Saturday, 6 September 2014

Portree War Memorial

Situated in the Town Square of Portree on the Isle of Skye, Scotland is a memorial to the 104 men from the area who died during the First World War. The population of the island during the First World War was approximately 1,000. Ten men from the island were killed near Festubert in France on one night in 1915.
Names of those who died in the Second World War and one from the Korean War were added later.
The design of the memorial is a mercat cross (a market cross) with a lion on the top. It is constructed from grey granite.

Further reading:
Scottish War Memorial Project

Skye's Band of Brothers - BBC

Names List - War Memorial Portree, Skye

War Memorials on the Isle of Skye

Neil Oliver Remembers the Brave Men of Skye

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