01 January 2009

Our first site of the month is fittingly the Fyrish Monument,
outside Evanton in Easter Ross. This iconic monument, visible for miles from the top of Fyrish hill, is an 18th century folly, built by General Sir Hector Munro of Novar (1726-1805). He had served in India, and the monument is said to represent the gates of Negatapam where he had one of his victories. It was also built in part to provide work for locally unemployed people. Hector Munro clearly felt an affinity towards his years in India, and also named a number of the fields on his estate after Indian areas.

Further details about the monument can be found on the Highland Council HER.

Since posting this on the website, Adrian Clark has kindly provided an article he wrote, originally published in the Kiltearn News. This is now available in the Sites folder of the library of this website.




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