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TITLE
John Cobb Memorial Cairn
EXTERNAL ID
PAN7_43
PLACENAME
Drumnadrochit
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20252
KEYWORDS
Loch Ness
John Cobb
statues & monuments
John Cobb Memorial Cairn

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 Cairn

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1950s

Loch Ness; John Cobb; statues & monuments

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

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) <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.<br />