Fyrish Monument, Evanton

The Fyrish Monument is a monument built in 1782 on Fyrish Hill, in Fyrish near Alness, Easter Ross, Scotland, on the orders of Sir Hector Munro, 8th of Novar, a native lord of the area who had served in India as a general. As the local population were being cleared off their land, employment was a problem and so it was built to give the locals some work-how very kind. It was said that Sir Hector rolled stones from the top of the hill to the bottom, thereby extending the amount of time worked and paying the labourers for additional hours.It represents the Gate of Negapatam, a port in Madras, India, which General Munro took for the British in 1781. It is visible from almost anywhere in the parishes of Kiltearn and Alness.The site of the colonial monument provides an extensive view over the Cromarty Firth and beyond, and Ben Wyvis can be seen clearly, especially impressive if snow-covered. A path to the top starts at a car park northeast of the hill at OS grid NH627715.Sourceshttps://web.archive.org/web/20061002181022/http://www.clanmunro.org.uk/merchandise_files/maps.htmTouring Guide Scotland, p. 151.
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  • We visited on a snowy Thursday morning, we found the car park as our sat nav takes coordinates which we found for the car park. Walk was easy to navigate despite not being well waymarked, very steep i...  more »
  • A stunning hourish walk up. Peaceful with lovely views of Cromarty Firth and out to the Black Isle. Interesting historical monument at the top based on gate of Indian city.  more »
  • Fyrish Monument is a nice walk through a wooded area along a reasonable path. The Monument also known as Gate of Negapatam was built by Sir Hector Munro to provide work for locals. The route does get ...  more »
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  • Very steep but satisfying walk. 45 mins up and 30 mins down at a fast pace. A good sized car park. Quite tricky underfoot at times.
  • Amazing views from the top makes the effort of getting up there all worthwhile
  • amazing place to visit...good exercise to
  • Good day out walk with kids and amazing views from the top
  • Good walk with amazing views

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