Rogart Heritage

Archaeology & Heritage

About The War Memorial

It is situated in its own garden at the junction of A839 and Station Road, in Pittentrail. on Grid Ref.: NC 726 020

It has a rough hewn stone base surmounted by two stepped plinths, broad tapered shaft and Celtic cross. Dedicatory inscription carved in relief on the front face of the base of the shaft. Names in black lettering on three sides of the plinth. Celtic knotwork design carved on the shaft of the cross.

The war memorial was unveiled by the Duke of Sutherland in September 1922. It was designed and built by Messrs D. and A. Davidson who were sculptors from Inverness and the granite base supplied by Mr W. Murray of Little Rogart.

At the dedication ceremony Mr W. Macaulay, on behalf of the Memorial Committee, handed the monument over to the Parish Council for safe keeping. The Chairman, Mr Murray accepted custody of the memorial assuring those in attendance that it would be carefully looked after.

The dedication service was well attended. A report in the Northern Times records the details. A prayer of dedication was offered up by Reverend Mr Macleod, The Lord is my Shepherd was sung and a benediction pronounced by Reverend A. Mackenzie. Piper John Macdonald played Lochaber No More and and buglers sounded the Last Post.

The inscription reads:

“In grateful memory of the men of and associated with this parish who died in the Great War 1914-1918. Their name liveth for evermore “