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TITLE
Smithy at Kinlochewe, MacDonald's Monument, and Leaning Tower
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P020
PLACENAME
Kinlochewe; Dingwall
DISTRICT
Gairloch / Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38343
KEYWORDS
towers
monuments
soldiers
Fighting Mac
blacksmiths
Smithy at Kinlochewe, MacDonald's Monument, and Leaning Tower

Kinlochewe is a small village at the ends of Glen Torridon and Glen Docherty, near Achnasheen. It is at the foot of Beinn Eighe and is a good base for hill walkers.

The MacDonald Monument in Dingwall was built between 1904-1907 to commemorate Sir Hector MacDonald. He was the son of a crofter and enlisted in the 92nd Gordon Highlanders in 1870. He earned rapid promotion. His actions in Afghanistan earned him a commission which was almost unheard of at the time. In 1902 he took command of the army in Ceylon. Although a popular figure he was not popular with everyone and allegations began to circulate about his sexuality and moral conduct. These allegations caused him to take his own life, but many people believed them to be false and the tower was erected in his memory.

The leaning tower was erected at Dingwall near his birthplace.

This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900

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Smithy at Kinlochewe, MacDonald's Monument, and Leaning Tower

ROSS

1900s

towers; monuments; soldiers; Fighting Mac; blacksmiths

Highland Libraries

Kinlochewe is a small village at the ends of Glen Torridon and Glen Docherty, near Achnasheen. It is at the foot of Beinn Eighe and is a good base for hill walkers.<br /> <br /> The MacDonald Monument in Dingwall was built between 1904-1907 to commemorate Sir Hector MacDonald. He was the son of a crofter and enlisted in the 92nd Gordon Highlanders in 1870. He earned rapid promotion. His actions in Afghanistan earned him a commission which was almost unheard of at the time. In 1902 he took command of the army in Ceylon. Although a popular figure he was not popular with everyone and allegations began to circulate about his sexuality and moral conduct. These allegations caused him to take his own life, but many people believed them to be false and the tower was erected in his memory.<br /> <br /> The leaning tower was erected at Dingwall near his birthplace.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900