Country Park stirling
STV Production -
Neil Oliver, Visit Scotland video about Scotland
Historic Scotland video about Stirling Castle
and varied woodlands provide homes for many birds and animals,
listen for the hysterical laughing call of the green woodpecker,
or the grating shriek of a jay. If you hear a chaotic crashing
sound high above your head, look up- grey squirrels can
often be seen chasing each other through the treetops.
In early July the
wildflower meadows are dotted with the spikes of thousands
of Greater Butterfly Orchids. Their beautiful flowers resemble
small white butterflies clinging on to the plant's stem.
|On a quiet summer
evening you may be fortunate enough to glimpse the shy
roe deer as they venture out of the woods to graze in the
fields. Not so long ago, the bings were barren and lifeless-
two grey hills of coal waste.
|Today, nature is
fighting back! Young birch, oak and Scot's Pine trees are
turning the landscape from grey to green, providing food
and shelter for countless small birds. In many areas vast
numbers of spotted orchids produce vivid splashes of pink
and purple from late spring onwards.
If you would like
to know more about the park, please contact the Countryside
Ranger Service on (01786) 442541 or write to Stirling Council,
Environmental Services, Countryside Ranger Service, Viewforth,
Stirling, FK8 2ET