COWDENBEATH councillor Darren Watt feels that the Garden of Remembrance at the Scottish Parliament is a magnificent tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the armed forces.

As Honorary President of the Ribbon of Poppies UK & Commonwealth (Scotland) Project, Alexander Stewart MSP visited the Garden of Remembrance at the Scottish Parliament, which he created – along with the help of fellow MSPs from across the parties – back in May 2018.

An area of land was set aside, with gracious permission from the Parliament’s Presiding Officer and its Events and Facilities teams in the parliament grounds close to Queen’s Drive and is easily accessible to the public, with MSPs sowing the first poppies from packets of seeds after FMQs, back in May 2018.

All 129 MSPs were invited to take part and were sent their own packet of seeds, approved by the parliament, to use on the day.

Alexander Stewart said: "It is an absolute delight to see that just over a year on; the Remembrance Poppy Garden that we instigated and created at Holyrood has finally come to fruition and has emerged in full, beautiful bloom, just as I imagined it to be".

Councillor Watt visited the garden with Mr Stewart and said: "What a marvellous tribute to those who valiantly served in the armed forces."