A NEW war memorial is to be erected in honour of those who have died fighting for their country since the end of the Second World War.

Renfrewshire Council will honour servicemen and women by revealing a memorial stone at council HQ in Paisley. It will commemorate the 22 armed conflicts the UK has been involved in since 1945.

The plans came about after the council was approached by the Royal British Legion, which is donating the stone in conjunction with Co-operative Funeralcare.

Although there are various existing war memorials throughout Renfrewshire, these are designed to remember the First and Second World Wars.

News of the new stone comes just over a week before the UK celebrates Armed Forces Day.

The stone will sit in the memorial garden at Renfrewshire House in Cotton Street, will be a yard wide, and will have rose bushes planted on either side.

It will likely be formally unveiled in September.

Provost Anne Hall said: "This monument will ensure the conflicts since the Second World War will also be remembered."

The other groups who have contributed to paying for the stone are the Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders, Royal Engineer Association Paisley Branch, McLaughlan Glaziers and Barclays Bank.

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