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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Kyleakin - Isle of Skye Reply with quote

UKNIWM ref no: not listed
OS map ref: NG 755 265

The memorial is located above the shoreline in the village of Kyleakin within sight of the new Skye Bridge:




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


The view from the memorial.


The view to the memorial from Kyleakin


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial is approached via a narrow path up the side of a hotel - the entrance is marked by a nice painted sign:




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, the names for the Second World War appear on a panel above those for the Great War. Was the memorial raised up onto a new base after WW2 so that the additional names could be added?




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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Kyleakin Reply with quote

Roll of Honour for Skye & Lochalsh by Graham Ross . ( Portree library & at Inverness library)

Kyleakin War Memorial :

The Memorial was unveiled on Friday , 15th April 1921 by Mrs MacInnes of the Kings Arms Hotel , whose only son had fallen in France . It is designed in a Celtic cross form of Peterhead granite and was sculpted and erected by D & A Davidson of Academy Street, Inverness . It is erected in the part of the village known as the "lump " and overlooks the Kyle of Lochalsh . The Original Memorial was severely damaged when struck by lightning and is built into the plinth of the replacement.

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WMR 57254
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