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Cairn at bottom of Ben More

Cairn at bottom of Ben More


Postby Old Bill » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:38 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know what this cairn is for at the bottom of Ben More, not too far up from the farm and main road?

It seems to have been walled off at one point, but I couldn't see any plaque on it. Just wondering!

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Re: Cairn at bottom of Ben More

Postby jmarkb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:39 pm

No idea, sorry, but the wall looks older than the cairn.
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Re: Cairn at bottom of Ben More

Postby CharlesT » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:04 am

Just a thought. Could it be a memorial to those who died in the Viscount crash in 1973?
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Re: Cairn at bottom of Ben More

Postby Old Bill » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:28 pm

Could be - but the crash was higher up wasn't it? And there is a memorial to them in the church yard.
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Re: Cairn at bottom of Ben More

Postby CharlesT » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:05 pm

Old Bill wrote:Could be - but the crash was higher up wasn't it? And there is a memorial to them in the church yard.

Yes, I saw that too. On second thoughts the cairn looks too old to commemorate that crash or the later rescue helicopter crash. Looks well built though and must have meant something at one time.
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Re: Cairn at bottom of Ben More

Postby jmarkb » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:18 pm

CharlesT wrote:the later rescue helicopter crash


The memorial to Harry Lawrie, the MRT member who died in that crash, is the cross on Ben Ledi.
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