The Stirling Dinner

The Merchant Guildry of Stirling will host the inaugural Stirling Dinner on 25th September 2019 in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Honorary Guild Brother.

The Stirling Dinner

About The Stirling Dinner

25th September 2019
7pm - 10.30pm
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ
£85
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THE STIRLING DINNER

The Merchant Guildry of Stirling, celebrating its 900th year, will host the inaugural Stirling Dinner on 25 September 2019 in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, Honorary Guild Brother.

The black tie dinner in Stirling Castle will celebrate the commercial and cultural contributions and many successes of the city, and the people woven into its rich historical tapestry - past and present.

Alasdair Gammack, Dean of The Merchant Guildry of Stirling, said: “We look forward to bringing sons, daughters and friends of Stirling from around the city and from around the world to join us for good food and good chat in this historic setting! Whether you were born here, live here, work here or study here, you have the shared experience of being part of this exceptional city.

“Stirling is the historic beating heart of Scotland and it is a special place to live and work. We are surrounded by stunning scenery, immersed in a rich history and steeped in culture. Research shows that Stirling is the best city in Scotland to start a new business, so it is still a pivotal location for ‘merchants’ and remains a thriving hub of commerce.

“The Stirling Dinner celebrates Stirling. Scotland’s oldest Guildry has been there every step of the way for 900 years and to mark this landmark anniversary we are hosting this wonderful celebration of the burgh of Stirling – one of which we are greatly proud to play our part.

“We are delighted that The Princess Royal will join us. It will be a very special evening in the history of our city and we look forward to welcoming all who want to join us in this celebration.”


Guests will be welcomed by the award-winning Queen Victoria School Pipe Band and enjoy a drinks reception with a performance from former Stirling Makar, Clive Wright, before sitting down to a three course meal in the Great Hall.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities.
The Merchant’s Guildry of Stirling is the oldest in Scotland and was established 900 years ago to protect trade within the historic burgh.

With the establishment of town councils across Scotland in 1833 the Guildry lost its power making decisions over the running of the burgh. Today it exists as a charity to safeguard and promote the historical traditions of the Guildry and the city of Stirling and its surrounding area, and it has developed a role as the natural forum for Stirling’s benefactors.

Tickets for The Stirling Dinner are limited and are priced £85 per person. There will be a £30 discount on tables of 10 booked (£200 deposit required). Ticket application and payment deadline date is 2 September 2019.

For further information email stirlingdinner@guildryofstirling.co.uk.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Stirling Dinner are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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