Monumental effort for memorial makeover

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Fort William war memorial has been sparkling in the sunshine thanks to the Fort William and District Branch of Royal British Legion Scotland.

The start of the clean up, with assistance from The Highland Council Mobile lift vehicle.

Over the past few months volunteers from the group have been cleaning up the monument and the surrounding area.

The job has been a tremendous undertaking this year and over many weekends the group have washed the monument from top to bottom with assistance from Highland council using a lighting vehicle fitted with a mobile lifting platform.

New Tommy and Lest We Forget signs.

The base has also been repainted, hedge cut, the old poppy floral display has been removed and replaced with a Tommy cut out figurine and a Lest We Forget plaque was made by MacPherson Welding and concreted thanks to a small donation of post crete from TSL.

New chips donated by Gardenstop on the Blar have been laid in the garden area.

On Saturday June 26, which was also Armed Forces Day, £71.71 was donated via collection buckets and the branch thanks everyone for their donation. While the work was being done, members of the clean up party engaged with locals and visitors and thank them all for their positive comments.