Time to remember as city floral clock features Victoria Cross

In honour of the 1914-1918 war centenary, this year’s floral clock in Inverness city centre depicts the prestigious war medal, the Victoria Cross, awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces.

 

In honour of the 1914-1918 war centenary, this year’s floral clock in Inverness city centre depicts the prestigious war medal, the Victoria Cross, awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces.  

The Provost of Inverness., Councillor Alex Graham visited Castle Street this morning to admire the eye-catching floral feature.  He said: “It is fitting that the floral clock depicts the Victoria Cross at this time, as we approach the centenary of the start of World War One. Highlanders in all branches of our armed forces played a major role in that war, and this beautiful clock will be a tribute to their courage and endurance in that conflict.”  

Of the 1356 recipients of the medal, almost half were awarded during the First World War alone, due to the terrible nature of the battles and the heroic efforts of the soldiers.  

The red flowers around the carpet bed depict the red poppies associated with the fallen soldiers. 

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14 Jul 2014
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