Looking very much like a castle tower, the War Memorial has seven sides and an internal staircase leading to the top platform on which there is a flagpole. During Doors Open Day, usually in September each year, it is possible to ascend for the views at the top.
At 21m tall, the memorial on Canker’s Knowe, is an imposing structure which can be seen for miles around, and is constructed from granite quarried at Kemnay. The architect was a Mr John Fowlie, and it was opened to the public by HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught, the husband of Princess Alexandra of Fife.
The roll of honour around the base contain the names of 174 military and civilian killed in both world wars, and is an important reminder of people from the town who perished. The names of all 174 (WW1 150, WW2 19, Civilian 5 ) can be read on the Imperial War Museum website.