The David Stirling Memorial
The David Stirling Memorial is sometimes also known as the SAS Memorial. It was constructed on the Hill of Row in 2002, looking towards Doune and the mountains of the southern Highlands.
It commemorates Colonel Sir David Stirling OBE DSO (1915-1990), who was born and brought up on the local Keir estate.
He famously set up and commanded the first small SAS group, which did enormous damage to enemy planes and vehicles in North Africa during World War II. He was eventually captured, and after escaping four times, was sent to the infamous Colditz for the remainder of the war.
The memorial is easily accessed from Doune being less than 2 miles away. Leave Doune on the A820 towards Dunblane and almost immediately turn right onto the B824. There is a car park on the left at the top of the hill, beside the memorial.
For more information about our famous hero, see David Stirling
Colonel Sir David Stirling
The Long Range Desert Group “they showed the way”