A PLEA has been issued from a South Carrick Councillor for the Merchant Navy to be recognised on Girvan’s War Memorial.

Cllr Peter Henderson told the Girvan Town Team he had concerns that those who had fought for the Merchant Navy and were from Girvan were not part of the memorial.

Cllr Henderson said: “The Merchant Navy are not part of the War Memorial in Girvan and this should be reflected on. 

“There have been people who have served in both world wars and they should be recognised.”

The war memorial, in the form of a large monolith, recognises the soldiers who fought and died in both wars. 

In 2015, the War Memorial Trust assisted South Ayrshire Council its restoration of this memorial. 

It was professionally cleaned, lime mortar pointing works were carried out to the whole memorial, stone work repaired and all bronze plaques restored.

Girvan Town Coordinator, Roddy MacDonald said he would look into the issue and report back to the Town Team in August.

Merchant Navy Day takes place on September 3.