Global Justice & Political Obligation - 11-12th Dec 2008 University of Stirling






Known as the gateway to the highlands, the city of Stirling occupies the point where the flatter lowlands of Scotland give way to the more mountainous northern regions, with several ranges of hills visible from the city. Stirling was at one point the seat of royal government in Scotland; its large medieval castle and old town rise sharply above the surrounding plains on a rocky volcanic plug. Many famous local attractions offer opportunities to enjoy both spectacular natural landmarks and historic monuments. The University campus lies outside the city centre in beautifully landscaped parkland.

Useful Links:
Visit Scotland - Stirling
Stirling Council - local tourist information
University of Stirling - local information
Historic Scotland - Stirling Castle
The Wallace Monument
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park
Wikipedia - Stirling

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Stirling is easily accessible by public transport from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The University of Stirling campus is just outside Stirling city centre, and is connected by a frequent bus service. There are also plenty of taxis at the railway station. If you are flying to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport you'll need to take an airport transfer bus to the relevant city centre, where you can change buses for Stirling. For more information on airport transfers see the bus section below.

Public Transport from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

From To Duration Operator
Edinburgh Waverley (map) Stirling - City Centre (map) approx. 45 mins First ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street (map) Stirling - City Centre (map) approx. 35 mins First ScotRail
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (map) Glasgow Central Station (map) N/A More Info
*You will need to travel by bus or taxi to the University campus, which is outside the city centre. See bus information below. Taxis are available at the station.

From To Duration Route Operator
Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh Bus Station (map) approx. 25 mins 100 Flybus
Glasgow Airport Glasgow Bus Station (map) approx. 25 mins 905 Citylink
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (map) Glasgow Buchanan Street Station (map) approx. 50 mins X77 Stagecoach
Edinburgh Bus Station (map) Uni. of Stirling campus (map) approx. 1 hour 15 mins (No Sunday service) 909 Citylink
Edinburgh Bus Station (map) Stirling Bus Station (map) approx. 1 hour (Sunday service) 913 Citylink
Glasgow Bus Station (map) Stirling Bus Station (map) approx. 50 mins M8 Citylink
Stirling - Murray Place (map) Uni. of Stirling campus (map) approx. 15 mins 50, 53, 54, 58, 62 & 63 Firstbus
Stirling - Murray Place (map) Uni. of Stirling campus (map) approx. 15 mins 50, 153 Fergusons

Trains from other cities within Scotland: First ScotRail

Public Transport from outside Scotland but still within the UK.

Buses Trains
National Express Virgin or Gner (you can book your tickets straight through to Stirling on these sites).


If approaching from the East, South or West take the M9 to Junction 11. Once at the junction there is a roundabout which marks the end of the M9. From here you should take the exit for Bridge of Allan, follow the road through the town itself, and after about 200 metres you will find the University on the left.If approaching from the North take the A9 to the same roundabout and follow the same route through Bridge of Allan as above.

From the North A9 via Perth and Bridge of Allan.
From the East A91 from St Andrews , M9 from Edinburgh.
From the South M74, M73, A80, M80, M9.
From the West M8, A80, M80, M9 from Glasgow.

From outwith the UK .

If travelling from mainland Europe you can take the Eurostar to London, where you can change for Edinburgh. If you are flying from Europe, or further afield, many carriers now operate direct flights to Glasgow and Edinburgh international airports. However depending on where your journey begins you may need to travel through one of the London airports, where you will be able to board a connecting flight or change to a train or bus.

Further Information.

University of Stirling Travel Advice

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The Stirling Management Centre provides a luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation right next to the University. The rate for a single en-suite room with breakfast is £68 per person per night. Please contact us if you would like to be accommodated in the Stirling Management Centre.

List of B&Bs and Guesthouses in Stirling .

List of Backpacker's Hotel and Youth Hostels in Stirling.

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