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MILLBUIE MONUMENT TO SIR HECTOR MACDONALDLB14907

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urquhart And Logie Wester
NGR
NH 55081 52251
Coordinates
255081, 852251

Description

1903. Telescope-type tower of 2 stages with boldly projecting cornices and blocking courses with diminutive merlons at each stage. Tall architraved door with tall plaque in corniced architrave immediately above. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Tower surrounded by circular dwarf wall with railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Major General Sir Hector Archibald Macdonald, KCB (1853-1903), known as "Fighting Mac", was the youngest son of a crofter-mason in Urquhart and Logie Wester parish. He enlisted as a private in the Gordon Highlanders in 1870 and after nine years in the ranks was commissioned during the second Afghan War. He later fought at the Battle of Majuba and in the Sudan campaigns of 1888-91 and 1896. For his part in the Battle of Omdurman he was thanked by both Houses of Parliament. After commanding the Highland Brigade in South Africa in 1902-03, he was posted to Ceylon but recalled because of scandalous allegations. He shot himself in Paris in 1903 on his way back to Ceylon to face a court of enquiry.

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