Size (Metro)
16.1 km²
Population (Metro)

Opportunities in Stirling:

Kildean Business Park

Why invest in Stirling:


Leader of Stirling Council – Councillor Chris Kane

“With a recently published Economic Strategy for Stirling, we are committed to effecting transformational change that will deliver inclusive economic growth, our net zero ambitions, an inclusive skills ecosystem and create higher value jobs.

It’s an important time for Stirling.  The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal is unlocking private investment opportunities in the area in excess of £640 million.  Backed  by UK and Scottish Government investment of over £90 million, and regional partners including Stirling Council, Clackmannanshire Council, The University of Stirling and Forth Valley College, pledging to invest up to £124 million in the Deal we provide a strong covenant to inspire confidence in a range of attractive propositions to developers and investors.

It’s a privilege to be Leader of Stirling Council as we deliver exciting projects which build on Stirling’s reputation as a centre of business and innovation excellence, a place where culture will aid regeneration, and where people are at its heart.”

Stirling is delivering unrivalled global connectivity at a highly competitive cost. A university city that embraces growth and innovation in the historic heart of Scotland, Stirling’s businesses have access to a highly skilled workforce as well as world-class research, services and infrastructure. With a vibrant and connected local economy, the financial services, life sciences, tourism and food and drink sectors are flourishing in Stirling. This is in part thanks to a rapidly emerging digital technology sector and

world leading research and development. Stirling University Innovation Park hosts over 40 research and development businesses and underlines Stirling’s ability to build on academic strengths, supporting business infrastructure and driving business innovation and growth. A unique historic environment with a digital heart, an exceptional quality of life in the UK’s most affordable city, Stirling is a thriving location which welcomes investment.

  • UK’s 1st Gigabit City
  • 3,900 local businesses
  • 81% of businesses say the quality of life in Stirling is a strength
  • Central location, within an hour’s travel time for 50% of Scotland’s population
  • 16,426 students studying in further and higher education
  • 91% of all undergraduates were in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation

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