Strathpeffer Black Watch War Memorial

Mr Stewart served as a sniper with the Black Watch regiment during the Korean War
Kenny Stewart as a man of war .....

Kenny Stewart who passed away last week
..... and a man of peace.  [Photos courtesy of The Ross-shire Journal.]

Black Watch Memorial, Loch Kinellan, Strathpeffer.

Kenny Stewart, who died in March 2016 at the age of 83, was a local contractor who had served with the Black Watch in the Korean War.

He was brought up on the family croft at the Heights of Achterneed and learned to be a crack shot as a youngster while shooting rats.  This skill served him well and he was chosen to be a sniper while serving in the Korean War.

On returning home he founded Kenneth Stewart (Strathpeffer) Ltd which went on to secure contracts for many major roads built in Ross-shire.

He never forgot his comrades who died in the war and commissioned Golspie Stonework to inscribe on a granite plaque their  names and this was attached to a large stone taken from his family croft.  He spent a great deal of time creating a car park, planting trees and shrubs, providing a footpath and a seat which overlooks Loch Kinellan, the site of the memorial.

Unveiling of the memorial was planned for 12 March 2016 but, sadly, Kenny Stewart passed away before he could see his ambition come true.

The plaques on the memorial seat read:  Erected in 2016 by Kenneth Stewart in memory of his comrades who fell during the Korean War.  And:  In memory of Kenneth Stewart (Kenny), a much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather.  Sadly missed.  10-11-32 to 26-2-16.

Two views of Loch Kinellan from the memorial seat.  [Above photos RCHS.]

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