Dr Murray Cook is very proud to be Stirling Council’s archaeologist. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Stirling University and lectures at Forth Valley College. He runs regular free walks and lectures across Stirling and also an annual training field school under Rampart Scotland.
He has undertaken numerous excavations across the region and published over 40 books and articles. He won a Stirling’s Provost Award in 2018 for his work for the Council, where he has helped raise over £300,000 to be spent on community archaeology and research and has even got invited to see the Queen at Holyrood Palace, along with a few hundred others! He has appeared on several TV programmes, and has sometime even been paid! He writes a regular column in the Stirling Observer and runs Stirling Archaeology, a Facebook page dedicated to Stirling’s fantastic heritage!
Dunblane’s first 1000 years explores Dunblane’s early history and it’s original name from the Romans to Bishop Clement.