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Scottish Korean War Memorial

The memorial was created by the Lothians and West of Scotland branch of the now defunct British Korean Veterans Association as a tribute to the memory of their fallen comrades.
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The memorial was created by the Lothians and West of Scotland branch of the now defunct British Korean Veterans Association as a tribute to the memory of their fallen comrades.

The Memorial is an arboretum of 1,114 native Scottish trees, one for every man who died, and a shrine surrounded by two mounds in the shape of the Ying and Yang on the Korean flag.

The shrine is built in the traditional style of a Korean shrine and contains name boards listing all the 1,114 men who died.

It is the only memorial in the UK dedicated to the Korean War that does this. The mounds have 110 Korean firs on them; one for every ten men who died.

There are two seats and a picnic area for those who would like to spend a little time in reflection.

The site, in the hills overlooking the Firth of Forth, was donated by West Lothian Council, who maintain the memorial.

Download the guide which includes a map and information.

Address

Scottish Korean War Memorial
Witchcraig Wood
West Lothian

Landranger Map 65: Grid ref: 987727
Signed from Linlithgow Town Centre
From M8 follow signs for Beecraigs Country Park

The Memorial is located on the minor road linking Bathgate and Linlithgow and is signed from both these towns.

From Bathgate follow B792 towards Torphichen and follow signs for Beecraigs Country Park. The War Memorial is 1 mile up this road.

From the M8 follows signs for Beecraigs Country Park

Car parking is available.

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Landranger Map 65: Grid Ref: 987727

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