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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Stenscholl (Staffin), Isle of Skye Reply with quote

Memorial: Stenscholl (Staffin)
Location: Garafad village (previously north of village)
Grid ref: NG 4895 6741 (previously at NG 4834 6803)
UKNIWM ref: assumed as 6038 (wrongly described as Quiraine?)


The UKNIWM grid reference places this memorial on top of the mountain Quiraing (mis-spelled as Quiraine), but with the information below, I believe it to be the Stenscholl parish memorial (relocated) in Garafad village, Staffin.

The RCAHMS online database shows the old location for this memorial NG 4834 6803 - the junction of the minor road to Staffin slipway with the A855, overlooking Staffin Bay. According to the information given below, in the 1990s, the memorial was moved to its new location in Garafad village, given on the Staffin Community Trust website as OS grid reference NG 4895 6741, and is shown on the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map (on the OS Get-a-map website).

http://www.staffin.net/data/placenames/War%20memorial%20(Stenscholl)%20Garafad/index.htm
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    Staffin Community Trust website wrote:
    Placename: War memorial (Stenscholl)

    Description

    This is self explanatory, but worth recording as the memorial was moved in 1996 from its original location at Geadhail nan Cuiseag. Due to the formation of a new double-track road through the community, the war memorial had been by-passed. Originally located near a' Choille Bheag at Iain MacDonald's house, it was moved to a new site on the opposite side of the road to the Church of Scotland in front of the new Columba 1400 building.

    This Memorial was unveiled by Miss Livingstone of Flodigarry in late September 1921. It is carved out of grey granite, with the plinth made from hewn stones. It originally stood at the end of the road to Staffin Slip, overlooking Staffin Bay. In the 1990s, it was moved to a site near Trotternish Avenue to bring it once again into the centre of the village. It was erected by public subscription. However, at the time of its unveiling, a sum of about 30 had still to be gathered. The Memorial, which is the only one in Skye and Lochalsh commemorating a soldier who died during the Boer War, stands on the right hand side of the A855 as it passes through the village. (extracted from the Roll of Honour for Skye and Lochalsh compiled by Graham Ross, circa 2000, a copy of which may be viewed at Dualchas Skye and Lochalsh Museums Service in Portree, Isle of Skye)

    Area: Garafad

    OS Grid Ref: 4895 6741


See also:
http://www.staffin.net/data/localhistory/warMems/Staffin%20WarMemorial%20Names.htm
This page is wrongly titled as Valtos, should be Staffin.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rode past this memorial a couple of years back and missed it.
Now that I can see where it is I hope that I can get to Skye in the biking season later this year.


There is a bit of confusion here (or at least I am).
As ADP states, the names on this war memorial are listed here with some nice research done on them:
http://www.staffin.net/data/localhistory/warMems/Staffin%20WarMemorial%20Names.htm

The heading to the list states that this is the Valtos War Memorial and at the end of each small biography it states "He is also commemorated
on the Staffin war memorial. "


BUT the www for the website says that the page is for the Staffin War Memorial.

SO are there 2 memorials in this vicinity? I wouldn't have thought so given the sparsity of the population.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the same website lists another VALTOS on another webpage:

http://www.staffin.net/data/localhistory/warMems/Valtos%20WarMemorial%20Names.htm
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Staffin Reply with quote

This war memorial in Staffin is now located in a memorial garden just at the side of the main road .

It as you may see lists the Great War casualties on the front of its memorial and one Boer War casualty from 1901 . then on the side the WW2 casualties are listed


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Staffin Reply with quote

Roll of honour for Skye & Lochalsh by Graham Ross . Copies retained at Portree library and at Inverness library.

Staffin War Memorial:

This Memorial was unveiled by Miss Livingstone of Floddigarry in Late September 1921 . It is carved out of grey granite , with the plinth made from hewn stones. It orginally stood at the end of the road to Staffin Bay . In the 1990's it was moved to a site near Trotternish Avenue to bring it once again into the centre of the village . It was erected by public subscription . However at the time of its unveiling a sum of about 30.00 had still to be gathered .

This Memorial , which is the only one in Skye and Lochalsh commemorating a soldier who died during the BOER WAR , stands on the right hand side of the A855 as it passes through the village.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An item on BBC Scotland news this evening covered the crash of a US military plane in WW2 killing 9 airmen. It looks like an additional plaque will be added to the current War Memorial. There's also an item on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31801417
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and another news item here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-51705006 it includes the names of the men killed in the plane crash.

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