David R Ross Tribute Stirling




DAVID R ROSS TRIBUTE STIRLING
This afternoon, friends of the late Davie Ross got together beneath the commemorative tree in Stirling to install a memorial plaque to our dear friend.
Crafted by Strathleven Artizan, Arthur Murdoch, Gordon Aitken had set it in place.

Placed alongside it were stones selected from Elderslie, Lanark, Loudoun Hill, Robroyston & the Abbey Craig.
Thus was represented the main places where ourselves & Davie had visited often, & also had followed in the footsteps of Wallace.

Gordon spoke about how Davie had inspired him, right from the very beginning, then asked each of us in turn to say a few words about how we came to know him.
Floral tributes were then laid at the base of the tree.
It was a very emotional experience for us all.

Rounded off by a few numbers from the guys, it was a fitting tribute to the Big Warmer.

Some of us then went to Cambuskenneth Abbey, where we laid a white rose & a small saltire on the flat stones supposedly marking the burial place of Wallace’s arm.
I have been doing this for the last 12 years.

The very dreich day & constant rain couldn’t dampen our spirits.
Thanks to Kate & Mike, Bill & Val, George, Duncan, Arthur, Frank, Ted, Malcolm, Duncan, & of course, Gordon for organising it.

Base of the tree is looking very tidy indeed
Gordon says a few words about David
Ted & Duncan
Kate tells us what David meant to her
Freedoms Flame sing us a few tunes
A very dreach day made better by like minded patriots presence
 

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