The Scottish National War Memorial. by Finbarr Reilly

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The Scottish National War Memorial commemorates nearly 150,000 Scottish casualties in the First World War, 1914 – 1918, over 50,000 in the Second World War, 1939 – 1945 and the campaigns since 1945, including the Malayan Emergency, the Korean War, Northern Ireland, the Falklands War and the Gulf War.

The Memorial is to be found in Crown Square at the very top of the rock on which Edinburgh Castle stands. In 1927 the architect Sir Robert Lorimer and two hundred Scottish artists and craftsmen created a serene Hall Of Honour and Shrine where the names of the dead are contained in books that are on permanent display.


  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    a great shot:))
    wonderful comp Fino:))

  • Thank you so much for your comment and for the fave Tina, i appreciate it. ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    brilliantly presented Fino, love the composition and the detail.

    Read with interest your description and especially the Memorial Hall and the books containing the names of the dead. My Great Grandfather Joe Doig, Regimental Sergeant Major with the Black Watch has his name in the book as one of the fallien in the First World War………………….lest we forget we should always remember them…………………what these men died for was Freedom and their names should always be brought to the forefront in respect for what they all fought and died for.

  • This is no word of lie i tell you Chris, but i actually came across your Great Grandfather’s name while i was reading through the Book that contains the Casualties of The Black Watch Regiment. It’s a small world. I even came across the name of a fallen Irish man who was in the Black Watch Regiment, he was from Dublin and served in Afghanistan, he lost his life serving with his Regiment in August 2008. May these men always be rememberd and never forgotten for their courage and their bravery, after all they where somebody’s son’s and brother’s……

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Excellent capture against the clear sky Fino.

  • Thank you Richard for your comment. ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 5 years ago

    a beautiful shot Fino.x

  • Thank you Catherine. ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • Rob Parsons
    Rob Parsonsover 5 years ago

    Another cracker Fino.

  • Thank you so much Rob. ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 5 years ago

    Congratulations! This work has being Featured in the
    First Things Group

  • Thank you so much to the First Things Group for Featuring This image i’m so happy with this, thanks to you all. ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Outstanding Fino, a wonderful capture of a wonderful place, a fave for me …

  • Thank you so much Tom, i’m happy that you like this capture it’s a wonderful looking building i think, cheers also for the fave very much appreciated Tom… ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    Congratulations Fino on your feature in the group FIRST THINGS, well deserving image and description. Thank you for mentioning that you spotted my GGrandfathers name in the book of remembrance. Any time that I visit and view the books, it always manages to bring a shiver to my spine and the hairs on the back of my neck rise……………. I too am an ex soldier and remember all my fallen comrades from modern times as well as the soldiers, sailors and airman who went before us. Lost a few mates in Northern Ireland and then 22 of them in the Falklands……….fond memories and sad ones always go hand in hand in the everyday life of a soldier

  • Thank you Chris i appreciate that very much and also for the fave cheers, i know what you mean, i could actually get the same feeling when i was reading through the books it felt as if i knew them but not having known any of them personally. I always wanted to be a soldier myself, when i was 17 i signed up for the permanent defence force here in the south of Ireland but never got called, so the only thing i could do was join the reserve forces something like theTerritorial Army you’s have over there. I only did about two an half years but it just was’nt what i wanted. I think that’s why a lot of Irish lad’s travel to england and to Scotland and signed up cause they have a better chance of becoming a soldier. To tell you the truth this not a joke there’s around 15,000 full time soldiers in Ireland and about wait for this roughly anything between 35 to 40 odd thousand reserve’s, thats why some guy leave to join the forces over sea’s..

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture, Fino.

  • Thank you very much Steven. ;)

    – Finbarr Reilly

  • joak
    joakover 5 years ago

    love this and ive been readin yer stuff wi chris wi great interest mate it is a stunnin place an its great we have this you have done it proud …..thank you

  • Well what can i say Joak, i’m lost for words pal. Thats no normal for me but thanks for your great comment i appreciate it very very much……… Thank you Joak.. Fino.

    – Finbarr Reilly

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