COOKING UP A WINNING STYLE

SCOTLAND’S INSPIRATIONAL ‘CHEF OF THE YEAR’ LORNA McNEE STEPS INTO THISTLES FASHION FLASHBULBS AS PART OF #STIRLINGSHINES CAMPAIGN Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling has announced Scotland’s ‘Chef of the Year’ Lorna McNee as the latest recruit to its #STIRLINGSHINES marketing campaign which celebrates the achievements of inspirational talent. One of the most exciting rising stars on the UK’s culinary scene, the 31-year-old who grew up in Forres and now lives in Auchterarder in Perthshir... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF NEW ‘MADE IN STIRLING’ STORE

EXCITING POP-UP WILL RUN FOR THREE MONTHS AND INVITES SHOPPERS TO INVEST IN HANDMADE, CONTEMPORARY ART, DESIGN AND CRAFT FROM LOCAL TALENT Thistles, Stirling has announced the launch of Made in Stirling, an exciting new pop up store which aims to support local talent within the creative industries. Presented in collaboration with Creative Stirling, the not-for-profit community arts organisation working towards making the city a lively and culturally diverse place to live, work and visit, ... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING WELCOMES NEW RETAILER

JOULES, THE PREMIUM BRITISH LIFESTYLE BRAND TO OPEN ON WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST AT 9.30AM Thistles, Stirling has confirmed that Joules, the premium lifestyle brand will open a new store in the centre on Wednesday 15th August in the former Ann Summers unit. Established by Tom Joule nearly three decades ago, Joules creates clothing, footwear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as an expanding range of homewares, toiletries and eyewear collections. The arrival of this high-p... Find Out More...

Boots UK Unveils its Brand New Store in Stirling

New 11,205 sqft store has been designed using feedback from customers to offer the very best feel good experiences. The Stirling Boots UK team are celebrating the opening of their brand new, relocated store in the Thistles Shopping Centre, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony alongside Bruce Crawford, the local MSP, and Elizabeth Fagan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Boots. The 11 and a half week relocation project has created a beautiful new Boots of the future, off... Find Out More...

FREE PARKING EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY AT THISTLES, STIRLING

Thistles, Stirling has announced it will offer free parking every Sunday for the entire month of July. In a move sure to prove popular with customers the free parking will apply on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of July. Thistles has two safe and secure car parks and over 1,300 spaces. Both car parks are easy to access, are clean and well-lit with regular security patrols and 24-hour CCTV monitoring. Disabled and family parking bays are available for customers. The car parking is easy ... Find Out More...

THISTLES SUMMER OF SPORT

MONDAY 9TH JULY - SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST FREE DAILY ENTERTAINMENT TENNIS MINI LESSONS AND TOURNAMENTS WIMBLEDON FINALS LIVE BROADCAST MINI GOLF * BASKETBALL GAMES * ARCHERY FUN Summer just got a whole lot more fun as Thistles, Stirling announces its month-long Summer of Sport…and everyone is invited! Taking place outside of Boots between 12pm and 4pm daily, Summer of Sport will give budding champions the chance to take on four different sports, completely free, throughout the action-... Find Out More...

SUPER HERO SUCCESS AT THISTLES, STIRLING

Thistles, Stirling welcomed a Batman lookalike into the centre as part of its Wolf Pack Kids’ Club. The free event saw the caped crusader fly in to the delight of scores of super hero fans who enjoyed a rare photo opportunity with the elusive hero. Commenting about the activity, Gary Turnbull, Centre Director, Thistles, Stirling said, “It is not every day we have the opportunity to welcome a super hero to the centre and there was great excitement when he made a flying visit to Thistl... Find Out More...

RETURNING DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

WATERSTONES ANNOUNCES THE GRUFFALO TO VISIT THISTLES, STIRLING ON SUNDAY 8TH JULY The Gruffalo, one of the world’s best loved monsters, will make a very special return visit to Thistles, Stirling on Sunday the 8th of July, 2018. Due to unprecedented demand and following the popularity of its previous appearance last year which saw hundreds of children descend on the store, Waterstones announces The Gruffalo is coming back! The free event, which this time will take place within the ce... Find Out More...

DISCOVERING THE UNDISCOVERED

THISTLES, STIRLING ANNOUNCES YOUNG ICE SKATING TALENT BRODIE SNEDDON FOR #STIRLINGSHINES CAMPAIGN Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling has announced one of the country’s most promising young ice skating talents, 12-year-old Brodie Sneddon, as the latest recruit to its #STIRLINGSHINES marketing campaign for 2018. Aiming to discover the undiscovered, #STIRLINGSHINES celebrates the achievements of local talent. From undiscovered photographers, designers and artists, to chefs, musicians and s... Find Out More...

DISCOVERING THE UNDISCOVERED

THISTLES, STIRLING LAUNCHES #STIRLINGSHINES WITH AIM OF PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL TALENT ACROSS 2018 Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling today launched its retail marketing campaign for 2018, #STIRLINGSHINES, with the help of one of Scotland’s most inspirational young talents,13-year-old Lee Welsh. Aiming to discover the undiscovered, #STIRLINGSHINES will celebrate the achievements of local talent and give them the chance to shine. From undiscovered photographers, designers and arti... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING PRESENTS WARDROBE GOALS – AN EXCITING TEN DAY INTERACTIVE SPRING FASHION EVENT

PLUS WIN THE WARDROBE OF YOUR DREAMS! Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling will be the country’s most fashionable destination next week with the arrival of Wardrobe Goals, a unique and exciting fashion event guaranteed to wake up your wardrobe for spring 2018. Launching on Friday 4th May and running for ten days until Sunday 13th May, Wardrobe Goals is an unmissable, free interactive fashion consultation located outside Boots between 9am – 5.30pm. Take a trip to the wardrobe of your dr... Find Out More...

