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TITLE
Glenelg Bay, with War Memorial
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00494
PLACENAME
Glenelg
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Glenelg
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12201
KEYWORDS
village
Glenelg
war memorial
horse and cart
Glenelg Bay, with War Memorial

The shores of Glenelg Bay are seen here with some of the village of Glenelg in the background and Skye to the far left. The war memorial on the extreme left of the panoramic photograph, is sited to the south of the village, and was commissioned by Lady Scott, formerly of Eilanreach. It was dedicated on 23 October 1920, and unveiled by the local MP Sir John Banner and Lady Banner.

The memorial comprises three figures sculpted in bronze - an angel representing Victory, a soldier representing Peace and a female figure representing Humanity. Other symbols include a discarded drum and coronet and a dove. It was sculpted by Louis Reid Deuchars (1870 - 1917) who was working for the architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer (1864 - 1929). Among the 20 names listed on the memorial is that of Major Valentine Fleming, father of author and James Bond creator, Ian Fleming.

Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, describes in his book "Gateway to Skye", a trip he made to Glenelg where his father was born. He describes being rowed ashore to the jetty pictured, from the steamer 'Glencoe'


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Glenelg Bay, with War Memorial

INVERNESS: Glenelg

1920s; 1930s

village; Glenelg; war memorial; horse and cart

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The shores of Glenelg Bay are seen here with some of the village of Glenelg in the background and Skye to the far left. The war memorial on the extreme left of the panoramic photograph, is sited to the south of the village, and was commissioned by Lady Scott, formerly of Eilanreach. It was dedicated on 23 October 1920, and unveiled by the local MP Sir John Banner and Lady Banner. <br /> <br /> The memorial comprises three figures sculpted in bronze - an angel representing Victory, a soldier representing Peace and a female figure representing Humanity. Other symbols include a discarded drum and coronet and a dove. It was sculpted by Louis Reid Deuchars (1870 - 1917) who was working for the architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer (1864 - 1929). Among the 20 names listed on the memorial is that of Major Valentine Fleming, father of author and James Bond creator, Ian Fleming.<br /> <br /> Duncan Macpherson, the photographer, describes in his book "Gateway to Skye", a trip he made to Glenelg where his father was born. He describes being rowed ashore to the jetty pictured, from the steamer 'Glencoe' <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 />