Lest we forget

Remembrance Sunday in Kirkcaldy

Hundreds of people across the Kirkcaldy area turned out for the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies at the weekend.

92-year-old Jimmy Edmiston salutes great-grandson Jay Brown (5). Jay is wearing the 70-year-old cap that Jimmy wore during World War Two

92-year-old Jimmy Edmiston salutes great-grandson Jay Brown (5). Jay is wearing the 70-year-old cap that Jimmy wore during World War Two

The communities of Burntisland, Kirkcaldy, Cardenden, Aberdour, Kinghorn and Thornton paid their respects on Sunday to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in time of conflict.

Parades and services were held at war memorials around the local area to remember the fallen and wreaths were laid by a variety of organisations and individuals.

In Kirkcaldy representatives from the town’s schools and local politicians laid wreaths.

Among those in Kinghorn was Alex Moffat, who paid tribute to John Braid.

Mr Braid was killed in action in Korea.

Mr Moffat served in the forces during the Korean war and earlier this year on a trip to South Korea he visited the grave of John Braid - who was originally from Kinghorn - in Busan.

He decided to pay his respects and lay a wreath in remembrance for John back in his home town this year.