Clyne New Cemetery was established in 1893, to replace the almost full Clynekirkton Graveyard. This cemetery is set in a very peaceful location, with stunning views along the coast to the north of Brora.
Many of the tombstones are very grand and much larger than modern regulations would allow today. There are stones commemorating some of our local heroes from both world wars and local people who died tragically in sea fishing disasters and coal mining accidents in the local pit. The graves of Thomas Murray Hunter, Charles Henry Akroyd and Megan Boyd can also be found in the Clyne New Cemetery: Thomas Hunter established the Brora Woollen Mill in 1901; Charles Akroyd was a world-renowned salmon fisherman who built a large house on Golf Road which is now the Royal Marine Hotel and; Megan Boyd, arguably the world’s finest salmon-fly dresser.
Photo credit: IC and TC, Renfrewshire, Scotland