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Kerse Road, Essential Bridge Works

Network Rail will begin work in January 2018 at Kerse Road to replace the railway bridge, providing clearance for the future electrification of central Scotland’s railway. This work will involve partial and then full closure of Kerse Road Bridge over a period of months, with the project due for completion in spring 2019. The Thistles has already been working closely with Network Rail and will continue to do so before and during the works. Please see below information on how to get aroun... Find Out More...

BLACK FRIDAY PROVES A SUCCESS AT THE THISTLES IN STIRLING

The Thistles in Stirling enjoyed a busy Black Friday with retailers offering up to 70% off.this As part of the centre’s ongoing 40 Good Deeds campaign, pupils from Alva Academy were on hand to help by hosting a gift wrapping station outside M&S with funds raised going towards their upcoming trip to Nicaragua. Pupils seen in the picture are (left to right) Alisa Wilson, Jayne Banner, Niamh Adamson, Rhiannon Chassels and Catherine Calder. Forty lucky shoppers also received a festiv... Find Out More...

PUTTING THE FUN INTO FESTIVE

CASTLEGAIT MALL IN THE THISTLES, STIRLING IS TRANSFORMED WITH A COLOURFUL INTERACTIVE MUSICAL WALL AND A ‘PLAY THE MUSIC QUIZ AND WIN’ COMPETITION The Thistles in Stirling has unveiled a dramatic new interactive music wall which has transformed Castlegait Mall and is guaranteed to put the fun into festive. The colourful installation which spans almost the entire length of the mall comprises of an oversized piano on one wall and a music quiz on the other. Sure to prove a big attract... Find Out More...

HUNDREDS OF EXCITED CHILDREN DESCEND ON THE THISTLES IN STIRLING FOR THE LAUNCH OF SNOW CIRCUS

FATHER CHRISTMAS – THE RINGMASTER AND HIS INCREDIBLE BIG TOP PERFORMERS READY TO DELIVER WONDERS, WISHES AND WOWS THROUGH DECEMBER The Thistles in Stirling was the scene of Christmas magic at the weekend as the centre launched Snow Circus, this year’s unmissable children’s festive activity. The opening of Snow Circus was a highlight of an action-packed day which included the annual Santa’s Reindeer Parade stopover in the centre and culminated in Stirling’s Christmas Lights Switch On. Ex... Find Out More...

THE THISTLES, STIRLING WELCOMES YANKEE STORE, SPECIALIST RETAILER OF YANKEE CANDLE TO THE CENTRE

Yankee Store, specialist retailer of Yankee Candle, the most recognised name in the candle business which specialises in premium scented candles, has opened a new store in The Thistles, Stirling. The new store which opened on Friday 27th October is located beside Muffin Break, in the 1,475 square foot unit previously occupied by Scentsations. Offering distinctive products and gifts at affordable luxury price points, Yankee Candle’s range spans scented candles, candleholders, accessories... Find Out More...

THE THISTLES, STIRLING TO HOST QUIET HOUR

The Thistles in Stirling will host a quiet hour in the centre on Sunday 29th October in order to make the shopping experience less stressful for customers affected by autism. Stores in the shopping centre will participate in the quiet hour between 10am and 11am by adjusting their lighting where possible and turning off in-store music. The Thistles has been working alongside national charity Scottish Autism to build understanding of the condition across the retailers. There will also be inf... Find Out More...

WORK TO OFFICIALLY COMMENCE ON THE CASTLEGAIT DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE THISTLES, STIRLING ON THE EVENING OF MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 2017

The Thistles Shopping Centre in Stirling has today announced that following the successful planning application for the Castlegait Development, work will officially commence on the evening of Monday 9th October. This will result in the closure of the Castlegait Mall to allow for the creation of a new 18,750 sq ft unit, which Boots will relocate to. Once built, the new Boots store will have its own double height entrance fronting onto Murray Place as well as on to the mall, allowing through... Find Out More...

THE THISTLES, STIRLING PRESENTS LIVING BRAND AUTUMN 2017

MAJOR RETAIL CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES REAL PEOPLE, REAL STYLE The Thistles in Stirling has unveiled its retail campaign for Autumn 2017, Living Brand, which celebrates the real style of real people. Shot on location within the centre, Living Brand is a celebration of individuality across a diverse group of men and women, all of whom chose their own looks which reflect their own authentic tastes. Challenging the notion of what constitutes style, Living Brand is a refreshing antithesis to t... Find Out More...

PAW PATROL PUPS CHASE AND MARSHALL AT THE THISTLES IN STIRLING PROVES A PAWSOME ATTRACTION TO HUNDREDS OF YOUNG FANS

The Thistles in Stirling was the scene of some pawsome action recently as Chase and Marshall from hit TV series PAW Patrol made personal appearances in the centre. The opportunity to meet Chase, the German Shepherd who likes to take charge and Marshall, the Dalmatian puppy, the team’s brave firedog, proved highly popular with over 200 children who travelled from far and wide eager to meet the canine heroes and have their picture taken. For kids, PAW Patrol is a fun way to learn bravery ... Find Out More...

