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Lynedoch Monument

A substantial obelisk on the right bank of the River Tay in Perth, the Lynedoch Monument lies on the North Inch, a short distance north of Smeaton's Bridge. It was unveiled in 1896 to commemorate the 90th Light Infantry (Perthshire Volunteers), and its successor army regiments, together with their founder Thomas Graham of Balgowan (1748 - 1843), who raised the regiment in 1784 and later was elevated to the peerage as Lord Lynedoch. The obelisk is constructed of polished granite and was the work of local craftsmen, David Beveridge & Sons. There were once drinking fountains pouring into basins on the side of the monument.

The 90th Light Infantry was formed into the 2nd Battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) on 1st July 1881 and the last regiment of the Cameronians was disbanded on the 14th May 1968 as part of defence cuts.

Nearby is a further military memorial, dedicated to the 51st Highland Division, together with a small wall plaque commemorating local men and women who fought in Spain (1936-39).


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