The Craigs in Stirling
Upper Craigs is home to over 30 Stirling businesses ranging from bars and restaurants to a variety of professional services, household goods suppliers, fashion retailers and personal lifestyle services, there is a surprising amount on offer on Upper Craigs in Stirling City Centre - just around the corner from the main Thistle's Shopping Centre.
Branching to the right of King Street leads into the 'Craigs' shopping area adjoining the Thistle's Shopping Centre and covering Port Street, Dumbarton Road, Pitt Terrace, Allan Park and Upper Craigs all offering a fine selection of quality restaurants and traditional shops.
The main junction of the Craigs is dominated by the Wolfcraig Buildings, a unique architectural showpiece which was one of the first buildings in the country to be constructed with steel beams and also to have electric lighting. If you look up you will see the wolf, a special symbol of Stirling's history & myths.
At the far end you can relax at the Black Boy Fountain and gardens, then make your way to the shops in Dumbarton Road past what remains of the Old Town Wall, leading to the beautiful gardens surrounding the Albert Halls, the Back Walk (one of Europe's finest urban walkways) and the famous Smith Art Gallery.
Since early 2014 and into early 2015 plans are in place to invite all the businesses in the City Centre of Stirling to come together to create a “Business Improvement District“ - a BID. This has been done in many cities in England and Scotland and has helped regenerate cities such as Hull, Nottingham, and Swindon, Farlkirk, Bathgate and Elgin. We anticipate that many of the business in the Upper Craigs will support the Stirling BID.