Plaque honours shale miners

290912 Laying of memorial stone at winchburgh parish church. L-r session clerk william taylor, beadle charlie ross and eddie malcolm ofthe auld cathie trust.
290912 Laying of memorial stone at winchburgh parish church. L-r session clerk william taylor, beadle charlie ross and eddie malcolm ofthe auld cathie trust.

WINCHBURGH Parish Church has unveiled a memorial plaque for the old shale miners of the community.

The plaque, which has been made from the church font, is sited in the new memorial garden of the church and will serve as a reminder to villager residents of the hard work of the shale miners.

Bruce Burnside from the parish church said: “We have been asked repeatedly if people could spread the ashes of loved ones on the church grounds. After we discovered that we could do this, we wanted to remember the people who helped the church and the community.

‘‘The plaque will now become a part of our memorial garden where people will be able to spread the ashes of their loved ones.”