Stirling City Council approached the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital to ask for help in bringing to light the normally hidden financial returns which come from investing in green infrastructure. The report we produced is an analysis of two proposals outlined in the Stirling City Deal Masterplan: a River Project aiming to put the river back at the heart of Stirling life, and a new city park.

The report was intended to contribute to the discussion relating to a planned £600 million Stirling City Deal, before the final decision of £90 million was awarded. The report and comments were discussed in the Steering Group of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, but should not be taken as representing the views of, or endorsement by, individual Scottish Forum members.

The full report was published in November 2018 and is available here – download the Alive with Nature Report