Sustainable Stirling Annual Report
Scotland’s 2009 Climate Change Act places duties on councils to
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • adapt to climate change
  • be sustainable in everything it does
  • submit an Annual Report outlining the work it has carried in line with Climate Change Duties.
The Council’s Sustainable Stirling Annual Report is a key document. This document is to communicate the council performance.
This is split into the following three sections:
  • Data required by the Scottish Government to show compliance with our Climate Change Duties;
  • Information that considers the Council’s wider impact and influence on greenhouse gas emissions in the Stirling area;
  • A wider range of sustainable development information
The current report was approved by the Environment & Housing Committee in November.
Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA)
Stirling Council has demonstrated its commitment to continuing environmental protection. They did this by becoming the first Scottish Local Authority to partner with the SEPA.
Close working between the Council and SEPA around common values led to the development of a joint SGA signing in August 2018
The Agreement details commitments for both parties and proposed an initial two-year programme. This consisted of 23 short-term practical projects covering a range of themes by partners.  The SGA will remain in place for at least four years.
The SGA aims to lead with the following outcomes:
  • Better connecting people and their environment
  • Making a flourishing city region with opportunities for all
  • Helping Stirling citizens to achieve social benefits
  • Developing economic opportunity in harmony with natural systems
  • Making the Stirling City Region more resilient
  • Making the Stirling City Region more sustainable

Alive with Nature Plan

The draft Alive with Nature Plan has been developed by officers from Stirling Council, NatureScot, SEPA and Green Action Trust with input from other key partners (including representatives from public and third sector organisations).

The Plan’s vision is that within the Stirling area we place Nature at the heart of life – Here and Now and it aims to transform the Stirling area into Scotland’s greenest region, where our thriving natural environment is enjoyed and valued by everyone.

All elements of the draft Alive with Nature plan have been refined through close working with partners and public consultation which took place between 23rd June and 27th December.


Details of the comments and representations received on the draft AWN Plan and the Council’s responses to those comments can be found in the Alive with Nature consultation report

The project has seen the installation of a district heating network in the Forthside area of Stirling.
District Heating
This is a network of insulated pipes used to deliver heat. This is in the form of hot water, from an energy source to an end-user which provides a means to transport efficient heat.
End-Users include The Peak, Forthbank Stadium and the Barracks Development in Forthside.
The project received funding through the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP). This is a joint Scottish Government and EU capital funding programme.
Stirling River Park
The vision for Stirling River Park is to transform the river corridor into a recreational and environmental asset at the heart of the City. This creates a high-quality open space that connects heritage sites, offers unique views and supports a range of outdoor activities for local people and visitors to enjoy.

Last updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:38 PM