Wreath laying ceremony for Leslie’s fallen

The wreath laying ceremony takes place at Leslie Cemetery.
The wreath laying ceremony takes place at Leslie Cemetery.

A poignant ceremony to honour five WWI servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice will take place at Leslie cemetery on Wednesday, October 29.

The public are invited to attend the event that will include wreaths being laid by children from Leslie Primary School at the five graves.

Members of the Glenrothes-based Territorial Army, British Legion and Fife’s Depute Provost, Councillor Kay Morrison, will also be in attendance.

The special show of respect has been organised by Leslie Community Council as part of the centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of World War I.

“On behalf of the Leslie community, we wanted to mark the occasion of the centenary and what better way than to respect those soldiers who rest in Leslie cemetery?” said Brian Coyle, Leslie Community Council vice-chairman.

“It was also important to involve the town’s children and the school has been very supportive of the plans,” he added.

The ceremony starts at 11.00 a.m. at Leslie cemetery, A911 Douglas Road. The public are welcome to attend.