MSP welcomes Veterans Minister to Korean War Memorial

Fiona Hyslop MSP with Graeme Dey, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans and two members of the British Korean War Veterans Association, Adam McKenzie and Ronnie Wilson
Fiona Hyslop MSP with Graeme Dey, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans and two members of the British Korean War Veterans Association, Adam McKenzie and Ronnie Wilson

Fiona Hyslop MSP for Linlithgow Constituency invited the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans, Graeme Dey, to visit the Korean War Memorial.

Fiona wrote to the Minister asking that he encourage Transport Scotland to find a way of including the Korean War Memorial in Bathgate on the current M9 Brown signs and to add a new sign on the M8.

Ms Hyslop said: “I was pleased to welcome the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans to my constituency and introduce him to members of the British Korean War Veterans Association.

“I am also pleased that having directly communicated with the Veterans Minister on the importance of having the brown tourist signs on the M8 and M9 directing tourists to the Korean War memorial, that the Scottish Government has entered into discussions with Transport Scotland to task them with scoping a potential review of its signage policy as it pertains to war memorials that are of national significance.

“The memorial, which was hand made with Korean tiles by a Korean builder, is surrounded by 110 Korean Fir trees and around 1100 Scottish trees representing the servicemen who were killed. It is also the only Korean War memorial in Scotland.

“It is a peaceful and moving tribute to those who fought and lost their lives in Korea and I would urge constituents who have not visited the spot in the Bathgate hills, to see it for themselves.”