ANNABELLE Ewing has resumed her “pilgrimage” around the war graves in the constituency with a trip to Beath Cemetery.

The Cowdenbeath MSP had, before the Covid pandemic, spoken in a debate on Commonwealth War Graves in the Scottish Parliament and pledged to visit all of the resting places in her area and make sure they're tended and looked after.

Ms Ewing said: "Back in March 2020, just before the first lockdown, I visited Ballingry Cemetery accompanied by Patricia Keppie of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the then veterans minister, Graeme Dey.

“This week is Commonwealth War Graves Week, so it is a particularly appropriate time to be resuming this venture which really is a kind of pilgrimage.

"Patricia has once again, accompanied by volunteer researcher Lorna Chapman, kindly given me a tour, this time of Beath Cemetery, and was able to share stories of some of the fallen whose graves we visited.

“It is very important that these brave men are never forgotten and as part of war graves week there are various open days and free tours organised around the UK as well as in France, Belgium, Malta and the Netherlands.

“Local volunteers help with the upkeep of individual graves through the commission’s Eyes On, Hands On project which allows volunteers across the country to reconnect with this history and heritage on their doorstep and help CWGC to ensure these war graves – scattered across more than 12,500 locations – are clean and well-tended.”