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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stirlingshire

Historical Examples of stirlingshire

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for stirlingshire



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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