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TITLE
Caithness, 1925 - Unveiling of Olrig War Memorial
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS 1925-26_56001_063
PLACENAME
Olrig
DISTRICT
Caithness - Central
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Olrig
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Herbert Sinclair
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31876
KEYWORDS
memorials
people
Caithness, 1925 - Unveiling of Olrig War Memorial

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of the opening of Olrig War Memorial.

Olrig is on the north coast of Caithness, Olrig lies 1¼ miles (2 km) southwest of Castletown. The Old Kirk of Olrig, burned to the ground in 1745, has a burial ground with many fine graves. Olrig House dates from the mid-19th century and, to the south, the Hill of Olrig rises to 141m (462 feet).

The opening of the war memorial is being performed by Archibald Henry Macdonald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso KT CMG PC (22 October 1890 - 15 June 1970), also known as Sir Archibald Sinclair, 4th Baronet from 1912 until 1952, and often as Archie Sinclair, was a Scottish politician and leader of the British Liberal Party.

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Caithness, 1925 - Unveiling of Olrig War Memorial

CAITHNESS: Olrig

1920s

memorials; people

Highland Libraries

Caithness 1925

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of the opening of Olrig War Memorial.<br /> <br /> Olrig is on the north coast of Caithness, Olrig lies 1¼ miles (2 km) southwest of Castletown. The Old Kirk of Olrig, burned to the ground in 1745, has a burial ground with many fine graves. Olrig House dates from the mid-19th century and, to the south, the Hill of Olrig rises to 141m (462 feet).<br /> <br /> The opening of the war memorial is being performed by Archibald Henry Macdonald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso KT CMG PC (22 October 1890 - 15 June 1970), also known as Sir Archibald Sinclair, 4th Baronet from 1912 until 1952, and often as Archie Sinclair, was a Scottish politician and leader of the British Liberal Party.