Eight of us met for coffees before setting off on our run to visit War Memorials and gardens.
This was a rather more 'industrial' tour than our previous outings. The towns south of Stirling suffered greatly in both wars.
We had a TD, a Midget, an MGBGT and our own MGB.
Our first stop was at Doune:
We drove on through Dunblane, passing the War Memorial down the hill near Allan Water before following the A9 to Bridge of Allan, where we stopped at the cash-point:
The A803 took us to Kilsyth. and the Memorials in Burngreen. This is a quiet and beautiful park in an otherwise unglamorous town.
There are also two Memorials to Kilsyth bandsmen on the old bandstand, 18 men killed from just two local brass-bands:
Here are the names from The Kilsyth Town and Victoria Band, how evocative that these young men had once played together for leisurly, sunny Saturdays and then joined-up to fight for King and Country:
At this stage we had passed over a thousand names...