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TITLE
Landscaping of Somerled Square, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_10_021_2079
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
16 May 1984
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
16334
KEYWORDS
war memorials
Landscaping of Somerled Square, Portree

Portree's War Memorial, with a seated lion on top, is a smaller version of Edinburgh's Mercat Cross and has been a central feature of the square since its unveiling in February 1922 by Colonel K. I. Macdonald of Tote. The memorial 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.

Somerled Square, in the centre of the village, takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the Clan Donald.

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Landscaping of Somerled Square, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1980s

war memorials

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Portree's War Memorial, with a seated lion on top, is a smaller version of Edinburgh's Mercat Cross and has been a central feature of the square since its unveiling in February 1922 by Colonel K. I. Macdonald of Tote. The memorial 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. <br /> <br /> Somerled Square, in the centre of the village, takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the Clan Donald.