Monuments and Memorials
Scotland’s monuments and memorials are hallmarks to past events or key figures. Monuments can include former ecclesiastical buildings and ruinous castles as well as public statues and the historic mercat cross. Similarly, memorials can commemorate an important location or event and can act as testimony to an influential person or movement.
These structures are found scattered throughout the country, forming an intricate web of historic events and associations ranging from historic battles, royal dwellings, important persons and local landmarks, including the public park and bandstand. They are often designated by Scottish Ministers as Scheduled Ancient Monuments or Listed Buildings, recognised for their national historic importance.
LTM’s respected experienced craftspeople have a wealth of experience in conserving these unobtrusive yet extraordinary structures. Our masonry teams and Stone Conservators can tackle the full range of conservation work, from the consolidation of the finest carved masonry to comprehensive masonry repair and restoration programmes. We strive to find pragmatic, cost - effective solutions which observe the principles of conservation, based on a sound technical understanding.
LTM Consultancy can also provide professional, technical advice on appropriate conservation practice. We can provide bespoke surveys to ascertain the condition of the monument, identifying appropriate conservation solutions and outlining a suitable schedule of works, designed to suit the structure and the client budget.
Featured Monuments and Memorials Case Studies
Fettercairn Arch - Fettercairn
Fettercairn Arch is a Category B Listed Romanesque arch in the centre of Fettercairn village. It was built as a memorial to the Prince Consort and to commemorate the visit of Victoria and Albert in September 1861. It was designed by John Milne (of St Andrews) between 1864-5 and ...
Mary Slessor Memorial - Aberdeen
The Mary Slessor Memorial is located in the Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen. It is a tribute to Mary Slessor (1848 - 1915), a United Presbyterian Church of Scotland missionary in Calabar, eastern Nigeria. She became known as the 'white queen of Okoyong', recognised ...
Kilmorie Chapel - Argyll
Kilmorie Chapel is a Scheduled Ancient Monument dating from the late medieval period, possibly 8th - 10th century. The church is located between the Old and New Castle Lachlan and is the traditional burying grounds of the chiefs of Clan Maclachlan ...