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DAVID WILLIAM STANLEY OGILVY (9TH EARL OF AIRLIE)

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: DAVID WILLIAM STANLEY OGILVY (9TH EARL OF AIRLIE) Reply with quote

The Airlie Monument lies high on Tulloch Hill (387m / 1269 feet) between the ends of Glen Prosen and Glen Clova, 5 miles (8 km) north of Kirriemuir.







This monument, and it's location, is awesome. Derek posed a must see question way back, well this is a MUST SEE. (bring your hiking boots though as its a fair trek but well worth it)
It is also amazing to think that it is for one man - the 9th Earl of Airlie (I posted a photo/short piece on him for the Boer War Memorial, Alyth).
It must have been a real exercise getting the stone/equipment up there at the start of the last century too.
I think this must have been the inspiration for the memorials under the Balmashanner thread. I understand it was based on a tower from Airlie Castle.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the beginning of the path to the monument is the following short piece;

THE AIRLIE MONUMENT

The Airlie Monument is an important landmark and a focal point for the community of Glen Clova, Glen Prosen, Cortachy and the surrounding area - indeed so prominent is it that it can be seen for many miles around.

It was built in memory of my grandfather who was killed in action in the Boer War and for myself and my family it serves to remind us of a gallant and brave soldier who was loved and admired not only by the people on the Airlie Estates but by all those who served with him throughout a distinguished military career.

Whilst the monument has no practical use it stands erect and proud and as a beacon and anchor sheet symbolising continuity and stability in a world of uncertainty and rapid change.

Long may it continue to do so.

The Earl of Airlie

Here is a link to the Airlie Estates web site;

http://www.airlieestates.com/airlie/frameset.html

The page for the monument can be found under - History - Airlie Monument
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as an added piece of info.
At the side of the road below Tulloch there is a small memorial cairn erected by the people of Cortachy in memory of Robert Falcon Scott and Edward Adrian Wilson.
The team had trained in these Glens prior to their ill-fated assault on The Pole.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
This memorial is absolutely stunning. And for only 1 man?

Any idea who the architect was as parts of it reminds me of the Wallace monument at Stirling?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek,

Follow this link and click on WG Lamond. He appears to be the chap

http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/architect_list.php?asnme=lamond&asstr=&astwn=&ascnt=&asctr=&ascls=Any


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mark,
William Gillespie Lamond, he died in 1912 so sadly he wasn't responsible for any of out Great War memorials.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Earl of Airlie Reply with quote

The book "The Muster roll of angus - South African War 1899- 1900 by J B SALMOND has a portrait of the Earl of Airlie and in the notes of Officers etc all about Earl of Airlie , - David William Stanley OGILVY , Lieut Colonel ,commanding 12th (Prince of Wales Royal ) Lancers ...

JB Salmond snr was my father's Uncle and J B Salmond died suddenly in 1901 so was not able to compile the later editon of the same publication to the end of that War . JB Salmond jnr was still at school in the 1900s and was an Officer in the Black Watch in WW1 and later publishing books on the 51st Highland Div in WW2 etc
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