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Corsedardar

Corsedardar is the highest point on the public roads in Birse parish and the location of three stone monuments: the ancient Dardanus Standing Stone, the Birse Parish War Memorial and the Birse Parish Millennium Stone.

BCT took over the management of Corsedardar under a long lease in 1999, in response to local concern over the derelict condition of this prominent site. BCT carried out extensive improvements at the site including landscaping, tarring the new lay-by, installing an interpretive panel and planting thirty four native broadleaves to match the number of ‘Men of Birse’ named on the War Memorial.

BCT also erected a new standing stone on the site and organised a special ceremony on 1st January 2000 to dedicate the stone as the Birse Millennium Stone – “an enduring symbol of the community’s gratitude for and remembrance of the past and of its hopes and dreams for the future”. The ceremony was attended by around 300 members of the local community and an extraordinarily positive and memorably occasion.

There are copies of a Book of Remembrance compiled by BCT about the thirty four men named on the War Memorial, at Finzean Old School and in Finzean Church. BCT has also published a booklet about War Memorial and Men of Birse. BCT organises the annual Remembrance Service at the War Memorial each November.

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