OswaldThe Stirling Smith is a museum and art gallery in the town of Stirling (durr, where else?).

Like many local museurms it is a treasure trove of curios and unusual artefacts, mostly relating to the hitory of the town. Well worth a visit if you are in the neighbourhood.

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More unusual, perhaps, is the fact that the museum has adopted a cat, Oswald. He is black and white and is quite a character. We kept an eye out for him during our visit but with no success. Then on our way out of the building, who should we bump into? The curator was kind enough to scoop up Oswald (who looked more interested in getting inside for a spot of lunch, no doubt, than in talking to us) and letting us pet him.

So, as a consequence, the Stirling Smith gets a 5 star rating from me, anyway!