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[stur-ling] /ˈstɜr lɪŋ/
Also called Stirlingshire
[stur-ling-sheer, -sher] /ˈstɜr lɪŋˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in central Scotland.
a city in and the administrative center of the Central region, in central Scotland, on the Forth River. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for stirlingshire
Historical Examples
  • Erth, or Airth, is on the east of stirlingshire, on the Forth.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • 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.

  • Falkirk, a parliamentary burgh of Scotland, in stirlingshire, 21 miles west by north of Edinburgh.

  • Wallace with his four followers rode to Dundaff, a hilly tract in stirlingshire.

    Sir William Wallace A. F. Murison
  • Alexander Buchanan was the son of a maltster at Bucklyvie, stirlingshire, where he was born in 1817.

  • The Regiment was again disbanded in 1838, the same fate overcoming the stirlingshire Yeomanry.

  • An old toll-keeper, in stirlingshire, had a favourite cat and a pet canary at the same time.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Lennox, an ancient district of Scotland that included Dumbartonshire and part of stirlingshire.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • This event caused a great sensation, not only in the coal mines, but in stirlingshire, and ultimately throughout the kingdom.

    The Underground City Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for stirlingshire


/ˈstɜːlɪŋˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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