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Stirlingshire
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Primary Destinations
Kincardine Bridge • Stirling
Other Important Destinations
Falkirk
Current Highway Authorities
East Dunbartonshire • Falkirk • North Lanarkshire • Stirling
Borders
Clackmannanshire • Dunbartonshire • Lanarkshire • Perthshire • West Lothian
Transport Scotland Roads
M9 • M80 • M876 • A84 • A876 • A985

Stirlingshire is a traditional county in the central belt of Scotland, which forms a loose triangle between the River Forth, Loch Lomond and the northern fringe of the Glasgow urban area. The majority of the county is now administered by Stirling Council, with Falkirk Council covering the more urban and industrial areas around Falkirk and Grangemouth. The south of the county has ceded some areas to both East Dunbartonshire Council and North Lanarkshire Council, whilst the modern Stirling Council area has gained a large swathe of western Perthshire in return.

Geography & Economy

Looking north along the A875 across the Forth Valley

The city of Stirling has long played an important role in Scotland's history, much of it centred on Stirling Castle. However, there is a lot more to the county which stretches a long way west along the southern bank of the River Forth with fertile farmland to the shores of Loch Lomond and the much-climbed Ben Lomond. The south of the county includes the Campsie Fells, a high ridge which stands guard and limits the growth of the villages to the north of Glasgow.

Heading east from Stirling is almost the opposite extreme from the rural idyll to the west, with the vast oil refinery site at Grangemouth, and the industrial zones around Falkirk, by far the largest town in the county. The area around and south of Falkirk was a coal mining area in the past, but has since transformed into a busy modern town in the commuter belt for both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Stirling has retained more of its history and is a somewhat more upmarket destination with plenty of history for tourists, a University and a vibrant city centre.

Roads

The A904 at Grangemouth

The county has a ring of A roads circling the Campsie Fells (the A811 briefly enters Perthshire on this circuit), with a network of A and B roads to either side. The far north west of the county is unpopulated and road-less, save the settlements of Stronachlachar and Inversnaid which are only accessible by road through Perthshire. There is also a good motorway network around Stirling and Falkirk, taking traffic off the often over-burdened A roads.

The county has two well-known bridges across the Forth - the Kincardine Bridge and Clackmannanshire Bridge on its eastern boundary, and a range of other interesting structures elsewhere on lesser rivers. The non trunk roads in the county are maintained by one of the 4 modern councils which now cover the area, the majority falling under Stirling Council or Falkirk Council. The trunk roads, which include the A84, A876, a tiny fraction of the A985 and the motorways are managed by Transport Scotland.

