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Seaforth Highlanders, Great War Memorials, Dornoch and Tain

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:16 am    Post subject: Seaforth Highlanders, Great War Memorials, Dornoch and Tain Reply with quote

5 Plaques were raised within the recruiting area of the Seaforth Highlanders after the Great War. One in Caithness at Wick, one in Sutherland at Dornoch, one in Ross-shire in Tain, one in Moray at Elgin and one in Fort George.

The Seaforths also erected a Celtic Cross at Fampoux in France.

I have photos of the Dornoch and Tain plaques:

Dornoch

Seaforth Highlanders Great War Memorial Plaque, Dornoch
Location: On Front of Sheriff Courthouse, Dornoch
OS Ref: NH 797 896



Tain

Seaforth Highlanders Great War Memorial Plaque, Tain
Location: Above a book shop on High Street, Tain
OS Ref: NH 780 821



Hopefully others have photos of the other three plaques.

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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Seaforths Memorial, Tain Reply with quote

Hello Adam,
I don't know about the book shop in Tain but on the 21st April 2007, the Seaforth memorial was on the front of the tolbooth on the High Street in Tain



It makes a nice grouping with the Mercat Cross and the Lion Rampant plaque but I'm sorry about the rubbish bin as it was the Tain Mussel Festival when we were there and the High Street was closed to traffic and a street party was on!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Seaforth Memorial, Tain Reply with quote

In fact, if you compare the brick work on your photo with mine, I think that it's always been on the tolbooth.
Is the one in Dornoch over the book shop?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ricard

You're right. It's the same place. I took mine a couple of years ago and my memory must have been playing tricks when I posted here. I don't remember it being so low. I'm pretty sure there's a bookshop just out of shot on the left of your photograph though.

The one in Dornoch is definitely on the wall of the courthouse and not the bookshop. I think the old drill hall may have been on the same block.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) website

Dornoch, Castle Street, Sheriff Court House

Alternative Names: County Buildings; Seaforth Highlanders War Memorial
Type of Site: Court House, War Memorial
NMRS Number: NH78NE 34
Map reference: NH 7974 8960
Parish: Dornoch
Council: Highland
Former District: Sutherland
Former Region: Highland
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announced on BBC news today that the Dornoch Sherriff Court is to be sold.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another copy of this memorial is in St Stephen's Church, Leicester

Are there possibly more of these outside the Seaforth Highlanders recruiting area?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

The Tain Memorial is WMR 44568 & the Dornoch one is WMR 57651
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