War memorial bench donated by local couple

Tom and Winifred Muir with the new bench at Rothesays war memorial.
Tom and Winifred Muir with the new bench at Rothesays war memorial.

A specially commissioned bench was put in place at Rothesay’s war memorial this week thanks to a donation by a local couple.

The bench, which shows the silhouette of soldiers beside a field of poppies, is located inside the walls of the Cenotaph in Rothesay and was made possible thanks to Tom and Winifred Muir.

Tom, president of the Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, said: “People don’t realise that they’re allowed to go inside the gate [of the memorial], so the bench will hopefully show visitors they can step inside to look at the memorial, or to sit and contemplate.”

Tom and wife Winifred were delighted to see the bench installed by Argyll and Bute Council on Tuesday.