THE THISTLES IN STIRLING JOIN FORCES WITH BANDEATH STRAY DOG SHELTER

DOG WALKING DAY IS THE LATEST OF THE CENTRE’S 40 GOOD DEEDS IN 40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR Management from The Thistles in Stirling enjoyed a lively afternoon in the company of canine friends from Bandeath Stray Dog Shelter last week as part of the centre’s 40 Good Deeds initiative. Running throughout the 40th anniversary year of The Thistles, 40 Good Deeds is the centre’s way of saying a big thank you to all of its customers and the local community. Aiming to help raise awareness of the f... Find Out More...

PAWSOME NEWS!

SEE PAW PATROL PUPS CHASE AND MARSHALL AT THE THISTLES IN STIRLING The Thistles in Stirling will be the scene of some pawsome action on Sunday 3rd September as Chase and Marshall from hit TV series PAW Patrol will make personal appearances at intervals between 11am and 4pm. The opportunity to meet Chase, the German Shepherd who likes to take charge and Marshall, the Dalmatian puppy, the team’s brave firedog is sure to be popular with children, and attendance at the free event can be sec... Find Out More...

Rocking it…. INTRODUCING Fearne Cotton’s super cool collection for Boots mini club

Boots mini club launches an exciting collaboration - with uber cool UK mum, Fearne Cotton. As you’d expect, FEARNE by Fearne Cotton is full of fashion clout and cool. The collection of 31 pieces (25 at launch with a further 6 options in October) is based on items that Fearne herself loves, such as faux fur coats, bombers and low slung trousers. With items for kids aged 9 months, to six years and from just £7, the collection oozes Fearne’s relaxed rock-chic style. But, as a mum of two, Fear... Find Out More...

BOOTS AND NEXT COMMIT TO THISTLES, STIRLING WITH LONG-TERM LEASES

The Thistles Shopping Centre in Stirling has today announced exciting plans to develop new stores for Boots and Next, both of whom have agreed new ten-year leases, cementing their long-term commitment to the centre and Stirling. The first phase of work, which begins this month, will create a new 18,750 sq ft unit for Boots to relocate to on Kings Mall, with a double height entrance fronting onto Murray Place. Initial construction work is expected to be completed by early 2018 and the new s... Find Out More...

M.A.C COSMETICS OPENS NEW CONCESSION WITHIN DEBENHAMS AT THE THISTLES, STIRLING

ICONIC MAKEUP BRAND ANNOUNCED AS THE LATEST BIG NAME TO LAUNCH IN THE STORE’S DESTINATION BEAUTY HALL M.A.C Cosmetics, the iconic makeup brand, is the latest heavyweight name to open a new flagship concession within Debenhams at The Thistles in Stirling. Famed for its socially-conscious initiatives which include no animal testing, rewards for recycling, a programme to help children with HIV/AIDS and the MAC AIDS Fund, the brand is one of the world’s top three makeup bra... Find Out More...

Hop between Stirling’s top attractions using the popular Stirling Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Service 1314 this summer.

Hop between Stirling’s top attractions using the popular Stirling Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Service 1314 this summer. The service runs seven days a week from Monday 3 July till Sunday 10 September with more trips between Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, bus station and the rail station. Service 1314 is operated on behalf of Destination Stirling. Your Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket can be used on any First bus within Stirling City – tickets can be bought on the bus or as part of the Stirling ... Find Out More...

LOCAL COMMUNITY TURN OUT IN HUGE NUMBERS TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THE THISTLES 40TH BIRTHDAY YEAR

This year, The Thistles is celebrating being at the heart of Stirling for 40 years and on Saturday 27th May the local community turned out in huge numbers as the birthday celebrations got off to a fun-packed start. The family-friendly birthday party, hosted by Capital FM’s Garry Spence who soundtracked the day with all the biggest hits, saw a range of activities in the mall including party games, fantastic competitions, balloon modelling and of course birthday cake. As a thank you to it... Find Out More...

GoApe Aberfoyle!

The Thistles are partnering with GoApe Aberfoyle to give you a chance to win a FREE family ticket! Visit our Facebook page to enter and then comment on the post who you’d like to share your adventure with! The closing date for comments is midnight on Sunday 9th April. Minimum age for partic... Find Out More...

MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARD WIN FOR THE THISTLES

HIGHEST LEVEL GOLD RECOGNITION FOR STIRLING SHOPPING CENTRE’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT The Thistles, Stirling’s central shopping destination, is celebrating after winning a Green Apple Environment Award in an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. The Green Apple Awards is one of the most high profile platforms for recognising Green endeavour, and The Thistles beat off stiff competition in the Environment... Find Out More...

DRAW YOUR MUM IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE STIRLING OBSERVER

Calling all budding young artists! WIN a fabulous VIP treat for your mum by drawing her picture. Send your entry by Friday 17 March to the address below and write one or two sentences on the back telling us why you love her. You and her could win this fantastic prize! £50 Toys R Us voucher £50 The Thistles voucher Bobbi Brown makeover and gift box Lunch for two in Debenhams Mother’s Day Competition Stirling Observer 34 Upper Craigs Stirling FK8 2DW Don’t forget to add a name a... Find Out More...