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|Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:52 pm Post subject: The Clan Nicolson memorial at Scorrybreac, Portree
|I have been informed today about this memorial. It is a well with a metal dedication plaque on the front face.
I am not sure of the exact location but it is on the Scorrybreac peninsula, just outside Portree, and applies to the worldwide diaspora of the Clan, hence the wording.
It is called Murdo's well because [and I quote from the, my, Clan website]-
"Murdo Nicolson, BEM, was born in Bayfield in Portree and lived in the town until he left to join the Marine Commandos during WWII. After the war, he spent several years at sea, then joined the Highland Light Infantry, where he rose to the rank of Colour Sergeant-Major. Over his 25 years in the regiment he served in many countries. Murdo was fiercely proud of the Clan’s purchase of the land of Ben Chracaig, and worked on it tirelessly until his untimely death in 1997.
He built the cairn at Scorrybreac, and also built the well in memory of his uncle and all those who fell in service of their country. "
The plaque reads-
TOBAR MHURCHAIDH/(MURDO'S WELL)/To the Glory of God/and/in grateful memory of those/of/Clan Nicolson/who died for their countries/in the cause of justice.