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Shopping in Stirlingshire, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire offers something for everyone, from well-known high street names to a host of little shops of exceptional quality and value. As well as six major supermarkets scattered across the city, Stirling’s Thistles shopping centre includes Marks and Spencer, Boots, Primark, Dorothy Perkins, H&M, Next, River Island, Waterstones, currently the only bookshop in the city apart from Stirling Books, Zara, FatFace, and many more.
On the western edge of Stirling stands Dobbies Garden Centre. Set in rural surroundings beside the River Forth and primarily a haven for gardeners, the centre also sells everything from pets and delicatessen food to books and clothing. There’s also a cafe and a Lakeland outlet has opened next door.
In Falkirk the Howgate Shopping Centre tends to have attracted most of the big names including Boots, Dorothy Perkins, River Island, H Samuel, Wallis, Trespass, USC and more. Falkirk’s Central Retail Park offers a similar range of outlets. Apart from cinemas, eating places and furniture stores, this is where to find Boots, Tesco, Sports Direct, Next, TK Maxx, Argos and other high street names.
At Tillicoultry and nestling under the spectacular setting of the Ochil Hills, lies the Affinity Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village. Everyone loves a bargain, and here’s the place to find High Street brands like Gap, Adidas, Jaeger, Charles Clinkard and Mountain Warehouse, at great prices all year round. Located right across the road from the huge Sterling furniture centre, this village also has its own spacious car parking area, children’s play area, and cafes.
19 King St, Stirling FK8 1DN
Contempo is Stirling’s award-winning gift boutique that offers a unique collection of Scottish and internationally-sourced gifts, interiors and greetings cards. Contempo work with local artists and artisans to handpick products that are unique and unusual. Visit website
2 Friars St, Stirling FK8 1HA
Imagine stepping into a shop and instantly falling in love, being transported back to your own childhood and feeling completely at ease as you take in the sights before you. This is exactly how customers describe their visit to Tinkerbells Emporium, a delightful little gift shop tucked away on the charming Friars Street in Stirling. Tinkerbells Emporium transports you to a place where magic lives on each shelf and where every detail grabs your imagination.
As the shop name suggests Tinkerbells Emporium certainly ticks the box for fairy lovers with its bounty of fairy homes and accessories but there is so much more to discover inside with everything from unicorns to candles, toys to heart warming wall plaques and not forgetting the scarves, trinkets and beautiful home decorations. There really is something for everyone inside. Visit website
Port St, Stirling FK8 2EN
Stirling Farmers’ Market is located on Port Street on the second Saturday of every month from 10am-4pm. Buying local/regional produce at the market means lower food miles, and benefits the local economy in terms of employment and growth. You can find a huge range of products at the market, including dry-aged Highland beef and lamb in season, fresh smoked fish and shellfish from the east coast, great bread in variety, chilli jams, chutneys and preserves, Scottish cheeses and butter, eggs and so much more! Visit website
7 Murray Pl, Stirling FK8 1DQ
For over 40 years Ian Gallacher has been making the finest bespoke diamond jewellery and has a well-earned reputation for quality, personal service and value. To this day, Ian is totally hands-on in the workshop and ensures that every piece of jewellery produced by his skilled team meets with his exacting standards.
The jewellers supply diamond rings, wedding bands, bracelets and necklaces to suit every style and budget. From diamonds to gem set pieces, Ian Gallacher pride themselves on having a range of styles for everybody and because it is a big investment and something you will want to wear for many years, you want to get it right. This is why they will take the time to get to know you and make sure that what you buy is perfect for you. Most customers will have a budget in mind when buying a diamond ring. Ian Gallacher can work with your budget and make sure you get the most for your money. Typically, an Ian Gallacher diamond ring will be up to 50 per cent cheaper than a ring of comparable size and quality found on the high street. Visit website
45 Glebe St, Falkirk FK1 1HX
Honey Bee Boutique is a fashion boutique that prides itself on offering high quality products at affordable prices. There is a fantastic range that includes Italian leather bags, fashion bags, ladies clothing, jewellery and scarves. Honey Bee look forward to welcoming you to their boutiques very soon. Visit website
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Image credits: ©Matej Kastelic/Victoria Andreas/stock.adobe.com; Stirling Farmers’ Market