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TITLE
John Cobb Memorial
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_03_061_0461
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14737
KEYWORDS
Loch Ness
John Cobb
statues & monuments
John Cobb Memorial

Situated beside the A82, three-and-a-half miles south of Drumnadrochit, is a cairn built to commemorate the life and achievements of John Cobb who lost his life in September 1952 while attempting to break the world water speed record.

The cairn was built by the people of Glen Urquhart with a bronze plaque by George Bain. The inscription reads: 'On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb, having travelled 206 m.p.h. in an attempt to gain the world's water speed record, lost his life in this bay, Sept. 29th, 1952. This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory of a gallant gentleman by the people of Glen Urquhart. Urram do'n treun Agus do'n iriosal.' (Honour to the valiant And to the humble)

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John Cobb Memorial

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1970s

Loch Ness; John Cobb; statues & monuments

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Situated beside the A82, three-and-a-half miles south of Drumnadrochit, is a cairn built to commemorate the life and achievements of John Cobb who lost his life in September 1952 while attempting to break the world water speed record. <br /> <br /> The cairn was built by the people of Glen Urquhart with a bronze plaque by George Bain. The inscription reads: 'On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb, having travelled 206 m.p.h. in an attempt to gain the world's water speed record, lost his life in this bay, Sept. 29th, 1952. This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory of a gallant gentleman by the people of Glen Urquhart. Urram do'n treun Agus do'n iriosal.' (Honour to the valiant And to the humble)