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Stirling (Sruighlea in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland with a population of about 85,000. It covers most of the former county of Stirlingshire (except Falkirk) and the south-western portion of the former county of Perthshire. The administrative centre of the region is the City of Stirling itself. The region borders Clackmannanshire (to the east), Falkirk (to the south east), Perth and Kinross (to the north and north east), Argyll and Bute (to the north and north west), and both East and West Dunbartonshire, both to Stirling's southwest.

 

The majority of the population of the region is located in its southeast corner, in the city of Stirling and in the surrounding lowland communities: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan to the north, Bannockburn to the immediate south, and the three former coal mining communities of Cowie, Fallin, and Plean (known collectively as "The Eastern Villages").

The remaining 30 percent of the region's population is sparsely distributed across the rural, mainly highland, expanse in the north of the region. The southern half of this rural area comprises the flat western floodplain of the River Forth, bounded on the south by the Touch Hills and the Campsie Fells. North of the glen lie the Trossachs mountains, and the northern half of the region is generally mountainous in character.

Locations within Central:

Aberfoyle
Achmore
Airth
Alloa
Alva
Ardeonaig
Auchtoo
Avonbridge
Balfron
Balmaha
Balquhidder
Bannockburn
Blackstone
Blanefield
Bo'ness
Bonnybridge
Bridge of Allan
Buchany
Buchlyvie
Callander
Cambusbarron
Carron
Castlecary
Causewayhead
Clackmannan
Cowie
Crianlarich
Denny
Dollar
Doune
Drymen
Dunblane
Dunipace
Falkirk
Fintry
Forest Mill
Fowlis Wester
Gargunnock
Gartmore
Gartness
Glengyle
Grahamston
Grangemouth
Haggs
Inversnaid
Kennet
Kepculloch
Killearn
Killin
Kinbuck
Kingshouse
Kippen
Larbert
Lochearnhead
Morenish
Mugdock
Plean
Polmont
Port of Menteith
Rowardennan
Saint Ninians
Sauchie
Slamannan
Stirling
Strathblane
Strathyre
Stronachlachar
Suie
Thornhill
Tillicoultry


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