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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 2.0    Calmness: 2.0    Helpfulness: 1.5   
Intellectualness: 2.5    Neatness: 1.0    Outgoingness: 3.5   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.03    Calmness: 2.98    Helpfulness: 2.91   
Intellectualness: 3.18    Neatness: 3.23    Outgoingness: 3.56   

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Name: Eibhilin macphail | Age: 17 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 7 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-03-02
Artisticness: 2   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 2   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 4   
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What do you like about Stirling?

I like the history, the nearby hills, some of which are gorgeous, the shops are OK and the university's location is fantastic.

What do you dislike about Stirling?

The council is terrible, as is shown by the recent PPP scheme to renovate most local high schools for the good of the pupils and residents, naturally, and oh look, the council have got a new building contract out of it... The education is pretty dire, as is the fact that most of the public facilities such as the swimming pool, cinema etc. are being moved out of the centre of town in the near future. Also, the new title of \"city\" hasn't done the place any favours, unless you count the tacky new \"Shining City of Stirling Sparkling\" Christmas lights. More and more of the \"city\" is now being built up as well.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?

Quite a few: the back walk, the King's Knot, the bastion in the Thistle Shopping Centre, King's park, the AMF bowling alley, the cinema is OK and the Smith art gallery is nice.

How expensive is it?

In terms of house prices, not sure but not exactly cheap I don't think. Most of the nice, high quality shops have long since gone though.
Is it safe?

About as safe as any city really.

How is the weather?
Quite cold in winter with very little snow, which quickly turns to slush, a lot of rain..can be nice in Spring though, as long there's a light breeze.







Name: Fiona McFadzean | Age: 17 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 7 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-03-02
Artisticness: 2   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 1   Intelligence: 2   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 3   
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What do you like about Stirling?

I love the historical aspect of it: the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, the Old Town Jail, King's Park, King's Knot, etc. The history is the only thing I really like about Stirling. The University of Stirling is also nice.

What do you dislike about Stirling?

Unfortunately Stirling Council is a disgrace and can't even organise wheelie-bin collection consistently. Education isn't great and once you've lived here for a while there is very little to do (unless you love history). The town is really quite horrible, as are the bus and train stations. Very little in the way of the arts.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?

The Back Walk near the castle, the Bastion in the Thistle Marches shopping centre, King's Park and the King's Knot. Also the bowling alley and Smith Art Gallery and Museum.

How expensive is it?

Depends if you like quality. In most cases, quality isn't really found in Stirling.

Is it safe?

Compared to a lot of cities, probably. As a city, I class it as a \\\"pretender\\\".

How is the weather?

Winter - Cold by my standards, but perhaps not my others'. Chill breeze. Not much snow, and when there is there's never much of it. Frost and ice to varying degrees. And rain, naturally.

Spring - Generally rain.

Summer - Sometimes warm with a nice breeze, frequently rain. Rarely very odd, or at least not by general standards. Temperature is relative!

Additional thoughts?

I'm not sure what kind of people will fit in here.