Hyslop Welcomes Brown Tourist Signs for Korean War Memorial
Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the news that new brown tourist signs on the M8 and M9 can be erected to direct tourists to the Korean War Memorial in the Bathgate Hills.
Fiona wrote to the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans, Graeme Dey MSP, inviting him to visit the Korean War Memorial in February, which he did. She also wrote to the Minister asking that he encourage the Transport Secretary Michael Matheson and Transport Scotland to find a way of permitting brown tourist signs for the Korean War Memorial in Bathgate to be positioned on the M9 and M8 to help visitors find it.
“I am delighted that following the visit by the Veterans Minister who clearly understood the need and importance for motorway Brown Signs for the Korean War Memorial, the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland have now agreed that these signs can be erected.
“The Korean War Memorial is a unique War Memorial of National Significance that ought to be easy to locate by our local residents and visitors alike and I would thank the Cabinet Secretary for Transport Michael Matheson and Transport Scotland and also the British Korean Veterans Association for making this possible.
“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 and indeed the UK. 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.”