Military Show, Stirling 18th June

More information on timings and programme for the 2017 event will follow nearer the time

Stirling Military Show – Saturday 18 June 2016

Come and enjoy an afternoon of family fun and entertainment in Stirling's historic King's Park.

Highlights include:

  • 11:45 Parade assembles at Port Street – foot of King Street
  • 12:05 Parade steps off
  • 12:30 Parade arrives at King’s Park, Parade reforms, Vintage Military Vehicles and The Riders Branch RBLS Lap of Honour
  • 13:00 Veterans march into the main arena, Parade Inspection, Parade March Past
  • 13:45 The Kennedy Cupcakes dance troupe
  • 14:05 Police Dog Demonstration
  • 14:20 Megan Adams, formerly of The Poppy Girls
  • 14:35 Infantry Demonstration
  • 14:55 Stirling and Clackmannanshire Youth Jazz Ensemble
  • 15:15 Cadet Association Drill Competition - representatives from Air Cadets, Army Cadets and Sea Cadets
  • 15:30 The 5 Soldiers Community Group – youth dance group
  • 15:40 Tolbooth Trad Band
  • 16:00 The Kennedy Cupcakes dance troupe
  • 16:30 Beating of the Retreat – Band of the Royal Marines

The Kings Park will be open to the public at 11am for the Military Show.

This fantastic, free family day out will kick off with a parade of serving military personnel and cadets.

The UK Stormtroopers are now coming to the Military Show

The parade will leave Stirling's Port Street at 12:05pm and make its way through the city arriving at Stirling's King's Park for the Military Show Event.

We are anticipating visitors will come from all across Scotland and further to enjoy a great day out and say a big “thank-you” to the Armed Forces.

The Military Show is an annual event and a chance to honour those who work to keep the UK safe today.

Entry is free and the entertainment programme is packed with a parade, military displays, music, dancing and plenty of interactive fun to keep everybody happy.

The programme of events will finish at 5:00pm. This programme was correct at the time of print but may be subject to change.

Check out the Gallery for past Military Shows in Stirling, the National Armed Forces Day images as well as a preview of the line up for the 2016 event.


Getting here

This event has something for everyone with an event calendar live music, parades and don'f forget shopping in the City Centre. The Military Show will be held in the King's Park a few minutes walk from the City Centre. Stirling has excellent public transport links and visitors were urged to use public transport wherever possible.

Parking at the event is strictly limited and visitors are encouraged to park centrally using the Park and Ride facilities and walk to the event from the City.

Travelling by bus

Stirling is well serviced by a network of local and national bus services. Routes, times and fares to Stirling are available from Traveline Scotland.

Travelling by train

Stirling has excellent train services from the main cities in Scotland such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Perth as well as more local stations.

Travelling by air

Stirling is only 30 miles from Edinburgh Airport and only 35 miles from Glasgow Airport. Onward travel advise available on the airport websites: Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow Airport.

Disabled parking

There is some car parking for disabled blue badge holders on a first come first served basis.

A drop-off facility for disabled badge holders is provided at the event.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride options in Stirling city centre were available at:: Stirling Council - Park and Ride To help avoid unnecessary delays and maximise the Stirling Military Show, Stirling Council encouraged visitors to make travel plans and plot their journey ahead of time.

Travel tips:

  • Driving, please car-share wherever possible.
    For more information, visit: Liftshare
  • Respect other road-users, local residents and spectators
  • Visit Traffic Scotland for the latest travel information


Check out Visit Scotland's Website for information on accommodation in Stirling.

A spectacular day of entertainment!

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Haste ye back!

Haste ye back

Stirling Castle

Haste ye back to Stirling - Standing at the mouth of the great River Forth, guarding the border between the Highlands and Lowlands, Stirling has always been the very heart of Scotland.

Its castle was a favourite residence of Scotland’s kings where they held court, feasted, hunted and witnessed spectacular tournaments. The plains either side of the river were also the sites of some of the most important battles for control of the kingdom, like Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

Nowadays Stirling is a wonderful place to enjoy history, culture, countryside, adventure activities and much more. Having sampled all that it has to offer during June’s day of entertainment – the Stirling Military Show Event – you'll be sure to return again and again.

Among our most celebrated attractions are:

Stirling Castle: One of the top visitor experiences in Europe, this magnificent castle is one of the most important places in Scottish history. Childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and of James VI and I, it was a place of majesty. Today you can experience the refurbished 16th century royal palace of James V and Marie de Guise, see the Great Hall, Chapel Royal, walk the ramparts and enjoy the state-of-the-art visitor centre. The Castle also holds regular events and activities.

The Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre:

Bannockburn Heritage Centre Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Over seven hundred years after the battle, experience medieval combat like never before. The visitor centre’s cutting edge 3D technology puts you right at the heart of the action as you stand face-to-face with lifesize medieval warriors. Collect tips from the characters you'll meet in the Prepare for Battle area and then put them to use in the Battleroom, where you'll lead your own troops and pit your wits against fellow visitors on the virtual battlefield.  After the battlegame, we'll show you what happened in 1314 and uncover how Robert the Bruce led his troops to victory over Edward II.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum: Located inside the castle, this museum tells the 200-year story of one of the British Army’s elite regiments. The castle was the regimental headquarters and the museum tells its story through the experiences of its soldiers, NCOs and officers. It’s a chance to discover tales of courage and commitment from the Boer War, both world wars and beyond.

The National Wallace Monument: Reopening after a major refurbishment, the National Wallace Monument towers above the city and the battlefield where William Wallace one his great victory of 1297. Visitors can discover the story of Scotland’s Braveheart as part of a great day out.

Whatever you enjoy – Stirling is the place

For shopping, walking, dining out, sports, art, entertainment, events and festivals Stirling is the perfect place to visit. A few more examples of what we have to offer include:

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