Route From To Length
A8004 Checkbar Roundabout Bonnybridge 0.42 miles View
A801 East Whitburn Polmont 8.9 miles View
A803 Glasgow Champany 33.3 miles View
A807 Milngavie Torrance 5.0 miles View
A809 Bearsden Drymen 12.0 miles View
A81 Glasgow Callander 35 miles View
A811 Stirling Balloch 29.7 miles View
A84 Stirling Lochearnhead 29 miles View
A872 Dennyloanhead St Ninians 7.8 miles View
A875 Baptiston Kepculloch 6.4 miles View
A876 Bowtrees Kilbagie 4.0 miles View
A879 Glasgow Allander Toll 4.5 miles View
A88 Larbert Stenhousemuir 3.5 miles View
A883 Camelon Denny 3.3 miles View
A891 Strathblane Auchinreoch 7.8 miles View
A9 Polmont, Stirlingshire (M9) Scrabster, Caithness 279 miles View
A9 Edinburgh Stirling 33 miles View
A9 Causewayhead, Stirling Perth 33 miles View
A904 Queensferry Falkirk 17.6 miles View
A905 Grangemouth Stirling 15.5 miles View
A907 Causewayhead Halbeath 22.4 miles View
A91 St Andrews Stirling 53 miles View
A985 Kincardine Bridge Rosyth 13.8 miles View
A99 Pirnhall Bannockburn 0.8 miles View
A997 Causewayhead Blairlogie 1.3 miles View
B757 Auchinloch Milton of Campsie 4.2 miles View
B802 Kilsyth Chapelhall 12.3 miles View
B8022 Limerigg Babbithill 4.5 miles View
B8028 Falkirk Couston 8.7 miles View
B803 Falkirk Coatbridge 16.3 miles View
B8034 Port of Menteith Arnprior 5.0 miles View
B8037 Kippen Caulharne 1.6 miles View
B805 Laurieston Maddiston 4.0 miles View
B8051 St Ninians King's Knot 1.9 miles View
B8052 Customs roundabout Craigs roundabout 1.0 mile View
B8075 near Blair Drummond Gargunnock 2.2 miles View
B8078 Station Road Cowane Street 0.3 miles View
B8080 Glenfuir Road Kerse Lane 1.7 miles View
B810 Polmont Shieldhill 2.7 miles View
B812 Glasgow Bardowie 4.2 miles View
B816 Falkirk Cumbernauld Village 8.0 miles View
B817 Bonnybridge Larbert 3.0 miles View
B818 Denny Killearn 18.8 miles View
B821 Blanefield Carbeth 2.1 miles View
B822 Torrance Callander (S) 26.5 miles View
B823 Stirling Bridge of Allan 2.0 miles View
B825 Caldercruix Linlithgow Bridge 12.8 miles View
B829 Aberfoyle Stronachlachar 11.2 miles View
B834 Finnich Toll Killearn 2.1 miles View
B835 Buchlyvie Gartachoil 2.8 miles View
B837 Drymen Balmaha 4.0 miles View
B858 Drymen (S) Drymen (E) 0.9 miles View
B902 Falkirk Antonshill 2.6 miles View
B9036 East Carron Airth 3.1 miles View
B904 Polmont Grangemouth 1.8 miles View
B905 Bonnybridge Stenhousemuir 3.3 miles View
B906 Merchiston roundabout, Falkirk Bainsford 0.69 miles View
B906 Kersie Mains Alloa 1.2 miles View
B907 Causewayhead Wallace Monument 0.2 miles View
B907 Logie Manor Powis 1.0 mile View
B9111 Kerse Road Murray Place 0.3 miles View
B9124 Bannockburn Airth 6.7 miles View
B9132 Bo'ness Road Beancross Road 1.1 miles View
B9143 Bo'ness Road Wholeflats Road 0.8 miles View
B998 Causewayhead Airthrey Castle 1.2 miles View
C10 Bannockburn Carron Bridge 6.6 miles View
C11 Goosecroft Road Riverside Estate 1.8 miles View
C113 Plean Cowie 0.2 miles View
C116 Airth Carron, Falkirk 3.3 miles View
C12 Carron Glen Drumbowie View
C121 Craigs Roundabout Queens Road 0.8 miles View
C14 California Polmont 2 miles View
C15 Castlecary Falkirk 5.5 miles View
C16 Milnquarter Lochgreen 1.4 miles View
C18 Lathallan Whitecross 1.2 miles View
C2 Slamannan Shieldhill 3.6 miles View
C20 Dunipace Checkbar Roundabout 2.1 miles View
C21 Balfron Balfron Station 1.7 miles View
C22 Redhall Greenfoot 1.5 miles View
C23 Balfron Easter Gerchew 2.8 miles View
C24 Buchanan Street Roman Road 0.7 miles View
C25 Quakerfield Dead end 0.3 miles View
C26 Banknock Denny 2.6 miles View
C3 Dunmore Stenhousemuir 2.4 miles View
C3 North Doll Letham Moss 1.5 miles View
C30 Beancross Polmont 1 mile View
C31 Gartness Drymen 2.7 miles View
C35 Bridge of Allan Dunblane 3.2 miles View
C36 Arnprior Kippen Muir 2 miles View
C37 Kings Park Road Torbrex Road 0.5 miles View
C38 Glasgow Road Corbiewood Stadium 0.8 miles View
