War memorial lit up in Rotary experiment

The war memorial on Black Hill
The war memorial on Black Hill

An experiment by Stonehaven and District Rotary Club to light up the town’s war memorial has received huge support from local residents.

Last Thursday evening (October 8), the iconic monument could be seen across the town after dark, and many have taken to social media to comment.

Stonehaven Rotary Club explained: “On Thursday night, several members and friends of Rotary took part in an experiment to floodlight the Stonehaven War Memorial on the Black Hill. After lugging a generator - which they thought might not be powerful enough - this was the result! A total success!

“It is hoped that this might now lead to a feasibility study aimed at making this a more permanent feature at the famous local landmark.”

Many of you took to social media to show your support.

Julie Graham commented: “I was down on the beach walking my dog in the dark on Thursday night when I saw the War Memorial illuminated on the hill. It looked great and should be a permanent feature - a fitting tribute to the boys who were lost.”

Janice Nicol said: “Beautiful. What bettter than to be able to see the memorial 24 hours.”