NS2676 : Memorial to Adam McKay

taken 8 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Memorial to Adam McKay
Memorial to Adam McKay
The inscription on the obelisk is as follows:

"Erected in memory of Adam MacKay, son of George MacKay, tacksman (Achairn, Caithness), sometime Quarter Master Sergeant 93rd Highlanders, and for about 20 years House Governor of Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners' Asylum, Greenock, died 14th August 1877, aged 63 years."

See NS2677 : Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners' Home, and NS2676 : Burial plot for the Mariners' Home (also located in Greenock Cemetery). For Achairn, mentioned in the inscription, see ND3050 and surrounding area.

The Adam McKay obelisk is location № 18 on the Red Walk in the "Greenock Cemetery Walks" booklet (see the end-note).
Greenock Cemetery
The cemetery, which is laid out on Bow Hill, opened in 1846. For detailed information, see the Geograph article "Greenock Cemetery" Link and, for a map and useful guide, the booklet "Greenock Cemetery Walks" LinkExternal link (PDF) produced by East End Advisory (funded by Inverclyde Council); the PDF link works, as of January 2016.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2637 7611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7939N 4:46.9221W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2636 7610
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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