FP100: No. 27

Sailors Memorial, Kincardine
Sailors Memorial, Kincardine

Sailors’ Memorial

Lying to the east of the Kincardine Bridge on an old pier lies the Sailors’ Memorial.

Looking at the town of Kincardine, or to give it its full name, Kincardine on Forth, these days it may seem difficult for many to imagine the hustle and bustle of the busy port in days gone by.

However that is exactly what it was.

Situated at the point where the Forth turns north and narrows from estuary to river, Kincardine was a thriving trading port in the 19th century.

As well as the trading of goods, the port also had a reputation for ship building.

And this rich history of the town as a thriving port is remembered through the Sailors’ Memorial on the banks of the Forth.

A large anchor serves as a memorial to the builders, owners, masters and crews of ships that were registered in the Port of Kincardine.

Records show that 108 ships are known to have been wrecked or lost over a period of 100 years.

The Sailors Memorial was erected in 2000 by Kincardine Community Council and it was funded by the Kincardine Sailors Box Trust Fund.