The Thistles to the Castle

The Thistles to The Castle: Stirling Festival of Architecture


‘Streetbooks’ was a month long community book swap pilot, where locals and visitors can pick up a free book and share their pre-loved books to a new home. ‘Help yourself’ kiosks will be located in prominent sites around the city centre during the Festival of Architecture in September. Books will be provided by Stirling Library and Bloody Scotland with additional books being donated by the community.

‘Streetbooks’ was launched as an open competition where members of the public were invited to submit proposals for kiosk designs. Following the shortlisting of designs, icecream architecture worked closely with the selected designers to develop their proposals further and support the construction of the 4 pop-up kiosks installed in time for the Festival of Festivals weekend in Stirling.