A KELTY family has started a fund to create a mural in the village depicting Private Paul Lowe, who died in Iraq in 2004.

Just 19 years-old Paul was serving with the Black Watch when he was one of three soldiers to be killed while conducting a vehicle checkpoint at a point, east of the Euphrates, on November 4 2004.

A suicide bomber drove his car at the men and exploded the device. It killed Paul, Sergeant Stuart Gray, from Dunfermline; and Private Scott McArdle, from Glenrothes; along with an Iraqi interpreter, and wounded eight other soldiers.

Paul's brothers Stuart, Craig, Shaun and Jordan, have set up a Go Fund Me page in the hope of raising enough money to fund a wall mural in Kelty for their brother.

Stuart said on their Go Fund Me page: "Paul died at the age of 19 years-old, in 2004 while serving with the Black Watch in Iraq.

"We would love nothing more than for a mural of Paul to take place in his beloved home community of Kelty and with your help we can achieve this!

"The purpose behind this Go Fund Me is to raise the funds for the 'Kelty Street Art Collective' to do the mural".

Stuart added: "We have tried many ways to have a public remembrance for Paul and all attempts have failed, so now, as a family, we are taking on the task ourselves and with the kind generosity of yourselves! for our brother."

The link to the Go Fund Me page is https://www.gofundme.com/f/mural-in-memory-of-pte-paul-lowe and their target is £6,000 to make the mural happen and by this morning it had raised £1,520.