|My good friend of 14 years, David R Ross,
author and historian, died suddenly of a heart attack on 2nd
I posted the message below on the
Memorial Book at Albannach
What will we do without our Guardian of Scotland? David was
the William Wallace of his time. He kept us going through dark
times. He always kept faith in his fellow Scots. Always believed
they would come to acknowledge who they truly were if they were
only given back their history. And that's what he did for us.
Gave us back our history. David's name will go down in
Scotland's history. No one deserves it more.
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland paid tribute to David,
David Ross was a tremendous enthusiast for all things Scottish,
and in particular for the memory of William Wallace.
Among David's outstanding contributions to
the wider understanding of Scotland's history was his leadership
of the commemorative march to London in 2005.
Those of us who attended and contributed to the service at St
Bartholomew's at Smithfield in London experienced an occasion as
memorable as a state funeral and as moving as a personal
David R Ross
at Stirling Castle for the Scottish government commemoration
700th anniversary of the death of William Wallace (27th August
David at Dunottar
Castle 28th August 1999
David at the end of the "Walk
for Wallace" 23rd August 2005
biggest smile) at the 2000 Braveheat Convention
Lin and David at the 1997
attended the memorial service for David at South Lanarkshire Crematorium,
on 11th January 2010, where a tremendous turnout of family and
friends gathrered to remember David.
At the end of the service, with everyone in tears, the Bay City
Rollers "Shang-a-Lang" struck up .... so David ...
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