C4 Wellgreen Park Place 0.8 miles View
C41 Carron Bridge Hotel Carron Bridge 0.2 miles View
C45 Neucks Lochend 1.4 miles View
C46 High Bonnybridge South Drum 1 mile View
C47 Hallglen Shieldhill 1.4 miles View
C48 The Firs Glasgow Road 0.5 miles View
C49 Banknock Council Boundary 0.3 miles View
C5 Stirling Craigniven 3.1 miles View
C51 Lathallan Interchange Polmont 1.8 miles View
C53 Standburn Boxton 3 miles View
C54 Boquhan Balfron Station 1.1 miles View
C55 Bannockburn Auchenbowie 2.7 miles View
C56 Mugdock Council Boundary 1.9 miles View
C57 Cobleland Dalmary 4.5 miles View
C58 Blairmore Gartness 1.4 miles View
C6 Balmaha Rowardennan 6 miles View
C60 Dumgoyne Killearn 0.8 miles View
C61 Blairlogie Manor Powis View
C62 Bowhouse Melonsplace 1.8 miles View
C63 Throsk Cowie 1.1 miles View
C64 Dunipace Dales Road 1.2 miles View
C64 Plean Dales Wood 1.4 miles View
C66 Maddiston California 1.3 miles View
C67 Dunipace Northfield 1.5 miles View
C67 A872 Northfield 0.2 miles View
C7 Maddiston Linlithgow Bridge 2.9 miles View
C77 Goosecroft Road Spittal Street 0.3 miles View
C79 Snowdon Place Wellgreen 0.3 miles View
C9 Torwood Council Boundary 0.8 miles View
C9 Pirnhall Torwood 2.4 miles View
C96 Causewayhead Cambuskenneth 0.8 miles View
Forth Valley Tourist Route South Queensferry Bannockburn 39 miles View
M80 Glasgow Bannockburn, Stirlingshire 25 miles View
M876 Denny Kincardine Bridge 7.9 miles View
M9 Edinburgh Dunblane 32 miles View
NCN7 Sunderland Culloden Moor View
NCN754 Clydebank Edinburgh View
NCN755 Kirkintilloch Strathblane View
76 Berwick upon Tweed Stirling and Kirkcaldy View
765 Stirling Callander View
T1 London Scrabster View
T28 Gretna Stirling View
T92 Dennyloanhead St Andrews View
T95 Stirling Crianlarich View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Stirlingshire
JunctionsBankhead Interchange • Bowtrees Interchange • Cadgers Brae Roundabout • Castlecary Junction • Checkbar Roundabout • Craigforth Interchange • Earls Gate Roundabout • Glenbervie Interchange • Haggs Junction • Hill of Kinnaird Interchange • Kinnaird House Interchange • Lathallan Interchange • Pirnhall Interchange
RoadsA8004 • A801 • A803 • A807 • A809 • A81 • A811 • A84 • A872 • A875 • A876 • A879 • A88 • A883 • A891 • A9 • A9/Edinburgh - Stirling • A9/Stirling - Perth • A904 • A905 • A907 • A91 • A985 • A99 (Stirling) • A997 • B757 • B802 • B8022 • B8028 • B803 • B8034 • B8037 • B805 • B8051 • B8052 • B8075 • B8078 • B8080 • B810 • B812 (Glasgow - Bardowie) • B816 • B817 (Bonnybridge - Larbert) • B818 • B821 • B822 • B823 • B825 • B829 • B834 • B835 • B837 • B858 • B902 • B9036 • B904 • B905 • B906 • B906 (Alloa) • B907 (Causewayhead) • B907 (Logie - Powis) • B9111 (Stirling) • B9124 • B9132 • B9143 • B998 • C10 (Stirling) • C11 (Stirling) • C113 (Stirling) • C116 (Falkirk) • C12 (Falkirk) • C121 (Stirling) • C14 (Falkirk) • C15 (Falkirk) • C16 (Falkirk) • C18 (Falkirk) • C2 (Falkirk) • C20 (Falkirk) • C21 (Stirling) • C22 (Stirling) • C23 (Stirling) • C24 (Stirling) • C25 (Stirling) • C26 (Falkirk) • C3 (Falkirk) • C3 (Stirling) • C30 (Falkirk) • C31 (Stirling) • C35 (Stirling) • C36 (Stirling) • C37 (Stirling) • C38 (Stirling) • C4 (Stirling) • C41 (Stirling) • C45 (Falkirk) • C46 (Falkirk) • C47 (Falkirk) • C48 (Stirling) • C49 (Falkirk) • C5 (Stirling) • C51 (Falkirk) • C53 (Falkirk) • C54 (Stirling) • C55 (Stirling) • C56 (Stirling) • C57 (Stirling) • C58 (Stirling) • C6 (Stirling) • C60 (Stirling) • C61 (Stirling) • C62 (Falkirk) • C63 (Stirling) • C64 (Falkirk) • C64 (Stirling) • C66 (Falkirk) • C67 (Falkirk) • C67 (Stirling) • C7 (Falkirk) • C77 (Stirling) • C79 (Stirling) • C9 (Falkirk) • C9 (Stirling) • C96 (Stirling) • Forth Valley Tourist Route • M80 • M876 • M9 • NCN7 • NCN754 • NCN755 • NCN76 • NCN765 • T1 (Britain) • T28 (Britain) • T92 (Britain) • T95 (Britain)
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