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A Memory of Bridge of Allan

Sixty-four years after the photograph was taken, little had changed when my father Donald Macdonald a resident of Bridge of Allan was buried at the Logie Kirk graveyard just the Ochil's side of the Craig. My Dad was a bus driver for Alexander's and on the day of his burial the roads to Logie Kirk were jammed with single and double-decker buses from Alexanders as almost the entire staff of the Stirling depot attended to pay their respects. I was there in support of my mother and little brother Ian. I was in uniform as I was stationed at RAF Wattisham in Suffolk and had spent the night in a train to get back to see him before he died. I failed. I saluted over his grave as he had been in the RAF during the war.

This view of Bridge of Allan is a poignant reminder to me of my father. My little brother Ian was born in sight of the Craig at Airthrey Castle (now the site of Stirling University) on 20th June 1950. What a powerful picture for me!

A memory shared by Alastair Macdonald , on Dec 31st, 2008.

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