War Memorials

In and around Dingwall you will find a number of war memorials to soldiers who gave their lives in various conflicts over the last 100 plus years.  This is not surprising, as Ross-shire and Dingwall in particular was home to the Seaforth Highlanders.  This regiment existed between 1881 and 1961.

There is a large monument on the High Street (just passed the National Hotel) commemorating Dingwall lives lost during World War I and II.  On a plinth you will find a statue of a kilted soldier holding a rifle with bayonet, created by the sculptor James Alexander Stevenson.  Below are the names of the 98 and 33 lives lost in World War I and II respectively. 

War Memorial - High Street 

At the start of Ferry Road (end of High Street towards the train station) you will find the Celtic Cross.  This cross was erected for lives lost in the South African War of 1899-1902, most of them at Magersfontein Hill.

Celtic Cross - Ferry Road

 Around the corner from the Celtic Cross on Station Road you will find a rustic cross in the centre of the Train Station parking area.  This cross was made by the 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders in honour of their comrades who died in the Battle of Cambrai, November 1917.  It originally stood in the village of Fontaine-Notre Dame, France.  It was described by H.V. Morton as "the only war memorial in Great Britain made by soldiers in the sharpness of their own grief, a rough cross set up in a foreign land for none to see but the peasants who would pass by, and perhaps tell their children how the Highlanders marched out to die at Cambrai".  It was decided to bring the cross home to Dingwall in 1924 and it was unveiled the following year.  Its inscription reads "No Burdens Yonder, All Sorrows Past; No Burdens Yonder, Home At Last".  A very touching tribute.

4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Cambrai Cross