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Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 55: Dingwall

Dingwall is in the Highland region, and was formerly the county town of Ross and Cromarty.

None of these is major deco but they have at least a bit of the look.

This bank is possibly 1950s, though:-

Art Deco Style Bank, Dingwall

This one’s more like it. Rule of three in centre and side windows, three end windows, the glazing itself:-

Art Deco Style Building, Dingwall

Reverse view: rule of three in windows, plus flat roof portion:-

Art Deco By=uilding, Dingwall, Reverse View

A sturdier looking building:-

Possible Art Deco, Dingwall

Inverness War Memorial (iii)

Left Hand Battle Honours Pillar. 1914,1915, Somme 1916-1918:-

Inverness War Memorial Left Hand Battle Honours Pillar

Left Hand Battle Honours Pillar. Naval Actions, 1914 Land Actions:-

Inverness War Memorial Side of Left Hand Battle Honours Pillar

Right Hand Battle Honours Pillar. 1917, 1918:-

War Memorial Inverness, Right Hand Battle Honours Pillar

Right Hand Battle Honours Pillar. France 1918, Gallipoli, Egypt, Romania, Macedonia:-

Side of Right Hand Battle Honours Pillar Inverness War Memorial 11

Right Hand Battle Honours Pillar. Mesopotamia, Palestine, Italy, Russia (Archangel and Murman, ie Murmansk):-

Rear Right Hand Battle Honours Pillar,

Great War Names (i):-

Invernes War Memorial, Great War Names (i)

Great War Names (ii):-

Inverness War Memorial, Great War Names (ii)

Inverness War Memorial (ii)

Original Dedication. “To the glorious memory of the men of the burgh and parish of Inverness who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1919.”

Inverness War Memorial Original Dedication

First Internal Dedication. “An Codagh Mor,” and “We honour them for what we owe them.”

Inverness War Memorial Further Dedication

Second Internal Dedication. “An Codagh Mor,” and “They fought for King and country, faith and freedom, nor did they fight in vain.”

War Memorial Inverness, Third Dedication

Dedication on rear of memorial. “In three continents and in the deep they lie, but in our hearts their deeds forever are enshrined.”

More than 5,000 men of Inverness parish served in the Great War. 117 did not return.

Fourth Dedication, Inverness War Memorial

Second World War dedication. “To the glorious memory of the men and women of the burgh and parish who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of their country in the Second World War.”

Inverness War Memorial WW2 Dedication

Post 1945 dedication. Borneo, Canada, Gulf War, Afghanistan, Belize, Cyprus, Air Accident. “We will remember them, today, tomorrow, for ever.”

Inverness War Memorial Post 1945

Inverness War Memorial (i)

Inverness’s memorial to the dead of the two World Wars of the twentieth century is an impressive sandstone construction surmounted by a Celtic cross, situated by the side of the River Ness.

Approach:-

Inverness War Memorial From Approach

Below, seen from River Ness.
Burma Campaign Memorial to foreground, inscribed, “To the memory of those who served in the Burma campaign 1941-1945.
Highland Counties Branch Burma Star Association.
When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.
The Kohima Epitaph.
This memorial was dedicated on the 11th November 2006.”

Inverness War Memorial

War Memorial side view:-

Inverness War Memorial From Side

Rear view. River Ness in background:-

Inverness War Memorial Rear

Field of Remembrance, Inverness War Memorial. Dedicated 7th November 2011, dedication includes the Kohima Epitaph. The cross is in remembrance of Passchendaele, the slab behind commemorates Nurse Edith Cavell. River Ness behind:-

Field of Remembrance, Inverness War Memorial

Gardens in front of Inverness War Memorial, dedicated to Nurse Edith Cavell:-

Cavell Garden Gates, Inverness

Interiors, House of Dun

See here and here for my previous posts about the House of Dun.

I forget the tale about these cartouches. One of the Jameses and his wife I think:-

Cartouches in Hall, House of Dun

Mirrored fireplace:-

Mirrored Fireplace, House of Dun

Plasterwork:-

PLasterwork, House of Dun

Fireplace and fireguard:-

Fireplace and Firguard, House of Dun

Overmantel and clock:-

Overmantel, House of Dun

Room and windows:-

Room, House of Dun

Clock and sideboard:-

Clock and Sideboard, House of Dun

Bed:-

Bed, House of Dun

Rudimentary shower:-

Shower, House of Dun

Garden, The House of Dun

Like most National Trust properties the House of Dun (see previous post) has a well-kept garden.

Formal garden from one of the house’s windows:-

Garden

Pergola. It looks a little like a spider-

Garden pergola

Box hedging by house:-

box hedging pano

Stone in box hedging commemorating the house’s opening by the Queen Mother in 1989 after its restoration 300 hundred years after the house’s designer William Adam’s birth:-

Box hedging dedication

Some of the planting:-

Garden , House of Dun, Montrose

Beauly Boer War Memorial

My previous posts on Beauly are here and here. I didn’t see a memorial to the World Wars of the twentieth century when I was there but I have since found out it’s situated on a hill to the south of the town. Maybe next time I’m up that way.

However in the centre of the town is a large memorial, “Erected by the Lovat tenantry and fuears… to commemorate the raising of the Lovat Scouts by Simon Joseph, 6th Lord Lovat….” (For full wording click on picture to where it can be enlarged.) It is also inscribed “Cape Colony” in the lower rectangle.

Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Northern facet. In the upper rectangle, “Of the Lovat Scouts the following fell in action or died of wounds or disease….” plus “Diamond Hill” in lower:-

Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Eastern facet. Bronze Frieze in upper rectangle. “South Africa” in lower:-

Beauly Boer War Memorial

Bronze frieze detail:-

Bronze Plaque, Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Southern facet. Names of Officers of the Lovat Scouts in upper rectangle. “Wittebergen” in lower:-

Boer War Memorial, Beauly

Beauly Priory

Beauly in Inverness-shire (see three posts ago) is home to the ruins of a mediæval Priory and apparently French monks who lived there are responsible for Beauly’s name (from beau lieu, beautiful place.)

Beauly Priory Remains

Beauly Priory Gable End Wall

Beauly Priory Ruins

Beauly Priory

Ruins, Beauly Priory

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Very minor deco this, but it has a flat roof and rule of three in the windows/doors – and then there are the roof edges.

Beauly is in the county of Inverness, about ten miles west of Inverness itself.

I must admit I hadn’t expected to see even a hint of deco but here it is:-

Shop in Beauly, Hint of Art Deco

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

The Kessock Bridge carries the A9 over the Beauly Firth at Inverness.

I took the photos when we were up north in April last year. They were maybe taken from too close as the cable stay towers, if not the cables themselves, show up better on the photo in the link.

From east:-

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

From west. Slight distortion to photo as it’s a stitch of two:-

Kessock Bridge From West stitch

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