Grand Tour Of Scotland: On Route to Scrabster ~ Part 5

Day 6: 16 August 2019 Thurso Part 2

Sir John Square

Originally known as MacDonald Square it was gifted to the town by Sir Tollemache Sinclair in 1879. In 1893 the statue of Sir John Sinclair was erected in the middle of the square which was then renamed Sir John Square.

Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
Statue of Sir John Sinclair, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
Statue of Sir John Sinclair, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
Statue of Sir John Sinclair, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland

Thurso St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Church

This church was built to replace Old St. Peter’s church which had fallen into disrepair. The first sermon preached was by the Rev. Walter Ross Taylor in 1833.

Thurso St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Church
Thurso St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Church
Thurso St Peter’s and St Andrew’s Church

Sir George’s Fountain

This fountain was erected in 1894 by Sir Tollemache Sinclair in memory of his father, Sir George Sinclair. It was originally at the front of the square but was later moved to make way for the War Memorial.

Sir George’s Fountain, Thurso, Scotland
Sir George’s Fountain, Thurso, Scotland
Sir George’s Fountain, Thurso, Scotland

War Memorial

Made from bronze and stone it was unveiled on 1st September 1922 by Sir Archibald Sinclair. The memorial features 153 names on its roll of honour.

War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland
War Memorial, Sir John Square, Thurso, Scotland

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

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