Welcome to Stirling, Scotland
Stirling is situated in the very heart of Scotland.
A historically important city, Stirling is the gateway to the wild and remote Highlands to the north, and busy lowland cities to the south.
We are proud to have one of our LtL offices here, and love exploring the local area’s hills, lochs, castles and culture.
Nature is close by, with opportunities to climb mountains, walk through forests or take to the water on one of our many local lochs. Alternatively you may explore our wonderful castle, the Wallace Monument and the historical ‘top of the town’ in Stirling.
As part of the conference we will also have an exclusive event with Creative Stirling -where you can browse locally made craft and artworks.
Find out more about our work in Scotland, where the ‘Grounds for Learning’ project was born over 25 years ago.
The Conference Venue
The main base is the Tollbooth Arts centre which is a characterful venue, has all the resources and facilities we need, with views across the city and hills.
Additionally we will use outdoor spaces, from public parks and woodland to historical graveyards and castle ramparts. These are all walking distance from the venue.
With easy train links to Glasgow (45mins) and Edinburgh (50mins), your arrival will be simple whether you are from the UK or travelling internationally. More information here.
You can park and ride in Stirling – follow the signs as you leave the Motorway at junction 10. The venue is a bus and short walk away or a steeper walk of about 15 minutes from the park and ride – via the castle walls! Parking is available nearby but there is no parking at the venue other than disabled.
Local transport is also easy by bus, bike or foot – you don’t need a car. More information here.
Note: we can help with any additional support you may need, from transport around Stirling to dietary requirements. Please put notes in the tickets you purchase.
We would encourage you to stay with Stirling, Bridge of Allan or Dunblane as you can use public transport to attend each day. Stirling can offer more in an evening, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane are quieter and more residential.
All have a quick and easy train or bus into Stirling centre and a 5 minute uphill walk to the venue.