Allan’s Primary School Bastion, Stirling
14 September 2019
This beehive bastion projects from the Old Town Wall, behind Allan’s Primary School, dates from the 1500’s its three gun loops would have been used to fire at any approaching enemies. It later served as a gunpowder store, was converted into a Doocot sometime in the 1700’s and, more recently, was renovated in 2003. The Old Town Wall itself is constructed directly onto the rock which, in many places throughout the Old Town, is only just below the ground surface. Take this rare opportunity to come along and see inside and find out a bit more about this little building. A projecting work in a fortification designed to permit fire to the flanks along the face of the wall.
Limited disabled access – low entrance door, please mind your head!