Another remote memorial is that of the Elliot brothers, William and Alistair, which is located by the shores of Loch Glencoul in Sutherland, Northern Scotland. Since the nearest public road is approximately 8 miles away, this memorial is only accessible by foot or by boat.
The story behind it is an interesting one. The memorial itself is on a hill overlooking an isolated house. This two-storey stone house was built around 1880, by the Duke of Westminster for his estate keepers. The Elliot family were working on the estate and living at Glencoul House when the brothers enlisted for the First World War.
William, who fought with the Cameron Highlanders, died of pneumonia on the 29th of March 1917 at the age of 25.
His brother Alistair, who had fought with the Highland Light Infantry, was killed just over a year later on the 12th of April 1918 at the age of 24.
It was in memory of the two brothers, and within sight of their old home, that the Duke of Westminster erected the memorial cross.