Family Ties to the University of Stirling

Stone Wallace monument atop green and brown highland hills in Stirling
The view from Stirling Castle towards the Wallace Monument. The University of Stirling is situated to the left of the monument. Emily took this picture during a trip in 2006.

On September 11th, I had the honour of piping in Sue, a representative from the University of Stirling during a conference hosted at the University of Waterloo. I was really excited for this gig as I have a very personal connection to this Scottish university.

My mother was born at Airthrey Castle, which is now a part of the University of Stirling. At the time of her birth, Airthrey Castle was a maternity hospital. After three decades (and hundreds of babies), the castle became home to the University’s School of Law. As a kid, it was definitely fun to tell people that my mother was born in a castle!

Bagpiper and lady in green dress with tartan scarf
Sue from the University of Stirling, wearing the official University tartan.

Thank you to Mark from the University of Waterloo for hiring me to be a part of the conference. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity!

–Andrew

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