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Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial

War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial

Classification War Memorial (20th Century)

Canmore ID 108225

Site Number NN28SW 14

NGR NN 20788 82369

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmonivaig
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Commando Memorial, T. Scott Sutherland, 1951 Bronze trio of rugged Commandos rising above a windy plateau on a granite plinth, their grim faces set resolutely towards the wartime training grounds of Ben Nevis and Lochaber's central massif. Still visible between Spean Bridge and Fort Augustus are scars of the short-lived Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway, a 24 -mile spur off the West Highland Line (now dismantled). Constructed between 1897 and 1903, this privately-funded enterprise was a foolhardy and extravagent one, with considerable engineering works, including the creation of viaducts and a tiny tunnel by Loch Oich; by 1911 it had been forced to close.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Archaeology Notes

NN28SW 14 20788 82369

Commando Meml [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, March 2010.

Sculptor: Scott Sutherland 1952.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

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Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

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