Scottish Gemmological Association


Monday 1st May, 2017

There will be a walking tour of Stirling and Stirling Castle led by an experienced local guide from the Scottish Tourist Guides Association.  Departure time from the hotel will be around 10a.m. and the tour will finish around 2p.m.

There is a section on the Conference Booking Form to request a place on this excursion.

Stirling Castle has a long and exciting history which traces a timeline back as far as 1107.   It was the key to the kingdom of Scotland, dominating a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands.

Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a great royal residence and a powerful stronghold.

Also at the Castle is the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum tracing over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments.

It is all well worth a visit!    Link -


Then there is the town of Stirling itself which, having developed outside the Castle walls,  has an equally interesting history as our walking tour will show.