Stirling (Parliament of Scotland constituency)

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Stirling in Stirlingshire was a royal burgh that returned one commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland and to the Convention of Estates.

The Parliament of Scotland ceased to exist with the Act of Union 1707, and the commissioner for Stirling, John Erskine, was one of those co-opted to represent Scotland in the first Parliament of Great Britain. From the 1708 general election Culross, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Stirling and Queensferry comprised the Stirling district of burghs, electing one Member of Parliament between them.

List of burgh commissioners[edit]

  • 1474: James Shaw of Sauchie[1]
  • 1572 convention: James Shaw[1]
  • 1612: John Sherar[1]
  • 1646–47, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651: John Shorte, sometime provost[1]
  • 1702–07: John Erskine[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Joseph Foster, Members of Parliament, Scotland (1882) p. 313.
  2. ^ D. W. Hayton, ERSKINE, John (1660-1733), of the Sand Haven, Culross, Fife. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, 2002. Online version accessed 28 July 2013.