Creative Stirling and Go Forth Stirling are teaming up this Friday (25 August) to run a whistle stop trail of the city, taking in some of Stirling’s arts, heritage, food and business highlights.

The ‘Stirling Connected’ event will take place from 1-4pm, when locals and visitors are invited to visit 5 designated sites across Stirling for a chance to win a £100 voucher for Made in Stirling.

The trail includes some of the city’s newest venues, including the Engine Shed and Stirling’s digital hub CodeBase. The event is part of Scotland’s Towns Partnership MSP Connector Programme, which aims to connect MSPs and their communities during the parliamentary recess, and is being supported by Bruce Crawford who will visit the sites along the route.

Creative Stirling Director Joe Hall explained: “The event offers an opportunity for locals and visitors to tour the city and experience some of its arts, heritage, digital and foodie delights. Participants will be some of the first to look around Stirling’s new digital hub CodeBase and there will be buskers providing music in the square over at the newly opened Engine Shed. We’re also delighted to have the support of Stirling Council, in helping us to create a pop-up art gallery below the castle, and of Forth Environment Link, in offering local food tasters from Stirling Food Assembly at Stirling Cycle Hub. We want to showcase some of the new attractions Stirling has to offer and would love participants to take lots of pictures along the route and share them on social media with the hashtags #MSPTownTime #StirlingConnected.”

Peter Betts, Chair of Go Forth Stirling, said: “We are delighted to be working with Creative Stirling, Stirling Council and other agencies to improve the destination value and prosperity of Stirling. It truly is an exciting time for Stirling, with the new Business Improvement District going ahead.”

Participants can pick up a map from any of the five venues on the route at Made in Stirling, CodeBase, The Engine Shed, Stirling Cycle Hub and Creative Stirling’s pop-up gallery at the back of the Castle on Raploch Road. Anyone who wants to take part can just check in to each venue on the ‘Stirling Connected’ event route to get their map stamped, maps with all five stamps will be entered into the prize draw at 4pm at Made in Stirling on 29 Murray Place.