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.

Kenny Stewart

Attribution: courtesy of The Ross-shire Journal.

Mr Stewart served as a sniper with the Black Watch regiment during the Korean War.

Korean War, Black Watch Memorial, Loch Kinellan, Strathpeffer.

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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.

Kenny Stewart Ross-shire businessman

Attribution: courtesy of The Ross-shire Journal.

Kenny Stewart who passed away in 2016

Korean War, Black Watch Memorial, Loch Kinellan, Strathpeffer.

Attribution: courtesy of RCHS

The Black Watch Memorial

Loch Kinellan from the memorial seat.

Attribution: courtesy of RCHS.

Loch Kinellan from the memorial seat