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Primary Destinations
Kincardine Bridge • Stirling
Other Important Destinations
Current Highway Authorities
East Dunbartonshire • Falkirk • North Lanarkshire • Stirling
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.


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
M9 Edinburgh Dunblane 32 miles View
M80 Glasgow Bannockburn, Stirlingshire 25 miles View
M876 Denny Kincardine Bridge 7.9 miles View   
A81 Glasgow Callander 35 miles View
A84 Stirling Lochearnhead 29 miles View
A88 Larbert Stenhousemuir 3.5 miles View
A91 St Andrews Stirling 53 miles View
A99 Pirnhall Bannockburn 0.8 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
A811 Stirling Balloch 29.7 miles View
A872 Dennyloanhead St Ninians 7.8 miles View
A875 Dumgoyne Kepculloch Toll 6.4 miles View
A876 Bowtrees Kilbagie 4.0 miles View
A879 Glasgow Allander Toll 4.5 miles View
A883 Camelon Denny 3.3 miles View
A891 Strathblane Auchinreoch 7.8 miles View
A904 Queensferry Falkirk 17.6 miles View
A905 Grangemouth Stirling 15.5 miles View
A907 Causewayhead Halbeath 22.4 miles View
A985 Kincardine Bridge Rosyth 13.8 miles View
A997 Causewayhead Blairlogie 1.3 miles View
A8004 Checkbar Roundabout Bonnybridge 0.42 miles View  
B757 Auchinloch Milton of Campsie 4.2 miles View
B802 Kilsyth Chapelhall 12.3 miles View
B803 Falkirk Coatbridge 16.3 miles View
B805 Laurieston Maddiston 4.0 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
B904 Polmont Grangemouth Refinery 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
B998 Causewayhead Airthrey Castle 1.2 miles View
B8022 Limerigg Babbithill 4.5 miles View
B8028 Falkirk Couston 8.7 miles View
B8034 Port of Menteith Arnprior 5.0 miles View
B8037 Kippen Caulharne 1.6 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
B9036 East Carron Airth 3.1 miles 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     
T1 London Scrabster View
T28 Gretna Stirling View
T92 Dennyloanhead St Andrews View
T95 Stirling Crianlarich View


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


Main Article: Junctions in Stirlingshire

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Crossings in Stirlingshire

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