The Cabrach Trust marked the Armistice Day centenary by erecting memorial gates designed by a local school pupil. It has been described as being ‘on a par with St Kilda’ because of the devastation caused by the First World War.
An extraordinarily large proportion of men and boys from the upland farming community died, not just in battle but also from the wider effects of war.
At the end of the 19th Century the community had a healthy population of around 1000 but today only around 70 people are left living in the Cabrach. Its estimated that there will be just 20 people left in 30 years’ time if the current rate of depopulation continues.
The event was reported by STV news, the Times, BBC Radio Scotland and the Press and Journal.