The memorials sit at the highest end of Alness High Street and play a key role in Remembrance services. The original, made of sandstone, has suffered irreparable weather damage over the years.

Initially, it was hoped that it would be possible to restore the stone, but after a process of consultation and discussion with Highland Council and Alistair Stewart & Son Memorials in Inverness, it was decided that a new memorial was the best solution. 

The new monument was funded by Ventient Energy and approved by the local community council. Made of black granite, the new memorial is decorated with gold inlay text that preserves the names and inscriptions from the original. 

The new memorial was unveiled by Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty Joanie Whiteford, and the dedication service was conducted by the Rev Robert Adair of Alness Baptist Church. A memorial bench, donated by May Jack and Ian and Nancy Burnett, was also placed in the Alness Civic and Heritage Centre garden and dedicated on the same day. 

Meanwhile, Roslin branch also unveiled a new bench to mark the centenary of RBLS Roslin. Situated near the town’s war memorial, it is black in colour with red poppy details. The metalwork includes the phrase Lest We Forget, in tribute to its memorial surroundings. 

Members of the branch have offered their gratitude to Roslin & Bilston Community Council and Midlothian Council for funding the project.