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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: New memorials? Reply with quote

The Scottish Monument in Flanders, already mentioned on this forum in the Links and Outside Scotland sections, is due to be unveiled later this year.
Last year two new memorials were unveiled in Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire and another one in France.

I was just wondering if anyone knows of any other unveilings due to take place at home or abroad this year apart from the one in Belgium?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if anyone else saw recent articles about a proposed new memorial in Glenrothes, Fife.

Here's a link to the an online article from The Courier

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2007/04/02/newsstory9506309t0.asp

The only names they have so far are for Iraq War casualties. One of the local men Marc Ferns already has a small cairn erected in his honour next to the Exit Community Centre in Pitteuchar. The local council is looking for anyone who knows of any other Glenrothes men who have died in conflicts between 1948, the year Glenrothes was established and today.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Private William Reynolds, Victoria Cross, of Edinburgh is hoped to be remembered later this year at his birthplace at 5 Jamaica Street, Edinburgh according to yesterday's BBC Scotland website.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/6591311.stm

I checked Google and found this Evening News article from January 2007 about the memorial and the One O'Clock Gun Association's involvement.

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=67352007

There is nothing on the Calendar of Events on the One O'Clock Gun Association's website though:

http://www.oneoclockgun.org/events%2007.html

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We missed out on the news of the new Cowie memorial being unveiled last weekend to New Zealand pilot Carlisle Everiss.

I'm ahead of the game with this next one. It is a memorial to the First Battle of Falkirk in Callander Park, Falkirk. It looks like it is nearly finished. I don't know if it is a completely new memorial or if it has been relocated and refurbished.

The battle was fought on 22nd July 1298 so I wonder if the unveiling will be this 22nd July coming? I couldn't get better pictures of the inscription because I had to take the photograph through the fence.

The memorial is near the car park. It is at NS 894 794





Despite what the sign below says it is nowhere near a railway line!



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed this first time round but a Scotsman article from 17th May was reprinted into this week's Edinburgh Herald and Post.

There are plans in the very early stages to raise a memorial to the Scots Guards at Edinburgh Castle.

The One O'clock Gun Association are involved with this one as well. It seems they have an involvement in any new war memorials in Edinburgh.

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=768372007

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a reference to the Battle of Falkirk memorial unveiling on a website called Crann Tara.

"Commemoration and cairn un-veiling will take place on the 21st July; The event will start by meeting at the tomb of John de Grahame in Falkirk then marching to the Battle Cairn where a plaque will be un-velied by Ronnie Browne and speeches from various people to be confirmed."

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned on another thread the former TA Drill hall on Dalmeny Street in Leith has recently been refurbished as a community arts centre for Leith. A local park nearby which was connected to the Drill hall is also being regenerated.

The new management are well aware of the history of the hall and its significance to Leith. It was the home of the 7th Royal Scots in 1915 when so many Leithers were killed in the Gretna rail crash.

I have seen several references to some sort of memorial being proposed for the park, or the hall for the men of the 1/7th Bn Royal Scots who died in the accident.

A recent copy of the free newspaper the Leith Gazette mentions an existing memorial and a proposed one but the article isn't that clear on details. I will quote some of it here.

"...The fate of the soldiers who perished will also be remembered by the British Army, which relinquished a memorial plaque when the TA vacated the building six years ago."

Does that mean the memorial plaque is still in the hall? However a later quote seems to contradict this.

From Rob Hoon of Out-of-the-Blue. "We're going to put a listing up in memory [of those who lost their lives]. That way this building will always be a memorial to what happened".

To me that doesn't sound like they have the old TA plaque. I've found a contact name for the Buildings Manager - Greg Molleson and an e-mail adress so i'll drop him a note.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This letter was published in the Dumfries Courier on 1st June.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will soon be Remembrance Day, the first one since the forum started. Does anyone know if any new memorials are being unveiled in the run up to Remembrance Sunday this year?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
It will soon be Remembrance Day, the first one since the forum started. Does anyone know if any new memorials are being unveiled in the run up to Remembrance Sunday this year?

Adam


I can't answer your question Adam, but it will have added poignancy for me this year. All those names I've seen on all those memorials from all over Scotland - amazing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
It will soon be Remembrance Day, the first one since the forum started. Does anyone know if any new memorials are being unveiled in the run up to Remembrance Sunday this year?

Adam


One is expected I think, I posted details here http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2459

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen on BBC website, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/7037441.stm

New memorial unveiled today in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park near Aberfoyle to the Women's Timber Corps

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Armed Forces Memorial

I know this memorial is in England and no section seems to be devoted to Scottish Regiments, but all Scots who died on military operations since WW2 are covered so I thought it worth a mention here.

It is to be unveiled by the Queen today. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7040801.stm

The website associated with the memorial is here http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/

and the National Arboretum site is here http://www.friendsofnma.org.uk/index.htm - check out the plan of the site for details of individual Regiments etc (Infantry is one memorial).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will photograph the memorial this weekend, I will let the mods decide where it should go on the forum if at all. The panels are huge with 16,000 names.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KevinStoke wrote:
I will photograph the memorial this weekend, I will let the mods decide where it should go on the forum if at all. The panels are huge with 16,000 names.


I think it is closed

"Please note that the National Memorial Arboretum will be closed to the public from Monday 8 October, reopening on Wednesday 17 October for the AFM dedication ceremony. Attendance for this event is by ticket only and tickets may be applied for from www.forcesmemorial.org.uk website."

do you have access arranged? Wouldn't like you to have a wasted trip.

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