Stirling's Built Heritage in Numbers

Learn more about Stirling's built heritage in numbers. Uncover the extent of Scotland’s heritage of traditional buildings and areas, and their current condition.

Extent of our heritage 

  • There are 47,650 Listed Buildings in Scotland.
  • 1,474 of Scotland’s Listed Buildings are in the Stirling Council area, that’s 3% of Scotland’s total including 90 Category A, 652 Category B and 732 Category C.
  • Scotland has some 631 Conservation Areas equating to an estimated 237,200 buildings (of all building ages) which make up 9.4% of Scotland’s stock.
  • The City of Stirling has 11 Conservation Areas.  Of these Stirling Town and Kings Park represent approximately 70% of the historic fabric of Stirling's Conservation Areas. Source
  • There are approximately 2.36 million dwellings in Scotland, of which ¾ are in private tenure.  Flatted properties of all ages total over half a million dwellings!
  • 455,000 are traditionally constructed dwellings built before 1919 which is equal to approximately 20% of Scotland’s domestic stock. Source

The condition of our traditional heritage  

  • Approximately 1.5 million dwellings have some disrepair to the critical elements (that’s  external elements that make buildings wind and watertight or structurally sound).  This amounts to over 70% for all properties built before 1965 and 77% for pre-1919 dwellings. Source
  • 1/3 of pre-1919 dwellings are tenements; possibly around 20,000 buildings. This building type and age group has the highest levels of urgent repair. Source
  • Between 50-80% of properties surveyed in the Scottish Border towns require some form of maintenance.
  • Glasgow is thought to have some 24,000 stone facades, 97% of which are in need of repair to some extent. Source
  • There are currently 2,525 Buildings at Risk in Scotland 10 of which are in Stirling. Source  

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