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Scottish Korean War Memorial

A memorial unique in Britain, the Scottish Korean War Memorial lies in a peaceful location at Witchcraig, to the southwest of Beecraigs Country Park, 1¼ miles (2 km) east of Torphichen in West Lothian. Comprising a small wooden pagoda, surrounded by 110 Korean pine trees (one for every ten Britons who died in the conflict), 1090 Birch trees (one for each of the fallen) and picnic tables along a pathway named United Nations Avenue. This avenue is surrounded by 21 trees, representing the twenty-one nations involved in the UN force in Korea. The traditional Korean pagoda contains lists of those who died in the conflict, the vast majority of whom were young National Servicemen. Maintained by the Scottish Korean War Memorial Trust, the site opened on 27th June 2000, marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the war.

Witchcraig Wood and Riding Area lie adjacent.


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