place up for shoppers and visitors.
“I hope these colourful planters on the streets of Stirling will encourage people to linger longer in our cafes and support local businesses.”
The installation of dementia-friendly benches will follow soon to continue the implementation of the study’s findings.
Go Forth Stirling Project Director Danielle McRorie-Smith said: “We've been carrying out a lot of work recently to give Stirling a cleaner, more vibrant look as we move into the summer months.
“The planters are a fantastic addition to efforts to make Stirling a more inviting, welcoming and friendly place for local people, visitors and businesses alike.”