Pram Race at Annfield Football Stadium during the Royal Visit for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, 18th May 1977

2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People and we are going to celebrate this on our blog throughout the year by featuring records that give an insight into the lives of young people in the Stirling Council area in the past.

We begin with January’s ‘Document of the Month’ featuring young people in 1977.

This fun race featuring ‘babies’ in the prams, ‘grannies’ pushing them and ‘nurses’ in attendance to ‘change nappies’ was put on by young people from various youth clubs and groups from the Stirling area as part of the pageant event to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. This event took place along with other activities at Stirling Albion’s Annfield Stadium.

Annfield Stadium was the first home of Stirling Albion Football Club and was opened on 1st August 1945.

The Queen and Prince Philip visited Stirling on the afternoon and evening of the 18th of May 1977 and met various groups of young people at the pageant and a dinner at Stirling Castle in the evening. As you can see, the teenagers taking part entered into the spirit of things with some gusto.