Funding is inevitably the 'crux' of the project. Here we provide a breakdown of ‘known’ albeit estimated costs. We can use these figures to signpost progress and the monies required.
Thanks to the direct support of some service providers, we are delighted to present adjusted figures. You will note that the revised estimates show a reduction in estimated costs by some 48%.
PHASE 1 - The Commando Memorial Heritage Trail
a. 10 x Plaques @ £400 each c £ 4,000.00
PHASE 2 - The Leaping Salmon Statue
b. Groundwork: £ tbc
c. Stone Plinth £ 6,500.00
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
WE NOW HAVE THE FUNDS TO COMMENCE GROUNDWORKS AND COMPLETE THE STONEWORK FOR THE PLINTH - WORK WILL COMMENCE AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY
TO ALL THOSE WHO PURCHASED A STONE IN THE 'DIGITAL PLINTH' THANK YOU!
YOU MADE THIS POSSIBLE
NOW THE FINAL PUSH TO RAISE FUNDS TO COMPLETE THE LEAPING SALMON STATUE
d. Sculptor: £12,000.00
e. Casting: £16,920.00
f. Transportation and erection £ 2,400.00
g. Plaque(s) £ 1,000.00
Sub-Total: £ 37,820.00 +
Phase 2 Estimated Total, c. £45,000.00
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Commando Memorial Heritage Trail
The Commando Heritage Trail comprises a number of plaques placed at locations specific to the life and career of Scott Sutherland; from his birthplace in Wick to the Commando Memorial
The Leaping Salmon
As the final tribute of this project and your generous support, the recreation of Sutherlands's destroyed statue will be executed by one of the artists' students:
The Leaping Salmon will be placed prominently at the birthplace of the Commandos - Achnacarry by kind permission of Cameron of Locheil.
Uniquely Dedicated to Casualties of
It has been determined that this final monument will be dedicated to those ranks that were wounded or died during WW2 Commando Training
This will be a unique recognition of the dangers of Commando Training and overdue recognition of those who fell during this challenge.