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TITLE
War Memorial, Alness
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QZP40_CARD_0676
PLACENAME
Alness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
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Highland Libraries
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32596
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war memorial
Alness
War Memorial, Alness

Alness is a town in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.

Divided by the River Averon, it is in two parishes, Alness in the west and Rosskeen in the east. It existed as a port on the Cromarty Firth by 1690, but really started to grow as a settlement either side of a ferry crossing over the river on the route of the main road built in 1715. In 1810 Telford dramatically improved the quality of the road, and built a bridge over the River Averon.

The war memorial at the head of High Street was unveiled in September, 1921 by Alness born Robert Munro. Munro was born in Alness, a son of the Free Church in 1868. He rose from a Lawyer to Kings Counsel then elected a Liberal MP in Lloyd George and Asquith's government. His political star rose on becoming Secretary for Scotland and finally enobled as Lord Alness in 1934.

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War Memorial, Alness

ROSS: Rosskeen

war memorial; Alness

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Alness is a town in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.<br /> <br /> Divided by the River Averon, it is in two parishes, Alness in the west and Rosskeen in the east. It existed as a port on the Cromarty Firth by 1690, but really started to grow as a settlement either side of a ferry crossing over the river on the route of the main road built in 1715. In 1810 Telford dramatically improved the quality of the road, and built a bridge over the River Averon.<br /> <br /> The war memorial at the head of High Street was unveiled in September, 1921 by Alness born Robert Munro. Munro was born in Alness, a son of the Free Church in 1868. He rose from a Lawyer to Kings Counsel then elected a Liberal MP in Lloyd George and Asquith's government. His political star rose on becoming Secretary for Scotland and finally enobled as Lord Alness in 1934.