Stirling has been announced as the sole Scottish bit to make the longlist for UK City of Culture 2025, boosting, a bold aim to put culture at the heart of the area’s regeneration and growth ambitions.
Balquhidder is an hour’s drive from Stirling’s city centre, taking in spectacular mountain and lochside views in the grandeur and open spaces of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Balquhidder is able to reach speeds of 1GBps and provide community owned broadband to all properties in the glen offering the desired work-life balance.
The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal is bringing over £90million of investment in the infrastructure and key industries over the next few years, creating opportunities for economic growth.
Stirling is at the heart of Scotland, the UK’s top performing region for Foreign Direct Investment outside of London (EY2020). Set in a unique historic environment area that boasts stunning landscape complemented by some of Scotland’s finest countryside, it offers an exceptional quality of life. In 2019 Stirling was ranked as Scotland's most affordable city for the sixth consecutive year (Lloyds, 2019).
Ideally located for all transport links and growth corridors, Stirling was chosen to be the UK’s first Gigabit city and has an equally ambitious programme to support superfast broadband delivery providing rural communities with high speed connectivity.
With direct access to international markets, Stirling is a place for growth through a culture of world class innovation in a number of sectors including aquaculture, digital technology, sport, dementia technology and creative industries.
Stirling is already home to successful, innovative companies with growth at their heart. These range from family companies that have prospered and flourished over decades, businesses relocating to take advantage of Stirling’s open spaces and skilled workforce, as well as ground breaking start-ups that can see Stirling’s ambitious vision for its future at the heart of their own plans for development.
The University of Stirling is designed and driven by transformative thinking. Its graduates stand out to global employers and more than 97% of Stirling students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Forth Valley College is recognised throughout the UK and beyond for its inventive and creative approach to learning and teaching.
Stirling is vibrant and dynamic, delivering unrivalled global connectivity at a highly competitive cost
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