Situated in Cumberland Close, behind Visocchi’s Coffee Shop, stone slabs have been created by Bruce Walker, renowned stonemason and glass engraver. These celebrate some famous Kirriemarians.

Sir Hugh Munro of Lindertis, Kirriemuir. Born 1856, died 1919.
Founder member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club who identified and listed 277 of the Scottish peaks above 300ft. Now commonly known as “Munros,” there are 284 of them.


Sir Charles Lyell F.R.S. Geologist. Born Kinnordy, Kirriemuir 1797, died 1875.
His ‘Principles of Geology’ (1830-33) and ‘Elements of Geology’ became the foundation stone of modern geology. He was also the mentor and friend of Charles Darwin and enthusiastic supporter of his ‘Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection’


Sir James Matthew Barrie Bart. O.M. Born Kirriemuir 1860, Died 1937
World Famous creator of the immortal ‘Peter Pan’, Barrie’s plays for adults remain classics of the stage: ‘The Admirable Crichton’, ‘Mary Rose’, ‘What Every Woman Knows’ and ‘Quality Street’.

“His work brought joy and inspiration to young and old alike”
King George VI 1937


Bon Scott Born Kirriemuir 1946, died London 1980.
Ronald Belford Scott emigrated to Melbourne with his family in 1952. He became lead singer with AC/DC in 1974. He is buried in Fremantle, Australia.


3 VC’ s
Not many towns can boast of having three of their sons being awarded the Victoria Cross:
1 Captain Charles Lyell Born in 1913. Served with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards during the Second World
War, when he was killed in action on April 27, 1943, at Dj Bou Arada, North Africa, which earned him the VC.

2 Corporal Richard Burton was awarded his VC in recognition of his action at Monte Ceco in Italy on
October 8, 1944, while serving with the 1st Battalion of the Wellington’s Regiment. Born in Leicestershire,
Mr Burton eventually settled in Kirriemuir, where he died on July 11, 1993. He is buried in Kirriemuir Cemetery.

3 Private Melvin, Born in Montrose, earned his VC for his actions at Istabalt in Mesopotamia on April 21, 1917
and passed away on July 17, 1941. He too was buried in Kirriemuir Cemetery.

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