The Clyne War Memorial in Brora is one of ten memorials across Scotland to share £33,000 in grant money to carry out essential restoration and conservation work.
The money represents the latest round of awards from the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund’s allocation of £1 million, available to local communities throughout Scotland to help restore their war memorials, to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
The grants were announced as a seminar in Edinburgh was being held to educate people interested in the conservation of memorials on how to restore and maintain these vital reminders of our heritage.
Clyne is to receive £5914.
The announcement was made by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, who said: “The immense sacrifice of those Scottish men and women who died during the First World War and other conflicts, should never be forgotten. These memorials, which serve not to celebrate war but to honour those who died, are a tangible reminder of our history and heritage, and every effort should be made to maintain them for future generations.
“Projects like the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund, along with events like the repair and maintenance seminar, help the people of Scotland continue to pay their respects to those who fell during both world wars and other conflicts, and hopefully encourage more people to volunteer to maintain these monuments in future. Without these people, who selflessly give up their time and energy, none of this would be possible.”