Balmashanner Hill War Memorial

A grand castellated edifice, the Balmashanner War Memorial was built 1920-1 to a design by architect Thomas R. Soutar to commemorate those fallen in the First World War. Known locally as Boammie, it is located on the top of Balmashanner Hill a mile (1.5 km) south of the centre of Forfar. The monument was dedicated by Queen Mary on the 11th September, 1921 and comprises a square tower, with a substantial plinth, more slender middle-section and a corbelled top, featuring a parapet and small projecting pepperpot turret, all constructed of local sandstone. It offers fine views over the town, the Valley of Strathmore and to the Braes of Angus beyond. Nearby stands an indicator which gives the names and heights of the nearby hills and mountains.

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