Military Show, Stirling 18th June

Stirling Armed Forces Day – Held on Saturday 29 June 2019

Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of family fun and entertainment in Stirling's historic King's Park.

This year's highlights included:

Kennedy Cupcakes

Performed show stopping routines The Kennedy Cupcakes 1940/50s inspired dance troupe added a touch of glamour to the event! These delectable darlings of the stage transported audiences back to a time when the men were sweethearts & the women were even sweeter! Recalling the golden era & dressing in the finery of the times, the sensational Kennedy Cupcakes delighted the audience.

Dionne Hickey

Local girl Dionne began her career winning the “The Voice of Fife” in 2011 aged just 17. Since then Dionne has performed at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester Pride, Perth Concert Hall, and many prestigious events across the country

Dionne was featured in BBC1’s ‘Viva Variety’ showing the beginning of her career as a singer and as a result was asked to perform the theme track and play a part in a new movie The Last Love Letter.

UK Garrison Storm Troopers

The UK Garrison was formed in 2000 and has gone on to become one of the foremost Star Wars costuming groups in the UK - a part of the constantly growing 501st Legion, itself the largest costuming organisation in the world. UK Garrison are renowned for their high standard 'movie accurate' costumes, professionalism and dedication to fundraising for charity. Their goal to be the very best at what they do, to be present at the highest level of Star Wars related events and work with some of the biggest names in the Star Wars industry.

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

Visitors came from all across Scotland and further to enjoy a great day out and say a big “thank-you” to the Armed Forces.

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

  • 1145 Parade assembles at Port Street
  • 1200 Kennedy Cupcakes
  • 1200 Parade stepped off
  • 1230 Parade arrives at Kings Park
  • 1240 Silver Stars Parachute display team
  • 1250 Parade entered the arena
  • 1300 Parade Inspection
  • 1330 March Past
  • 1345 6,7 SCOTS Military Band with support from 7 Scots Pipes and Drums
  • 1410 Kennedy Cup Cakes
  • 1425 Cadet Drill competition and prize giving
  • 1450 Dionne Hickey
  • 1515 Tug of War (Stirling Highland Games)
  • 1535 Beating of the Retreat
  • 1600 Event Finish

Check out the Gallery for past Military Shows in Stirling as well as the National Armed Forces Day we hosted in 2014.


Getting here

This event had something for everyone with live music, parades and shopping in the City Centre. The Armed Forces Day was 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 was 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 Armed Forces Day, 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 Stirling 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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