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South Ronaldsay war memorial
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South Ronaldsay war memorial

To complement picture #1163, the memorial seen from another angle.
Picture added on 01 December 2005
Besides this kilted Highlander, only two other war memorials in Orkney are in the form of sculptures. They are the female figure at Stromness, and the Angel at Kirkwall. The remainder are "relatively plain and unadorned obelisks or columns".
Source: Orkney View, Issue 52 - an article by Jon Davies.
Added by Sandy on 18 August 2007

my grandfather, pipe major james cumming, of kirkwall city pipe band played the pipes at the unvieling of this memorial. I don't know the date.
Added by Brian B. Findlay on 19 August 2007
It was unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 21st August, 1921. The statue was based on a photograph of Private Robert McLaughlin of the Black Watch, who was killed on the Somme in 1915. Source: "For Freedom & Honour" by G.L. Esson
Added by Sandy on 19 August 2007
The sculptor of the statue was Alexander Carrick, whose mother came from the Hope. The photo and its story are on the website on his life and career at this link.
Added by Brian Budge on 08 April 2008
I believe my grandfather (John Norquay) was one of the masons who built the stonework on the monument.There is a memorial at Loch Awe with the same figure as the "Hope" memorial.
Added by Laurence Norquay on 18 July 2008
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South Ronaldsay

A leg (on it's side)St Margaret's Hope pier aerial shotB. Doull & Son, St Margaret's Hope, 1989Festival of the Horse 5/5Festival of the Horse 4/5Festival of the Horse 3/5Festival of the Horse 2/5Festival of the Horse 1/5SS Irene ashore at GrimnessSS Irene ashore at Grimness