The Airlie Monument was erected in memory of the 11th Earl of Airlie who was killed in the Boer War on 11th June 1900.

The whole of the stonework of the monument was taken from Herdhill Quarry Kirriemuir except for the carved panels, which were taken from Corsehill Quarry Dumfrieshire.

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Founded: 1901
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Kevin Jones (6 months ago)
Great history and great views
J P Temple (8 months ago)
Nice view and not too steep climb from car park in the woods
Chris Weatherburn (12 months ago)
Nice walk up a small hill with great views at the top. There is free parking close to the Scott Wilson sculpture and clear signs to find it.
CAROLYN Gauld (12 months ago)
A lovely walk, steep at times! But worth while when you get to the top, spectacular views over Angus. Has it's own Carpark. A must go.
CAROLYN Gauld (12 months ago)
A lovely walk, steep at times! But worth while when you get to the top, spectacular views over Angus. Has it's own Carpark. A must go.
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