A STIRLING library has received an international award for their outstanding innovation and achievement.

Bannockburn Library and its makerspace secured the honour at the Edge Conference in Edinburgh, an annual celebration of good practice in library projects.

The Bannockburn facility reopened in 2022 following a major refurbishment and includes a suite of creative tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers.

Councillor Gerry McGarvey, convener of Stirling Council’s community, wellbeing and housing committee, said: “Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the refurbishment of Bannockburn Library and our staff for winning this prestigious award.

“This ambitious project has transformed Bannockburn Library into a modern and friendly space that meets the needs for the community, while the makerspace has given a wide range of people an opportunity to use technology and creative tools that may have been previously unavailable to them.

“Both the library and the makerspace have proved hugely popular with local residents and businesses since they opened and this accolade is well-deserved recognition for this ground-breaking community resource.

“I look forward to seeing how our award-winning Bannockburn Library and its makerspace develops in the future and would like to see this innovative work replicated in other community facilities and spaces across Stirling.”

The makerspace at Bannockburn library is open on Mondays and Fridays. More info can be found on the Stirling Council website.