NJ7524 : The Harlaw monument

near to Balhalgardy, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

The Harlaw monument.
The Harlaw monument.
Designed by William Kelly and erected in 1911 by the Burgh of Aberdeen.
It commemorates the battle of Harlaw that took place on July 24th 1411 between the army of Donald, Lord of the Isles and Alexander, Earl of Mar.
The latter, smaller army included townsfolk of Aberdeen led by Provost Robert Davidson, who lost his life in the bloody and indecisive battle.
The inscription reads:
"To the memory of Provost Davidson and the Burgesses of Aberdeen who fell here, AD1411"

In the distance is the dark and magnificent Bennachie.
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2011
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Date Taken
Thursday, 11 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 7514 2407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:18.3918N 2:24.8558W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 7518 2406
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