Stirling Council Archives’ 40th Anniversary

Stirling Council Archives welcomes you to our new blog celebrating 40 years of public service. The Council’s Archives first opened its doors to the public 40 years ago in 1975. To celebrate this ’40 Items on our 40th Year’ will showcase the fascinating, intriguing and downright peculiar stories that are hidden in the records that are cared for at the Archives.

We have carefully chosen some of the gems of the collection and will present these on the site with images both of the items and of other fascinating material associated with them. Find out about the savage killer that haunted the streets of Stirling in the 1830s, a case of suspected incest in the 16th century and how aliens were routinely discovered living in Central Scotland around the time of the First World War.

Please feel free to comment on our posts. You can also vote for your favourite item by clicking the thumbs up icon at the bottom of the posts.

There will be an open day at the Archives in the autumn where you will have the chance to see some of the 40 items and have a tour behind the scenes as well as to chat with the friendly staff about your research. Archives staff will also be running lots of other activities throughout the year so keep an eye on the blog for details.

We hope you enjoy our new blog!