Kirkcaldy’s tributes to Drummer Rigby

Tributes left at Kirkcaldy War Memorial in honour of soldier Lee Rigby
Tributes left at Kirkcaldy War Memorial in honour of soldier Lee Rigby

MEMBERS of the community in Kirkcaldy have left touching tributes to Drummer Lee Rigby, who was brutally killed in Woolwich last month.

A number of floral tributes and a Union Jack with the words ‘RIP Lee Rigby’ have been laid in memory of the drummer at Kirkcaldy’s war memorial in the last week.

People have paid their respects by joining a nationwide campaign for the country to be united in a sea of flowers, and floral tributes have also been left at war memorials elsewhere in the Kingdom, including Methil and Cupar.

Lee served with the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and was killed in Woolwich on May 22.

The campaign to lay flowers, named ‘Protest of flowers’ started on Facebook and has seen most towns and cities come together in a mark of solidarity to the soldier’s family.

And a peaceful march in memory of Lee is being organised in Kirkcaldy on Sunday, June 23. A page entitled ‘Kirkcaldy Strong’ has been set up on Facebook and is promoting the march from Ravenscraig Park to the Town House.

A statement from the organisers on the site says: “This is a family day for Fife alongside the rest of Britain to remember a fallen hero, Lee Rigby, and show our support for our armed forces.”

Those taking part in the march will meet at Ravenscraig Park before setting off at noon and taking part in a nationwide five minute silence in Town Square at 1.00 p.m.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are unaware of this march, and are keen to speak to the organisers to assist them in ensuring that public safety and order is maintained.”