70 years of the National Health Service in Fife is being marked with an interfaith service of celebration and thanksgiving at the Abbey Church in Dunfermline on Sunday.

The service, which was co-ordinated by NHS Fife’s Department of Spiritual Care, will be led by Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, The Right Reverend Dr Derek Browning.

Amongst those in attendance was Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison MSP, and Provost of Fife, Lochgelly man Councillor Jim Leishman.

A considerable number of healthcare workers, both past and present, were also in attendance alongside representatives from the many and varied communities and groups across Fife.

Chair of the NHS Fife Board, Cowdenbeath woman Tricia Marwick, said: “Since the National Health Service came into being in July 1948, it has served and cared for communities across Fife and beyond.

“While treatments have moved on significantly, the ethos of providing compassionate care which treats individuals with dignity and respect, remains as strong as ever".