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TITLE
Clan Macrae War Memorial above Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_08_030_1625
PLACENAME
Clachan Duich
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Kintail
DATE OF IMAGE
29 July 1982
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15886
KEYWORDS
world war I
first world war
the great war
world war II
second world war
war memorials
sculptures
Clan Macrae War Memorial above Loch Duich

The Clan Macrae War Memorial stands above the ruined church and churchyard at Clachan Duich, Kintail. The church is an ancient burial site of the Macraes of Kintail.

The memorial was erected to commemorate the clan members who fell during World War I and was probably carved by the same craftsman working on the restoration of Eilean Donan at the that time. It shows a kilted soldier, with head bowed, stepping out of a carved granite block. It was unveiled on 15 July 1922.

The inscription reads:

"ERECTED BY THE CLAN MACRAE AND FRIENDS IN MEMORY OF THE MACRAES AND RELATIVES AT HOME AND ABROAD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918."
"GUS AM BRIS AN LA." [Gaelic: Until The Day Breaks]


Among the speeches made that day was a recitation by Colonel John McCrae of his famous poem "In Flanders Fields".

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Clan Macrae War Memorial above Loch Duich

ROSS: Kintail

1980s

world war I; first world war; the great war; world war II; second world war; war memorials; sculptures

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Clan Macrae War Memorial stands above the ruined church and churchyard at Clachan Duich, Kintail. The church is an ancient burial site of the Macraes of Kintail. <br /> <br /> The memorial was erected to commemorate the clan members who fell during World War I and was probably carved by the same craftsman working on the restoration of Eilean Donan at the that time. It shows a kilted soldier, with head bowed, stepping out of a carved granite block. It was unveiled on 15 July 1922.<br /> <br /> The inscription reads:<br /> <br /> "ERECTED BY THE CLAN MACRAE AND FRIENDS IN MEMORY OF THE MACRAES AND RELATIVES AT HOME AND ABROAD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918."<br /> "GUS AM BRIS AN LA." [Gaelic: Until The Day Breaks]<br /> <br /> <br /> Among the speeches made that day was a recitation by Colonel John McCrae of his famous poem "In Flanders Fields".