Brora in days past

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When there was only one bridge and no war memorial


The new bridge under construction


The opening of the new bridge


The new bridge open for traffic


Traffic that was horses and carts


Fountain Square




The coal pit


The coal pit and the brickworks


Brora golf course


Brora harbour


The Iron Bridge being constructed


Crash at the Iron Bridge


Victoria Road


Walkers Bridge at Balnacoil


The West End Garage when Tommy Knox had it


The West End Garage today

Quite where the idea for the war memorial came from has been a subject of debate for many years, but perhaps the photograh below with this insight shared by Adam Brown may shed light on its design.

I think the ruined Bethune Clock Tower may have been an inspiration for this memorial. The 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders defended Bethune in April 1918 as part of the 51st Highland Division, and they would have been familiar with this landmark - Adam Brown