As part of this weeks Daily Post Photographic Challenge – Circle – I’m posting two photos of the Tyndall-Bruce Monument on Blackhill, in the Lomond Hills.
This interesting structure was built to commemorate the life of Onesiphorus Tyndall-Bruce, who married Margaret Stewart Hamilton Bruce (the then Hereditary Keeper of Falkland Palace), in 1828. Having accrued quite substantial debts earlier in his life through gambling, marriage appears to have had a good affect on Onesiphorus. He turned his life around, and in the end had enough money to rebuild Falkland House in 1839 (which is now a private school), and to have Falkland Parish Church built. The first photo shows the circular shape of the outside of the monument, the second photo has been taken looking directly upwards from within the tower.