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TITLE
Plockton War Memorial
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00226
PLACENAME
Plockton
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11953
KEYWORDS
war memorials
Plockton
open air church
Free Church
First World War
Second World War
Plockton War Memorial

Plockton War Memorial is just off the main road into the village, overlooking the Obbe. The Memorial is a granite obelisk with a Celtic cross on the top. The names of 20 men who died in World War I are inscribed on the face of the monument, and names of 8 men who died in World War II inscribed on the base. In the background on the right is the open air church. Here the breakaway Free Church met for services following the 1843 disruption which saw a major split in the Church of Scotland. A Free Church was built in Plockton in 1845, but the open air church was, and still is, used for occasional services, and even a wedding in 1999. It is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland


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Plockton War Memorial

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

war memorials; Plockton; open air church; Free Church; First World War; Second World War

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Plockton War Memorial is just off the main road into the village, overlooking the Obbe. The Memorial is a granite obelisk with a Celtic cross on the top. The names of 20 men who died in World War I are inscribed on the face of the monument, and names of 8 men who died in World War II inscribed on the base. In the background on the right is the open air church. Here the breakaway Free Church met for services following the 1843 disruption which saw a major split in the Church of Scotland. A Free Church was built in Plockton in 1845, but the open air church was, and still is, used for occasional services, and even a wedding in 1999. It is now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />