The conference will be held at the University of Stirling
(Customised AMAST map (large),
to get here).
Nestling in lowland greenery of rolling hills and farmland,
the former town of Stirling was named as Scotland's newest
city as part of Her Majesty the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations
in 2002. Stirling, whose name signifies "place of strife",
sits on the narrow waistband of Scotland's central belt.
Stirling Castle, once the residence of Scottish Kings, perches
atop a long extinct volcano, trailing behind it the exquisite
architecture and cobbled streets of Stirling's Old Town,
both castle and cobbles testament to Scotland's more troubled
It was here that William Wallace - the Braveheart - and
Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. In memorial
was built the William Wallace Monument, while Bruce's historic
victory is vividly remembered at the Bannockburn Heritage
Centre. In more peaceful times Stirling wears its historic
importance lightly, and travellers are as likely to come
to Stirling for its contemporary shopping as they are to
visit the Victorian prison.
Further information can be obtained from
Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs Tourist Board,
who kindly helped us with the images of the local area above for the