- Also called Stir·ling·shire [stur-ling-sheer, -sher] /ˈstɜr lɪŋˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in central Scotland.
- a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, in central Scotland, on the Forth River.
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Examples from the Web for stirlingshire
Erth, or Airth, is on the east of Stirlingshire, on the Forth.The Bruce
He commenced medical practice in Glasgow, where he remained till 1826, when he removed to the parish of Airth in Stirlingshire.
This eminent explorer was a native of Scotland, having been born at Craigend, Stirlingshire, in 1792.The Australian Explorers
Falkirk, a parliamentary burgh of Scotland, in Stirlingshire, 21 miles west by north of Edinburgh.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Wallace with his four followers rode to Dundaff, a hilly tract in Stirlingshire.Sir William Wallace
A. F. Murison
- a former county of central Scotland: mostly became part of Central Region in 1975: now covered by the council areas of Stirling, Falkirk, and East Dunbartonshire
- a city in central Scotland, in Stirling council area on the River Forth: its castle was a regular residence of many Scottish monarchs between the 12th century and 1603. Pop: 32 673 (2001)
- a council area of central Scotland, created from part of Central Region in 1996; includes most of the historical county of Stirlingshire: the Forth valley rises to the Grampian Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Stirling. Pop: 86 370 (2003 est). Area: 2173 sq km (839 sq miles)
- Sir James. 1926–92, British architect; buildings include the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart (1977–84)
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