ARTWORK by Syrian children living in refugee camps in Lebanon has gone on show at Dunfermline Abbey.

The 'From Syria With Love' exhibition – which consist of 15 drawings by youngsters aged between six and 16 – will be on display in the Memorial Chapel until the end of August.

Some of the works reflect the trauma that the young people have experienced, while others are more hopeful and optimistic. Alongside each picture, as well as the title and the name of the artist, is a brief statement of that child’s dream.

“This is an opportunity for ordinary Syrians to tell their stories through art, and for ordinary Britons to develop a fuller understanding of what Syrian refugees are facing,” said Baraa Kouja, joint founder of the project From Syria with Love.

“There is a lost generation of Syrian children growing up in refugee camps in the Middle East and in Syria itself, children losing out on education, on their roots, on the basic human right to grow up in peace and safety. Syrian kids, like kids in Dunfermline need to laugh, to draw, to play to learn.”

And that’s exactly what West Fife children were able to do in the Abbey church this week. Budding artists have been taking part in a daily story and craft session which are on every weekday morning until Friday, August 11.

This week, participants heard a selection of Bible stories while next week they will learn about historical people associated with Dunfermline Abbey.

The sessions are free however spaces are limited. For more information visit