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINS FOR THISTLES, STIRLING

SHOPPING CENTRE ACHIEVES HIGHEST LEVEL GOLD RECOGNITION FOR GARDEN WITH BEES INITIATIVE AND RECYCLING IMPROVEMENTS, PLUS SILVER AWARD HONOUR FOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling is celebrating after winning two Scottish Green Apple Awards in the annual campaign to find the country’s greenest companies, councils and communities. The Scottish Green Apple Awards is one of the most high-profile platforms for recognising green endeavour, and Thistles has beaten off comp... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING ENJOYS SWEET SUCCESS WITH THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Thistles, Stirling was turned into a chocolate wonderland for five tantalisingly tasty days. Based on the yummiest book ever written, The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Thistles Chocolate Factory offered free chocolatey goodness and unmissable treats for eager youngsters and their families. These included Chocolate Creator and Crazy Cookie Creations Stations, Story Telling and Chunk the Chocolate Monster Wooden Spoon Crafts as well as Sweetie Jar Decorating and Ice Cream Making. Co... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING LAUNCHES THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

TANTALISINGLY TASTY FREE CHOCOLATEY GOODNESS STARTS TOMORROW AND RUNS FOR FIVE DAYS Thistles, Stirling will be turned into a chocolate wonderland starting tomorrow (Thursday 5th April) and running for five tantalisingly tasty days. Based on the yummiest book ever written, The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, visit Thistles Chocolate Factory for five full days of FREE chocolatey goodness! Located outside Boots, and taking place 11am – 4pm, the unmissable treats include: Thursday 5t... Find Out More...

RENTON, BEGBIE, SICK BOY, SPUD…WHO IS WEARING DEAD MEN’S TROUSERS?

THISTLES, STIRLING ANNOUNCES IRVINE WELSH BOOK SIGNING AT WATERSTONES THE FINAL NOVEL IN THE TRAINSPOTTING STORY Thistles, Stirling is delighted to announce Irvine Welsh will be signing copies of his forthcoming new book, Dead Men’s Trousers, at Waterstones from 3pm on Saturday 24th March. Fast and furious, scabrously funny and weirdly moving, the book is the final novel in the Trainspotting story and sees a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting. The book will be availab... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING LAUNCHES THE WOLF PACK KIDS’ CLUB FOR 2018

HOWLINGLY GOOD IN-CENTRE ENTERTAINMENT WILL OFFER FREE, FUN-PACKED SESSIONS TO ‘THE WOLF PACK PUPS’ WITH STORYTELLING, GAMES, DRAWING, SINGING AND DANCING Thistles, Stirling has launched The Wolf Pack, an entertainment-filled kids’ club, taking place once a month throughout 2018. A fantastic range of themes including Teddy Bears Picnic, Nature Detectives, Super Heroes, Dino Dig, Kung Fu Crazy, Wizarding School and Musical Madness, will guarantee younger visitors – The Wolf Pack Pups - a... Find Out More...

THISTLES, STIRLING MOTHER’S DAY PAMPER EVENT THIS SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 11AM – 4PM

Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, Thistles, Stirling is inviting all mums to join a host of retailers and brands on Saturday 10th March for the perfect mum and daughter day out. A number of free beauty demonstrations and pampering stations from brands including MAC Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, Urban Decay and Clarins will be located outside HMV between 11am – 4pm. What’s more, visit the special Mother’s Day interactive vending machine and receive a fantastic free beauty gift courtesy of Debenha... Find Out More...

CUPID CALLS ON THISTLES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Love was in the air at Thistles, Stirling at the weekend ahead of Valentine’s Day this Wednesday. Cupid called on shoppers from a Valentine’s Telephone Box within the centre with an array of romantic compliments and on-the-spot prizes given to those who were lucky enough to pick up incoming calls when passing. Two real-life cupids were also on hand to keep shoppers entertained with love-themed sweet treats, retailer prizes and naughty but nice compliments. Speaking about the weekend,... Find Out More...

THE BASTION JAIL REOPENS WITHIN THISTLES, STIRLING

RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE ON POPULAR VISITOR ATTRACTION The Bastion and Thieves’ Pot, the 16th century jail located within Thistles, Stirling has reopened following a number of improvements and restoration. The Bastion was a 16th century defensive tower, originally guarding an angle of Stirling’s Town Wall. The Thieves' Pot was a dank cell beneath The Bastion. Now beautifully restored, the popular family and tourist attraction contains a superb display of the Bastion’s histo... Find Out More...

THISTLES APPOINTS NEW CENTRE DIRECTOR

Thistles, Stirling has appointed Gary Turnbull to the role of Centre Director. He brings a wealth of experience in facilities and operational management, as well as a strong background in improving customer service. Prior to joining Thistles, Gary worked at intu Braehead in Glasgow for 19 years where latterly he was General Manager. Gary oversaw the delivery of operations for five different and highly busy segments of the business including the main centre, the adjacent retail park, the ar... Find Out More...

THE THISTLES, STIRLING ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF QUIET HOUR WITH INITIATIVE CONFIRMED TO NOW RUN ONCE A MONTH FOLLOWING POSITIVE FEEDBACK

The Thistles in Stirling has announced that due to the success of the first Quiet Hour which took place in October, the initiative will now become a regular fixture in the centre. Aiming to make the shopping experience less stressful for autistic customers, and following the positive feedback received from both customers and retailers, Quiet Hour will now take place in the centre on the first Sunday of every month between 10am – 11am beginning Sunday 4th February. Stores in the shopping... Find Out More...