14th March 2002

Stirling is granted city status

In the face of competition from Ayr, Dumfries and Paisley, Stirling was granted city status in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Reporting the announcement, the BBC explained that the criteria against which the applicants were judged were primarily their “notable features, including regional or national significance, historical and Royal features and a ‘forward-looking attitude’.”



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