We have passed through Lochgilphead, on Loch Fyne, Scotland, quite a few times and I always wonder about the cross at the end of the road, in the above photo you can see it in the distance. The celtic cross always looks older to me, but it would seem it was erected in 1921. Although the celtic cross is not of a great age, its still interesting to learn the history and in May 2016, I managed to take some photos from the car as we were passing by.
Some history………The Lochgilphead war memorial is a square pedestal of unusual design with decorative medallions carved with celtic designs and battle honours on the four faces at the upper corners. The pedestal stands on a low circular stepped base and is surmounted by a rustic celtic cross carved in freestone with boss and wheel-head. The commemoration and names of the WWI dead are listed on a bronze panel set into the face of the pedestal. The commemoration and names of the WWII dead are carried on two smaller bronze panels set into the face of two low stone pillars which flank the pedestal.
The monument stands at the junction at the head of the main street, on the sea front overlooking Loch Fyne.
The monument was erected by Glasgow monumental sculptors Messrs. Scott Rae, the daybook entry reads:
Order No. 5805, Lochgilphead, Grey cross, Erected May 1921.
6 Replies to “Lochgilphead War Memorial & Celtic Cross, Loch Fyne, Scotland”
Love the Celtic cross
Thank you, It’s in a lovely location, looking across the Loch 🙂
It took me a minute to realize why the first picture looked odd…..the cars are parked on the “wrong” side of the road, lol. How is it that a photo of a street in the UK looks beautiful while a photo of a street around here just seems dull? I think it must be that the buildings have so much character. Belated congrats to your dad and for the improvements with Nipper.
Thank you Carla, and Nipper is now bouncing around like a puppy, he must have been ill for quite awhile, we thought it was just old age. Glad you liked the street photo, its somewhere your ancestors might have visited 🙂
How odd. I agree with you – the cross looks much much older. But still, it is gorgeous. 🙂
It’s in a lovely position looking out over the Loch 🙂