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Start and end your walk around Riverside near to the Shore Road Bridge. Wander around this suburb of Stirling, surrounded on three sides by the River Forth and on the other by the Railway that arrived in Stirling in 1848 and was until the construction of the Forth Bridge in 1890, the main rail artery linking the Highlands and Lowlands. Riverside was also a port, with ships loading and unloading cargo until the start of the 20th century. You’ll learn about the many industries that existed in Riverside, from one of Scotland’s first oil refineries to a cooperage that constructed barrels for the whisky industry. Much of your walk will follow the River Forth as it winds its way around the area. Riverside offers excellent views of Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and Cambuskenneth Abbey.