Stirling City Centre BID

Invitation to Open Meetings Tuesday October 7 at 8am – 9.30 am & Thursday October 16 at 6pm – 7.30 pm.
McLaren Suite, Stirling Highland Hotel.

Stirling Scotland. A shopping, eating and leisurely day out in central Scotland.

Stirling's vibrant local economy is perfectly demonstrated by the range of quality retail outlets trading in Stirling city centre and the surrounding local areas. A number of these quality retailers have been highlighted on this page.

And the secret to their success and ability to compete with Internet based retailers is the fact that the are not just box shifters. They are offering quality, and very much essential, added value service and professional advice to customers for the products they are supplying. That's why they are still in business and that's why people still use them.

There are a fair share of national operators who have clearly identified Stirling as a vibrant place, where people have a higher than average disposable income. In Stirling you will find many of our well known national brand names that are located in just about all the shopping centres in the UK. They are well established as well with their Internet presence.

The national retailers are now using video to really engage with their customers. Below are example videos produced by Marks and Spencer and Boots, which have been uploaded to YouTube and embed code open for us all to enjoy and share. Small independent retailers should be doing this, and can help.

M&S TV. Recipes - Cod & Mash

M&S TV Mens: The Groom and Ushers.

Boots TV. Easy Steps for a fake tan

Boots TV: How to get the perfect red lip.

Stirling also has a range of really knowledgeable independent retailers, who actually have stock and products to sell. They can offer help and advice and in-depth product information about their specialist products and services, and are surprisingly competitive with online retailers, whilst offering customers so much more.