The winners of this year’s Best Kept War Memorial contest were announced on 8 September. The national winner was Kirkwall while the Champion of Champions was Golspie. Monkton & Prestwick including Ayr, Dingwall sub Strathpeffer, Forres, Fort William, Golspie and Nairn also took prizes. 

The contest celebrates the hard work by branches across the country to preserve and maintain their local memorials. Entries will open shortly for the 2024 contest, with more information on categories and dates to come. 

The full list of winners is as follows:


Champion of Champions


Large Community without Gardens


Large Community with Gardens       


Small Community with Gardens


Small Community without Gardens

Fort William    

New Entry


Satellite Memorial without Gardens


Large Community without Gardens

Dingwall, sub Strathpeffer      

Satellite Memorial with Gardens

Monkton & Prestwick including Ayr