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apanderson
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Stirling Old High School Reply with quote

Now the Stirling Highland Hotel.





From Wikipedia:

"A stained glass window created by Mr James Atterson to commemorate the school's victims of the World Wars.

The following is Mr Atterson's description of the window from when it was installed in the old school. It has subsequently been moved to the new high school.

This Memorial Window is built into the fabric of the School on the site of the town wall, which guarded our town in days gone by. In keeping with the School's ancient history and traditions, it is fitting that the medieval language of Chivalry and Heraldry should be used in the design. This design is built round the Christian Symbol of the Cross - the Cross of Service, Sacrifice and Salvation. This Cross is formed by the central mullion and transom. With shields in the upper portion are placed the emblems of the Services :- The Royal Navy is represented by the anchor, symbol of faith and steadfastness. The Army is represented by the firmly-grasped sword of Justice, raised in defence of freedom and right. The Royal Airforce is represented by a wing issuing from a cloud, symbol of these gallant Knights of the Air who dared all in defence of our country. The Merchant Service is represented by the trident issuing from a wave, symbol of the service which maintained our life-line throughout the seven seas at such high cost. On the right lower portion of the window, is the figure of Queen Margaret, taken from our School badge, and at her feet the wolf of Stirling, traditionally associated with the ancient history of our town. On the left, against a background of the old School and the Tree of Life and Knowledge, is the figure of a kneeling Knight in a Crusader's Cloak, offering his earth-won laurels in exchange for the Crown of Life. Above the figure of Queen Margaret is the inscription, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life." May this memorial give lasting form to the image each of us carries in our heart and mind of a "Verray parfait gentil Knight" who dared all, gave all, gained all."




I'm not quite sure if this was originally part the window described above.





The former High School of Stirling which dates from 1854; the later extension designed by James MacLaren was added in 1888 and includes a copper domed observatory tower at the south-east end of the building. The conversion of the High School to the Stirling Highland Hotel took place between 1989 and 1991.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this link which shows the Memorial described above in it's location within the 'New' Stirling High School.

http://web.stirlinghigh.co.uk/heritage/window.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial window is on the move again, this time to an even newer school.

From Wikipedia,
"The school's home from 1962 to 2008 was located near the village of Torbrex.

Recently the School moved from its home since 1962 on Ogilvie Road, Torbrex to a new state-of-the-art building on Torbrex Farm Road. The site of the 'old' building has been developed by the contractors of the new building into housing.

Through the various relocations great care has been taken to ensure the history of the School has been retained. This has resulted in a dedicated 'Heritage Room' being included in both the 1960s and 2008 buildings. This room is managed by the Former Pupil Association and houses (amongst other items) the School Remembrance Book, various whole school photographs and oak panelling from the Rector's office of the Spittal Street Building. Also moved was the School War Memorial Window
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76555
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The School's website (https://stirlinghigh.co.uk/heritage) mentions the stained glass window but also a Roll of Honour and Book of Remembrance.
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