Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

Glen Shiel

 The memorial was erected to commemorate the clan members who fell during World War I and was probably carved by the same craftsman working on the restoration of Eilean Donan at the that time. It shows a kilted soldier (probably Seaforth), with head bowed, stepping out of a carved granite block. It was unveiled on 15 July 1922.

Until 1975, Glen Shiel was part of ( Ross & Cromarty); it is now in Inverness-shire. Map reference is NG 945 210 on OS Sheet 33.

GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN
THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS
LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Then the main inscription which reads -

ERECTED BY THE CLAN MACRAE AND FRIENDS
IN MEMORY OF THE MACRAES AND RELATIVES
AT HOME AND ABROAD WHO FELL
IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918."


A Gaelic text "GUS AM BRIS AN LA" translates as
'Until The Day Breaks'

Among the speeches made that day was a recitation by Colonel John McCrae
of his famous poem "In Flanders Fields". click here

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