Fife’s Garden for Heroes will be transformed by a field of poppies to remember the fallen.
The Dunfermline branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland approached Fife Council with the idea of staging an event similar to the long established field of remembrance in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh.
This allows members of the public to buy a small wooden cross, with a poppy attached, to install in a grassy area in memory of those who have given their lives for their country.
An initial meeting has been held to discuss the practicalities of running an inaugural Dunfermline event and the Garden for Heroes, which opened in 2013, was thought to be the ideal venue.
It is hoped it will become an annual event.
It would run for approximately two weeks before Remembrance Day until around November 16.
British Legion staff would man a pop-up tent to sell the crosses with proceeds going to the PoppyScotland fund.
The plan has been endorsed by City of Dunfermline area committee.
Provost Jim Leishman said: “I have seen them in Princes Street Gardens and it is very moving to watch.
“I think this will be a really nice thing to see in Dunfermline.”
Committee chairwoman Helen Law said: “This is a very special place for many people.It’s fitting that it will be used by the British Legion Dunfermline branch so that anyone wishing to purchase a wooden cross has the opportunity to do so locally.”
The Garden for Heroes, in the shadow of Dunfermline Abbey and next to the memorials to the First and Second World Wars, was developed in partnership with military families affected by the loss of a loved one, the local Legion, the Black Watch Association, veterans groups and communities.
While it has a focus on those who gave their lives in service of their country, especially around Armistice Day, it is a place of contemplation for anyone who has lost a “hero” of their own.
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