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Boer War Memorial, Dingwall

Dingwall has an impressive Boer War Memorial not far from the memorial to the twentieth century wars:-

It’s shaped as a tapered Celtic Cross surmounting a rectangular plinth:-

Dingwall, Boer War Memorial 1

The dedication reads, “Erected by the officers non-commissioned officers and men past and present of the Seaforth Highlanders, Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s in memory of their comrades who lost their lives in South Africa 1899-1902.”

Lower panel, “Killed in Action or Died of Wounds”

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall

South facing aspect. Names of those “Killed in Action or Died of Wounds”

Dingwall, Boer War Memorial Names

Dingwall Free Church behind. Memorial’s north facing aspect. Names of “Killed in Action or Died of Wounds” and “Died of Disease or Accident”

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall North Aspect

Roadside location:-

Boer War Memorial, Dingwall

Dingwall War Memorial

Dingwall’s War Memorial unusually takes the form of a wall surmounted by a kilted soldier:-

Dingwall War Memorial

It lies in a small memorial garden just off the main street:-

Dingwall War Memorial Showing Surroundings.

War Memorial, Dingwall

Dedication and names. “In memory of officers NCOs and men of the Royal Burgh and Parish of Dingwall who fell in the Great Wars 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
How bless’d how glorious they who bravely fall their lives devoted at their country’s call.”
Great War Names on main body, WW2 names to either side.

Dingwall War Memorial Dedication and Names

Picaresque Books and Galerie Fantoosh, Dingwall

This was one of two bookshops we found in Dingwall.

It has a great name.

Picaresque Books and Galerie Fantoosh, Dingwall

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

Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh is a village situated at the mouth of Loch Alsh, ten or so miles from Dornie and Eilean Donan Castle.

It is perhaps most famous for being the terminus of the Kyle of Lochalsh Railway line, which nominally runs from Dingwall but the trains go on to Inverness.

Kyle of Lochalsh Railway Station:-

Kyle of Lochalsh Railway Station

The Station is effectively on the pier. Handy for goods traffic:-

Ship at Kyle of Lochalsh Pier

Part of railway line:-

Lochalsh Railway Line

Signal Box, Kyle of Lochalsh, taken from same bridge as above:-

Signal Box, Kyle of Lochalsh

The village is quite small but as I recall represented the big bad wider world of fleshpots and the like for the inhabitants of the Applecross peninsula in His Bloody Project

The most impressive building in Lochalsh is the Lochalsh Hotel which has minor Art Deco leanings:-

Lochalsh Hotel

Only a mile (or less) away is the Skye Bridge. (No need now to take a boat – bonny or otherwise – over the sea to Skye.) Skye hills in background:-

Skye Bridge

In the village there is a memorial in the form of a defused mine:-

Mine Memorial, Kyle of Lochalsh

Mine memorial inscription:-

Kyle of Lochalsh Mine Memorial Inscription

Dumbarton in the North

I see from the club website that Sons have been included in the north area for the purposes of the new format of the League Cup (or Betfred Cup as it is officially known.)

Given that one of the major reasons for change was to have ties between sides more or less local to each other this decision seems utterly bizarre.

It is however a consequence of Sons relative success in that we have been included in the second layer of seeds due to finishing 8th in the second tier of the SPFL last season.

There is a possible nightmare scenario of trips to Dingwall or Inverness, Peterhead or Cove Rangers.

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