Scottish Korean War Memorial

New signage for the Scottish Korean War Memorial in West Lothian will be allowed on the trunk road network.

A specific exemption will be made so signs, helping direct people to the site in the Bathgate Hills, can be placed on the M8 and M9 motorways.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:

“The issue of additional signage for the Scottish Korean War Memorial has been the subject of passionate campaigning from the local community and the Trustees of the Memorial itself, so I am pleased that their efforts are being recognised with this announcement.

“The memorial is a place of historic reflection in a unique setting. We want to recognise its importance, so I have asked Transport Scotland to make an exemption to its guidance to allow signs for the site to be placed on the trunk road network.

“West Lothian Council has also recently relaxed its own guidance and installed additional signage to the memorial on the local road network, so I am keen that we play our part in the process.”

Veterans Minister Graeme Dey said:

“The Scottish Korean War Memorial is a fitting reminder to people today of all those who served in that conflict, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“I’m extremely grateful to those who established, promoted and maintain the memorial, and to the Scottish Korean War Memorial Trustees who have campaigned for the improved signage to the site that has now been permitted. I’d particularly like to recognise Major Allan Cameron and his predecessor the late Lt Col Johnny Johnston for their tireless work establishing the memorial and ensuring as many people as possible can visit this important site.”

Published 16 May 2019