The University of Stirling was 40 years old in 2007. We opened our doors on 18 September 1967 to 164 undergraduate and 31 postgraduate students.
Britain's most beautiful university campus opened its doors to everyone, as the University concluded its 40th Anniversary celebrations with an Open Day.
As part of the University's 40th Anniversary, we held a special reunion weekend for over 200 alumni back on campus.
Built on the estate of the 18th-century Airthrey Castle and lying two miles from the Royal Burgh of Stirling, the site of the University was chosen out of a field of candidates including Dumfries, Inverness, Ayr, Falkirk, Perth and Cumbernauld.
Over the last 40 years the University has evolved and grown and we now have 9,000 students and campuses in the Highlands and the Western Isles.
We will be adding memories, stories and information about the history of the University over the last four decades to this website.
If you would like to contribute memories of your time at the University as a staff or student member, or have some information you think we would like to know please contact us by completing the online form.
Above right: The first degree ceremony - Pathfoot December 1968, Lord Robbins presiding.
The University of Stirling, Beginnings and Today by RG Bomont.