Scone Remembers have created a unique WW1 memorial sound walk, dedicated to the 72 men from the historic Parish of Scone, who fell in the Great War. Each man has a plaque with a QR code enabling visitors to hear their story.
This Memorial Sound Walk enables individuals to walk around Scone Village, identifying the names and life stories of the 72 men, who fell the Great War. There are plaques placed on lamp posts and stakes near their homes, place of work or the school the men attended. Due to the vast agricultural area involved, other plaques are placed around Scone Park and Scone Palace Estate. Each plaque has a photograph and military details if known, plus a QR code. Individuals with suitable phones, can scan the QR code, which connects to our website sconeremembers.org.uk and hear local people reading a short version of these mens life stories, edited by the sound artist Lise Olsen. The Sound Walk is a circular route and can be joined anywhere, but a good start would be at the Robert Douglas Memorial Institute Abbey road Scone. Free route maps and information leaflets of the route can be found at the Spar Shop Abbey Road Scone, The Sweetie Shop Perth road Scone, Perth and Scone libraries, tourist offices, hotels and many other Perthshire locations.
At Scone Library, Sandy road Scone, a book can be accessed titled ‘Scone Remembers our men from the Great War 1914-1918’, which has the complete life stories.
Scone Palace Estate..
Pte. A. Milne Pte. P Thomson, M.M. Pte. E. Ross, Pte. G.J. MacNaughton, Pte.G. Robertson, Sgt. J.V. Robertson, M.M. Cpl. R.J. Morgan, L.Cpl. F.F Gardiner, Pte. R.J. Gordon, L.Cpl. W. Rudiman, Pte. T. Anderson.
These eleven service men were working as foresters and gardeners on the Scone Estate in 1914. Scone Estate has created a Memorial Walk within their grounds, planting Oak Trees and having each man’s plaque staked nearby, with the QR System telling their life stories. This project was funded by Scone Palace with the Trees being donated by the Woodland Trust Scotland.