The Stirling Mystery Photographer

The Stirling Mystery Photographer

 

 

Made In Stirling on King Street is currently running an exhibition “Our Photography: Place & Time” until the 20th April. It features several hitherto-unseen colour images of Stirling in the 1960’s, discovered by John Denham, who came across a small box of 35mm Kodachrome images in the practice during lockdown. John has been unable to discover the identity of the photographer, hence the moniker The Stirling Mystery Photographer. John passed the slides to David Mitchell, who is a photography enthusiast and Chair of the local Museum and Director of Cultural Assets at Historic Environment Scotland. David realised their historic and documentary significance as they show Stirling’s built environment in transition, with much of its fabric torn down to make way for new development; the images also capture the weeks before the unveiling of the Robert the Bruce statue.

Pictures show John at the exhibition with the Robert Bruce Statue and an image of Platt & Common Dental Practice, partially demolished in Murray Place.