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TITLE
War Memorial, Somerled Square, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_03_048_0180
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
Highland Council Planning Dept.
ASSET ID
14659
KEYWORDS
war memorials
monuments
First World War
the Great War
World War II
Second World War
War Memorial, Somerled Square, Portree

The War Memorial in Portree is situated in Somerled Square, in the centre of the village. It is pictured here with the Masonic Hall, built in 1912, behind on the left and the Church of Scotland, dating from the early 1850s, on the right.

The Memorial, a smaller version of the mercat cross in Edinburgh with a seated lion on top, was unveiled in February 1922 by Colonel K. I. Macdonald of Tote. It was constructed by Thomas MacFarlane, a local builder whose only son John had been killed in World War I. Those from Portree who fell in both World Wars are commemorated, as well as those from the surrounding areas of Braes, Sconser and South Snizort.

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War Memorial, Somerled Square, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1970s

war memorials; monuments; First World War; the Great War; World War II; Second World War

Highland Council Planning Dept.

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The War Memorial in Portree is situated in Somerled Square, in the centre of the village. It is pictured here with the Masonic Hall, built in 1912, behind on the left and the Church of Scotland, dating from the early 1850s, on the right. <br /> <br /> The Memorial, a smaller version of the mercat cross in Edinburgh with a seated lion on top, was unveiled in February 1922 by Colonel K. I. Macdonald of Tote. It was constructed by Thomas MacFarlane, a local builder whose only son John had been killed in World War I. Those from Portree who fell in both World Wars are commemorated, as well as those from the surrounding areas of Braes, Sconser and South Snizort.