|The Malcolm Monument stands proud on Whita's crest|
|The inscribed stone on the Malcolm Monument|
THE FIRST STONE OF THIS OBELISK
WAS LAID ON THE IVth OF SEPTEMBER MDCCCXXXV
BY THE RIGHT HON SIR JAMES GRAHAM BARONET OF NETHERBY
GRAND MASTER OF THE CUMBERLAND LODGE OF FREE MASONS
ACCOMPANIED IN PROCESSION BY THE BRETHREN OF
SEVERAL MASONIC LODGES AND BY SOME
THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS FROM BOTH SIDES
OF THE NEIGHBOURING BORDER.
THE WORK WAS EXECUTED ACCORDING TO
THE DESIGNS OF ROBERT HOWE ESQR BY
A COMPANY OF MASONS OF LANGHOLM
WHO FINISHED IT IN LESS THAN A YEAR.
|The inscription on the Malcolm Monument|
|The commemorative plaque on the Malcolm Monument|
|View of the Monument from the north|
|The White Yett|
|The Macdiarmid Memorial Sculpture on Whita hill|
|The Macdiarmid Memorial Cairn with it's inscription stone|
I had the fortune to live as a boy
In a world columbe in a colour-de-roy
As gin I'd had Mars for the land o' my birth
Instead o' the Earth
Nae maitter who faur I've travelled sinsyne
The cast o' Dumfriesshire's aye in me like wine;
And my sangs are gleids o' the candent spirit
It's sons inherit.
Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) was a man of Langholm, a champion of Scotland, a fervent internationalist and one of the great poets of the world.
This memorial sculpture was funded by public subscription and made by Jake Harvey of Maxton. Constructed of corten steel and bronze, the sculpture takes the form of an open book full of images and symbols from MacDiarmid's poetry.
The memorial was unveiled on the 11th August 1985 by Valda Trevlyn Grieve.
|The Macdiarmid Memorial Cairn inscription|
|A view of Ewes valley from Whita|
|Langholm viewed from Whita hill|