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Glenshiel and Kintail parishes memorial

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Glenshiel and Kintail parishes memorial Reply with quote

In a letter to The Scotsman about the Clan Macrae Memorial, it also refers to the war memorial of the parishes of Kintail and Glenshiel. I suspect you are unlikely to be able to photograph the original memorial now.

The Scotsman - Saturday, 22nd July 1922, page 14

    ...

    A war memorial was last year installed in the parishes of Kintail and Glenshiel, Ross-shire, by the Clan Macrae Society in the form of a district nurse, as this was considered a better form of memorial to the gallant clansmen who had fallen than by wasting money on bricks and mortar.

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    I am, &c,
    John MacRae-Gilstrap, Lieut.-Col.,
    President of the Clan Macrae Society


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone expand on this subject?

The letter seems a bit absurd as the Macrae's have 2 war memorials withing a short distance from each

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2133

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2715

And yet there seems to be no general community memorial to commemorate the men of the glen who fell.

Adam has noted under the Highland section:
Glenshiel , location - Not Known , Authority - Highland , District - Lochaber

I've been up and down Glen Shiel for several years now and have never found a community war memorial there.
Is there one? Was the "community nurse" the community's memorial after all? And the Macrae's had nothing to do with it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DerekR wrote:

Adam has noted under the Highland section:
Glenshiel , location - Not Known , Authority - Highland , District - Lochaber


It could refer to this one:

http://keepingoutofthed.blogspot.com/2005/12/donald-campbells-memorial-_113502997349648687.html

The Highland Section list was partly based on an old RBL list which was full of holes and red herrings and only gave a location and not details of a memorial. It is more than likely that this individual memorial is the one in question especially if it was in a lay-by and on a maintenance list for council (although not under their ownership). I've found a few non war memorials on the RBL list.

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