A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
Memorial
George Joseph Starrs
31 May 1941-19 March 2014

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Husband and Father

Always in our hearts Catherine, Kathleen, David, Maureen & Grandchildren.

THE EXILE

"She surely raised her bairns well, 
Taught us strength and pride, 
Gave us love o' homeland, 
But couldna' make us bide. 
We set off young, we set off auld, 
In search of pastures new" 
 


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Always in our hearts Catherine ,Kathleen,David, Maureen. & Grandchildren.

Donated by Catherine Starrs

26th February 2015

The Exile

She surely raised her bairns well, 

Taught us strength and pride, 

Gave us love o' homeland, 

But couldna' make us bide. 

We set off young, we set off auld, 

In search of pastures new 

Yet, one by one, along life's way 

Find little that would do.

We have our homes, we make a life 

On every foreign shore; 

Choose a husband, find a wife, 

And still we yearn for more. 

To soothe a restless, aching heart 

We chase another scheme, 

Follow one more rainbow 

Yet we never still the dream

Aye, she let us go so easily 

With never a backward look. 

But...how could we know as we sailed or flew 

Our heart was a baited hook, 

With a line as long as we want it to be 

To wherever we may roam, 

Till...out of the blue, with one sharp tug 

"Mother Scotland" reels us home.

 

 

 
Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
George Joseph Starrs grove
Trees in this grove:
8

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